Jan. 26, 2009
Bearcat Weekly for the Week of Jan. 26, 2009
|Wednesday, January 28|
|Women's Basketball||Northwest hosts No. 10 Washburn||Bearcat Arena||5:30 p.m.|
|Men's Basketball||Northwest hosts Washburn||Bearcat Arena||7:30 p.m.|
|Saturday, January 31|
|Track and Field||Northwest at Scott Nisely Memorial Classic||Crete, Neb.||1 p.m.|
|Women's Basketball||Northwest at Fort Hays State||Hays, Kan.||5:30 p.m.|
|Men's Basketball||Northwest at Fort Hays State||Hays, Kan.||7:30 p.m.|
|Sunday, February 1|
|Track and Field||Northwest at Kip Janvrin Multi-Events||Crete, Neb.||10 a.m.|
Men's Basketball (9-9, 4-7 MIAA)
- Northwest wraps up a three-game homestand with Washburn Wednesday before traveling to Fort Hays State Saturday.
- The Bearcats have won four of their last five games and their last three home games.
- Hunter Henry continues to lead the MIAA with 9.1 rebounds per game (nearly a rebound better than the next closest player).
- The Ichabods have lost their last four road games.
Women's Basketball (6-12, 2-9 MIAA)
- The Bearcats host their second-straight nationally-ranked opponent Wednesday in No. 10 Washburn before making the trip to Fort Hays State Saturday.
- Meghan Brue is averaging 19 points and 9.5 rebounds at home and has the MIAA's longest double-digit scoring streak at 17 games.
- Rickeya McElroy is shooting 57.4 percent from the field in the last five games and is tied for fourth in season blocked shots record with 31.
- Micaela Uriell is averaging 10.1 points per game during the conference season and is leading the team with a 82.1 free-throw percentage.
Men's Track and Field
- The entire Northwest men's team will rest this week before heading to South Dakota and Central Missouri next weekend.
- Tyler Shaw provisionally qualified and came within one-hundredth of a second of matching the program record in the 60-meter hurdles at the Prairie Wolf Invitational last weekend.
- Ben McKim surpassed the NCAA provisional qualifying mark for the third time this season with 52-11 in the shot put at Iowa State.
Women's Track and Field
- Northwest pentathletes will compete at the Kip Janvrin Multi-Events Meet Feb. 1 and select Bearcats will compete in the Scott Nisely Memorial Classic Jan. 31. Both events take are hosted by Doane College.
- Emily Churchman has already provisionally qualified in the pentathlon with a program-record 3,252 points at Doane earlier this season. She's 12th in national performance lists (as of Jan. 22).
- Anna O'Brien broke two program records and provisionally qualified at the Iowa State Open last weekend. She qualified in the mile run with 5:02.83 and finished second in the 1,000-meter run with 3:00.40.
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