March 2, 2013
Bearcats upset #25 Truman on Senior Day
MARYVILLE, Mo. – Jan. 26, 2011 was the last time the Northwest Missouri State women’s basketball team defeated a top 25 opponent at home until Saturday when #25 Truman State fell to the Bearcats 72-65.
Alexis Boeh and Ashley Thayer were honored before the game against the Bulldogs as the lone seniors that were playing their final game at Bearcat Arena.
A 4-4 tie that last 6:20 in the first was an early indication that this was going to be a hard fought game.
Maggie Marnin led the way for the Bearcats in the first half with eight points in eight minutes. Northwest went into halftime with a 32-26 lead.
The Bearcats went on an 11-1 run in the second half that last 4:50 and gave them a 57-49 lead they were able to hold onto down the stretch to give them the 72-65 victory.
Alexis Boeh left it all on the court in her final home game as she finished with 11 points, two rounds and one blocked shot. Tember Schechinger was 5-7 from the floor and finished with 16 points, five rebounds and got three steals.
The Bearcats will travel to Joplin, Mo. Tuesday to take on the #8 seed Missouri Southern Lions in the first round of the MIAA tournament. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. at the Leggett & Platt Athletic Center with the winner moving on to play the #1 seed in Kansas City, Mo.
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