Dec. 5, 2008
Brue Goes for 1,000 Career Points in 100th Career Game
MARYVILLE, Mo. - Senior guard Meghan Brue stands 18 points away from 1,000 career points in what we will be 100th career game when Northwest Missouri State (4-3, 0-1 MIAA) travels to second-ranked Washburn (6-0, 1-0) Dec. 6 for a 5:30 p.m. game at Lee Arena.
It's the first meeting between the two programs in December since the inaugural meeting in 1981. Northwest won that game 75-54 in Whiting Fieldhouse as four Bearcats scored in double figures, led by 20 from Monica Booth.
Saturday will be a rematch of the MIAA tournament semifinal, which Northwest won 59-56 en route to the tournament championship. Washburn and Northwest are the only two programs to win the conference tournament title since the tournament was moved to Kansas City's Municipal Auditorium.
Brue stands with 982 points in 99 career games and shares the conference lead with 107 points this season. She leads Northwest with 43 rebounds and is second in steals among MIAA players with 21 this season.
Amber Vandevender also has a chance to surpass 1,000 career points after a season-high 12 points against No. 12 Emporia State Dec. 3. She has 994 points, with 847 coming from a two-year career at North Central Missouri College.
After matching her career-high with five blocks against the Hornets, Rickeya McElroy will get a chance to move into season records against the Lady Blues. Washburn has only allowed nine blocked shots this season (1.5 avg), while McElroy has averaged 2.43 per game, good for second in the MIAA.
Saturday will be the second straight nationally-ranked opponent for the Bearcats, after a 70-61 loss to No. 12 Emporia State Dec. 3 to start the MIAA season. The Lady Blues have been nationally ranked in 97 consecutive polls since the 2003 season.
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