Mary Ann Mitchell, Associate Director of Athletics for Communications
QUINCY – The No. 13 ranked University of Missouri-St. Louis men’s basketball team had its six-game win streak snapped on Thursday night with a 67-57 Great Lakes Valley Conference loss at Quincy.
The Tritons (20-3, 11-2) struggled offensively, shooting 37.1 percent, while Quincy (12-9, 6-7), which improved to 8-0 at home, connected at a 53.8 clip, the second highest percentage by an UMSL opponent this season.
The loss also drops the Tritons into a tie for first place in the GLVC standings with Truman State, UMSL’s opponent on Saturday.
A scoring drought by the Tritons to end the first half helped the Hawks to a 34-26 halftime lead. UMSL made 11 of its first 17 field goals, but after a jumper by junior Yaakema Rose Jr. with 6:47 to go that gave UMSL a 26-4 lead, the Tritons would not score the rest of the half, missing its next seven.
A 6-2 start to the second half by the Hawks put the lead into double figures, but the Tritons followed with 11 straight to get back within 40-39 on a Webb jumper with just 15 on the clock. Quincy followed with a 15-4 spurt, capped with seven straight to go back on top 55-43.
UMSL will meet Truman State at 3 p.m. on Saturday.