Nov. 25, 2012
Bearcats fall in Colorado Christian Tournament Finale
LAKEWOOD, Colo. – The Northwest Missouri State women’s basketball team lost a close game 71-68 to Colorado Christian University to finish 1-1 for the weekend.
The Bearcats won the first half as they took a 41-36 lead into intermission.
Freshman Tember Schechinger finished the first half in double digits with 12 points and would not quit there. Schechinger ended the game with a team high 24 points.
The second half was a back and forth battle that saw five lead changes. The final Bearcat lead would come with 6:14 left in the game when Maggie Marnin caught a pass underneath the basket to push the Bearcats ahead 66-64.
CCU would regain the lead minutes later when Bre McBeth’s jumper went in with 4:04 left in the contest. The hosts would go up by three with 1:40 left as the second of two free-throws found the bottom of the net for Kayla Fakelman. Northwest could not get a clean shot off the rest of the way out and the game ended 71-68.
Sophomore Annie Mathews finished with a double-double adding 16 points and 10 rebounds.
Northwest moves to 4-2 on the season and head to Claremore, Okla. Saturday to take on Rogers State (6-1). It will be the final nonconference test for the Bearcats before the open MIAA play on Dec. 5 at Bearcat Arena.
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