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Northwest Bearcats

Press Release

Feb. 16, 2009

Bearcat Weekly for the Week of Feb. 16, 2009

Bearcat Weekly .pdf file

Monday, February 16
Baseball Northwest at Arkansas Tech (2/7) Russellville, Ark. 2 p.m.
Wednesday, February 18
Baseball Northwest at Henderson State (2/7) Arkadelphia, Ark. 12 p.m.
Women's Basketball Northwest vs. Truman Bearcat Arena 5:30 p.m.
Men's Basketball Northwest vs. Truman Bearcat Arena 7:30 p.m.
Friday, February 20
Softball Northwest vs. St. Mary's Durant, Okla. 10 a.m.
Track and Field Northwest at Central Missouri Classic Warrensburg, Mo. 11 a.m.
Softball Northwest vs. Southwestern Oklahoma State Durant, Okla. 4 p.m.
Baseball Northwest at Southern Arkansas Magnolia, Ark. 6 p.m.
Friday, February 20
Men's Basketball Northwest at No. 11 Central Missouri Warrensburg, Mo. 11 a.m.
Softball Northwest vs. Central Oklahoma Durant, Okla. 12 p.m.
Baseball Northwest vs. Southern Indiana Magnolia, Ark. 1 p.m.
Women's Basketball Northwest at Central Missouri Warrensburg, Mo. 2 p.m.
Softball Northwest at Southeastern Oklahoma State Durant, Okla. 2 p.m.
Saturday, February 22
Softball Northwest vs. Angelo State Durant, Okla. 10 a.m.
Softball Northwest vs. Newman Durant, Okla. 2 p.m.

Men's Basketball (11-12, 6-10 MIAA)

  • Northwest hosts Truman Wednesday night before making its national television debut Saturday at No. 11 Central Missouri in an 11 a.m. game.
  • The Central Missouri game will be shown nationally on CBS College Sports Network (formerly CSTV) and on MetroSports in Kansas City and through Mediacom in Missouri, Illinois and Iowa.
  • The Bearcats have won eight of the last nine home games against Truman. The Bulldogs are 0-10 on the road this season.
  • Northwest defeated then-No. 19 Central Missouri 61-57 Jan. 14 in Bearcat Arena to snap a seven-game winning streak for the Mules. Central Missouri has won its last eight games as of Feb. 16.

Women's Basketball (7-16, 3-13 MIAA)

  • The Bearcats host Truman Wednesday night and travel to Central Missouri Saturday for a 2 p.m. contest at the UCM Multipurpose Building.
  • Truman has lost its last 12 conference road games dating back to Jan. 20, 2007.
  • Jessica Burton is averaging 19 points and shooting 50 percent from the field during the last four games.
  • Meghan Brue needs 17 points to move into 13th career scoring charts, 22 to move into 12th and 51 to move into 11th.

Men's Track and Field

  • The Bearcats will be making the first of back-to-back trips to Warrensburg, Mo., this weekend for the Central Missouri Classic Feb. 20. The UCM Multipurpose Building will host the MIAA Championships next weekend, Feb. 27-March 1.
  • Tyler Shaw remains in fourth in Division II performance lists with 8.09 in the 60-meter hurdles.
  • Ben McKim is eighth among Division II throwers in the shot put with 55-5 3/4. He is tied for fourth in program performer lists with his older brother, Daniel.

Women's Track and Field

  • Northwest travels to Warrensburg, Mo., for the second time this season for the Central Missouri Classic Feb. 21.
  • Hannah Henry returns to the same track she broke her 60-meter hurdle record. She ran 8.96 at the UCM Mule Relays Feb. 6 to become the first Bearcat to break the nine-second barrier.

Baseball (1-1, 0-0 MIAA)

  • Northwest continues its Arkansas road trip with a doubleheader against Arkansas Tech Monday, a doubleheader at Henderson State and single nine-inning games at Southern Arkansas Friday and vs. Southern Indiana Saturday.
  • Bret Harvel picked up his 10th career win against Arkansas Tech in the season-opening game of the 2009 season.
  • Tim Beck hit three-of-five in the first two games of the season. He hit .381 at St. Louis Community College-Forest Park last season.

Softball (1-3, 0-0 MIAA)

  • The Bearcats go back to Oklahoma for six games at the Southeastern Oklahoma State Tournament Feb. 20-22.
  • Casey Carper is hitting .667 in the first four games of the season. She finished last season with .411.
  • Senior Cola Krueger is 1-1 on the season with a 3.27 ERA. She made her 100th career appearance against East Central Feb. 14.

For more information, please contact:

Media Relations Department, Northwest Athletics | 660.562.1118 | Fax: 660.562.1582

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