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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.

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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.

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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.