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Nov. 2, 2019Game | Basketball

Northwest 100, Southern Nazarene 88

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Ryan Hawkins posted a program-high in points as Northwest Missouri State University knocked off No. 9 Southern Nazarene 100-88 to stay perfect during the opening weekend of the men's basketball season.

Hawkins dropped 44 points on 15-22 shooting from the field and 8-11 from three-point range. The junior from Atlantic, Iowa scored 29 of those points in the second half where he was a perfect 6-6 on three-point attempts.

The effort from Hawkins was what the Bearcats (2-0) needed to hold off the Crimson Storm (1-1).

Southern Nazarene held a slim 43-42 lead at halftime, and shot 55.6-percent (30-54) for the game.

Trevor Hudgins quietly finished with 19 points and nine assists in the win. 

The other three Northwest starters, Ryan Welty, Diego Bernard and Tyler Dougherty, scored 11 points apiece in the win.

The Bearcats' win streak dating back to last season now stands at 40 consecutive victories.

Northwest returns to action Friday, November 8 in the Hillyard Tip-Off Classic from the Civic Arena in St. Joseph. Pregame begins at 3pm, followed by the game against Minnesota Crookston at 3:30pm.