JEFFERSON CITY — Former Neosho standout and Missouri Southern junior guard Chelsey Henry just loves playing at Lincoln University’s Jason Gym in Jefferson City.
Her 26 points in 25 minutes Saturday during the Lady Lions’ 77-55 win over Lincoln only forms the latest chapter in her scrapbook of good games in Jason Gym.
As a sophomore, Henry scored a then career high of 22 points with 9 for 19 shooting from the floor, 1-4 from 3-point land, and 3-4 at the stripe. The Lady Lions won that game 70-56.
As a freshman, Henry scored 10 points in 12 minutes due to 4-5 from the floor and 2-2 from 3-point range. The Lady Lions won that game 78-38.
During her latest performance at Jason Gym, Henry scored her 26 points — just a point off matching her career high — on 8-11 from the floor, 2-3 from deep, and 8-8 from the stripe.
Other contributors to Saturday’s win include Desirea Buerge with 11 points and 10 rebounds and Krista Clark with 11 points off the bench.
Henry became the latest Missouri Southern player to have a strong case for Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association player of the week honors.
In wins Thursday and Saturday against Lindenwood and Lincoln, respectively, Henry averaged 24.5 points and shot 16-27 from the floor, 2-7 from 3-point range, and 15-15 at the stripe, as her free throw percentage for the season hovers right around 90 and would be if you rounded up.
On the season, Henry averages 17.9 points and 3.2 rebounds with 47.4 percent shooting from the field overall and 35.1 percent from 3-point range.
Henry’s netted double-digit points in nine straight games and 15 of the 16 games this season.
The Lady Lions ran their winning streak to eight games and improved to 9-7 overall and 6-2 MIAA entering their game Wednesday at home against Washburn. Missouri Southern and Washburn tip at 5:30 p.m. inside the Leggett & Platt Athletic Center.
Missouri Southern remains in a three-way for third in the MIAA with Central Oklahoma and Pittsburg State after Saturday’s games. Central Missouri, on a nine-game winning streak, and Emporia State are each ahead of the three-way tie gang.
The Missouri Southern men, meanwhile, extended their winning streak to five games with a 92-70 win Saturday over Lincoln.
It was a balanced offensive attack for the Lions — Braelon Walker led the way with 16 points and then C.J. Carr and Enis Memic each had 15, Kinzer Lambert 13, and Elyjah Clark and Korey Gilbert 11 each to give the Lions six players in double-digits.
The Lions knocked down 14 3-point shots overall and hit 20 of 23 (87 percent) free throws.
Missouri Southern, 11-6 overall and 6-2 MIAA, returns to action Wednesday at home against Washburn.