November 19, 2006
Northwest Holds Lincoln Scoreless in First 10 Minutes; Cruises to 75-46 Win
MARYVILLE, Mo. - ( stats ) #18 Northwest Missouri State men's basketball held Lincoln (Mo.) scoreless in the game's first 10:43 and cruised to the 75-46 victory this afternoon from Bearcat Arena in the final game of the Ryland Milner Classic. During the scoring drought for Lincoln, the Tigers missed 11 straight shots from the field and turned the ball over 11 times before Gregg Charles made the team's first basket at 9:16. At that point, Northwest led 14-2.
Northwest held a 28-12 advantage at the half limiting Lincoln to 3-of-22 shooting (.136) and forcing 17 turnovers. LU hit the 10-point mark with 2:46 remaining in the first stanza. Lincoln scored a trey courtesy of Jordan Rush to begin the second half, but Northwest responded with a 20-8 run over the next seven minutes to take a 48-23 lead.
The Northwest bench was emptied in the final 10 minutes as 12 of 13 Bearcats found the scoring column. Sophomore Hunter Henry was the game's leading scorer for the second straight game with 17 points and 13 rebounds -- it was his second career double-double and first since Nov. 15, 2005 against St. Mary (Kan.). Junior Andy Peterson notched his second-straight game over 10 points with 11 and seven rebounds.
Lincoln was led by the nine points from James Edwards. Overall, the guests from Lincoln shot 27 percent (14-of-52). Northwest finished 29-of-66 from the floor (.439). The Bearcats held a 43-36 advantage in rebounding and forced 25 total turnovers.
Northwest stays home and welcomes Graceland (Iowa) on Tuesday, Nov. 21 for a 7:00 p.m. tip-off.
NOTES: The 17 turnovers forced by Northwest in the first half is the most in a half since 17 against St. Mary's (Tex.) Dec. 20, 2005 ... Lincoln's head coach was whistled with his second technical foul at the 2:24 mark of the second half and was ejected ... Northwest has forced 53 turnovers in its first two games.