Feb 09, 2020 4:07 AM

Missouri Western women upset No. 18 Central Missouri 67-57

Posted Feb 09, 2020 4:07 AM

ST. JOSEPH – The Missouri Western women's basketball team (17-5, 9-4) trailed No. 18 Central Missouri (18-4, 12-1) 2-0, 22 seconds into Saturday's game. They never trailed again. Missouri Western used a 19-0 run and went on to end the Jennies 15-game winning streak 67-57.

Missouri Western handed Central Missouri its first MIAA loss of the season and its first since Feb. 9 of last year. It also snapped a streak of seven straight MWSU losses to the Jennies. The win with Newman's loss on Saturday clinched the team's spot in the MIAA Women's Basketball Championships to be held March 4-8 at Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, Missouri.

All five Griffons starters scored in double figures with Corbyn Cunningham and Chris Wilson both turning in double-doubles. The Griffons shot 53% from the field in the first quarter with UCM going 2 of 9 for 22%. The third quarter wasn't much different, where MWSU shot 46% while limiting the Jennies to 28% shooting.

NOTABLES

- The win was the second this season for MWSU over a ranked opponent after defeating then No. 10 Fort Hays 60-57 on Jan. 23.

- Missouri Western led for 38:56 of the game, leading by as many as 20 points with two different 18-point leads.

- The Griffons outscored the Jennies by 10 in the paint and had 17 second chance points to the Jennies' nine.

- MWSU held Morgan Fleming to five points on 1 of 7 shooting. Fleming was averaging 15 points per game.

- Katrina Roenfeldt went 5 of 9 from 3-point range and led the Griffons with 17 points and five assists.

- Cunningham scored 13 points with 11 rebounds.

- Kylee Williams was 3 of 6 from 3-point range and scored 11 points.

- Wilson had 10 points and 11 rebounds. Anastacia Johnson also scored 10 points.

UP NEXT

The Griffons go back on the road to take on Pittsburg State (12-9, 8-5) on Feb. 12. The Gorillas' 82-75 at Washburn on Saturday was their second in a row.

--- MWSU Athletics ---

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Northwest Missouri State women roll past Lincoln 59-45

The Northwest Missouri State University women's basketball team defeated the Lincoln Blue Tigers 59-45 in Bearcat Arena to complete the season sweep of Lincoln. The Bearcats shot poorly from the field but played stellar defense on the game to get the win. The Bearcats were able to take advantage of Blue Tiger turnovers, outscoring them off turnovers 11-2. 
Jaelyn Haggard continued her streak of making four threes for her fourth straight game. She added four more points to lead all scorers with 16 points. Paityn Rau added 12 points on only seven shots and Mallory McConkey was also in double digits with 10 points. McConkey and Erika Schlosser led the Bearcats with five rebounds. Schlosser also led the Bearcats with three assists.
Natasha Dolinsky and Vivian Chigbu led Lincoln in scoring with 12 points each. Alecia Gulledge led the Blue Tigers in rebounds with nine, and Dolinksy led them three assists.
The Bearcats will be back in action on the road at Missouri Southern on Thursday at 5:30 p.m.
--- Northwest Athletics ---