Mustangs Blast Sul Ross in Final Tuneup - Newschannel 6 Now | Wichita Falls, TX

Mustangs Blast Sul Ross in Final Tuneup

No. 22 Midwestern State blitzed NCAA Division III Sul Ross State 86-48 in its final exhibition tune up Monday night at D.L. Ligon Coliseum.

The Mustangs open the regular season Friday afternoon against Louisiana State-Shreveport in the Southwestern Oklahoma State Classic in Weatherford. Tipoff is set for 3 p.m.

Sophomore transfer Keith Spellman poured in a game-high 21 points on 7-of-12 shooting including three 3-pointers to lead the Mustangs.

MSU used a series a mini-runs and led by as many as 28 points in the opening half when junior point guard Monziago Williams hit a runner in the lane to put the Mustangs ahead 46-18 just over minute before intermission.

Sul Ross State, a member of the American Southwest Conference, rode a 20-point performance from 6-2 post Percy Settle to keep the game respectable midway through the second half.

Settle hit on 9-of-14 shots from the field to go along with five rebounds, two blocks and a steal in 29 minutes. He was the lone Lobo in double figures.

The Mustangs reasserted their will with a 16-4 run midway through the second half to push the lead to 64-36 on Kevin Grayer's jumper from the top of the key with 10:06 to play.

MSU slowly pulled away to extend the advantage to 42 points on a pair of free throws by freshman guard Conner Geiser.

Midwestern did commit 27 turnovers, but outrebounded SRSU by a 56-26 margin as five different MSU players snagged at least five rebounds led by junior forward Derek Kaster, who had nine points and 12 rebounds off of the bench.

Senior forward Corbin Thomas chipped in 14 points and six rebounds in 16 minutes of floor time, while junior forward Eddie D'Haiti had 11 points and nine rebounds.

  • SportsMore>>

  • Critics: NFL decision chooses mainstream appeal over players

    Critics: NFL decision chooses mainstream appeal over players

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 8:01 PM EDT2018-05-24 00:01:58 GMT
    Thursday, May 24 2018 11:57 AM EDT2018-05-24 15:57:11 GMT
    (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File). FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, file photo, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, middle, kneels during the national anthem before the team's NFL preseason football game against the San Diego Chargers...(AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File). FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, file photo, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, middle, kneels during the national anthem before the team's NFL preseason football game against the San Diego Chargers...
    Critics say the NFL's decision to force players to stand during the national anthem if on the field say the policy prioritizes the league's mainstream appeal over athletes.
    Critics say the NFL's decision to force players to stand during the national anthem if on the field say the policy prioritizes the league's mainstream appeal over athletes.
  • Lenny Dykstra accused of putting gun to Uber driver's head

    Lenny Dykstra accused of putting gun to Uber driver's head

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 5:13 PM EDT2018-05-23 21:13:53 GMT
    Thursday, May 24 2018 4:04 AM EDT2018-05-24 08:04:01 GMT
    (N.J.) Police Department via AP). This image provided by the Linden (N.J.) Police Department shows Lenny Dykstra. Police say former Major League Baseball star Lenny Dykstra put a gun to his New Jersey Uber driver’s head when the driver declined to chan...(N.J.) Police Department via AP). This image provided by the Linden (N.J.) Police Department shows Lenny Dykstra. Police say former Major League Baseball star Lenny Dykstra put a gun to his New Jersey Uber driver’s head when the driver declined to chan...
    Police say former Major League Baseball star Lenny Dykstra put a gun to his New Jersey Uber driver's head when the driver declined to change the trip's destination.
    Police say former Major League Baseball star Lenny Dykstra put a gun to his New Jersey Uber driver's head when the driver declined to change the trip's destination.
  • Vernon, Iowa Park both take Game 1 wins

    Vernon, Iowa Park both take Game 1 wins

    Thursday, May 24 2018 12:20 AM EDT2018-05-24 04:20:12 GMT
    Chris Dickens allowed four runs, but kept the Hawks in the game long enough to come back / Source: KAUZChris Dickens allowed four runs, but kept the Hawks in the game long enough to come back / Source: KAUZ

    Iowa Park used a big comeback in Game 1, while Vernon rolled to a shutout victory!

    Iowa Park used a big comeback in Game 1, while Vernon rolled to a shutout victory!

Powered by Frankly