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Northwest Bearcats

Press Release

January 27, 2007

Northwest Wins the Battle of Bearcats Taking Down Southwest Baptist 64-49

MARYVILLE, Mo. - ( stats) The Northwest Missouri State women's basketball team shot exactly 50 (14-28) percent in the second half en route to a 64-49 victory in front of 1,127 fans. The Bearcats took a three point lead into halftime, 26-23, thanks to eight first half points from sophomore guard Meghan Brue. In the second half, SBU tied the game at 33 after a layup from freshman forward Erica Reeves. Northwest then went on a 19-2 run, eight of those 19 coming from junior post Mandi Schumacher, to gain a 17-point lead, the largest of the game.

The win moves Northwest back to .500 in MIAA (5-5) and gives them a 12-7 overall record. SBU falls to 3-7 in MIAA action and 11-8 overall.

Schumacher finished with a game-high 17 points, 15 in the second half, and narrowly missing a double-double with nine boards. Brue contributed 16 points on 6-of-11 shooting and grabbed seven rebounds. Sophomore guard Jessica Burton had four steals and eight points in 22 minutes of action. Junior forward Lauren Williams had nine rebounds, all defensive.

The Lady Bearcats had only one player in double-digits as senior forward Livia Brito recorded 11 points. Brito and sophomore Leslie Hanchery each had a team-high six rebounds.

It is the second time Northwest has held an opponent under 50 points, the first was against Missouri Valley in the Winstead-Reeves Classic on Nov. 18, 2006. Northwest shot 42.4 (25-59) percent in the game, only the second time in the last 10 games eclipsed 40 percent.

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