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Feb. 14, 2023Game | Basketball

Northwest 59, Washburn 62

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Northwest Missouri State women's basketball went to overtime with Washburn for the second time in 10 days, but came up on the short end in the second matchup 62-59.

The Bearcats (13-12, 8-11 MIAA) led 38-30 early in the fourth quarter, but the Ichabods battled back to tie it and eventually take a three-point lead in the final minute of regulation. Caely Kesten knocked down a three-pointer with 35 seconds left to send the game into overtime tied 50-50.

Washburn again pushed ahead and opened a five-point advantage with 1:59 to play. The teams traded buckets and the lead remained at five with 27 seconds left. Kesten hit a three to make it a one-possession game. After two Washburn free throws, Molly Hartnett hit from long range to cut the deficit to one. The Ichabods continued to make their free throws to open up a three-point lead once again. Northwest's last second shot to tie it and send it to double overtime missed and Washburn came out on top.

Molly Hartnett finished with a team-high 17 points. 

Kesten put up a career-high 16 points.

Emma Atwood also set a new career-mark pulling in 14 rebounds.

The Bearcats cap a four-game road swing with a matchup against Missouri Western in St. Joseph Saturday. Game time is 1:30. You can listen to the game on KXCV 90.5 and KRNW 88.9.