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Northwest Bearcats

Press Release


Jan. 4, 2014

Bearcats fall at home to Central Oklahoma

Box Score

MARYVILLE, Mo. – The Northwest Missouri State men’s basketball team fell to Central Oklahoma, 81-77, on Saturday afternoon at Bearcat Arena. UCO improved to 9-3 overall and 3-2 in MIAA play with the win while Northwest falls to 8-5 overall and 3-1 in conference action.

The Bearcats were lead by DeShaun Cooper who hit five three pointers and finished the evening with 20 points, six rebounds, four assists and two steals. Bryston Williams added four makes from beyond the arc, finishing with 18 points, four rebounds, two assists and two steals. Inside, Dillon Starzl had 15 points, going 4-for-5 from the field with six rebounds.

Northwest fell behind early in the first half but responded to take a 45-40 halftime lead. UCO began the game by scoring 21 of the first 28 points. Northwest slowly chipped away at the lead and took the first lead of the game with two minutes left in the first half on a Cooper three pointer, 39-37.

In the second half, the Bearcats would lead by as many as eight, 52-44, on another Cooper three with 17:31 remaining. But the Bronchos would go on a 28-10 run over the next 10 minutes to take the lead for good. UCO’s Josh Gibbs had 30 points and 14 rebounds, both game highs.

The Bearcats will host Northeastern State on Monday, Jan. 6, at 7:30 p.m. at Bearcat Arena.

For more information, please contact:

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

Northwest Athletics
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