Dec. 17, 2007
Bearcats Split a Pair in Honolulu
HONOLULU, Hawaii-The Northwest Missouri State women's basketball team defeated Chaminade 108-40 Sunday and lost 67-62 to Angelo State Monday in its two games at the Hoop N Surf Classic. The two games move the Bearcats to 5-4 this season.
Senior center Mandi Schumacher scored 17 and 20 points in the two games, respectively, to lead the team. In so doing, she became the 20th player in program history to score 1,000 points. Schumacher ranks 19th on the Bearcats' all-time scoring list with 1,020 points.
Schumacher earned her 10th career double-double by adding 12 boards to her 20 points against Angelo State. She leads the team with 12.3 and 6.2 rebounds per game.
Northwest 108, Chaminade 40
The Bearcats shot 73 percent in the first half and led 64-24 at halftime against the Silverswords (0-5). Lauren Williams had five of Northwest's 19 steals in the game. Chaminade shot less than 29 percent from the field, made one 3-pointer and committed 27 turnovers.
Schumacher's 17 points led six Bearcats in double figures. Andrea Dill had 14 points. Micaela Uriell and Emma Frost-Briley chipped in 12 points each. Frost-Briley was 4-of-6 from 3-point range.
Angelo State 67, Northwest 62
Lindsey Leatherman and Christie Rasmussen combined for seven 3's for Angelo State and finished with 20 and 13 points, respectively. The Bearcats were 3-for-22 from 3-point range (13.6 percent) and missed its first 16 treys before Williams connected with four minutes remaining.
Schumacher had 15 points and nine rebounds in the first half and Dill made a jumper in the closing seconds of the first half to give Northwest a 31-30 lead at the break.
Two free throws by Meghan Brue gave the Bearcats a 37-32 lead and Schumacher made it 43-39 with a wide-open look in the lane. The Rams scored the game's next 15 points in a seven-minute span to take an 11-point lead. Northwest closed within four in the final minute, but drew no closer.
Northwest was 17-for-21 from the free-throw line and had 34 points in the paint. Williams finished with 11 points while Brue had seven points and seven rebounds.
Next Up: Northwest played its final non-conference games of the regular season and will begin MIAA play Jan. 2 against Southwest Baptist in Maryville.
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