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Northwest Bearcats

Press Release

Jan. 27, 2009

Homestand Ends with No. 11 Washburn Wednesday Night

THE SERIES (WU LEADS 39-9)
-WU leads 13-5 when playing in Maryville
12/6/08: WU 67, NWMSU 48 (Topeka)
3/8/08: NWMSU 59, WU 56 (Kansas City)
2/20/08: WU 81, NWMSU 71 (Topeka)
1/12/08: NWMSU 50, WU 45 (Maryville)
2/14/07:WU 86, NWMSU 73 (Maryville)
1/6/07: WU 71, NWMSU 57 (Topeka)
2/22/06: WU 82, NWMSU 61 (Maryville)
1/4/06: W 84, NWMSU 71 (Topeka)
2/16/05: WU 69, NWMSU 50 (Maryville)
1/12/05: WU 99, NWMSU 49 (Topeka)
3/12/04: WU 65, NWMSU 64 (Springfield, Mo.)
3/6/04: NWMSU 76, WU 68 (Kansas City)
2/18/04: WU 66, NWMSU 57 (Topeka)
1/14/04: NWMSU 67, WU 59 (Maryville)
3/8/03: WU 57, NWMSU 52 (Kansas City)
2/12/03: WU 66, NWMSU 55 (Topeka)
1/15/03: WU 72, NWMSU 58 (Maryville)
2/13/02: WU 79, NWMSU 59 (Maryville)
1/16/02: WU 77, NWMSU 65 (Topeka)
2/21/01: WU 64, NWMSU 60 (Topeka)
1/24/01: NWMSU 69, WU 58 (Maryville)
2/23/00: WU 78, NWMSU 64 (Maryville)
1/26/00: WU 81, NWMSU 67 (Topeka)2/17/99: WU 73, NWMSU 54 (Maryville)
1/20/99: WU 80, NWMSU 57 (Topeka)
2/18/98: WU 58, NWMSU 57 (Topeka)
1/21/98: NWMSU 68, WU 65 (Maryville)
2/19/97: WU 80, NWMSU 72 (Maryville)
1/22/97: WU 75, NWMSU 60 (Topeka)
1/3/96: WU 83, NWMSU 74 (Topeka)
2/25/95: WU 92, NWMSU 63 (Maryville)
1/21/95: WU 78, NWMSU 57 (Topeka)
2/26/94: WU 77, NWMSU 62 (Topeka)
1/22/94: WU 73, NWMSU 56 (Maryville)
1/27/93: WU 72, NWMSU 47 (Topeka)
1/6/93: WU 70, NWMSU 53 (Maryville)
1/29/92: WU 55, NWMSU 44 (Maryville)
1/8/92: WU 94, NWMSU 74 (Topeka)
2/26/91: WU 71, NWMSU 58 (Topeka)
1/30/91: WU 65, NWMSU 62 (Topeka)
1/9/91: NWMSU 61, WU 48 (Maryville)
1/31/90: WU 82, NWMSU 73 (Maryville)
1/10/90: WU 83, NWMSU 60 (Topeka)
11/24/89: WU 80, NWMSU 55 (Topeka)
11/26/88: WU 70, NWMSU 65 (Topeka)
11/28/87: WU 85, NWMSU 75 (Topeka)
11/30/85: NWMSU 79, WU 65 (Topeka)
12/11/81: NWMSU 75, WU 54 (Topeka)

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MARYVILLE, Mo. - Northwest Missouri State (6-12, 2-9 MIAA) wraps up a three-game homestand by hosting its second straight nationally-ranked opponent Wednesday when No. 11 Washburn (15-3, 8-3 MIAA) travels to Maryville for a 5:30 p.m. contest.

The Lady Blues have been alternating wins and losses during the last seven games, and came from behind last Saturday to defeat Nebraska-Omaha 64-62. Washburn also lost 50-45 in their last game at Bearcat Arena Jan. 12, 2008.

Northwest has won two of the last four meetings with Washburn. Along with the 50-45 win at home last season, the Bearcats ended a 10-game win streak for the Lady Blues in the MIAA tournament with a 59-56 victory to advance to the championship game. Washburn would later bounce back and claim the NCAA South Central Regional title to advance to the national quarterfinals.

Meghan Brue has averaged 12 points in her last seven games against Washburn and has scored 10 or more points in her last 17 games. She's fifth in the MIAA with 277 points and third with 7.8 rebounds per game.

Brue enters Wednesday night with 77 career three-pointers, and needs one to move into a tie for seventh with Erica Hatterman in program records. Brue needs a pair of steals to tie for 10th in career records and 25 points to tie for 17th in career points.

Rickeya McElroy is averaging 15.8 points during the last five games. She's reached the 20-point mark twice in the last three games and leads the team with 31 blocked shots. She needs one block to move into a tie for third in season records. With 1.72 blocks per game, she's on pace to finish second in season records and 10th in career records with 47 blocked shots.

Micaela Uriell has made her last eight free throws, good for the third-longest active streak in the MIAA. Washburn's Janice Bright holds the longest streak at 18 free throws after going 15-of-15 against Emporia State to set the MIAA single-game record Jan. 17. Both players are averaging greater than 80 percent at the free-throw line.

Scouting the Lady Blues
Washburn has been ranked in 103 consecutive WBCA national polls since the 2002-03 season and were as high as No. 2 this season after starting on a 12-game win streak.

Bright leads the league with 18.3 points per game and has a team-high 33 steals. She's scored 20 or more points in the last eight games and 10 or more points in the last 13.

Jessica Mainz, who already picked up All-MIAA soccer honors earlier this year, runs the Washburn offense as point guard and is fourth in the conference with 3.94 assists per game. She's averaging 5.9 points per game and shooting 55.7 percent from the field.

For more information, please contact:

Media Relations Department, Northwest Athletics
sid@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1118 | Fax: 660.562.1582

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