Dec. 9, 2013 |
By: John Coffey
Bearcat Weekend Sports Summary, Monday, Dec. 9
It's on to the semifinals for the Northwest Missouri State Bearcat football team after an impressive 59-27 victory over St. Cloud Saturday afternoon in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division II play-off's at Bearcat Stadium. Bearcat assistant head coach and defensive coordinator Rich Wright says slowing down the Huskies quarterback Philip Klaphake was a big key to their win.
Bearcat running backs Phil Jackson and Billy Creason had big days. Jackson rushed for 117 yards and four touchdowns and Creason 99 yards and 3 touchdowns. Northwest will host Grand Valley State Saturday afternoon at 2:30 in the semifinals. We'll have the broadcast beginning at 1:30 with Bearcat Gameday.
The Northwest men's basketball team posted their second straight MIAA win as they defeated Emporia State Saturday night 89-68...leading by as a much as 26 points in the second half. Bearcat men's head coach Ben McCollum says he likes the focus his team is displaying at this time.
Connor Crooker led Northwest for the second straight game...with 19 points, four rebounds and four assists...Grant Cozad had 17 points and 8 rebounds. Northwest is now 6-4 overall and 2-0 in conference play.
The Northwest women's basketball teams comeback attempt fell just short in losing to the third ranked team in the nation in Emporia State...68-64. Ariel Easton and Ashleigh Nelson led the Bearcats with 17 points apiece. The Northwest women fall to 2-6 overall and 0-2 in the conference.