Mizzou women’s basketball regains its mojo against SIUE

Mizzou women’s basketball regains its mojo against SIUE

Photo by Max Arnold

Erik Kase, 23 Sports

Wednesday, December 5—

Looking to bounce back from a disappointing loss to IUPUI Sunday, the Missouri women’s basketball team (7-3) came out shooting on their way to 72-60 win over the SIU-Edwardsville Cougars (2-6) at Mizzou Arena.

Even without star sophomore Sophie Cunningham, the Tigers were able to score a lot of points. Mizzou jumped out to a quick 9-0 lead off three straight 3-pointers by senior Sierra Michaelis. The Cougars would not go away easily, making it a four-point game at the end of the first quarter. Mizzou only led by five points at halftime and were shooting an abysmal 27.6 percent from the field.

The second half is where the Tigers really turned things around. Missouri shot 48 percent from the field in the second half and also made 14 of their 18 free throw attempts. Michaelis finished with a game high 24 points and made six 3-point shots in the game. Other key performers for the Tigers were redshirt senior Lindsey Cunningham and sophomore Cierra Porter. Both recorded double-doubles, and Porter had three blocks to go along with her 18 points and 13 rebounds.

Missouri will look to keep the momentum going on Friday as they take on the Shockers of Wichita State. This will be their second game of a four-game homestand and will tip off at 7 p.m. on SEC Network Plus.