Northwest Missouri State women fall at Lincoln for fifth straight loss

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JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri – The Northwest Missouri State women’s basketball team lost at Lincoln Saturday in Jefferson City 64-51.

The Blue Tigers led by as many as 13 points in the opening 20 minutes and led 34-24 at the break.

The Bearcats pulled to within five at 44-39 with 4:13 left in the third quarter on a three-pointer from Jaelyn Haggard. However, Lincoln closed the quarter on a 6-0 run to extend the margin back to double figures.

Haggard scored a team-high 19 points on 6-of-8 shooting, including 3-of-8 from three-point range. Mallory McConkey was the only other Bearcat in double-figure scoring with 11 points. Kaylani Maiava recorded a team-best 10 rebounds.

Lincoln’s Zhanehsa Dickerson poured in a game-high 25 points and added 11 rebounds for a double-double.

The Bearcats fall to 7-15 overall and 3-10 in MIAA play, while Lincoln moves to 10-12 overall and 2-11 in league action.

Northwest will be back in action in Bearcat Arena on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. against Central Missouri.

— Northwest Athletics —