Jan 05, 2020 3:03 AM

Northwest women pull away to defeat RiverHawks 62-40

Posted Jan 05, 2020 3:03 AM

MARYVILLE, Mo. - The Northwest Missouri State University women's basketball team won their first MIAA home opener since 2012 by defeating the Northeastern State RiverHawks 62-40. After hopping out to a 29-20 lead at the half the Bearcats allowed the RiverHawks to go on a 10-2 run. This run was followed by an 11-3 run by the Bearcats, including two three-pointers made by Mia Stillman, to end the quarter 41-33. The fourth quarter was all Northwest, with the Bearcats winning the quarter 21-7.

Northwest's defense stepped up once again this year allowing only 42 points and holding to Northeastern to only 32.7% from the field. This is the fifth time this year that the Bearcats have held their opponent under 50 points. The Bearcats went 41% from the field and from the three-point line, along with making all nine of their free throws. The Bearcats outrebounded the RiverHawks 33-26 and had three less turnovers.

Mallory McConkey led all scorers with 17 points, going 5-12 from the field. Kendey Eaton was also in double figures for the Bearcats. Stillman led the team with nine rebounds, and Erika Schlosser led the team with eight assists.

Shae Sanchez was the only RiverHawk in double figures with 12 points. Cenia Hayes led Northeastern with nine rebounds, and the RiverHawks were held to just two assists on the game.

Northwest will be back in action Monday Jan. 6 at 5:30 p.m. against Rogers State.

--- Northwest Athletics ---

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Mizzou women lose SEC opener at No. 22 Tennessee 77-66

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Rennia Davis had 19 points and 12 rebounds as No. 22 Tennessee defeated Missouri 77-66 on Thursday in the Southeastern Conference opener for both teams.

Freshman Tamari Key scored a season-high 16 points and Jordan Horston added 13 as Tennessee (11-2) handed Missouri (3-11) its fifth consecutive loss. Tennessee's Jazmine Massengill had seven points and a career-high 12 assists with only one turnover.

Amber Smith scored 22 points and Aijha Blackwell added 16 for Missouri.

The Lady Vols scored the last eight points of the second quarter to lead 32-28 at halftime, and opened the third quarter with a 14-4 spurt to extend the margin to 46-32.

Missouri got the deficit down to four points early in the fourth quarter before Tennessee put the game away.

Tennessee outrebounded Missouri 43-22 and outscored the Tigers 19-4 in second-chance points. The Lady Vols entered the day with a plus-16.3 rebound margin that led all Division I teams.

--- Associated Press ---