Dec. 6, 2008
Lady Blues Cruise in 67-48 Victory
TOPEKA, Kan. - Meghan Brue's bid for 1,000 career points came up seven points short as she led Northwest Missouri State (4-4, 0-2) with 11 points and a game-high five rebounds in a 67-48 loss to No. 2 Washburn (7-0, 2-0) tonight in Lee Arena.
A pair of free throws from Jessica Burton provided a 12-8 Northwest lead with 11:40 remaining in the first half, and a jumper from the paint from Brue tied the game at 14-14 with 9:43 remaining. But Washburn answered back and used an 8-0 run to take the lead for good and led at halftime 34-25.
The Lady Blues maintained a double-digit lead through the second half and gradually built their largest lead to 19 points with four free throws in the final two minutes.
Brue improved her career points total to 993 and Amber Vandevender improved to 998 with four points tonight.
Washburn used a balance offense with five players scoring eight or more points, led by Janice Bright's 13. Four players had four rebounds as the Lady Blues held a narrow rebounding advantage at 34-32.
Up Next: Northwest will wait a week before hitting the court again at Nebraska-Omaha Dec. 13 for a 4 p.m. game.
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