HASTINGS, NEB. – Tyler Borchers (SR/Le Mars, IA )’ collegiate basketball resume is filled with superb stat lines.
You can add his red-hot outing from a Wednesday, Jan. 29, Great Plains Athletic Conference win at Hastings College to the list. The LeMars, Iowa, native scored 21 points in the first 20 minutes and wound up a stratospheric 40-minute contest at Lynn Farrell Arena compiling a single-game personal high 37 points to go along with 13 rebounds and three blocked shots.
Head coach Jim Sykes‘ squad needed all of their post player’s first-half digits to turn away a pesky Broncos crew. Borchers canned four straight field goals twice in the opening stanza to ensure a 39-34 halftime advantage. Mside managed to build on that margin throughout the second half before winding up with the 81-70 triumph to improve to 23-0 overall and 15-0 in the league.
Guard Alex Borchers (SR/South Sioux City, NE ) (South Sioux City, Neb.), also a Class of 2020 member, almost made it two visiting double-doubles. He tallied 15 points and grabbed eight rebounds while dishing out three assists.
Harboring a tie for the program’s consecutive wins mark (23), the Mustangs continue a span of back-to-back road conference battles Saturday, Feb. 1. Game time against River City rival Briar Cliff University is 4 p.m. at BC’s Newman Flanagan Center.
HASTINGS, NEB. – March arrived early at Hastings College’s Lynn Farrell Arena Wednesday, Jan. 29.
Morningside College ranked No. 7 on the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Division II poll, gave the second-ranked and undefeated Broncos all they could handle and more in a Great Plains Athletic Conference thriller that had the feel of a postseason showdown. Bidding to deliver the Broncos their first overall and league loss, Mside was in a strong position, leading 64-48 with 6:57 to play. However, a gritty HC 26-10 run to close regulation forced overtime where the GPAC leaders held the Maroon to only one point until the final minute en route to an 85-80 victory.
When the dust cleared from a loop instant classic, junior guard Sierra Mitchell (JR/Pleasant Hill, IA) managed to add another game to her remarkable run of outings with multiple three-pointers as part of a balanced offensive attack for head coach Jamie Sale‘s squad. The Pleasant Hill, Iowa, native canned four to stretch the roll to 21 straight as part of 18 points, three rebounds, and three assists. The sophomore forward combination of Sophia Peppers (SO/Exira, IA) (Exira, Iowa) and Taylor Rodenburgh (SO/Hawarden, IA) (Hawarden, Iowa) produced more strong numbers, scoring 15 points apiece. Rodenburgh added seven boards, and Peppers was tracking towards a triple-double with seven assists and six rebounds. Senior forward/center Sydney Hupp (SR/O’Neill, NE) (O’Neill, Neb.) added 12 points, nine rebounds, three assists, and two blocked shots.
The Maroon (18-6 overall, 12-3 GPAC) take to the road again Saturday, Feb. 1. Game time versus River City rival Briar Cliff University is 2 p.m. at BC’s Newman Flanagan Center.