Morning Sports Report - Monday, March 17, 2014

By Megan Rice |

Published 03/17 2014 06:17AM

Updated 03/17 2014 06:19AM

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The top-seeded and defending national champs, the Drury men's team, had their second round regional game Sunday.

The Panthers were able to get a 69-64 win over Wisconsin Parkside on Saturday. They took on Lake Superior State in a quick turnaround Sunday.

The Panthers are 26-3 on the season.

Drury out to a fast start on the Lakers’ Drake Patterson bouncer to Cameron Adams with the up and under.

Panthers on top 10-3.

Then, the Lakers go inside to Cameron Metz with the lay in to cut it to a three-point Drury lead.

Later, some quick Drury passing to Mike Nwelue with a two-handed slam. 27-22 Drury.

Before the half, Kameron Bundy top of the key, the fold on the jumper, and one. That makes it 37-26 Drury.

And Drury pulled away in the second half. They win 79-61 over the Lakers.

Drury will advance to the regional finals Tuesday night at 7 p.m. against Michigan Tech.

After winning an overtime thriller in the first round, the top-seeded Lady Panthers had their next test in Regionals Sunday against GLVC rivals Quincy.

Where Drury would look for a little bit of revenge after the Hawks handed them a 82-79 loss in the regular season.
That loss was just one of three that the Lady Panthers have on the season.

The Hawks got out to a fast start, Carly Bettencourt hits the triple to make it 13-12 Quincy.

But, here comes Drury. Off Shelby White's foot to Bethanie Funder with a nice pass.

19-15 Lady Panthers.

And the run keeps on going.

Amber Dvoark with two to help Drury close out the half with a 20-3 run and a 40-24.

Hawks’ Hannah Weedman coming strong in the second half the reverse and the foul cuts it to 47-32 Drury.

Later, the extra pass to Sanayika Shields who hits the jumper. Drury up 16.

Then, Drury's Annie Armstrong drains it to make it 66-48.

Quincy's Kara Gerbus comes right back, gets the offensive board and the put back to make it 66-50.

Then Gerbus again with a give away and gets it right back for the three ball to cut it to a fifteen-point game.

But, Drury kept a comfortable lead the rest of the half.

Amber Dvorak finished with 19 as the Lady Panthers advance to their first home regional final.

They win 78-58.

Drury will play Wayne State at 7 p.m. on Monday.

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