Jan. 7, 2012
Henry's last second shot gives Northwest win
MARYVILLE, Mo.- Abby Henry hit a running jumper with four seconds to push the Northwest Missouri State University Bearcats past the Truman State University Bulldogs (8-4, 3-4 MIAA) 58-57 Saturday afternoon in Bearcat Arena.
In its first action on their home court in a month, Northwest (3-11, 1-6 MIAA) snapped an eight-game losing streak.
Henry would nail a jump shot off of a missed free throw by Ashleigh Nelson with 1:04 left to play to put the Bearcats down by one.
Two missed free throws by Truman’s Becka McHenry would prove to be fatal for the Bulldogs as Henry would nail a running jumper with four seconds remaining to push the Bearcats past the Bulldogs.
Northwest battled back from a cold shooting in the first half in which they shot a little over 19 percent from the field compared to Truman’s start of 36 percent. The Bearcats would go on to shoot a hot 51 percent in the second half; their highest shooting percentage for a half this season.
As a team, Northwest would hit 17-of-27 free throws while Truman would go 18-of-25 from the line.
Ashleigh Nelson led the Bearcats offensively as she finished with 11 points while adding four rebounds.
Henry and Shelly Martin would chip in nine points each while Henry also added six rebounds.
Up Next: Northwest will continue MIAA action this week as they head to Warrensburg, Mo. Wednesday to take on the Central Missouri Jennies. Tip-off is set for 5:30 p.m.
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