Missouri Western women use big second half to roll past Southwest Baptist

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ST. JOSEPH – The Missouri Western women’s basketball team rallied from a seven-point halftime deficit to defeat Southwest Baptist Wednesday night 78-64 inside the MWSU Fieldhouse.  The Griffons outscored SBU in the second half 50-29 as they improve to 12-11 and 7-7 in the MIAA.  The Bearcats fall to 6-17 and 2-12 in league play.

NOTABLES

  • The Griffons went to halftime down by seven after being outscored 20-9 in the second quarter
  • MWSU responded with a 26-15 third quarter and a 24-14 fourth quarter to climb ahead and put the Bearcats away
  • The 78 points scored were the most for the Griffs since dropping 93 on Saint Mary in November
  • Missouri Western shot 60 percent in the third quarter, 56 percent in the fourth and 48 percent for the game
  • After SBU went 3-for-8 from three in the first half, the Griffon defense limited the Bearcats to 1-of-5 shooting from beyond the arc in the second half
  • The Griffons were 50 percent (7-14) from three-point range in the game and 83 percent (15-18) from the free throw line
  • With the win, Missouri Western took over sole possession of seventh place in the MIAA standings

LEADERS

  • Katrina Roenfeldt had a game-high 23 points and 10 rebounds
  • Anastacia Johnson posted career highs for points (16) and steals (7)
  • Jessica Davies scored 17 points, 13 in the second half

UP NEXT

  • Senior Day and the home finale for the Griffons
  • No. 24 Central Missouri visits the MWSU Fieldhouse Feb. 16 at 2 p.m.
  • The Jennies won 78-67 at Northwest Missouri Wednesday night.

— MWSU Athletics —