Griffons come up short against No. 1 Northwest Missouri State 74-60

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ST. JOSEPH – The Missouri Western men’s basketball team (3-7,1-2 MIAA) lost to No. 1 Northwest Missouri (9-0, 3-0 MIAA) in the MWSU Fieldhouse Wednesday 74-60

MWSU opened the game by scoring the first five points and led for the first three minutes of the game. The Bearcats answered the early Griffon run with a 13-2 run as Missouri Western couldn’t quite chip away enough to lead the game again.

– MWSU had three players score in double figures led by Lavon Hightower’s 15 points

– Hightower scored in double figures for the seventh time this season

– Missouri Western used a 10-4 run over a 3:54 span in the first half to cut the Northwest Missouri lead down to one

– The Bearcats forced 15 Griffon turnovers

– The Griffons outshot their opponent from the field in back-to-back games

Missouri Western travels to Central Missouri on Dec. 14 for a 7:30 p.m. game in Warrensburg, Missouri.

— MWSU Athletics —