Nov 22, 2019 4:52 AM

Northwest women defeat Nebraska Christian 73-40

Posted Nov 22, 2019 4:52 AM

MARYVILLE, Missouri - The Northwest Missouri State University women's basketball team (3-2 overall) scored a 73-40 win over Nebraska Christian (0-9) on Thursday at Bearcat Arena.


The Bearcats started the night on a hot streak as Jaelyn Haggard opened up the scoring with an open look three. She didn’t stop there as she drained the next two three pointers to give Northwest a quick 9-0 lead at 8:41 in the first quarter.


That was just the beginning for the Bearcats as they left the Sentinels defense in awe as they shot a staggering 54.5% from three-point range in the first. Pairing that with a 50% field goal percentage, Northwest took an easy 25-12 lead in the first quarter.


Paityn Rau in the second quarter started to feel her grove as she led all scorers with four points in the second. Rau showcased her ability to do it all in the game as she finished with a double-double by scoring 14 points, while grabbing 12 rebounds.


However, the highlight of the second quarter was Erika Schlosser’s buzzer beater three to that grew the Bearcats's lead to 43-19 at halftime.


Northwest continued to play to its strengths in the third, as they were fueled by offensive rebounds and quick passes to the outside for three. The third was the closest scoring differential than all the other quarters as the Bearcats outscored Nebraska Christian, 15-11. Regardless of the margin, Northwest continued to grow the margin as it headed into the fourth quarter with the game in hand.


Similar to the other quarters, the Bearcats dominated their way to the +5-scoring margin.  Zoie Hayward finished the contest by sinking four free throws to complete the Bearcat scoring and help the home team to a 73-40 victory.


NOTES: Kendey Eaton led the Bearcats in total points as she scored 17 points … The Bearcats finished the game shooting 36.8% from the field, 33.3% from the three-point line and 100% from the free throw line (12-12)… Northwest enjoyed a 13-3 offensive rebounding advantage ... Northwest won the rebounding battle, 39-24.

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Conway, S.C – Mizzou Men's Basketball will compete in the eight-team 2020 Myrtle Beach Invitational in Conway, S.C. In addition to Mizzou, the event features former Big Eight and Big 12 rival Nebraska, Pittsburgh, Utah State, Dayton, Penn, Loyola-Chicago and Charlotte.

The third annual Myrtle Beach Invitational will take place Nov. 19, 20 and 22, 2020, at the HTC Center on the campus of Coastal Carolina University. The tournament features three guaranteed games with a winners’ bracket and consolation bracket.

Owned and operated by ESPN, the 2020 Myrtle Beach Invitational will air on the ESPN Family of Networks. The complete bracket, including matchups, tip times and television designations, as well as ticket information, will be announced at a later date. 

Mizzou has never competed in the newly established Myrtle Beach Invite. The Tigers are 126-93 all-time against Nebraska, 2-0 vs. Dayton, 1-1 vs. Utah State and 1-2 vs. Loyola-Chicago. Mizzou has never faced Pittsburgh, Penn or Charlotte in program history.

Mizzou is back in action Monday at its 2019 Thanksgiving tournament, the Hall of Fame Classic at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo. Mizzou faces Butler in the opening game on Nov. 25. Tip-off is set for 6 p.m. CT on ESPNU. The winner will face either Oklahoma or Stanford in the title game on Tuesday, Nov. 26.