Dec 01, 2019 6:03 AM

Missouri Western women use big second half to defeat Florida Southern

Posted Dec 01, 2019 6:03 AM

ST. JOSEPH - A strong second half effort by the Missouri Western Women's Basketball team (5-1) pushed the Griffons to their fifth consecutive win, 74-67 over Florida Southern (4-4), Saturday in the Fairfield Inn Classic.


The Griffons outscored the Mocs 43-27 after halftime to overcome a solid first half by the visitors. Missouri Western scored 27 points in the third quarter on 10 of 16 shooting to flip what was a nine-point halftime lead for Florida Southern into a two-point Griffon lead heading into the final quarter. Missouri Western held the Mocs to 28% shooting in the final quarter to stretch the lead to as many as eight points.


NOTABLES

  • MWSU shot 52% in the second half and made 16 of 23 free throw attempts to flip the script on Florida Southern. The Griffons shot 51% in the game.
  • Chris Wilson scored 16 of her 20 points in the second half. Wilson was 7 of 10 from the field.
  • Corbyn Cunningham pulled down eight of her 14 rebounds in the second half and added 17 points in the game with three assists.
  • Kylee Williams knocked down her first two 3-point attempts of the game and another early in the second half and didn't miss all afternoon. She made all four field goals, all three 3-pointers and all three free throws for 14 points.
  • Mychaell Gray added 10 points with four rebounds.
  • MWSU trailed much of the first half and early in the third quarter, leading for just 14 minutes total.
  • Florida Southern went to the line just six times in the game, four in the second half.


UP NEXT

The Griffons play their first true road game of 2019 and the first MIAA game Dec. 5 at Central Missouri (3-3).


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Northwest Missouri State women lose in OT to McKendree 77-69

SAINT JOSEPH, Mo. - The Northwest Missouri State women's basketball team fell to the McKendree Bearcats 77-69 in OT in the MWSU Thanksgiving Classic Saturday. 


The Bearcats battled each other all game, in a game that featured seven lead changes and was tied seven times. Northwest led by two at half 28-26. Mia Stillman made a free throw to tie the game at 66 and send it into OT. The two stats that haunted Northwest in this game were rebounds and fouls. They were out rebounded 46-26 which resulted in 13 second chance points for McKendree. Northwest committed 27 fouls as a team and had both Paityn Rau and Jayna Green foul out. McKendree attempted 38 free throws as a result of this, compared to Northwest's 11 attempts. 


Kendey Eaton led Northwest in scoring with 23 points, and Erika Schlosser added 14. Jayna Green led the team with 7 rebounds. Ellie Horn had 2 blocks which was the most of any player in the game. 


Jordan Heberg led McKendree in scoring with 20 points, followed by Megan Jensen with 17 and Brianna Johnson with 13. Jensen and Madison Hart led the team with 8 rebounds each. 


The Bearcats will be back in action Dec. 5, for their conference opener at Lincoln at 5:30 p.m. 


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