Jan. 22, 2013
Bearcats lose a close one in Bolivar
BOLIVAR, Mo. – The Northwest Missouri State women’s basketball team could not complete the comeback at Southwest Baptist Tuesday night falling 76-74 at the Meyer Sports Center.
The Bearcats were slow to start as they shot 48 percent from the field and were 2 for 10 from behind the arch. Alexis Boeh came off the bench to score eight points in the first half to lead Northwest in scoring.
Southwest Baptist came out shooting in the first half, at one point making four consecutive three pointers to go up 24-18. Jaquie Zelenka and Chasity Prince both ended the first half with 11 points.
Down by nine to start the second half the Bearcats did everything they could to get back in the game. Northwest came within a point after an Ashleigh Nelson layup pulled Northwest within 62-61.
Southwest Baptist seemed to hit every key shot in the second half to retain the lead. Prince added 12 in the second half to lead her team with 23 points.
Ashleigh Nelson, Annie Mathews, Alexis Boeh and Monique Stevens ended the game in double figures in points. Nelson led the way with 18 points and was 3-5 from three point range. Stevens had a career high with 14 points and pulled down five rebounds and grabbed four steals.
The Bearcats move to 10-6 on the season and 4-4 in the MIAA and will head to Warrensburg, Mo. Saturday to take on Central Missouri in the final of three consecutive road games. Tipoff on Saturday is set for 1:30 p.m.
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