Jan 19, 2020 3:39 AM

Griffons' upset bid comes up short at No. 2 Bearcats 65-56

Posted Jan 19, 2020 3:39 AM

MARYVILLE, Mo. – The Missouri Wesern men's basketball team made it interesting, but fell 65-56 at No. 2 Northwest Missouri State on Saturday afternoon. MWSU (7-11, 3-4) played the Bearcats (16-1, 6-1) as close as any MIAA team has, but couldn't close the gap after a Northwest run in the first half.

The Griffons led 9-4 early in the game, but a 9-0 Northwest run gave the Bearcats their first lead of the game. Missouri Western chipped away to go back on top 19-15 with 6:59 left in the first, but Northwest answered with a 16-4 run to take their largest lead of the game. The Griffons never led again. Overall, the game featured three lead changes, all in the first minutes. Northwest never led by more than 13 points.

NOTABLES

- Trevor Hudgins was the only Bearcat in double figures, scoring 31 points on 11 of 18 shooting from the field and 6 of 9 shooting from behind the arc. He scored 21 of Northwest's 31 first half points.

- Missouri Western pulled down 11 more rebounds than the Bearcats (37-26).

- Northwest made one more field goal (22) than the Griffons on two fewer attempts and made two more 3-point attempts than the Griffons on the same amount of attempts (20).

- Tyrell Carroll scored all 20 of his points in the second half to go with three steals and two assists. He sat out a good portion of the first half after picking up two quick fouls.

- Tyus Millhollin scored 15 first half points and ended the game with 18.

- JaRon Thames had a team-high eight rebounds.

UP NEXT

Missouri Western returns to the MWSU Fieldhouse on Thursday, Jan. 23 to host Fort Hays State (7-8, 1-6).

--- MWSU Athletics ---

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Missouri Western women roll to 71-53 win at Northwest

MARYVILLE, Mo. – The Missouri Western women's basketball team (13-3, 5-2) bounced back with a comfortable 71-53 win at rival Northwest Missouri State (8-8, 3-4) on Saturday afternoon.

MWSU trailed for just 37 seconds early in the contest, leading by as many as 19 points at several points in the game. The Griffons posted their highest MIAA field goal percentage of the season, shooting 52.5% from the floor. Four of five starters scored in double figures with Corbyn Cunningham leading the way for MWSU. The junior forward scored 21 points with 10 rebounds and led the team with a career-high six assists.

NOTABLES

- MWSU shot 58% in the first half to take a 39-22 lead to the break.

- After Northwest shot 50% from the field in the first quarter, MWSU limited the Bearcats to 18.8% (3-16) shooting in the second quarter.

- The Griffons needed just five 3-point field goals, scoring 36 points in the paint to Northwest's 16.

- MWSU scored 15 second chance points and didn't allow any for Northwest, holding the Bearcats to just three offensive rebounds.

- On the glass, the Griffons pulled down 48 boards to Northwest's 20.

- Simone Walker started with Chris Wilson out with an injury. Walker scored 10 points and matched a career-high with eight rebounds.

- Anastacia Johnson also matched a career-high on the glass, pulling down seven rebounds with 14 points and two steals.

- Katrina Roenfeldt scored eight of her 10 points in the second half and added seven rebounds and five assists.

UP NEXT

Missouri Western returns to the MWSU Fieldhouse on Thursday to host Fort Hays State (15-2, 6-2).

--- MWSU Athletics ---