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Men's Basketball - Tue, Mar. 7, 2017

Tonight the Harris-Stowe Men's Basketball team will look to do something for the first time since the 1982-193 season; win a conference championship.  Harris-Stowe will be playing the William Woods University Owls for the American Midwest Conference Championship tonight at William Woods for a 7pm start.  The winner will take home the AMC Tournament Championship and have an automatic bid to the NAIA National Tournament that begins March 15 in Kansas City, Missouri.  The Hornets have won 7 conference championships in their 78 year history as a program.  Harris Teachers College won their first in 1942.  Stowe Teachers College won back to back in 51 and 52.  They won 4 championships in the St. Louis Area Collegiate Athletic Association between 1977-1983.  The Hornets have never made the NAIA National tournament and have never claimed an AMC Championship.

The Hornets enter the game as one of the hottest teams in the country.  They are winners of 13 of their past 14 games.  They are 18-12 on the season which is the most documented wins in the program since the  SLACAA championship days.  The Hornets have gotten to this point by winning two road games at Central Baptist College 83-77 and Park University 70-69. 

 

Key Hornets:

Malik Wineglass / Senior / Forward

Wineglass has been the leading scorer in each of the Hornets playoff victories.  He is averaging 9.7 points per game on the season.  He is also 30th in the nation with 33 blocks.

 

Cameron Biedscheid / Senior / Forward

Biedscheid is averaging 12 points per game in the past four games.  He scored 21 in an 80-74 victory over CBC in the second to last regular season game.  He then scored 14 in the 40-69 victory at Park University on 5-11 shooting with 3 blocks.

 

Jalen Fletcher / Senior / Forward

Fletcher is the leading scorer and second in rebounding for this seasons Hornets.  His 14.1 points per game rank 6th in the AMC.  His 5.6 rebounds rank 12th.

 

Game Notes:

  • AMC Championship game will take place at 7pm against William Woods University -1 University Ave, Fulton, MO 65251
  • Hornets rank 24th in the nation with 102 blocks
  • Hornets and Owls split this season.  WWU won the first game at home 71-62 in overtime.  HSSU won the rematch in the Emerson Performance Center 76-65
 
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