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Northwest Bearcats

Press Release

Dec. 13, 2008

Two Bearcats Reach 1,000 Career Points in Loss to Nebraska-Omaha

Box Score

OMAHA, Neb. - Meghan Brue led Northwest with 15 points and Amber Vandevender contributed another four points as both surpassed 1,000 career points in a 83-67 loss to Nebraska-Omaha tonight in Sapp Fieldhouse.

Northwest scored on its first two possessions before the Mavericks put together a 14-4 run within the first four minutes. Another 19-4 run near the end of the first half allowed Nebraska-Omaha to take a 51-29 lead at the break.

A pair of free throws from Micaela Uriell after the first media timeout of the second half brought Northwest within 16 points, but the Bearcats would not be able close it further as the Mavericks scored 12 points off turnovers in the second half to claim its first MIAA victory.

Brue becomes the 22nd Bearcat in program history to score 1,000 career points in a Northwest uniform. She extended her double-digit scoring streak to eight games and grabbed a team-high eight rebounds, the most for her in conference play.

Vandevender finished with four points to surpass 1,000 career points in her second season with Northwest. She finished with a game-high six assists and led the Bearcats with a pair of steals.

Rickeya McElroy and Shelly Martin each scored in double-figures with 15 and 11, respectively. Martin scored nine of her 11 points in the second half off the bench, all of three-pointers.

Nebraska-Omaha shot 49.2-percent from the field, the highest by a Northwest opponent this season. Four Mavericks scored in double-figures, led by LaToya Wright's 17.

Up Next: Northwest wraps up a four-game road stretch with a trip to St. George, Utah, for a nonconference matchup with Dixie State Dec. 22

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

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