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Northwest Bearcats

Press Release

Feb. 25, 2009

Bearcats Face Must-Win Game on Senior Night

THE SERIES (NWMSU LEADS 24-20)
-NWMSU leads 12-7 when playing in Maryville
1/17/09: SBU 82, NWMSU 79 (Bolivar)
3/9/08: NWMSU 82, SBU 58 (Kansas City)
2/2/08: NWMSU 85, SBU 80 (Bolivar)
1/2/08: NWMSU 101, SBU 97 (Maryville)
1/27/07: NWMSU 64, SBU 49 (Maryville)
12/9/06: NWMSU 93, SBU 83 (Bolivar) - OT
2/18/06: NWMSU 84, SBU 79 (Bolivar)
1/7/06: NWMSU 72, SBU 67 (Maryville)
1/29/05: SBU 81, NWMSU 67 (Maryville)
12/30/04: NWMSU 96, SBU 89 (Bolivar)
1/31/04: NWMSU 72, SBU 70 (Bolivar)
12/30/03: NWMSU 80, SBU 68 (Maryville)
3/6/03: NWMSU 64, SBU 57 (Kansas City)
2/15/03: NWMSU 59, SBU 55 (Bolivar)
1/18/03: NWMSU 70, SBU 67 (Maryville)
2/16/02: SBU 78, NWMSU 68 (Maryville)
1/19/02: SBU 78, NWMSU 70 (Bolivar)
2/27/01: SBU 74, NWMSU 67 (Bolivar) - OT
2/5/01: SBU 73, NWMSU 64 (Maryville)
1/8/01: SBU 84, NWMSU 61 (Bolivar)
1/31/00: SBU 90, NWMSU 77 (Bolivar)
1/3/00: SBU 102, NWMSU 63 (Maryville)
1/9/99: SBU 72, SBU 35 (Bolivar)
2/23/98: SBU 92, NWMSU 75 (Bolivar)
1/10/98: NWMSU 70, SBU 68 (Maryville)
1/11/97: SBU 69, NWMSU 62 (Bolivar)
2/20/96: SBU 92, NWMSU 79 (Bolivar)
1/17/96: NWMSU 62, SBU 59 (Maryville)
2/18/95: SBU 72, NWMSU 66 (Bolivar)
1/14/95: SBU 83, NWMSU 63 (Maryville)
2/19/94: SBU 80, NWMSU 72 (Maryville)
1/15/94: SBU 79, NWMSU 64 (Bolivar)
1/16/93: NWMSU 81, SBU 79 (Maryville)
1/17/92: SBU 86, NWMSU 81 (Bolivar)
1/19/91: NWMSU 70, SBU 45 (Maryville)
2/27/90: SBU 78, NWMSU 75 (Maryville)
1/20/90: NWMSU 52, SBU 49 (Bolivar)
2/4/89: SBU 65, NWMSU 62 (Bolivar)
1/11/89: NWMSU 75, SBU 56 (Maryville)
2/6/88: NWMSU 78, SBU 55 (Bolivar)
1/13/88: NWMSU 94, SBU 60 (Maryville)
2/16/87: NWMSU 84, SBU 75 (Maryville)
1/31/87: NWMSU 73, SBU 72 (Bolivar)
1972-73: NWMSU 83, SBU 37

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MARYVILLE, Mo. - A year ago, Northwest and Southwest Baptist met in Kansas City with an NCAA tournament bid on the line. Tonight, a berth in the MIAA tournament is at stake for both when the "Battle of the Bearcats" renews at 5:30 p.m. in Bearcat Arena. It will be the final home game for the four Northwest seniors, who have led the Bearcats to back-to-back NCAA tournament appearances.

Meghan Brue needs five points to move into 12th in all-time scoring records and three rebounds to become the ninth Bearcat with 1,200 points and 600 rebounds. Brue grabbed an arena-record 20 rebounds against Fort Hays State Dec. 29 and is 10th in career steals with 124. She is leading Northwest with 361 points, 173 rebounds and 40 steals this season.

Jessica Burton is averaging 19.7 points and shooting 56.3 percent from the field during the last six games. Burton is on pace to finish second in career records with 77.3 percent at the free throw line and is fourth in the MIAA this season with 80.6 percent.

Micaela Uriell is leading the Bearcats with 34 three-pointers and is the only player to start all 25 games this season. She has nearly doubled her career totals in points, rebounds, steals, assists and blocked shots this season.

Amber Vandevender reached 1,000 career points against Nebraska-Omaha Dec. 13 after a two-year playing career North Central Missouri College in her hometown of Trenton, Mo. She started the first 13 games of the 2009 season before injury and illness kept her from seven of the next 12 games.

Brue and Uriell combined for 31 points against Southwest Baptist earlier season and Rickeya McElroy scored a career-best 25 points as Northwest droped an 82-79 game at the Meyer Sports Center. Southwest Baptist has lost its last nine games since that win against Northwest.

Both teams are tied for ninth a game behind Missouri Western and need to win out to advance to Kansas City. A win for Northwest coupled with a loss by Missouri Western at Central Missouri tonight will tie the rivals for eighth at 5-14 heading into Saturday.

Head Coach Gene Steinmeyer is looking to become the sixth NCAA women's coach this season to reach 500 career victories. Steinmeyer is 499-285 in his 23rd season as a collegiate coach and is eighth among active Division II coaches in career wins.

For more information, please contact:

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

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