Jan. 22, 2012
Cold start dooms ‘Cats
EMPORIA, Kan. – A cold start for Northwest Missouri State doomed the Bearcats as the 20th-ranked Emporia State Lady Hornets pulled away with a 63-50 win Sunday afternoon in MIAA action from White Auditorium.
The Bearcats fall to 4-14 and 2-9 in league play while ESU improves to 13-3 and 9-2 in the MIAA. Northwest closes out its three-game road swing on Wednesday when they travel to Washburn to face the 16th-ranked and MIAA leading Lady Blues.
After a cold start from the field senior guard Abby Henry would pick up the scoring for the Bearcats. Henry swished a half-court shot at the buzzer of the first half and finished with a game high 16 points.
Although the Bearcats turned the Lady Hornets over 21 times, Northwest would shoot a season low 22 percent from the field.
ESU would lead by as many as 28 late in the second half, but Northwest would chip back at the Lady Hornet lead. However, it would be too little too late as the 20th-ranked Hornets out-rebounded Northwest 56-45 and 42-17 on the defensive end of the floor.
Annie Mathews returned to the starting lineup and added 11 points while Candace Boeh also finished in double figures adding 10 points and six rebounds off the bench.
All 10 players for ESU registered in the scoring column led by Heather Robben with 12 points.
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