Tigers Fall In Seniors’ Last Home Game

Tuesday, Feb. 28 –

The senior leadership was prominent but not enough as the Tigers lost to the Texas Longhorns on Senior Night, 75-62. The seniors were impressive as they scored 32 of the Tigers’ 62 points.

The most remarkable senior was center BreAnna Brock. Brock went out in style as she tallied a triple-double by half time. Brock carried the Tigers to their first half lead over the Longhorns, racking up 14 points and 10 rebounds. Brock was a force against the Longhorn defense in the first half, as they could do nothing to keep her off the boards or off the scoreboard.

Brock was also a force on the defensive side of the ball in the first half. Neither of the starting forwards for Texas scored in the first half, and the Longhorn forwards off the bench only tallied a combined six points.

The Tigers carried a 33-29 lead into halftime, but the Longhorns would not stay down for long.

Brock continued her stellar play in the second half. She tallied another 10 points and grabbed six more rebounds to bring her totals to 24 points and 16 rebounds for the Tigers.

Unfortunately, Brock was the only highlight for the Tigers in the second half, and the Longhorns came roaring back after going down by four at the half way mark.

While Brock had the paint covered with solid defense, the Texas guards went off. Three Longhorn guards scored in double figures. Starting guards Cassidy Fussell and Ashleigh Fontenette had 12 and 16, respectively. The major portion of the Longhorn points came off the bench; Chelsea Bass scored 18 points in only 24 minutes to lead the Longhorns.

The Missouri offense could not keep up with the offensive output of the Longhorn backcourt, and the Tigers’ lead quickly vanished. Morgan Eye tried to keep up offensively by shooting a ton of three pointers, but unfortunately she was unsuccessful on all but three of her 12 attempts.

Other than Brock, the Tiger offense was lackluster. Missouri simply could not make shots, while the Longhorns were firing on all cylinders.

This loss to Texas brought Missouri’s Big 12 record to a mere 2-15.

The Tigers will play their last game of the regular season in Stillwater, as they face off against Oklahoma State on Saturday, March 3.

– Tim Leible
23 Sports
Staff Writer