Western women extend win streak to five with dominate performance against Bearcats

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ST. JOSEPH – The Missouri Western women’s basketball team (8-1, 3-0) ran its win streak to five games with a dominating 77-48 win over rival Northwest Missouri (1-8, 0-3).

The Griffons jumped out to an 8-0 lead and never looked back, leading 23-7 after the first quarter of play. It was the seventh win in a row in the series for Missouri Western, last losing to Northwest Missouri on Feb. 5, 2014.

– Four Griffons scored in double-figures: Brittany Atkins and Erin Anderson with 14 each and Dossou Ndiaye and Savannah Lentz with 10 each

– Missouri Western out-rebounded the Bearcats by 10 (41-31)

– MWSU out-scored Northwest 44-16 in the paint

– KeShara Scott had a team-high nine rebounds along with eight points

– Missouri Western held Northwest Missouri to 28.8% shooting from the field

– The Griffons led for the entire game, leading by as many as 30 points with 19 seconds to go

– With the win, Missouri Western was alone in first place in the MIAA standings at 3-0 in conference play

Missouri Western steps out of MIAA play this Sunday, Dec. 9 to host Peru State in the MIAA Fieldhouse for a 6 p.m. tip-off.

— MWSU Athletics —