NW Missouri St. 66, UMKC 62
Justin Clark had 15 points and seven rebounds Friday as Division
II Northwest Missouri State knocked off UMKC 66-62 in the season
opener for both teams.
DeShaun Cooper had 10 first-half points to help the Bearcats
take a 36-26 lead before he missed much of the second half with
foul trouble. Cooper finished with 13 points, four steals and seven
turnovers. Kyle Haake added 11 points and Jake Reinders had 10
points and nine rebounds.
Reggie Chamberlain scored 19 points and Trinity Hall had 14 for
The Kangaroos scored the first 10 points of the second half to
tie the game, but Haake hit a 3-pointer to put the Bearcats on top
41-40, then added another to spark a 7-0 run that put Northwest
Missouri State ahead 52-44.
UMKC got as close as three points after a three-point play by
Dustin Dibble with 29 seconds remaining.