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Northwest Bearcats

Press Release


Dec. 4, 2012

Bearcats open up MIAA play against Lindenwood

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Tipoff: Wednesday 5:30 p.m.
Bearcat Arena
Bearcat Radio Network
Matt Gaarder (play-by-play);
Heard on on seven stations that covers four states in the Midwest, and on the Internet from the flagship station KXCV.

Rankings (WBCA/USA Today Top 25)
Series: This will be the first meeting between the two teams.
             This is Lindenwoods first season in the MIAA Conference.

Northwest: Mark Kellogg (Austin College '98) 175-46 (8th season overall) (1st season at Northwest)
Lindenwood: Tony Francis (Culver-Stockton '91) (3rd season at Lindenwood)

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MARYVILLE, Mo. – Northwest Missouri State’s women’s basketball team opens up conference play Wednesday against MIAA newcomer Lindenwood at Bearcat Arena.

The Bearcats have opened up the 2012-13 season with a 5-2 record and are coming off a come-back win against NAIA No. 8 Rogers State 71-68 after overcoming a 21 point deficit.

Meridee Scott will have a chance to be the first Bearcat to reach 100 points on the season against Lindenwood as she currently leads the team averaging 12.7 points per game.

Tember Schechinger is having a great freshman campaign shooting 60 percent from the floor and averaging 10 points per game. Schechinger is also averaging 4.0 rebounds per contest as well.

The Bearcats continue to lead the conference in steals (94) and rank third in three-point field goal percentage (40%).

Head Coach Mark Kellogg will not be the only one coaching in his first MIAA game Wednesday as it will also be Lindenwood’s first season in the conference after finishing their final season as an NAIA member last year. The Lions are currently 1-4 on the season.

The Bearcats and the Lions will tipoff at 5:30 p.m. from Bearcat Arena. Northwest students will also receive free pizza and a T-shirt, while supplies last and have a chance to win $100.

For more information, please contact:

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

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