December 1, 2004
Northwest Wipes Out Haskell, 100-56
MARYVILLE, Mo. -- Northwest Missouri State men's basketball, freshly recognized in the National Assocation of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Poll yesterday at No. 23, bounced out Haskell Indian Nations University, 100-56 tonight in Bearcat Arena. Northwest sprinted out to a 10-0 advantage, holding Haskell without a bucket until a traditional three-point play converted by Jeremiah Rector at the 14:04 mark of the first half.
The win propels NWMSU to a 6-1 mark and extend its home non-conference winning streak to 38 games. Haskell drops to 0-13 on the season.
Junior Austin Meyer, who tied a career-high with five treys with all coming in the first stanza, sparked a 11-0 spurt after Rector's first score to give the 'Cats a 21-3 lead at the 11:10 mark. From that point, Northwest never led by less than 13 points.
Meyer's 17 first half points nearly was as much as Haskell's halftime score of 23 - Northest led 50-23 after the first 20 minutes. In 21 minutes, Meyer went for 19 points, nine caroms, two assists and two steals.
Thirteen of the 14 Northwest players who dressed for the game scored at least two points led by reserve Andy Peterson who tallied seven points and a personal-high 10 boards. The 'Cat bench posted 38 points compared to 24 from the guests.
Senior Jesse Shaw totaled 14 points and swiped a career-tying five steals. Sophomore Brandon Maxie tied a personal-best with 11 points as he was awarded with his first career start. Senior Sky Wilson added 10 points and a game-best five assists.
Holding a 53 percent (37-of-70) mark overall, Northwest was 15-of-29 (.517) from three-point range. Also, the hosts held a 41-28 rebounding edge. Haskell finished at 37 percent (20-of-54) from the floor and just three-of-19 (.158) from beyond the arc.
The Fighting Indians received 10 points apiece from Jamison King and Chad Kaler.
Northwest next welcomes Central Bible College Monday, Dec. 6 at 7:00 p.m. to Bearcat Arena.