Tigers Overcome Memphis
Christine Flores earns 1,000th career point.
Mo—The Missouri Women’s Basketball team topped Memphis, 58-48 in a
heated contest on Thursday. Senior Christine Flores surpassed the 1,000
point mark, becoming the 30th Tiger to score over 1,000 career
points. The Tigers improved to 9-1 on the season with the
victory, continuing their four game win streak, as Memphis is now 9-3.
Tigers shot 35 percent from the floor to Memphis’ 25.4 percent, and
dished ten assists. Missouri has reached double digit assists in every
game this season.
Sydney Crafton earned a starting
spot for the Tigers for the second game in a row, and she put Mizzou on
the board early with a jumper in the first minute. Missouri kept a lead
over Memphis for most of the first half. The Tigers were only down by
one at halftime.
Despite the deficit at halftime,
Mizzou came back in the second half, recording 27 points to Memphis’
16. Other than the Tigers’ loss to Northwestern, Mizzou has not been
outscored in the second half.
The Tigers pulled
ahead of Memphis with just over 13 minutes left in the game. A layup
from Crafton brought the score to 39-38 in favor of Mizzou. Memphis
threatened to come back, but Mizzou answered every basket. A jump shot
from BreAnna Brock secured the Tigers’ lead with about eight minutes
left to play.
The Tigers showed their stripes from
the free throw line tonight as MU hit 11of 20 free throws in the
contest. Mizzou hit nine of those free throws in the last five minutes
of play to secure the victory.
The Tigers will
play the last of an eight-game home stretch on Friday, Dec. 30.
Mizzou welcomes Sam Houston State to Mizzou Arena, with the game time
set for 7 p.m.