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Northwest Bearcats

Press Release

February 3, 2007

Bearcats Down Jennies in Second Meeting

MARYVILLE, Mo. - ( stats) The Northwest Missouri State women's basketball team gained a win versus the University of Central Missouri Jennies 81-66 on 47.8 (32-67) percent shooting from the field. All five starters for the Bearcats ended the game in double-digit scoring and scored all but eight of the teams 81 points. Sophomore guard Jessica Burton had all the bench points with eight.

Northwest led by as much as 10 in the early in the first half, 15-5, but went into the locker room with just a four point margin, 31-27. The second half was all Bearcats as Northwest extended its halftime lead to as much as 17 points after a layup by junior guard Kelli Nelson.

Junior post Mandi Schumacher displayed the best game of her career finishing with 24 points, a career high, on 12-of-16 shooting. Schumacher also grabbed eight rebounds and committed just one turnover. Junior forward Lauren Williams contributed 14 points while senior guard Katie O'Grady and sophomore guard Meghan Brue each chipped in 12 points. O'Grady led the team with six assists, while Brue had a team-high nine rebounds.

Central Missouri also had five players in double-digits led by Stephanie Cook's 13 points. Kim Battle dished out 11 assists and had three blocks.

It is the first time since an 80-58 win versus Saint Martins that the Bearcats had five players in double-digits. The 47.8 percent team field goal percentage is the second highest of the season.

The win moves Northwest to 13-8 (6-6 MIAA) and drops Central Missouri to 12-8 (5-6 MIAA).

Northwest will battle Truman State Wednesday, Feb. 7 at 5:30 p.m. The Bearcats won the first meeting of the season 80-57 in Maryville, Mo.

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

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