Dec 06, 2019 8:47 AM

Griffons rally for first win at Central Missouri since 2011

Posted Dec 06, 2019 8:47 AM

WARRENSBURG, Mo. – The Missouri Western Men's Basketball team (4-5, 1-0) rallied late to pick up its first win at Central Missouri (3-5, 0-1) since 2011, 67-64. The Griffons scored 44 second half points, shooting 57% in the half and getting 37 of those points from five freshmen to win their conference opener for the first time since 2013.


Without leading scorer Tyrell Carroll, who was ill, the Griffons were in the game throughout, never trailing by more than five points. Central Missouri led by two with 3:27 left. Will Eames knocked down two free throws to tie the game at 59. Reese Glover's 3-pointer with 2:49 left to give the Griffons a 62-59 lead that they never lost. Eames scored the final five points for MWSU, missing just one of six free throws down the stretch.



  • Eames finished with his first career double-double, scoring a career and game-high 25 points with 10 rebounds and three blocks. He scored 19 in the second half making nine of his final 10 shots.
  • Reese Glover finished with 14 points, all in the second half.
  • Tyus Millhollin had 12 points and a team-high three assists.
  • Beau Baker pulled down nine rebounds.
  • The Griffons shot 84.6% at the free throw line, knocking down 22 of 26 attempts.
  • MWSU made two less shots than the Mules, but made nine more free throws.
  • Missouri Western had 38 rebounds to UCM's 26.



The Griffons play in Jefferson City at Lincoln on Saturday at 3:30. The Blue Tigers fell to 2-5 on the season with an 87-53 loss to Northwest Missouri on Thursday night.

--- MWSU Athletics ---

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Hawkins scores 43 to lead the No. 1 Bearcats past Lincoln 87-53

JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri – Northwest Missouri State junior Ryan Hawkins scored 43 points and carried the No. 1-ranked Bearcats to an 87-53 road win over the Lincoln Blue Tigers at Jason Gym.


Northwest moved to 8-0 on the season, 1-0 in MIAA play, and extended its win streak to 46 in a row. Lincoln fell to 2-5 overall and 0-1 in MIAA play.


Hawkins tied for the second-most points scored ever by a Bearcat with his 43-point performance. Hawkins went 14-of-19 from the field and was 11-of-12 at the free throw line. Hawkins sank 4-of-7 from three-point range. He also added a team-best three steals. Hawkins scored 26 first-half points and built the Bearcats a 42-25 lead at the break at Lincoln.


The Bearcats shot 54.3 percent from the floor and buried 28-of-31 at the free throw line. Lincoln was held to 39.3 percent from the field and made only 5-of-8 free throws.

Diego Bernard was the only other Bearcat to reach double-figure scoring with 17 points. Bernard led all players with nine rebounds.

Northwest will travel to Warrensburg, Missouri, to take on the Central Missouri Mules on Saturday. Tip is set for 3 p.m. following the women's game.

NOTES: Northwest has won 24 straight MIAA games and 30 in a row against all MIAA foes if postseason tournament games are included ... Northwest has won 16 consecutive road contests to tie Queens (N.C.) for the longest active road win streak in all NCAA divisions ... it's the second 40-plus scoring game this season for Hawkins after he poured in 44 points vs. Southern Nazarene (Nov. 2) to set the Northwest single-game scoring record ... his 43-point performance tonight ties him with Ed Maxwell for the second-most points scored in a single-game by a Bearcat men's basketball player ... Hawkins one of three players in all NCAA divisions to score 40+ in two games this season ... Marquette's Markus Howard (40 vs. Davidson; 51 vs. Southern California), Wesley's Brian Cameron (43 vs. Manhattanville; 42 vs. SUNY Oneonta) are the other two ... Hawkins is the only NCAA Division II player with two 40-plus scoring games this season ... Northwest has shot 54.3 percent or better in six of its eight games.

--- Northwest Athletics ---