Ahead of the pack
Emporia State: Having suffered their first loss of the season at Northeastern State, the Hornets are still in first place in the league, thanks to Central Missouri’s slip-up at Lindenwood on Saturday. Emporia State rebounded from its first setback with a 73-50 win over Central Oklahoma.
Up and coming
Mo. Southern / Washburn: Missouri Southern leads Washburn by a game, but both are riding five-game winning streaks. Both clubs are looking up at Emporia State and Central Missouri in the standings.
On the skids
Lincoln: The Blue Tigers have fallen upon hard times since embarking on league play. Lincoln has been saddled with a 10-game losing streak since starting MIAA play.
- Flax honored by league: Central Missouri’s Keuna Flax was named the women’s basketball Athlete of the Week after averaging 28 points in a 1-1 week by the Jennies on the road at Lincoln and Lindenwood. Flax notched a career-high 35 points at Lincoln.
Games of the week
Men: Missouri Southern at Central Missouri
If winning the regular-season crown is a viable option for either team, a win here is almost a must. The two clubs will square off twice in the span of eight days starting on Saturday.
Women: Emporia State at Fort Hays State
Fort Hays State just needs a win here to stay afloat and stay in the running for a first-round bye at the league championship. A win for Emporia State gives it a solid road victory moving forward.