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Lady Bears Open Homestand With Victory

Missouri State beats Evansville 87-70.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo--The Missouri State Lady Bears tipped off a four game homestand Friday night at JQH Arena.

In our Bear nation report, the Lady Bears were looking for their second straight victory against Evansville.

The Aces have won only once in 20 trips to Springfield.

And the Lady Bears jumped out in front with three straight three pointers, Kenzie Williams from the corner makes it 9-2.

Evansville answers, the Valley's leading scorer Sara Dickey spins to the hole and gets the basket, it's a 9-7 game.

That's as close as the Aces would get.

Tyonna Snow slashes to the rack, flys into the lane, it's 17-10 Lady Bears.

Then Hannah Wilkerson beats the shot clock with this three in front of the Aces coach, it's 25-13 Lady Bears.

Missouri State with a stifling defense, T-Snow with the steal and the layup, it's a 14 point Lady Bear lead.

Then Hannah Wilkerson picks the pocket, and takes it to the hole, the shot fake and the basket, 32-15 Missouri State.

The Lady Bears bench getting lots of playing time, Rachel Swartz with the board and the basket here, Missouri State by 20.

Then Lexi Hughes with the three from the top of the arc,  it's 41-18.

And Missouri State gets 22 from Kenzie Williams and beats Evansville 87-70. 

"You never take a win for granted, ever," said Lady Bears coach Kellie Harper.  "And I want them to be happy and excited about that.  However I feel like there were a lot of things that we could have done better.  I'm not asking for perfection, but I feel there were some things we could have done better.."




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