Dec. 30, 2011
Northwest rally falls short at Lincoln
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Abby Henry led all players with 21 points but it was not enough for Northwest Missouri State to overcome an 18 point deficit falling 69-64 to Lincoln University on Friday night in MIAA action.
In its first action in almost two weeks, Northwest was looking to snap a six-game losing streak. The Bearcats fell to 2-10 on the year and still in search of their first conference win at 0-5. Lincoln, a surprise team to start the season, improved to 9-1 on the year and 4-1 in league play.
Ashleigh Nelson nailed a guarded three-pointer with 48 second to play to almost complete the Bearcat deficit that stood at 18 points. However, the Blue Tigers would break the Bearcat press on the next possession with a layup extending the lead back to three points.
Northwest battled back from a cold first half in which they shot only 28 percent from the field compared to Lincoln’s hot start at 46 percent. The Blue Tigers would go on to torch the nets in the second half as well at 57 percent.
The Bearcats defensive effort forced a season high 27 turnovers in the loss.
Northwest also saw improvement from the free throw line going 17-of-19 as Henry led the way on 9-of-10 shooting.
Nelson was the only other Bearcat to finish in double figures with 13 points.
Northwest returns to action after the New Year when they travel to rival Missouri Western on Jan. 4 for a 5:30 p.m. tip.
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