Feb. 6, 2013
Tigers strong second half defeats Bearcats
HAYS, Kan. – Fort Hays State went on a 12-0 run in the second half to pull away from the Northwest Missouri State women’s basketball team as they fell 65-53 Wednesday night at Gross Memorial Coliseum.
Despite being out rebounded 26 to 15 by the Tigers Northwest played well enough to lead most of the first half. Ashleigh Nelson was 3-for-7 from behind the three-point line and ended the first half with nine points.
The first half also ended with Northwest taking a slim lead into the break 26-25.
However, the second half only had three ties and two lead changes that ultimately favored the Tigers. The Tigers were led by Katelyn Edwards who had 11 points and five rebounds in the second half and finished with 17 points and 13 boards.
Ashleigh Nelson led Northwest in scoring as she finished with 15 points, two steals and was 4-for-5 from the free-throw line. The Bearcats shot 84.6 percent from the line as a team, their best performance since back-to-back efforts of 90 percent against Lincoln and Central Oklahoma.
The night however, belonged to the home team as FHSU edged the Bearcats shooting 39 percent from the field while Northwest shot 34 percent.
With the loss Northwest moves to 11-9 on the season and 5-7 in the MIAA. The Bearcats will be back on the road Saturday to take on Washburn for a 5 p.m. tip-off.
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