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Northwest Bearcats

Press Release


Jan. 28, 2012

'Cats drop 4th straight after cold start

Box Score

MARYVILLE, Mo. – The Northwest Missouri State women’s basketball could not overcome a cold night from the field as Fort Hays State took a 65-42 win over the Bearcats Saturday afternoon in front of a regional TV audience.

The Bearcats were held to 42 points for the second time this season; the first was an early November trip to Northeastern State (Okla.) in the second game of the season, the same opponent for Northwest next Wednesday. Northwest fell to 4-16 on the year and 2-11 in league play as the Lady Tigers improved to 15-5 overall and 7-5 in the conference.

FHSU took a 12-2 run in the middle of the first to pull out to a 22-8 lead.

Playing a slew of reserves through the first half, the Bearcats were able to chip away at the Lady Tigers lead and trail by 10, 33-23, at the half.

However, the second half was even less generous to the Bearcats as they shot a meager 20 percent from the field. Northwest was also only able to connect on 3-of-12 from behind the three-point arc, while Fort Hays State knocked down 10 three-pointers on the afternoon.

Northwest was led by Ashley Thayer with 11 points. Thayer also knocked down all three treys for the Bearcats.

The Lady Tigers placed five players in double figures, led by Kate Lehman and Kimber Weiser with 12 points each. Lehman was also one of two Lady Tigers to record a double-double adding 10 rebounds while Katelyn Edwards tallied 10 points and 11 rebounds.

Northwest hosts 8th-ranked Northeastern State in a non-conference match up at Bearcat Arena on Wednesday. Tip from Maryville is set for 6 p.m.

For more information, please contact:

Media Relations Department, Northwest Athletics | 660.562.1118 | Fax: 660.562.1582

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