Men's basketball

Mount Mercy 90, St. Ambrose 70: John Kerr scored 19 points and Blake Buls chipped in 14 and nine rebounds, but it wasn't enough as the Bees fell Wednesday to Mount Mercy.

Turnovers plagued St. Ambrose, as the Bees coughed the ball up 22 times in the loss.

St. Ambrose kept the game close much of the first half, but Mount Mercy used a 13-3 run heading into intermission to build a lead it would not relinquish.

Marquice Jones scored 24 points in 17 minutes and Mychael Brawner-Henley added 18 points and 14 rebounds for Mount Mercy.

Women's basketball

Augustana 66, Elmhurst 63: Clare Kramer made sure her only 3-pointer of the night counted as the junior hit a buzzer-beater to lift the Vikings past Elmhurst on Wednesday.

Augustana was trailing 63-60 with 31 seconds left when Izzy Anderson tied the game on a 3-pointer. An Elmhurst miss then set the stage for Kramer's last-second heroics.

It was fitting given that the pair had propelled Augie's offense in the second half, providing 20 of Augie's 30 points after intermission.

Anderson led the Vikings with 18 points. She was joined in double figures by Justice Edell (11), Victoria Allen (10) and Kramer (10). Allen also chipped in 10 rebounds.

Jasmin Bailey scored 22 to lead Elmhurst.

Mount Mercy 69, St. Ambrose 64: Mount Mercy, which came in with just one win in eight tries on the season, pieced together a 17-4 flurry late in the third quarter and early in the fourth Wednesday night to down St. Ambrose at Lee Lohman Arena.

Sharice Kawakami led all scorers with 22 points for Mount Mercy, which shot 51 percent from the field and knocked down nine 3-pointers. Aurianna Hampton had 10 points for Mount Mercy, eight coming during the game-deciding run.

Reeann McCarthy led the Bees (3-8) with 13 points and 11 rebounds. Colleen Grady finished with 10 points off the bench.

St. Ambrose was just 2 of 11 from beyond the arc.

Nebraska Omaha 78, Northern Iowa 74: A late Panther rally couldn't overcome a 13-0 fourth quarter run by Nebraska Omaha as Northern Iowa dropped to 2-6 on the season Wednesday.

North Scott grad Karli Rucker tried to pull the Panthers back into the game, hitting two 3-pointers in an 8-0 run to cut the lead to five, but Omaha stopped the rally in its tracks to hold on for the win.

Rucker scored a career-high 13 points on the night, joining Rose Simon-Wessler (18) and Megan Maahs (11) in double figures for the Panthers.

Omaha's Amber Vidal led all scorers with 24 points, including hitting seven of eight free throws. The Panthers only hit three of six free throws as a team.

— Staff report

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