Mules Bball Wins at Home

WARRENSBURG, Mo. (Nov. 30, 2019) – Central Missouri Mules Basketball scored a season-high of 82 points against Central Christian on Saturday afternoon in the Multipurpose Building. Michael Winger shot 87.5% from the field and 83.3% from the three-point range to led the Mules offense with a career-high of 21 points.

How it Happened:
• Central Missouri gained control the lead against the Saints in the 18th minute and continued to hold a lead for the rest of the game.
• With a 18-9 lead at the 12:58 mark in the first half, a made three by Winger began a Mules 13-0 run that was ended by a Clifford Detiege layup with 8:22 left to play in the first half.
• A last second offensive rebound and a layup by Gaven Pinkley sent the Mules into the half with a 47-21 lead over the Saints.
• Central Missouri continued to grow their lead throughout the second half with their biggest lead of the game being a 40 point advantage with 3:41 left to play.
• The Mules went 32-69 from the field for 46.4% and finished 10-33 from the three-point range for 30.3%.
• Central Christian hit 20-59 from the field for 33.9% and made just two of their 18 attempts from beyond the arc for 11.1%.
• Central Missouri capitalized on the Saints mistakes, scoring 28 point off Central Christian’s 17 turnovers.
• The Mules also won the rebounding battle over the Saints 45-32.

Leading the Mules:
• Winger’s 21 points against the Saints is a career-high for redshirt junior. Winger hit 7-8 from inside the arc, 2-2 from the free throw line and recorded a season-high of five three’s on six attempts.
• Pinkley scored in double-figures for the fifth game this season. The 6-9 sophomore also shot 87.5% from the field and 2-2 at the line to finished with 16 points against the Saints. Pinkley also brought down seven boards.
Joshua Greer went 5-8 from the field, 2-3 from the three-point range and 1-2 at the line to total 13 points.
• Greer also lead the Mules defense with eight rebounds, four offensive and four defensive.
Daniel Farris lead the Mules with six assists while also recording a season-high of five steals.

For the Saints:
• Detiege lead Central Christian’s offensive with eight field goals to total 18 points against the Mules.
• Detiege also recorded the Saints team-high of nin rebounds, five offensive and four defensive.
• Josh Crawford lead the Saints with three assists while also recorded six rebounds.

News & Notes:
• Thirty-five of the Mules 82 points against Central Christian were scored from players off the bench.
Dillon Blain and Dawson Jones each recorded their first points of the season against the Saints. Jones was 1-1 in the paint while Blain hit 2-4 from inside the arc and 1-3 from outside.
Garrett Luinstra totaled a season-high of seven points and and five rebounds against the Saints.
• Central Missouri now leads the all-time series against Central Christian 2-0.

Next Up:
The Central Missouri Mules and the Jennies open MIAA play on Thursday, Dec. 5 at home. The Mules are set to tip off against Missouri Western at 7:30 p.m. in the Multipurpose Building.