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The University of Missouri women’s basketball team dropped their third straight game this past Saturday to the Green Bay Phoenix 72-64. After a huge victory against Western Illinois to start their 2019-20 season, the Tigers have been unable to capitalize on close matchups. Going into Green Bay for their first road game on the year, Mizzou could not hold their own.

Missouri trailed for most of the contest, with their closest chance of a comeback coming late in the fourth quarter. Senior Hannah Schuchts was the Tigers’ leading scorer in this one, putting up 13 points while hitting 3 three-pointers, grabbing eight rebounds, and blocking two shots. Other notables include Hayley Frank and Amber Smith who each scored 12 points. Despite registering five personal fouls, Smith reached the 1000-point career mark, a feat only accomplished by 36 other members of Mizzou’s 1000-point club. For the freshman Frank, this was her second consecutive game in which she reached double figures for her point total.

As a team, there were only a total of 13 assists on the night, with senior Jordan Chavis leading the squad with three. Mizzou shot 76.2 percent from the free throw, which is the third time this season they have shot above 75 percent.

Next up for the Tigers will be another road game. Mizzou will head to South Dakota this upcoming Thursday to take on the Coyotes at 7 p.m. CT.