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Culver-Stockton Mens and Womens Basketball pick up huge wins as their conference home opener pits them against the Central Methodist University Eagles out of Fayette Mo in an almost empty Joe Charles Field House as Culver-Stockton was on Thanksgiving break. 

The Lady Wildcats came into the game 1-4 overall and 0-1 in conference coming off a loss against MidAmerica Nazarene in Olathe Kansas. The cats last year made it to the Heart Conference Playoffs knocking off Grand View Vikings before falling to the Clarke Pride. Coach Janette Burgin in her 11th season as the head coach looks to return to the playoffs this year as her squad is a healthy mix of new and returning players.

Meanwhile the Lady Eagles come into the game nationally ranked 2-2 overall 0-1 in conference coming off a loss against the defending national champions Clarke Pride. The Eagles were in the final four of the national tournament last year losing to Thomas More University. However the Eagles walked into the Field House with only 6 players and none on the Varsity roster, also missing head coach Mike Davis of 34 seasons as Graduate Assistant Shauna Thompson would lead the Eagles with Assistant coach Camden Levett

The lady Wildcats would take the game 87-43 over the Eagles as Sophomore #5 Avery Oetting would lead the cats with 19 points making 5-8, three pointers and gaining 5 rebounds. Returning #13 Aliyah Ortiz would lead the defensive end of the ball with 4 steals and 3 blocks.The cats as a squad would shoot 35-71 in the arch 9-21 outside. The Eagles were lead by #12 Alyssa Beaumont with 18 points followed by Renee Finke with 12. The Eagles inside the arch would shoot 16-63, and making 7-29 outside the arch

The men’s game would see new head coach Dorian Hobbs Jr. in his first conference game at home coming into the game the mens Wildcats were 2-3 overall 0-1 in conference as they took on MidAmerica Nazarene before this game. Meanwhile the Eagles came into the game 5-0 and are receiving votes in the national rankings. The game would be closely contested till the very end as CMU led most of the game only giving up the lead once in the first half. #33 Seth Larson would lead the team with 24 points closely followed by #1 Robert Fry II with 23 points. The Eagles offense led by #13 TreVon Smith with 17 points followed by #12 Peter Turay with 16 points. Both teams would have 5 three pointers and 1 player fouled out of the game for both teams. While CMU led defensively the Cats were able to outscore near the end to take the win 77-71. The Wildcats move to 3-3(1-1) while the Eagles fall to 5-1 (1-1). A huge win to boost the men’s squad into the Heart Conference as they look to have a good first season under Coach Hobbs.

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