Women’s basketball routs SEMO

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By Erin Reynolds, 23 Sports

Monday, Nov. 17-

As illustrated in their game-opening video, “Everything Counts” is the Missouri women’s basketball team’s main theme this year. Coming off a dominating win over Western Illinois, the Tigers were able to continue their offensive ascendance and get stops defensively in their 88-42 victory against Southeast Missouri State.

Jordan Frericks started the Tigers off, making two early buckets. The sophomore contributed seventeen points. Frericks led the Tigers for the first half, going 5-for-6 shooting. Junior Maddie Stock stepped up big-time for the lady Tigers, grabbing a steal and getting fouled towards the end of the half. Stock knocked down both free throws and then turned around a drained a three. The Tigers went into the locker room up 44-15.

The Redhawks made four consecutive shots coming into the second half, but Frericks responded with an offensive rebound and the put-back to put Mizzou up 54-28 with a little under sixteen minutes to play.

Offensive contributions came from multiple Tiger players. Freshman Bri Porter led Missouri with 18 points, Bree Fowler matched her career-high 10 points, and Maddie Stock added 11 points. Mizzou’s bench even outscored SEMO, tallying on a whopping 54 points. The Tiger’s made 57.1% from the field and an outstanding 44.4% from behind the arc.

Mizzou also held up defensively, with SEMO only making 17.9% from the field. Morgan Stock recorded a career-high three steals, and Frericks grabbed a game-high of 8 rebounds, only two away from obtaining her first double-double of the season.
The Tigers will look to improve to 3-0 on the season when they take on UNLV in the Wahine Classic on November 21st.