Morningside’s women’s basketball team raised its record to 3-0 with a Tuesday victory at Peru State.
Second ranked Morningside passed its first road test of the season with a 92-71 women’s basketball victory against Peru State on Tuesday in Peru, Neb.
The victory was the Mustangs’ third in as many starts this season.
The Mustangs shot a sizzling 56.7 percent from the field, but didn’t break the game open until the second half after taking a 46-42 lead into the intermission. Morningside outscored the Bobcats by a 46-29 margin over the final 20 minutes to pull away in a turnover plagued contest that saw the Mustangs (30) and Peru State (33) combine for 63 turnovers.
Ashlynn Muhl scored 15 points to lead a balanced Morningside scoring attack that had seven players score at least eight points. Muhl made five of six shots from both the field and the foul line. She was joined in double figures by Lexi Ackerman with 13 points, Jessica Tietz with 12, Taylor Bahensky with 11, and Jordyn Wollenburg with 10. Madison Braun and Allison Bachman were next with nine and eight points, respectively.
Morningside dominated Peru State on the boards and outrebounded its opponent by a 40-20 margin. Muhl and teammate Mandy Osborne each grabbed eight rebounds to share team honors.
Bahensky, Mallorie Moore, and MaKayla Augustine each dealt four assists to share game honors.
Bahensky also led the team with four steals.