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MSU Basketball: Mustangs Sweep Texas A&M Kingsville

Men's Basketball: Mustangs Maul Javelinas, 83-62.

WICHITA FALLS, Texas -- Efficiency was the buzzword for Midwestern State Saturday night at D.L. Ligon Coliseum.

The Mustangs systematically took apart Texas A&M-Kingsville to snap a two-game skid with an 83-62 Lone Star Conference win.

"This was a great win for us," MSU coach Nelson Haggerty said. "Kingsville was coming off of a great win over Cameron playing without their leading scorer (senior guard Rashad Basey)."

Senior guard Monzaigo Williams attacked for a game-high 20 points and was nearly perfect by going 6-for-8 from the field including a 3-pointer while going 7-for-7 from the free throw line.

Haggerty credited his leadership on the floor to helping the Mustangs shoot 46.4 percent from the field while going 8-for-17 from the 3-point line.

"We shot all the right ones and were really making plays for each other," Haggerty said. "Z's (Williams) leadership was great. He passed when he could have shot but he really got the ball where it needed to be tonight. He is becoming a more efficient leader."

The Mustangs broke open a close game with a 10-2 run midway through the opening half spurred by 3-pointers by Xavier Blackburn and Cam Adderley as MSU surged to a 27-22 lead with 8:35 remaining until halftime.

The Javelinas clawed back to within one before Midwestern stretched the lead out to 42-35 at the break.

The Mustangs used another 10-2 run to extend the advantage into double figures again in the second half fueled by two field goals from Williams and Abiodun Adegoke as MSU led 60-46 on DeJuan Plummer's jumper with 9:50 to play.

Plummer, who finished with 13 points in his first start of the season, gave MSU its biggest lead of the night when he connected on his second triple of the game for a 77-56 edge with 3:38 to play.

Blackburn tacked on 12 points and grabbed four rebounds, while Adderley pitched in 10 points and pulled down eight boards.

Junior forward Jordan Jahr poured in 22 points to pace Texas A&M-Kingsville, which fell to 6-12 and 1-5.

Midwestern State plays host to Cameron Saturday afternoon at D.L. Ligon Coliseum. Tipoff is set for 4:30 p.m. The game airs live on Comcast Sports Network-Houston.      

Women's Basketball: Mustangs Improve to 4-4 in LSC Play

WICHITA FALLS, Texas -- Midwestern State delivered the good on its home floor Saturday afternoon at D.L. Ligon Coliseum.

For the 1,289 fans in attendance, it meant free chicken from Raising Cane's, but for the team it turned into the biggest win in a 81-59 runaway over Texas A&M-Kingsville.

The Mustangs claimed their second straight win to improve to 12-7 on the season while leveling their Lone Star Conference record at 4-4.

Senior guard Dianna Jones matches a career high by dealing out 10 assists helping Midwestern blitz the nets at a 51-percent clip for the night including a 58.3-percent run (14-of-24) in the second half.

Junior guard Lisa Hampton splashed in four treys in the opening half including two in the final 80 seconds as the Mustangs pushed out to a 42-33 lead at the break.

Senior forward Andrea Carter took over the second half by going a perfect 7-for-7 from the field on her way to matching a season high with 21 points while pulling down six rebounds and swiping two steals -- all in 24 minutes of court time.

Carter ran off MSU's first eight points of the second half by converting a traditional three-point play and bombing in a triple from the top of the key to help the Mustangs push out to a 56-41 advantage less the four minutes into the final frame.

Midwestern would lead by as many as 26 points in the second half.

Hampton finished with 12 points on 4-of-7 shooting from the 3-point range, while junior guard Shatoia Gober pitched in 12 points and eight rebounds off of the bench.

Senior guard Kirsti Degelia and Taylor Dowd pitched in nine and eight points, respectively.

Texas A&M-Kingsville's Lindsey Mahone had 14 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Javelinas, who dropped to 7-10 and 2-5.

Midwestern State returns to action Saturday night against Cameron at D.L. Ligon Coliseum. Tipoff is set for 6:30 p.m.

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