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Northwest Bearcats

Press Release


Feb. 1, 2014

Balanced scoring extends Bearcats’ win streak

Box Score

MARYVILLE, Mo. – The Northwest Missouri State men’s basketball team extended its winning streak to eight games with a 92-59 victory over Lincoln University on Saturday afternoon at Bearcat Arena. Northwest had five players reach double figures to improve to 16-5 overall and 11-1 in MIAA play. Lincoln drops to 2-18 overall and 0-12 in conference action.

Grant Cozad came off the bench to score a team-high 16 points with six rebounds. Conner Crooker scored 15 points and Dillon Starzl added 13 points with seven rebounds. Zach Schneider hit three three-pointers to finish with 12 points and seven rebounds. Bryston Williams had four steals to go along with 10 points.

As a team, Northwest shot 60.7 percent from the field, going 34-for-56, including 10 makes from beyond the arc. The Bearcats also outrebounded the Blue Lions, 43-17, and had 17-second chance points.

Lincoln held an early 9-8 advantage on the Bearcats with 17:07 left in the first half. But Northwest would never trail for the rest of the contest, building an 11 point halftime lead, 41-30. In the second half, Lincoln would pull to within eight points at 48-40 with 15:31 left in the game. But the Bearcats would go on an 18-5 run to secure the win. Northwest’s largest lead of 33 points came on the final basket of play on a layup from Jordan Ashton.

Up next, Northwest will host Missouri Western on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 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
Lamkin Activity Center | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468