The Kansas City Roos put an emphatic end to a three-game losing skid with a home victory over Lindenwood.
The Roos led from start to finish in polishing off the Lions 61-47 at Swinney Center on Satruday night.
RayQuawndis Mitchell led the way for KC, which improved to 4-7 on the season. Mitchell, a 6-5 guard, poured in 27 points and added seven rebounds and three steals. Mitchell was 6 of 13 on three-pointers and 5 for 5 from the free-throw line.
The Roos owned this one, though, on the glass, Kansas City out-rebounded Lindenwood 50-26 for the game. Fifteeen of the Roos’ rebounds came on the offensive end.
Allen David Mukeba grabbed 12 of those rebounds — six offensive, six defensive — for Kansas City.
Kansas City had lost three straight games after winning a pair of games in the Gulf Coast Showcase.
The Roos will take to the road for a game at the Oklahoma Sooners on Tuesday night.
Lindenwood (4-6), which is now part of the Ohio Valley Conference, is set to play host to Knox College on Dec. 17.
Roos women fall to Grand Canyon
The Roos women’s basketball team did not fare well in Phoenix on Saturday afternoon.
Kansas City was outscored 36-20 in the second half against the Grand Canyon Antelopes and lost 61-50.
With the loss, the Roos’ record stands at 3-5. The Antelopes, meanwhile, improved to 6-1.
E’Lease Stafford, a graduate of Lawrence High, led the Roos with a game-high 20 points. Stafford also pulled down five rebounds, had two blocks and three steals. But she also committed eight turnovers.
Kansas City as a team had problems taking care of the ball against the Antelopes The Roos had 28 turnovers to Grand Canyon’s 13.
The Roos jump back into action with a game on Wednesday night against Kansas State in Manhattan.