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Feb. 7, 2024Game | Basketball

Northwest 86, Emporia State 52

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Northwest Missouri State powered past Emporia State Wednesday evening 86-52 to earn just their second win at White Auditorium since 2002.

The Bearcats (17-5, 11-5 MIAA) finished with 15 three-pointers and 22 assists on the night – both season-highs for the team. They broke the game open in the second quarter as Northwest put up 31 points on 78.6-percent shooting (11-14).

Emporia State climbed back within 16 points of Northwest in the third quarter, but Molly Hartnett scored five straight for the Bearcats to grow the lead back to 21.

Hartnett paced Northwest with 21 points hitting seven of her 10 attempts on the night.

Caely Kesten finished with 14 points and eight rebounds. Emma Atwood and Peyton Kelderman each chipped in with 12 points apiece.

The Bearcats are back on the road Saturday at 1pm against Washburn. Pregame on KXCV 90.5 and KRNW 88.9 begins at 12:30pm.