Missouri Western women come up short at Lindenwood 69-58

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ST. CHARLES, Mo. – Missouri Western Women’s Basketball (11-11, 6-7 MIAA) held a halftime lead and trailed by just two points in the fourth quarter against one of the top teams in the MIAA, but lost to Lindenwood (16-4, 10-3 MIAA) 69-58 on Saturday afternoon.

NOTABLES

  • Lindenwood had the early advantage on Saturday, jumping out to a 20-16 lead after the first quarter on 67 percent shooting.
  • The Griffons turned up the defensive pressure with their best stretch of the game in the second quarter, holding Lindenwood to just 11 points in the quarter.
  • Katrina Roenfeldt spearheaded the Missouri Western offense in the first half, scoring 13 points to lead the Griffons to a 34-31 advantage at the half.
  • Roenfeldt and Melia Richardson were the only two Missouri Western players to register a point in the third quarter, combining for 14 points to keep the Griffons within reach.
  • After falling behind as much as 12 points in the second half, the Griffons made it a one-possession game at 55-53 with 7:38 to play.
  • Lindenwood closed the game on a 14-5 run to pull away late, holding the Griffons to two made field goals over the last seven minutes.
  • Both teams struggled shooting the ball from distance, combining for just six triples all game.

LEADERS

  • Roenfeldt led all scorers with 27 points on 50 percent shooting.
  • Richardson finished with one point shy of her season high with 17 points
  • Richardson and Brittany Atkins each registered four steals.

UP NEXT

  • Missouri Western will return home to take on Southwest Baptist (6-16, 2-11 MIAA) on Feb. 13.
  • The Bearcats will have lost five-straight games entering their matchup with the Griffons.

— MWSU Athletics —