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Northwest Bearcats

Press Release

December 17, 2005

Northwest Wins Second Game of Incarnate Word Classic

SAN ANTONIO, Tex. - The Northwest Missouri State men's basketball team used domination in the second day of the Incarnate Word Classic this evening. The Bearcats were able to defeat Dallas Christian 94-46.

Northwest was with out the services of junior Reggie Robinson (Chicago, Ill.) tonight due to a sore ankle. Robinson's foot was stepped on in last night's game against Texas A&M-Kingsville.

The Bearcats opened the game up shooting 40 percent from the field and had 12 points from senior Austin Meyer (Blue Springs, Mo.). Meyer was five-of-seven from the field at the break and two-of-four from downtown.

The Northwest defense forced Dallas Christian into 16 turnovers, and the Bearcats scored 15 points off of the miscues. Northwest also stole the 12 times in the first stanza, while only getting pick pocketed twice.

On the rebounding side of the game, Northwest cleaned the glass up getting 26, while only allowing Dallas Christian to get 12. The Bearcats grabbed 15 offensive boards and 11 defensive, and were led by junior Ed Hudson (Miami, Fla.), who had six of his game and career-high 12.

In the second half, Northwest shot 58 percent from the field, forced 10 turnovers and stole the ball seven times.

Dallas Christian did not make it to the line in the second half and for the entire game they were one-of-five. While the Bearcats went seven-of-nine from the free throw line in the second stanza.

Offensively for the Bearcats in the second half they were led by junior Brandon Maxie (Ducanville, Tex.), who had eight points. For the game, Maxie had 10 points and four assists.

All together for Northwest they had five athletes get into double figures, with Meyer leading the way with 18, followed by senior Mose Howard (Omaha, Neb.) and his 15, redshirt freshman Hunter Henry (Lenexa, Kan.) had a career high14. Hudson had his first double-double of his Northwest career as he pulled down 12 rebounds and scored 13 points.

The Bearcats are now 8-2 on the 2005-06 season, while Dallas Christian moves to 3-8. Northwest will take a couple of days off before they hit the hardwood again on Tuesday against St. Mary's (Tex.).

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

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