The Northwest Missouri State women’s basketball team fell to Emporia State 54-41 in Bearcat Arena Thursday. Northwest was down 1 at the half, then the Hornets had a 12-0 run to start the third quarter. Northwest was plagued by poor shooting, shooting 30% from the field, and only 16% from the three-point line.
Mallory McConkey led the Bearcats with 8 points and Kaylani Maiava led the team in rebounds with 6. This was the first time that Northwest did not have a double digit scorer was against UCM in December 2017. The Bearcats were able to keep turnovers to a minimum only giving the ball away 9 times. They held Emporia to 45% shooting and 23% from the three-point line.
Jessica Wayne had a double-double for the Hornets with 13 points and 12 rebounds. Addie Lackey was also in double figures for the Hornets with 10. The Hornets outrebounded the Bearcats 42-25.
Northwest will be back in action Saturday, January 12 at 1:30 p.m. in Bearcat Arena against Washburn University.
— Northwest Athletics —