ST. JOSEPH, Mo.
Rockhurst 39 - Western 52
The Missouri Western women's basketball team won their third straight home game with 52-39 win over Rockhurst on the final day for the Fairfield Inn Classic.
But, it wasn't all sunshine and rainbows for the Griffs.
The Hawks took their only lead of the game at the 6:54 mark in the first quarter with a 7-0 run, but Western responded with a 16-4 run to take a 19-11 lead.
Rockhurst chiseled that away to 24-21 at the half, and tied it up in the second half at 32's.
Western outscored the Hawks 20-9 in the fourth quarter to put the game away.
The Griffons will begin MIAA play against UCO on Thursday, November 30, at 5:30 p.m. at the MWSU Fieldhouse.
Northwest 74 - St. Mary 81
The Northwest women's basketball team fell to Saint Mary 81-74 in the final day of the Fairfield Inn Thanksgiving Classic on Saturday afternoon.
The game was all tied up at 25's at the halftime break, but St. Mary shot 61 percent in the second half and it 14 free throws to put the game away.
Tanya Meyer had 29 points and 11 rebounds and former Central hoopster Jaelyn Haggard chipped in 19 points, including 4-7 from three.
Northwest will begin MIAA play against Northeastern State on Thursday, November 30, at 5:30 p.m. at Bearcat Arena.