The Griffon men remained perfect at home (11-0) with a upset win over #17-ranked Missouri Southern on Saturday, Feb. 22. They stand at 16-12 overall and 12-5 in the conference after three wins in their last four games. They beat Pittsburg State 95-79 in Pittsburg and 94-76 at home. They played Missouri Southern on Feb. 15 and lost 97-87, so the Feb. 22 89-85 will was a sweet redemption.
The Feb. 22 win over Southern was a nail-biter that featured 16 lead changes and 15 ties.
Next up, the men play at 7:30 p.m. tonight (Tuesday) at home against Northwest Missouri State and at 3:30 p.m. at home against Washburn to close out their season. They have also earned a spot in the MIAA postseason tournament that begins March 4 at Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City.
Missouri Western Baseball closed out their first home series of the season on Saturday, Feb. 22. The Griffons (4-11) split the doubleheader with Minot State (6-4) 0-11 and 12-7.
Since Feb. 14, the Griffons have won two and lost two, all at the MIAA/GLVC Crossover in Joplin, Missouri.
The team is in Topeka, Kansas to play three games against Washburn University on Feb. 28-March 1. They return home on March 6.
Three-run rallies by Sioux Falls and Wayne State (Nebraska) against Griffon softball last Sunday left Missouri Western with two losses on its final day in Topeka at the Washburn University softball complex.
Sioux Falls scored three in the fifth of the first game of the day to take down the Griffons, 3-2. Wayne State scored three in the top of the sixth and held on for a 4-3 win over MWSU.
On Saturday, the women split with a win against Maryville University and a loss to Minnesota State University-Mankato. The women, coached by Jen Trotter, stand at 3-7. The team plays Missouri Southern at noon on Friday, Feb. 28, Missouri S & T at 10 a.m. and noon on Saturday, and Northern State University at 9 and 11 a.m. on Sunday. All the games will be held in Joplin, Missouri.
The Missouri Western women’s 4×400-meter relay team hit a provisional qualifying time at the Nebraska Tune-Up Feb. 21 in Lincoln. Griffon Track also finished with many personal bests on Friday. The Tune-Up was the last event for the Griffons heading into the MIAA Championships on Feb. 28 in Pittsburg, Kansas.
The women’s basketball team handily beat Missouri Southern 76-47 on Feb. 22 to advance its record to 19-7 overall and 11-6 in the conference. The women lost to Pittsburg State on Feb. 12 and Feb. 19, once in Pittsburg and once at home. They also beat Missouri Southern 65-61 on Feb. 15 in Joplin.
Next up is Northwest Missouri State Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at home. They play Washburn at home at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 29 to close out the regular season.
The women have also earned a spot in the MIAA postseason tournament that begins March 4 at Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City.
Griffon tennis (3-4) jumped back into action last Sunday at Southwest Baptist. Missouri Western fell 7-0 in the nonconference match.
The Griffons host Northwest Missouri State on Feb. 29 at Genesis Health Club in St. Joseph.