Dec. 17, 2011
‘Cats fall to red-hot Tigers
HAYS, Kan. – Northwest Missouri State shot a season low from the field as they fell on Saturday to Fort Hays State 65-45 in MIAA action from Gross Coliseum.
The Bearcats will have one more opportunity to pick up their first conference win before the New Year and snap a six-game losing streak as they travel to Lincoln, Dec. 30. Northwest falls to 2-9 overall and 0-4 in league play as FHSU improved to 10-1 on the year and 3-1 in the MIAA.
FHSU never trailed despite the Bearcats hanging close through the first 15 minutes of the game. A three-pointer from FHSU’s Melissa Nelson pushed the Tigers lead to 11 with 3:47 left in the first half and would never look back.
The Bearcats shot a season low 28 percent from the field and failed to make a three-pointer going 0-for-10 on the afternoon. It was the second time this season Northwest did not connect from long-range and finished with a season low seven turnovers in the loss.
It was also the second time the Bearcats did not register a player with double-figure points. They were also out-rebounded by FHSU by a 56-38 margin.
Northwest was led by freshman Maggie Marnin with nine points and senior Tara Roach with eight.
Katelyn Edwards led all players with 17 points in the Tigers win.
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