Morningside toppled William Penn University 66-47 in a women's basketball game that was an offensive struggle for both teams on Monday in the Rosen Verdoorn Sports Center.
The Mustangs shot just 33.3 percent from the field while posting their lowest point total of the young season, while William Penn's shooters were even colder with just a 30.5 percent success rate.
Morningside never trailed in the contest and Ashlynn Muhl scored the Mustangs' first six points of the game in their wire-to-wire triumph. Muhl finished with a double-double of 12 points and 14 rebounds to lead all performers in both categories.
Nicole Rauner also scored in double figures for the hosts with 11 points off the bench. Most of Rauner's points came from long range on a trio of 3-point field goals. Chelsie Trask was next with nine points, followed by Mandy Osborne with seven tallies and Shelby Beaudette and Jordyn Wollenburg, each with six.
Muhl's 14 rebounds paced the Mustangs to a 54-38 domination of the boards. Hannna Blum was next with eight rebounds and Wollenburg had six.
Blum and Lacey Lehmann shared game honors with four assists and Muhl led the winners with three steals.
The Mustangs, ranked fourth in the nation in the NAIA Division II, raised their record to 7-1 heading into a Wednesday road game at Dakota Wesleyan University.
Courtesy: Morningside Media Relations
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