Nov. 17, 2012
Big second half pushes ‘Cats past Cardinals
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. – A solid second half from Alex Sullivan helped the Northwest Missouri State men’s basketball team take a 75-56 win over William Jewell Saturday night at the 21st Annual Hillyard Tipoff Classic.
Northwest improved to 3-0 on the season and won both games at the Hillyard Classic for the second straight season. William Jewell fell to 1-2 on the season after knocking off Missouri Western 76-60 Friday night behind 10 three-pointers.
Saturday night however, was all Northwest.
Sullivan scored 14 second half points and finished 4-of-9 from behind the three-point arc to pace Northwest in the win. The senior guard finished with a game-high 22 points.
After taking a 27-23 lead at half time Northwest would never trail in the second half. The Bearcats outrebounded William Jewell 46-32 and also got 20 second chance points compared to only 12 for the Cardinals.
DeAngelo Hailey added 20 points for Northwest and pulled in six rebounds. Hailey and Sullivan combined for 42 points in the non-conference win while Kyle Schlake grabbed a game-high 12 rebounds.
The Bearcats continued a hot streak from behind the three-point line shooting 44 percent on 8-of-18 shooting.
Northwest returns to action after the Thanksgiving break as they host the Bearcat Classic Nov. 24 and 25. The Bearcats open with Upper Iowa on Saturday before closing out the tournament against Southwest Minnesota. Action for the Bearcats starts each day at 3 p.m.
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