The Fort Hays men’s basketball team will be back at Gross Memorial Coliseum to face Central Christian College of Kansas at 7 p.m. on Tuesday.
FHSU (3-3) is coming off a 99-73 win at home over Sterling on Saturday.
Central Christian, an NAIA school in McPherson, sits 6-1 the season. The game will go down as an exhibition for Central Christian.
Marcus Cooper and Brady Werth are averaging 14.5 and 14.3 points, respectively, for Fort Hays, while Aaron Nicholson is adding 11.3 per game.
Central Christian, whose mascot is also the Tigers, is led by Jubril Osagie’s 16.3 points while Steve Kuminga is scoring 14.6 a game.
FHSU women take on Missouri Valley College on Saturday
The No. 11-ranked Fort Hays State women’s basketball team will look to push its record to 6-0 when the Tigers face Missouri Valley College at 2 p.m. Saturday in Gross Memorial Coliseum.
The Tigers went 2-0 in the UNK Crossover over the weekend, beating UC-Colorado Springs 80-52 on Saturday and Chardon State 89-59 on Sunday at Nebraska-Kearney.
Lanie Page leads the Tigers with 12.6 points per game. Tatyana Legette is averaging 11.4 points and 9 rebounds while Kacey Kennett adds 10.2 points a game.
Missouri Valley, an NAIA school in Marshall, Mo., sits 2-5 overall and 1-2 in the Heart of America Conference heading into Thursday’s game against Baker.
UCM’s Fleming, Southern's Martin earn weekly honors
Central Missouri’s Morgan Fleming and Missouri Southern’s Cam Martin are the MIAA basketball players of the week.
Fleming averaged 20.7 points and 6.3 rebounds as the defending national champion Jennies went 2-1 last week.
The junior guard from Liberty, Mo., nearly had a double-double with 18 points and nine rebounds in an 86-74 win on Tuesday against Westminster. She had a career-high 33 points in a 101-97 double-overtime against St. Mary’s on Friday and added 11 points as UCM beat No. 10-ranked Lubbock Christian 67-62 on Saturday.
Martin helped the Missouri Southern men go 3-0 in Puerto Rico, averaging 20.3 points and 8.3 rebounds in wins over UPR-Rio Piedras, Minot State and Minnesota-Crookston.
The sophomore forward from Harrah, Okla., went for 21 points against UPR-Rio Piedras before recording 24 points and 13 rebounds against Minot State. He capped the week with 16 points and nine rebounds against Minnesota-Crookston.
Northwest Missouri football ends season
No MIAA teams are left remaining in the NCAA Division II football playoffs after Northwest Missouri State was ousted with a 27-21 second-round loss at undefeated Ferris State on Saturday in Big Rapids, Mich.
Northwest trailed 27-14 with under a minute left but made things interesting, scoring a touchdown with 14 seconds left and recovering the ensuing onside kick.
The Bearcats got the ball to the Ferris State 34 before Northwest quarterback Braden Wright was sacked on the final play.
Northwest, which shared the MIAA title with Fort Hays, ended the season at 10-3.