Photos by: Elissa Freemire
By Keyshawn McMahon
Nov. 4 – Football vs University of St. Mary – W 39-20
Saturday, the Warriors faced off against the Spires of The University of St. Mary. The Warriors came into this game on a two game winning streak and on a mission to beat the Spires in Leavenworth.
The Warriors led the entire game Saturday. The Warriors started the game with 26 unanswered points for a 26-0 lead at the end of the first half. In the second half it was more of the same.
Highlighted by stingy defense and efficient offense, the Warriors cruised to a 39-20 victory. Sophomore quarterback Eric Butler turned in a huge game for the Warriors with four touchdowns, two rushing touchdowns and two passing touchdowns. Sophomore Darryl Terrell represented the Warriors with two touchdowns of his own Saturday as well.
The Warriors spoiled Senior Day for the Spires, and they look to have more of the same success against the McPherson College Bulldogs in McPherson on Nov. 11 at 1:00 p.m.
Nov. 4 – Volleyball vs University of St. Mary – L-9-25, 21-25, 20-25
The Lady Warriors traveled to Leavenworth, Kan. on Saturday to matchup with the Spires. The last matchup with the Spires the Lady Warriors won 3-0, but this time it was the complete opposite.
The first set was one sided—the Lady Warriors didn’t have an answer for the Spires losing 9-25. In the second set, the Lady Warriors showed a lot of energy and fight, but it wasn’t enough to win the set as they fell 21-25.
Lastly, in the third set, which would be the final set, the Spires controlled the set to finish the set 20-25. This was the last regular season game for the Lady Warriors as they prepare for the KCAC tournament.
Nov. 4 – Men’s JV Basketball vs Northwest All Stars – W 93-81 / Nov. 3 – Men’s JV Basketball vs Colby College – L 79-97
The JV Men’s basketball team traveled to Colby, Kan. for the Colby invitational tournament for the weekend. They split each game for a 1-1 record for the weekend.
In the first game, they matched up against Colby College. The game was capped by runs, the Warriors led the game by 10 points after the first half 57-47, but they couldn’t close the game as the Trojans charged back to win the game 97-79. Freshman Cameron Bluitt scored 22 to lead all scorers for the Warriors and freshman Sean Nordberg pitched in with 16.
In the second game, the Warriors squared off with the Northwest All-Stars. Except for a small exception of the game where the Warriors trailed, they cruised easily to a 93-81 win. Warriors scoring leaders were again Freshman Cameron Bluitt and Freshman Sean Nordberg with 17 and 15 respectively.
The next JV game will be at Barton County Community College on Wed., Nov. 8. at 7:30 p.m. The next varsity game will be the Warrior Classic at home against Concordia University on Friday, Nov. 10 at 8:00 p.m.
Nov. 3 – Women’s Basketball vs 6 College of the Ozarks – L 72-92
The Lady Warriors traveled to Point Lookout, MO. to face the Lady Bobcats of The College of Ozarks. The game was closely contested and competitive for most of this outing.
The first quarter ended 19-18 in favor of the Lady Bobcats. The Lady Bobcats extended their lead in the second and third quarters behind big 30 and 26 point quarters. The Lady Warriors were never able to overcome the early deficit and they ended up losing this one 92-72.
One major difference in this matchup was the ball control—the Lady Warriors had 24 turnovers in contrast to only six assists. The Lady Warriors had a balanced effort scoring wise, having four of their five starters in double figures. However, they struggled to get much contribution from their bench.
Freshman Kylah Comley scored 22 and grabbed 7 rebounds for the Lady Warriors and Senior Jordin Greer scored 17 points on 7 for 10 shooting.
Their next game will be the Warrior Classic hosted here at home against Briar Cliff University at 7:00 p.m.
Nov. 3 – Men’s Basketball vs University of Missouri-Kansas City – L 58-110
The Warriors traveled to Kansas City, MO on Friday to battle with the University of Missouri- Kansas City Roos in an exhibition game. From the start of the game, it was all UMKC.
The Warriors never seemed to adjust to the strength the Roos played with in this game. UMKC seemed bigger and faster all throughout the night and it showed with the Roos 51 rebounds and 36 free throw attempts.
The Warriors did some good things in this game defensively and rebounding wise, but it wasn’t enough in this blowout win for UMKC. The Warriors were led in scoring by junior Trey Dubbert with 12 points.
The Warriors will have a chance to make up for this loss quickly as they prepare for action against the Doane Tigers in Crete, Neb. on Monday at 6:00 p.m.