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Northwest Bearcats

Press Release

January 6, 2007

Northwest Women Drop Second Game in a Row

TOPEKA, Kan . - ( stats) The Northwest Missouri State womens basketball team lost its second consecutive game tonight, 71-57, to #3 Washburn University. A stingy Washburn defense held Northwest to 32.1 (17-53) percent field goal percentage. The Bearcats gained the lead only once as Meghan Brue scored the first points of the game for a 2-0 advantage. Washburn gained a 3-2 lead with a 3-pointer by Jessica Aebi and never relinquished the lead thanks to a swarming Lady Blues defense in the first half.

Northwest offense was shut down in the first half shooting a dismal 16.7 (4-24) percent compared to Washburn's 45.5 (15-33) percent. Northwest had a season-low in points in the first half, scoring only 20 points. Eleven of those points come from sophomore guard Meghan Brue.

Two Northwest players hit double-digits tonight as Meghan Brue dropped in 16 points on 4-of-10 shooting and junior Ashley Baker had 11 points hitting her first career 3-pointer. It is the fourth game in a row Brue has led the team in scoring.

Senior forward Brooke Ubelaker led all scorers with 18 points on 7-of-11 shooting and junior forward Amanda Holmes recorded a double-double with 13 rebounds and 10 points.

Northwest is now 9-4 overall and 2-2 in the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA). It is the sixth consecutive loss to Washburn and the 22nd consecutive loss to Washburn on their home floor. Northwest is now 0-4 against ranked opponents this season.

The Bearcats travel to Missouri Southern Jan. 10 for a 5:30 p.m. tip-off and then host Pittsburg state in Bearcat Arena on Jan. 13 at 1:30 p.m.

For more information, please contact:

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

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