Feb 06, 2020 4:43 AM

Western women use fast start to roll past Blue Tigers 72-53

Posted Feb 06, 2020 4:43 AM

ST. JOSEPH – The Missouri Western women's basketball team (16-5, 8-4) jumped out to a 15-0 lead on Lincoln (3-18, 0-12) and cruised to a 72-53 victory Wednesday night in the MWSU Fieldhouse.

Missouri Western scored on 11 of its 16 first quarter possessions to build a 26-9 lead after one quarter. The Griffons shot 58.8% in the quarter while holding Lincoln to 30% shooting. MWSU was cooled the rest of the game, but still managed to shoot 46.8% on the night.


- The Griffons moved to 10-1 in the MWSU Fieldhouse, avenging their first home loss of the season, nearly two weeks ago.

- All five Griffon starters scored in double figures.

- Missouri Western needed just two points on 1 of 12 shooting from its bench to handle the Blue Tigers.

- Chris Wilson led the Griffons with 17 points on 8 of 12 shooting with nine rebounds.

- Corbyn Cunningham was 6 for 6 from the field, scoring 15 points with nine rebounds.

- Katrina Roenfeldt scored 14 points on 5 of 10 shooting, 4 of 8 from 3-point range.

- Anastacia Johnson added 12 points with four assists and three steals.

- Kylee Williams scored 12 points on 4 of 8 shooting from 3-point range.


Missouri Western hosts No. 18 Central Missouri (17-3, 11-0) on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. The Jennies play at Northwest Missouri State, Thursday night, but took a 14-game win streak into this week. Central Missouri defeated the Griffons 63-52 in Warrensburg earlier this season. Missouri Western took a lead to the fourth quarter and led by one with five minutes left, but UCM closed out the game on a 12-2 run.

--- MWSU Athletics ---

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MWSU's Roy Robles named MIAA Pitcher of the Week

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Missouri Western baseball senior pitcher Roy Robles has been named the MIAA Pitcher of the Week after striking out an MWSU-record 17 batters in the first game of the 2020 season last week.

Robles recorded all but one out in his six innings of work via strikeout with 15 of them swinging. Behind that pitching performance, the Griffons won their season opener, 5-3 at Oklahoma Baptist. Robles got the win, pitching six innings and allowing one hit on two runs and five walks. A fly ball for the third out of the second inning was the only ball put in play through Robles' six innings. The senior lefty's perfomrance bested the program's previous single game record of 14 strikeouts, which was accomplished five times by four different players. Robles was one of them, fanning 14 at Ouachita Baptist on Feb. 8, 2019.

The Griffons (1-2) continue the 2020 season Friday when they begin a four-game series at Southern Arkansas.

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