MWSU women lose MIAA opener to Lindenwood

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ST. JOSEPH – The Missouri Western women’s basketball team (3-5, 0-1 MIAA) dropped its first MIAA conference game 74-60 to defending MIAA Tournament Champion Lindenwood (6-1, 1-1 MIAA) on Thursday. Lindenwood outscored the Griffons in the first three quarters to spoil the Griffons’ home opener.

NOTABLES

  • The Griffons had their best shooting quarter in the first quarter, making 41 percent of their shots. Missouri Western also went 2-4 on three point attempts in the first.
  • The Lions jumped out to a 15-point lead with under two minutes remaining in the second half. Kylee Williams cut the deficit to 10 on a fast break three, but Lindenwood responded with a three of their own, giving the Lions the 43-30 lead at the break.
  • A Jessica Davies layup cut the lead back to 10 with 7:43 left in the third. It was the closest Griffons would get, as the lead remained at double-digits for the rest of the game.
  • Lindenwood shot an impressive 57 percent from the field, the best by a Missouri Western opponent this season.
  • The Lions were lights out from three, making 10 three’s on 53 percent shooting.
  • The Griffons shot 37 percent from the field.
  • Missouri Western forced 20 Lindenwood turnovers in the loss.

LEADERS

  • Davies was the Griffons’ leading scorer with 12 points
  • Williams and Katrina Roenfeldt both added 11 points each.
  • Davies also led the team with five rebounds.

UP NEXT

  • Griffon Women’s Basketball will host Lincoln (7-0, 1-0 MIAA) on Saturday Dec. 8.
  • The Blue Tigers defeated Northwest Missouri 69-66 on Thursday.
  • The Blue Tigers have already won more games this season than they did all of last season.

— MWSU Athletics —

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