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Northwest Bearcats

Press Release


Dec. 1, 2012

Bearcats open the season 6-0

MARYVILLE, Mo. – The Northwest Missouri State men’s basketball team defeated York College (Neb.) 80-69 Saturday to stay perfect in the 2012-13 season.

The Bearcats opened up the first half quick getting out to a 10 point lead just six minutes into the game. York would not go away as they took the lead 33-31 with under four minutes left in the half.

Grant Cozard was 2-2 from the line in the final minute before halftime to put the Bearcats up 37-35.

The Panthers had brought the game within three points at 69-66 when Dillon Starzl came up big with an offensive rebound and put-back to go up 72-66. The Bearcats never looked back as they earned their sixth win of the season.

Dillon Starzl took over in the second half as the junior put in 18 points in the second half along with three rebounds and two blocks. Starzl finished with six rebounds and a team high 24 points.

DeAngelo Hailey was one rebound shy of a double-double but finished with nine boards and 12 points.

This is the second consecutive season the Bearcats have gotten off to a 6-0 start. Northwest opens up MIAA competition Wednesday against Lindenwood (4-1) at Bearcat Arena for a 7:30 p.m. tipoff.

For more information, please contact:

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

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