Nick McCutcheon, Director of Athletic Marketing and Communication
ST. JOSEPH – Missouri Western Women’s Basketball (6-5) won its final non-conference game of the season over Adams State (1-8) by 19 points on Sunday. The Griffons led wire to wire to earn their third-straight victory.
The Griffons were up by just two points at the end of the first period. The Grizzlies shot 67 percent from the field in the quarter, but the Griffons forced 10 turnovers to keep the 17-15 lead.
Turnovers continued to be the story of the first half, as the Griffons won the turnover battle 13-2 going into halftime
Melia Richardson played for the first time since Nov. 20, leading four Griffons in double figures with 16 points
Missouri Western outscored Adams State 35-25 in the second half
The Grizzlies managed to out-rebound the Griffons 32-23 in the loss
Five of the Griffons’ six wins have been by double digits
Richardson led all players in scoring in her return from injury. Richardson finished with 16 points, shooting 5-7 from the field and 6-7 from the free-throw line.
Roenfeldt was the Griffons’ second-leading scorer with 13 points
Davies finished with 11 points and a game-high eight rebounds
Atkins added 10 points on 50 percent shooting
The Griffons will travel to Central Oklahoma (10-1, 1-1 MIAA) on Jan. 3
The Bronchos defeated Southern Nazarene 74-65 in their last game