Late run by Grand View leads to upset of No. 17 Peru State

DES MOINES – A late run by Grand View Tuesday night in Des Moines gave the Vikings the upset win over the #17 Peru State men’s basketball team.

After trailing by two at halftime, the Vikings outscored Peru State by 11 in the second 20 minutes in route to a 73-64 win.

Lyle Hexom led the ‘Cats in scoring with a game-high 19 points.

Grand View improved to 5-5 on the year and won their first conference game of the season and are now 2-4. The Bobcats, who earlier on Tuesday came in as 17th in the first NAIA DI Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, fell to 7-2 and 4-1 in conference action.

This coming Saturday, the ‘Cats will travel to Oskaloosa, Iowa, to face fourth-ranked William Penn. The Statesmen are 11-1 overall and 5-1 in conference action with their only loss coming to MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) who is now receiving votes in the coaches’ poll.

Big third quarter jump starts Grand View over Peru State

DES MOINES – A fifteen-point scoring advantage gave the Grand View Vikings all they needed Tuesday night in their win over the visiting Peru State women’s basketball team.

The Vikings outscored the Bobcats 27-12 and then held on for an 89-79 win over Peru State in Des Moines.

Alyssa Marsh-Contreras had a game-high 24 points on 11 of 18 shooting.

With the win, Grand View improved to 4-4 overall and 3-3 in the Heart of America Athletic Conference (Heart). Peru State lost their fifth-straight contest and are now 1-8 on the season and winless in conference play against five losses.

The Bobcats will be on the road on Saturday in Oskaloosa, Iowa, to face William Penn at 2 p.m. The Statesmen suffered their first loss of season last Saturday and are 8-1 on the season and are 5-1 in the Heart.

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