Jan 24, 2020 5:10 AM

Northwest Missouri State women lose at home to UNK 75-51

Posted Jan 24, 2020 5:10 AM

MARYVILLE, Missouri - The Northwest Missouri State Bearcat women's basketball team fell to the Nebraska-Kearney Lopers 75-51 in Bearcat Arena.

The Bearcats fell behind early losing the first quarter 24-9, and were never able to work all the way back into the game. The Bearcats struggled offensively again, as they have in all three games without leading scorer Kendey Eaton. Northwest shot only 40.7% from the field and 16.7% from behind the three-point line. The Lopers were on fire from the floor in this game shooting over 50% from the field and from behind the arc. Northwest was outrebounded by Nebraska-Kearney 40-24.

The Bearcats were led in scoring by Paityn Rau and Mallory McConkey with 14 points each. Kylie Coleman led the team in rebounds with four. Northwest limited themselves to 11 turnovers, which is less than their season average of nearly 13.

The Lopers were led by Brooke Carlson with 22 points. Carlson added 4 steals, and 13 rebounds to give her a double-double on the game. Following Carlson in scoring was Madison Dreckman with 14, Elisa Backes with 12, and Haley Simental with 10.

Northwest will be back in action against #10 Fort Hays State on Saturday at 1:30 p.m in Bearcat Arena.

--- Northwest Athletics ---

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MWSU picked seventh in preseason MIAA baseball poll

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The MIAA announced its preseason coaches poll for the 2020 baseball season and Missouri Western is picked to finish seventh by the league's coaches.

The top spot belonged to defending NCAA Division II Central Region and MIAA champions, Central Missouri. The Mules received 120 points and 10 first-place votes in the poll.

Griffon Baseball's regular season will begin at Oklahoma Baptist on Jan. 31 with conference action beginning at Washburn on Feb. 28. The first home action will begin Feb. 21 against Minot State. Below is the complete 2020 MIAA Baseball Coaches Preseason Poll.

2020 MIAA Baseball Coaches Preseason Poll
1. Central Missouri (10) - 120 points
2. Central Oklahoma (1) - 107 points
3. Missouri Southern (1) - 102 points
4. Pittsburg State - 91 points
5. Emporia State - 79 points
6. Rogers State - 67 points
7. Missouri Western - 61 points
8. Northwest Missouri - 51 points
9. Washburn - 50 points
10. Northeastern State - 27 points
11. Newman - 21 points
12. Fort Hays State - 16 points

***Coaches Cannot Vote For Their Own Teams

--- MWSU Athletics ---