Morning Sports Report - March 18, 2014

By Megan Rice |

Published 03/18 2014 06:39AM

Updated 03/18 2014 06:41AM

SPRINGFIELD, Mo--The Drury women's  basketball team hosting a regional final against Michagen's Wayne State. With it being St. Patrick's day, the Lady Panthers didn't need any luck, their skill was plenty.

Lady Panthers hosting thier first ever regional final at the O'Reilly Center.

Amber Dvorak doing her thing in the post, count it! That makes it 7-2 Lady Panthers.

Warriors Destiny Lavita-Stephens gets the falling down floater, must be the shoes. Cuts the Drury lead to three.

Then Drury went off. Annie Armstrong pushes it up to Sanayika Shields, and one. 18-7 DU.

Later, Armstrong misses, Funderburk hustles, Armstrong cuts, Funderburk passes and Armstrong finshes. Just how they drew it up. They lead 31-19.

Before the half, Shields gets the jumper to go.

Lady Panthers win easily 99-63. And advance to their first elite eight since 2007.

They play unbeaten Bentley on March 25th.

"These guys deserve all the credit. They came out these three games of this tournament comitted. We had great practices, we had great leadership. These kids deserve the credit. It's not me it's them," said Lady Panthers coach Steve Huber.


SPRINGFIELD, Mo--The Drury men's basketball team is back in the sweet sixteen. Their second round game finished up late Sunday night. The top seeded Panthers took on fifth seeded Lake Superior State.

And the second half, just seemed to go the Panthers way. Shot clock winding down and Nick Yocum, heaves it up for wild three pointer. 64-50 Drury.

Then, fast break time and there it is. Cameron Adams with two handed slam. 69-50 Panthers up.

Drury getting it done on defense as well, Wendell Pierre with the steal and the score. It's a 73-52 Panther lead.

Lakers, Alex Williams hits the pretty jumper to make it a twenty point game.

But the second half belonged to the home team. Kameron Bundy and one. Drury goes on to win it 79-61 and play Michigan Tech on Tuesday for the regional final.

"This time of year there is no excuse to not play as hard as you can from the tip to the final buzzer. So, we are just trying to do our stuff and play together," said Panthers guard Drake Patterson.

"It was a battle. As we told them at half time, for the way the one last nights game, their is not any give up in them. Proud of my guys for doing what they needed to do to advance," said Panthers basketball coach Steve Hesser.

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