UNI Comeback Bid Falls Brief In opposition to No. 25 Missouri State
CEDAR FALLS – A fourth-quarter comeback fell simply brief and UNI ladies’s basketball fell to No. 25 Missouri State 64-60 Saturday night on the McLeod Middle.
With 5:35 left within the MVC sequence towards Missouri State, the Panthers trailed 56-41 earlier than Megan Maahs hit a pair of free throws to kickstart the offense. Kam Finley, Bre Gunnels, and Karli Rucker all scored in an 11-0 run to chop the MSU result in 56-52
The Panthers lower the result in 55-58 on a Rucker three-pointer with 1:50 to play, however that’s as shut as they might come and Missouri State held on for the four-point win.
UNI opened the sport with fast connections giving them a brief 4-0 lead earlier than the Woman Bears went on an 8-0 run to take a lead that they might retain for the rest of the sport.
The Woman Bears led 16-12 after the primary quarter and 32-18 on the half. The Panthers shot 57.1% from the sphere through the third quarter which allowed them to chop the result in 41-38 with 16 seconds left within the quarter earlier than Missouri State hit a jumper on the bucket to take a 43-38 lead within the fourth.
Missouri State opened the fourth on an 11-3 run to earn the 15-point lead.
Finley scored a game-high 21 factors. She scored 10 of her 21 factors within the third quarter. Rucker added 16 factors, 4 rebounds, and two assists.
Brice Calip scored 17 factors for Missouri State tonight and shot 70.0% from the sphere. Teammate Abby Hipp added 14 factors so as to add to the Woman Bears’ four-point victory.
The Panthers shot 43.1% from the sphere whereas the Woman Bears might solely hit 37.5% of their pictures, however Missouri State outrebounded the Panthers 51-29.
The Panthers journey to Terre Haute, Indiana, to play towards Indiana State on Jan. 22-23.
– Kam Finley scored a game-high of 21 factors towards Missouri State. It was one-point shy of her season-high 22 that she scored at Iowa.
– Cynthia Wolf led the staff with 5 rebounds.
– Megan Maahs is just eight factors away from the 1,000 Level Membership and 15 rebounds from the No. 2 All-Time Rebounding Spot.