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Northwest Bearcats

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Feb. 1, 2014

Easton helps lift Northwest over Lincoln

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MARYVILLE, Mo. – The Northwest Missouri State women’s basketball team made it back to back MIAA victories on Saturday as they defeated Lincoln University 55-47.

The first half saw four lead changes, but the difference came from the Northwest bench. The Bearcats outscored the Blue Tigers 7 to 1 off the bench as they went into halftime with a 31-27 lead.

Ariel Easton had a solid first half going 4 for 4 from three point land and pulling down five rebounds.

Northwest came out in the second half ready to go on defense as they held Lincoln to shooting only 24 percent from the floor.

Shelby Mustain made her presence felt as she tallied six blocks in the game. It was the most blocked shots since Gentry Dietz had six in 2009.

Easton finished the contest with a game high 22 points as she helped guide her team to a 55-47 victory.

Tember Schechinger also finished in double-digits as she added 10 points with three rebounds to go along with three steals.

The Bearcats (7-12, 4-8) will put their two game winning streak up against Missouri Western (9-10, 4-8) at Bearcat Arena Wednesday with tip-off scheduled for 5:30 pm. It will be the annual Pink Out game for Northwest, supporting breast cancer awareness and research. 

For more information, please contact:

Media Relations Department, Northwest Athletics
sid@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1118 | Fax: 660.562.1582

Northwest Athletics
Lamkin Activity Center | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468