Nov 30, 2019 6:21 AM

Cunigan's layup with 0.6 seconds left lifts MWSU women past McKendree

Posted Nov 30, 2019 6:21 AM

ST. JOSEPH - Tamia Cunigan scored all four of her points in the final 47 seconds and her final two points lifted the Missouri Western Women's Basketball team (4-1) to a 52-50 win over McKendree (4-1), Friday night in the Fairfield Inn Classic. It was Missouri Western's fourth straight win and the first loss of the year for McKendree.

Cunigan's game-winning layup rolled home with six-tenths of a second remaining after McKendree knocked down a 3-pointer with 10 seconds to go that tied the game at 50. The layup wasn't Cunigan's only important contribution late in the game. She also blocked a McKendree 3-point attempt with 47 seconds remaining and sunk a couple free throws to give MWSU a 50-47 lead. Cunigan's layup came off a Chris Wilson steal, one of 19 for the Griffons in the game.


  • Corbyn Cunningham made a layup with 1:10 remaining that put MWSU up 48-47.
  • Cunigan scored the rest of MWSU's points with a free throw with 47 seconds to go and another with 16 seconds to go then the game-winner under one second.
  • The game was tied seven different times with eight lead changes. MWSU led for just over 18 minutes.
  • The two teams combined for 77 missed shots, 48 turnovers and 45 personal fouls.
  • MWSU overcame 3 of 14 (21.4%) shooting in the first quarter and 20% shooting in the third.
  • In the first quarter, the teams were a combined 5 of 21 from the field and in the third they were 6 of 29 from the field.
  • MWSU got 22 of its points off the bench with Kyra Hogan scoring a team-high 11 points on 5 of 9 shooting.
  • The Griffons outscored McKendree 30-16 in the paint.
  • Chris Wilson continued her impressive rebounding pace, leading the team with 13 and scoring seven points.


Missouri Western closes out the Fairfield Inn Classic at 3:30 p.m., Saturday, against Florida Southern. The Mocs fell to 4-3 on the season with a 52-37 loss to Northwest Missouri, Friday in St. Joseph.

--- MWSU Athletics ---

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Northwest women knock off Florida Southern 52-37

SAINT JOSEPH, Mo. – The Northwest Missouri State women's basketball team defeated the Florida Southern Mocs, 52-37, in their first game of the MWSU Thanksgiving Classic. 

After winning the first quarter 9-8, the Bearcats started the second quarter on a 19-3 run. The Bearcats led 28-15 at the end of the first half. The Mocs scored the first six points of the second half. The Bearcats battled back to play the third quarter to a 10-10 tie. -The fourth quarter featured back-and-forth scoring and the Bearcats were able to pull out the quarter by a score of 14-12. The Bearcats led nearly the whole game, with the Mocs last lead coming near the end of the first quarter (8-7).

The Bearcats shined defensively holding the Mocs, who were averaging 68.5 ppg, to nearly half their average, allowing 37 points, the Mocs lowest scoring total on the season. The Bearcats forced the Mocs to commit 20 turnovers and held them to 32.1% from the field. The Bearcats also did not allow a single made three-pointer on the night, forcing the Mocs to go 0-11 from behind-the-arc. Ellie Horn had 3 blocks and Jayna Green had 2.

Kylie Coleman led the Bearcats with 17 points, Mia Stillman and Kendey Eaton added 9 points each. Erika Schlosser led the team in assists with five.

The Bearcats will back in action tomorrow against McKendree in their second game of the MWSU Thanksgiving Classic in St. Joseph at 1:30 p.m.

--- Northwest Athletics ---