No. 24 Mizzou Women’s Basketball beat Central Missouri, 65-35, at Mizzou Arena. The Tigers held UCM to just 17 percent shooting and forced 23 turnovers en route to a 30-point victory on Tuesday night. Mizzou outscored the Jennies 28-8 in the paint. Mizzou also finished with seven blocks and ten steals.
Sophomore guard Sophie Cunningham finished the game with a team-high 21 points on 53 percent shooting (8-for-15). Big sister, senior guard Lindsey Cunningham led the team with seven rebounds. She also tallied 19 points, while shooting 6-for-8.
Together, the Cunningham sisters accounted for 40 points and 15 rebounds to lead the Tigers.
Freshman Megan Skaggs led UCM in scoring with nine points, going 3-for-7 from the field. Fellow freshman Morgan Fleming and sophomore Sydney Skaggs each had six points. Sydney Crockett connected for a three-pointer and led the Jennies with six rebounds. Sydney Skaggs and Ashley Duffy each had five boards.
The Skaggs sisters combined for 15 points and eight rebounds.
Almost two years ago at the state championships, I interviewed the Skaggs sisters after their title win and final game together in high school. Now the two are together at Central Missouri.
Mizzou will take the court once again for its second and final exhibition game of the season against Truman State on Monday, Nov. 7 at Mizzou Arena.
The regular season begins in Warrensburg next Friday, Nov. 11 as UCM hosts Concordia-St. Paul. Tip off is scheduled for 1 p.m. from the UCM Multipurpose Building.