Feb 14, 2020 3:33 AM

Northwest women fall at Missouri Southern 67-61

Posted Feb 14, 2020 3:33 AM

JOPLIN, Missouri - The Northwest Missouri State University women's basketball team lost at the Missouri Southern Lions 67-61 Thursday. The Bearcats struggled from the field only shooting 38.5% on the night but shot 41.4% from behind the arc. Northwest allowed 28 points in the paint and only scored 16. 
Mallory McConkey led the Bearcats with 19 points, six rebounds and three assists. Paityn Rau and Kylie Coleman also had six rebounds and Kendey Eaton also had three assists. Coleman and Jaelyn Haggard were also in double figures for the Bearcats with 12 points each. Haggard continued her hot stretch from three-point land going 3-5 from behind the arc. 
Destiny Cozart led the Lions with 21 points, followed by Madi Stokes with 13 and Kaiulani Jones with 11. Stokes added 10 rebounds to give herself a double-double on the game. The Lions outrebounded the Bearcats 35-31. 
Northwest will be back in action on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at Pittsburg State. 
--- Northwest Athletics ---

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Griffons roll at Pitt State 95-79 for seventh straight win

PITTSBURG, Kan. – The Missouri Western men's basketball team (14-11, 10-4) won its seventh consecutive game Wednesday as they defeated Pittsburg State 95-79 at John Lance Arena. It's the third straight road game the Griffons have led wire-to-wire and the win clinched a spot in the MIAA Basketball Championships for MWSU.

The Griffons made 14 of 25 3-point attempts (56%) on the night and shot 53.7% from the field, leading by as many as 27 points at Pittsburg. Missouri Western dished out 24 assists on the night, the 5th most for a Griffon team since at least the 2000-01 season.

Missouri Western led by nine at the half, but built that 27-point lead about midway through the second half. Some late turnovers allowed Pittsburg State to cut into the Griffon lead, but never really threaten.


-The seven game MIAA win streak is the longest for the program since winning the final nine regular season games of the 2001-02 season.

- 10 MIAA wins are the most for the program since the 2010-11 season.

- The Griffons moved into a third place tie with Rogers State in the MIAA standings, but hold the tiebreaker over the Hillcats for the No. 3 seed should the tie not be broken.

- It will also be the first time since 2010-11 that the Griffons get to Kansas City in the MIAA's postseason tournament without an on-campus play-in game.

- The Griffons will make their first postseason appearance since the 2017-18 season.

- The team's 56% 3-point shooting was a season-high.

- For the third time in the last five games, five Griffons scored in double-figures.

- Tyus Millhollin tied an MWSU single season record with his 79th 3-point field goal of the season, going 5 of 9 from long range and scoring 17 points.

- Tyree Martin's five blocks in the game are tied for second most in a game by a Griffon since the record has been tracked. Martin was also 4 of 5 from the field for 10 points with a team-high eight rebounds.

- Reese Glover was 5 of 7 from 3-point range for a game-high 19 points.

- Tyrell Carroll added seven more assists and now has 138 on the season, 4th most at MWSU since at least 2000-01. His season average of six per game would be an MWSU single season record.


The streak will be put to the test Saturday at No. 14 Missouri Southern (18-4, 11-2). The Lions first have to face No. 1 Northwest Missouri State on Thursday night in Joplin.

--- MWSU Athletics ---