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Dec. 6, 2013 |  By: J. Coffey

Bearcat Sports Summary, Friday, Dec. 6

The Northwest Missouri State Bearcat women's and men's basketball teams split a doubleheader with Pittsburg State Thursday night at Bearcat Arena to open up the MIAA portion of their schedule.  The Bearcat women were tied at halftime and lost 57-55.  Bearcat head coach Michael Smith says early turnovers cost his team.

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Ashleigh Nelson led Northwest with 18 points.  The Bearcats fall to 2-5 overall and 0-1 in the MIAA. 


The Northwest men's basketball team led from the opening tip to the final buzzer in defeating the Gorillas 75-58.  Bearcat men's head coach Ben McCollum says he liked the effort he got from his team for the full forty minutes.

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The Bearcats largest lead of the game was 17 points middway through the second half.  Connor Crooker had a career high 27 points in leading Northwest to the win.  Up next for the Bearcats Emporia State at Bearcat Arena tomorrow night.  We'll have the broadcast on KXCV/KRNW beginning at 5:10 with our pregame for the women's match up.

BURNSVILLE, Minn. - The Northwest Missouri State football team placed five individuals on the Daktronics Super Region #3 team. Junior defensive end Matt Longacre, who earned first-team honors, was also named the Defensive Player of the Year. Cornerback Brandon Dixon and offensive lineman Cody Carlson were named first-team performers and linebackers Eric Reimer and D.J. Gnader each earned second team honors. All five honorees were also first-team All-MIAA performers.
 
The Bearcats return to action Saturday in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division Two Play-off's when they host St. Cloud State at Bearcat Stadium.  Gametime is noon...we'll have the broadcast beginning at eleven o'clock with Bearcat Gameday sponsored by Hy-Vee.