MSU Men's Win Streak Snapped; Women Bounce Back

Watch highlights from the #23 MSU men's loss to #11 Angelo State, and the MSU women's bounce-back win over the Rambelles, plus see Adam's live preview of the game with MSU Men's Head Coach Nelson Haggerty!

Mustangs' 11-Game Win Streak Snapped

Angelo State rattled off an 11-0 run midway through the second then rolled to a 72-55 win over Midwestern State Wednesday night at D.L. Ligon Coliseum.

The loss snapped the Mustangs' 12-game winning streak to send MSU to 15-4 on the season and 4-1 in Lone Star Conference play.

It was Midwestern's first setback under the dome since falling to Tarleton State on Jan. 21, 2014 -- a span of 14 games.

The Mustangs limited ASU to 38.5 percent shooting in the opening half holding the Rams to well below their 93.9 scoring pace which ranks fourth in NCAA Division II.

But Angelo State erupted for 44 second half points while shooting 54.8 percent from the field in the decisive half to roll to its 11th straight victory.

Senior transfer Demario Mayfield notched a double-double to lead the way for the Rams finishing with 20 points and 11 rebounds, while senior transfer Marsell Holden pitched in 15 points including a three 3-pointers.

Senior transfer Raijon Kelley added 14 points, while another senior transfer Chris Jones scored nine points to go along with six rebounds and three assists.

Junior forward Khapri Alston tallied 12 points and pulled down eight rebounds off of the bench to lead the Mustangs, while senior guard Kevin Wagner added 11 points and dished out three assists.

Senior guard Derrell  Gibbs knocked down two 3-pointers to finish with 10 points, while senior forward Abiodun Adegoke had five points and nine rebounds.

Midwestern State takes on Texas A&M-Kingsville on the road Saturday afternoon at Steinke Center. Tipoff is set for 6 p.m.

MSU Women Snap Skid, Take Down ASU

The MSU Mustangs bounced back from a two-game losing streak to defeat the Angelo State Rambelles 69-61 on Wednesday night.

The Mustangs (14-3, 5-2) received a gift in returning starting guard Dianna Jones who missed the last contest due to injury. Jones picked up where she left off, scoring 14 points on 4-5 shooting.

MSU also got another double-double from senior forward Andrea Carter. Carter tallied 14 points and 14 rebounds to set the tone for the night.

The first 19 minutes of the game were a back-and-forth affair, seeing 6 tie scores in the first half. Eventually Midwestern State used a 10-1 run over a five minute span to build a 9 point lead with 49 seconds remaining in the half.

No single Mustang stood out offensively in the first half, as head coach Noel Johnson's team was led by Janae McJunkins with 5 points at the break.

Angelo State turned the tables and used a 10-4 run to tie the game again with 16:33 to play. The score was tied for the last time at 38 apiece with 14:59 left in the game.

Dianna Jones and Andrea Carter stepped up for MSU, scoring 22 of their 28 points in the second half. The Mustangs defense was well represented with Shambreka Jones swatting 5 Rambelle shots for the game. The five blocks is Shambreka's second best single-game block total behind a 7 block performance against Texas A&M-Commerce on February 8, 2014.

MSU would build as much as a twelve point lead against Angelo State in the second half, relying on timely free throws to keep the pesky Rambelles at a safe distance. The Mustangs connected on 26-36 attempts from the line on the night.

Next up for Midwestern State is a trip to Texas A&M-Kingsville on Saturday, January 24. The Javelina's are winless on the season with an 0-16 record. Tip-off is set for 4 p.m. from the Steinke Center in Kingsville, Texas.