On the skids
Central Oklahoma: Nine straight losses have the Bronchos tied with Lindenwood for last in the league. Central Oklahoma’s last win came over Arkansas-Fort Smith on Dec. 29.
Hanf honored: Emporia State senior Rachel Hanf helped the Hornets cruise to two easy victories last week over Nebraska Kearney and Northwest Missouri State. The 5-foot-9 guard from Paola, Kan., averaged 22.5 points and 10.5 rebounds per game last week.
Lizzy leads scoring pack: Pittsburg State’s Lizzy Jeronimus continues to lead the MIAA in scoring at 18.7 points per game. However, her scoring lead shrunk on Saturday, when she only scored 12 points at Washburn while Northeastern State’s Taylor Lewis scored 19 points to up her average to 16.3, which is good enough for second.
Games of the week
Men: Northwest Missouri at Washburn, Saturday
Despite going on the road for two games this week, Central Missouri is likely to go 2-0. That said, the loser of the Northwest Missouri-Washburn matchup will fall further behind in the race for the top spot in the league standings.
Women: Truman at Northeastern State, Saturday
The winner will continue to chase Washburn for No. 1 in the standings, while the loser will have a tougher road to trek as the schedule gets shorter.