The Missouri women’s basketball team won its ninth straight game with an 84-65 victory over Western Michigan on Thursday. Tiger senior LaToya Bond scored a Mizzou Arena record 34 points to lead MU to the win. 24 of those points came in the second half.
Things started slowly for the Tigers, who trailed the entire first half. Midway through the first half, WMU led 17-6. At the half, they trailed 34-28.
In the second half, MU slowly chipped away at the lead before turning on the after-burners. With 13:34 to go Christelle N’Garsanet hit a jumper that gave the Tigers a 42-41 advantage. They never trailed again. MU outscored WMU 56-31 over the last 20 minutes.
The Tigers are now 10-2, which is the third-best start in school history.