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.