College Sports

Eslik scores 40 in SIUE loss to Morehead State

Junior guard Burak Eslik scored 40 points but it wasn’t enough for the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Cougars on Thursday night.

Anthony Elechi scored 18 points in leading Morehead State Eagles to a 70-67 overtime Ohio Valley Conference victory over SIUE in college men’s basketball. The Eagles have won five straight in the series and has won seven of the eight games the two teams have played.

SIUE was led by 35-30 at halftime but the two teams were tied at 62 when regulation play ended. Morehead State outscored the Cougars 8-5 in the extra period to secure the victory.

The Cougars fell to 3-14 overall. SIUE is winless at 0-5 in OVC play.

Morehead State improved to 9-7 overall and 3-1 in league action.


SIUE 90, Morehead State 81

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Shronda Butts scored a game-high 30 points Thursday as Cougars women’s basketball dropped Morehead State in an OhioValley Conference game at the Vadalabene Center in Edwardsville.

The Cougars’ CoCo Moore pulled down 10 rebounds and added eight assists.

SIUE improved to 9-9 overall. The Cougars are 4-1 in OVC action.

Morehead State dropped to 6-12 and 0-4 in league play.

LU-Belleville 75, Lyon College 59

The Lindenwood University–Belleville men’s basketball team collected its fourth straight victory with a win Thursday night on the road at Lyon College in Batesville, Ark., in an American Midwest Conference game.

The Lynx improved to 8-9 overall and 5-5 in AMC action. The Scots fell to 6-9 and 2-7.

Sean McGee led the Lynx with 18 points, three rebounds, and two assists. Jacobby Anderson chipped in 16 points, seven rebounds, and three steals off the bench. ShunQuez Stephens collected his seventh double–double of the season after finishing with 12 points and 10 rebounds.

Joe Burt led the Scots with 16 points, including finishing 10-for-11 from the free throw line. John Nekonchuk chipped in 14 points and three rebounds.

The Lynx will look for their fifth straight victory when they travel to Central Baptist on Saturday. Tipoff is set for 4 p.m.

Lyon College 68, LU-Belleville 51

The Lyon College Scots ran away from the Lindenwood University–Belleville women’s basketball team for an American Midwest Conference win Thursday.

The Lady Lynx (5-12, 5-6 AMC) were led by Candace Niemerg’s 18 points and 10 rebounds. She also added four blocks. Kindra Brown chipped in 14 points and nine rebounds. The Lady Lynx did not make a single three point basket for the first time this season.

Lyon College (14-2, 10-1 AMC) got 14 points from Carina Jackson.

The Lady Lynx will travel to Central Baptist on Saturday. Game time is set for 2 p.m.