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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

MOUNT MERCY UNIVERSITY: Mustangs wins offensive battle


By Press release submission | Feb 7, 2020


Mount Mercy University issued the following announcement on Feb. 1

Dennis McKinney (JR/Chicago, Ill.) and Bailey Basala (JR/Moline, Ill.) combined for 60 points against Missouri Valley on Saturday at Hennessey Recreation Center as the Mount Mercy men's basketball team came out on top, 107-98, in a rematch of the highest-scoring game of the season.

The Mustangs (11-11, 6-10 Heart) have totaled 205 points in their past two games, both victories. They routed Grand View on Thursday, 98-70, on the road. Saturday's win avenged a 114-104 loss at Missouri Valley on Dec. 7 and keeps Mount Mercy in the hunt for one of eight playoff spots. They're sitting in ninth place in the league, while the Vikings (12-10, 9-8 Heart) are tied for seventh.

McKinney played every minute on Saturday, finishing with a double-double including 35 points and a game-high 10 rebounds. He knocked down four triples and dished out three assists. Basala added 25 points while Streeter McIlravy (JR/Solon, Iowa) continued his hot shooting, going 4-of-5 beyond the arc during an 18-point effort. Tyler Kelley (SO/Manchester, Iowa) had 13 points, Davion Watson (SR/Champaign, Ill.) and RoyShawn Webb (JR/Cedar Rapids, Iowa) four assists.

Missouri Valley had five players in double digits, led by Darrell Watson's 26 points. He also had a game-high six assists. Alonzo Williams tallied 17 points, Casey Cody-Jackson 11, and D'Angelo Young-Pryor and Tavious Brazil 10 apiece.

Mount Mercy can even the season series with another opponent on Wednesday when they host Graceland (8-15, 4-12 Heart) at 7:30 p.m. The Yellowjackets buried the Mustangs, 107-77, on Nov. 26 in Lamoni.

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Source: Mount Mercy University

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