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Late run from Bearcats lifts SBU over Southern 83-78 in women's basketball action

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Southwest Baptistwent on a 13-7 run over the final two minutes of the game tonight to defeat theMissouri Southern women's basketball team 83-78 at the Meyer Sports Center Bolivar.

Southern(14-4, 8-3 MIAA) had four score in double-figures led by 18 points from ShareseJones on 7-12 shooting from the field and 4-4 from the free-throw line.Jones added seven rebounds and three assists. ShonteClay scored 15 and added six boards, while SamanthaSoyez scored 12 and AlexisFitzpatrick added ten. 

SBU (9-9, 4-7MIAA) had four score in double-figures led by 23 points from Brook Duncan on7-10 shooting from the floor and 5-8 from long-range. 

The Bearcatsstarted strong and led 9-4 early on, but the Lions got to within one (9-8)after a bucket from Jones with 15:52 left in the first half and went ahead 11-9after after a three from Singleton the next trip down the court. Southern wenton fire after that and led 25-15 after a 17-4 run was capped off by a pair offreebies from Jones with 9:11 left in the half. 

SBU answeredback, however, and the Bearcats hit threes on six of their next 11 possessionsand took a 35-34 lead with 2:15 left to go in the half. A three from Soyez, hersecond of the half, would give the Lions the lead back (37-35) on the next tripdown, and that would be the halftime score as neither team scored in the finaltwo minutes. Jones led the Lions with 14 points on 5-9 shooting from the fieldas Southern held a 22-4 advantage in the paint. 

Southernstarted the second half with five-straight points, a three from Fitzpatrick anda fast-break layup from Phillips, forcing an SBU timeout. The Bearcats answeredback with a 9-3 run of their own to cut the Lions' lead to one (45-44) at thefirst media timeout. 

A layup fromSBU's Morgan Lucy tied the score at 51 with just under 12 minutes left, and afree-throw from Leann Lansdown with 11:04 gave the Bearcats a 52-51 lead. Afreebie from Soyez tied the game with 10:20 left, one from DominiqueMosley with 9:28 left gave Southern a 53-52 lead. Both teams traded leadsfor the next seven minutes before SBU went on an 8-0 run, capped off by a pairof free-throws from Alex Botkin to take a 78-71 lead with 43.8 seconds to go.The Bearcats would hold on for the win down the stretch. 

The Lions outscored SBU 36-18 in the paint and had a 32-30 advantage in rebounds. Southernforced 20 SBU turnovers and scored 25 points off of the miscues and the Lionshad 16 assists on 25 made baskets. 

Southern willbe back in action this Saturday when the Lions travel to Central Missouri totake on the Jennies. Tip off from the Multipurpose Building is slated for 1:30pm. 

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