Jan 05, 2020 3:04 AM

Missouri Western women roll past Rogers State for fifth straight win

Posted Jan 05, 2020 3:04 AM

ST. JOSEPH - The Missouri Western Women's Basketball team (10-2, 2-1) led wire-to-wire in its fifth consecutive victory, 76-61 over Rogers State (2-11, 0-4).

The Griffons picked up conference win No. 2 on the season and kept Rogers State winless in its first season as an MIAA member. The Griffons were dominant in the first half, shooting 53% and leading 45-20 at the break. Rogers State won the second half, outscoring the Griffons 41-31. Rogers State shot 61% in the third quarter after shooting 18% in the first. Missouri Western led by as many as 29 in the game and had nine players score in the first half.

· The Griffon sled 22-7 after one quarter of play.
· Corbyn Cunningham was 9 of 12 from the field, scoring a team-high 20 points with seven rebounds and a team-high five assists.
· Missouri Western missed just 16 shots in the first half, eight in each quarter.
· The Griffons pulled down 42 rebounds to Rogers State's 32.
· Anastacia Johnson scored 11 points with seven rebounds, four assists and a team-high three steals.
· Mychaell Gray added 11 points on 5 of 7 shooting.
· Simone Rodney made her first three 3-point attempts and finished with nine points.

UP NEXT The Griffons host Northeastern State (4-7, 2-2) at 5:30 p.m. on Jan. 6. The RiverHawks lost 62-40, Saturday at Northwest Missouri State.

--- MWSU Athletics ---

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Northwest women pull away to defeat RiverHawks 62-40

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 ---