Women Vikings Win Cougar Classic

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RIVER FOREST, IL (December 6, 2004)  – Freshman Meghan Hunstock of Bethlehem  Covenant Church in Minneapolis totaled 17 points as the North Park  University (NPU) women’s basketball team won the Concordia University Cougar Classic with a 78-48  win over Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) Friday night.

Hunstock made 8 of 10 field goal attempts and scored seven of her points  in the opening 4:36 of the contest as the Vikings took an early 12-2 advantage en route  to its second win in two nights. Coach Jack Surridge’s team is now 5-2  heading into its Christmas break – they don’t play again until December  29 at Benedictine University.

Reserve center Cassie Christensen scored eight points in 16 minutes and  had six rebounds to tie Laura Mount for team honors. Mount added five  points and four assists and Lauren Martin and Megan Slattery had 13 and  12 points respectively for NPU, which led 36-19 at halftime and went on  a 13-3 spurt early in the second half to put the game away. Angie Brown  led IIT (5-6) with 15 points.

Last Thursday, NPU had edged the tourney host, Concordia, 56-54 in  overtime behind 19 points and 12 rebounds by Slattery and 14 points and  10 rebounds by Shandrel Young. Hunstock had sent the game into overtime,  47-47, by hitting a foul shot with five seconds left in regulation play.

The Vikings then went on a 6-0 run to erase a 52-49 deficit in the extra  session as Slattery hit a pair of field goals and Mount added two free  throws. After a Slattery free throw put NPU up 56-54, Concordia had a  turnover and missed a shot as the Cougars attempted to tie the game again.

In St. Louis, the NPU men’s basketball team split a pair of nonleague  games, losing at Webster University 60-55 on Saturday after beating  Westminster College 58-49 on Friday. The Viking men are now 3-5 and  won’t play again until hosting Benedictine in a 7:30 p.m. contest on  December 18.

Lamar Townsend scored 13 points and Brett Mathisen had 12 points to pace  coach Paul Brenegan’s team in the Westminster win. They had 12 points  apiece and Je’Shawn Stevenson pitched in with 11 points in the Webster loss.

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