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Jan. 10, 2011

This Week in Bearcat Athletics

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The Northwest Missouri State men's and women's basketball teams have a pair of conference matchups and track and field will compete at the Nebraska Holiday Inn Invitational, this week in Bearcat Athletics.

The Bearcat basketball teams will host Central Missouri Wednesday night inside Bearcat Arena. The women tip-off at 5:30 p.m. with the men to follow at around 7:30 p.m. The Central Missouri women are 7-7 overall and 3-5 in the MIAA, while the men are 8-6 and 3-5.

Northwest will then travel to Bolivar, Mo., on Saturday to face Southwest Baptist in a doubleheader again beginning at 5:30 p.m. The Baptist women are 5-7 and 2-6 in the conference. The "purple" Bearcat men are 7-7 overall and 4-4 in the MIAA.

The Northwest women (10-2, 6-2 MIAA) are coming off of two victories last week. The first came against Missouri Western, 81-73, and the second was a 73-72 double-overtime thriller over Truman on Saturday. The Bearcat women have won six-straight games. Gentry Dietz recorded a double-double in both games last week and averaged 23 points, 12 rebounds and 3.5 blocks per game.

The Bearcat men (4-8, 2-6 MIAA) split both of their games last week. Northwest defeated Missouri Western on Wednesday 75-63. Elijah Allen scored 14 points and pulled down a career-high 16 rebounds in the win. DeShaun Cooper scored a career-high 26 points against the Griffons. Northwest then fell to Truman on Saturday 73-58. Shaneel Narayan tied a season-high with 22 points in the loss.

The Northwest indoor track season continues for the first time in more than a month as the Bearcats travel to Lincoln, Neb., for the Nebraska Holiday Inn Invitational on Friday and Saturday. Northwest last competed at the Iowa State Holiday Preview and the Doane Multi-events on Dec. 10 and 11.

Schedule of Events:

Wednesday, January 12
Women's Basketball Central Missouri Maryville, Mo. 5:30 p.m.
Men's Basketball Central Missouri Maryville, Mo. 7:30 p.m.
Friday, January 14
Track and Field Nebraska Holiday Inn Invitational Lincoln, Neb.
Saturday, January 15
Track and Field Nebraska Holiday Inn Invitational Lincoln, Neb.
Women's Basketball Southwest Baptist Bolivar, Mo. 5:30 p.m.
Men's Basketball Southwest Baptist Bolivar, Mo. 7:30 p.m.


For more information, please contact:

Media Relations Department, Northwest Athletics
sid@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1118 | Fax: 660.562.1582

Northwest Athletics
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