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Feb. 6, 2020Game | Basketball

Northwest 60, Central Missouri 73

(Photo courtesy Gabi Brooks, Northwest Athletics)

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Northwest remained within striking distance of Central Missouri throughout Thursday night's meeting, but the Jennies pulled away in the final minutes for a 73-60 win.

The Bearcats (10-11, 5-7 MIAA) held UCM's leading scorer, Megan Skaggs, scoreless for the first two and a half quarters, and hit shots to remain within a couple of possessions throughout the night. Northwest trailed by seven at halftime, but Jaelyn Haggard cut it to just a three-point game with one of her four three-point makes early in the third quarter. In the fourth quarter it was Erika Schlosser knocked down a triple to make it a five-point deficit. The Jennies hit free throws down the stretch and outscored the Bearcats 11-4 in the final five minutes to clinch the victory.

Haggard led Northwest with 16 points on 4-7 three-point shooting and four rebounds.

Mallory McConkey went into double figures for the ninth time in the last 10 games with 11 points.

Northwest is back home for a matchup with Lincoln at 1:30 Saturday afternoon. Pregame on KXCV 90.5 and KRNW 88.9 begins at 1pm.