The Midwestern State basketball season is just a day away, which means two former Texoma stars, Case Caldwell from Burkburnett and Trae Jones from Hirschi are just hours from hitting the court in Mustangs uniforms.
In the final Heartland Conference regular season match it will ever play, No. 6 Midwestern State (15-1-1, 12-1-1 HC) earned its third-straight league crown and 12th overall with a 1-0 shutout of Oklahoma Christian.
Senior Alex Mullet scored twice to give No. 7 Midwestern State its third-straight North Division title in the Heartland Conference as the Mustangs thumped the Hillcats, 4-1, at Soldier Field in Claremore, Okla.
Junior Sarah Eakin became the 12th player in MSU Texas history to record five solo blocks in a match as Midwestern State earned its first road win of the season, taking a 3-2 (19-25, 26-24, 20-25, 25-18, 15-13) decision at Eastern New Mexico.
Sophomore Raven Presley led all players with 14 kills while hitting .312 as Midwestern State dropped a 3-0 (25-15, 25-23, 25-22) decision to 22nd-ranked Texas A&M-Commerce to conclude a five-match homestand.
A one-point defeat in a game decided at a neutral location against the nation’s ninth-ranked team cost Midwestern State eight spots in the latest American Football Coaches' Association Division II Top 25.