Feb. 3, 2011
Curtis, Bearcats rip Nebraska-Omaha
MARYVILLE, Mo.-Gabby Curtis scored a career-high 35 points, which tied for the fifth-most in program history, as No. 24 Northwest Missouri State defeated Nebraska-Omaha 85-65 Thursday night inside Bearcat Arena.
Curtis was 13-for-24 from the floor and hit seven three-pointers to go along with her four steals, four assists and career-high four blocks. Northwest (16-3, 12-3 MIAA) made 13 three-pointers as a team and led the entire game. After both teams got off to slow starts, Curtis hit a pair of treys and the rout was on.
The Bearcats led by as many as 17 in the opening half and maintained a 42-29 halftime lead. Curtis opened the second half with another three and Northwest extended its lead. UNO (6-13, 3-12 MIAA) got to within 13 with 6:25 left, before another Curtis bomb put a halt to any thought of a comeback by the Mavericks, as the Bearcats built their lead to 23 points with just over a minute to play.
Abby Henry once again tied her career-high with nine assists in the game, Henry also had 11 points and five rebounds. Tara Roach had a big game off the bench for Northwest, scoring 11 points and pulling down seven rebounds. Gentry Dietz and Kyla Roehrig combined for 10 points, 16 rebounds and five blocks in the win.
Northwest hit six more three-pointers than the Mavericks and also committed 12 fewer turnovers. The Bearcats had 24 points off of Maverick miscues.
Up next for Northwest will be the Bearcats' final Saturday home game of the season, as Northwest will host Pittsburg State at 1:30 p.m. in Bearcat Arena.
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