CMU Women's Basketball Drop Culver-Stockton

4 years 11 months 3 weeks ago Tuesday, February 26 2013 Feb 26, 2013 Tuesday, February 26, 2013 12:39:00 PM CST February 26, 2013 in Basketball
Source: Nicholas Petrone

CANTON, MO - Central Methodist erased an early eight-point deficit to cruise to a 61-53 win at Culver-Stockton (Mo.) in the Heart of America Athletic Conference women's basketball regular-season finale for both teams.

The Eagles and Wildcats will square off again Thursday in Fayette, Mo., in the HAAC Tournament, which begins with the quarterfinal round. Monday's win, coupled with Baker's (Kan.) 85-80 loss to No. 12 Benedictine (Kan.), gives the Eagles the three-seed in the tournament for the second straight season. The Green and Black are 2-0 against the Wildcats in 2012-13.

Monday's win by the Eagles in Charles Fieldhouse along with Baker's loss will put Central Methodist ahead of Baker in the national poll when it is released on Tuesday. The Eagles should also be well within the top 32-ranked teams nationally, which is the number of teams that advance to the NAIA National Championship.

Culver-Stockton started the game on an 8-0 run with four coming from Lisa Plattner. Central Methodist then scored six straight before Shelsey Stanley buried consecutive threes to stretch the Wildcats' advantage back to eight, 14-6.

Down by nine, the Eagles began to find their rhythm offensively with a 9-0 spurt. Nakia Robinson tied the game at 18 with a three-pointer with seven minutes on the clock. The Eagles took their first lead of the night following a Brooke Paulsell trey with 4:25 to go in half. Sammie Gathercole found Paulsell in transition for another three to increase Central Methodist's lead to six with 2:35 to play.

Gathercole then found Raylyn Nuss for the last bucket of the half, which came from distance in the corner, to make the score 31-26 at halftime. Paulsell led all scorers with nine points at the break on three (3-of-3) made treys.

The Eagles increased their advantage to 13 points with an 8-0 run to start the second half. Britney Joseph found Cornelison in the paint for an easy layup, making the score 39-26 four minutes into the period. The lead grew to as many as 18, 48-30, at the 13:39 mark following two Poteete free throws.

The Wildcats closed within 11 with 8:07 to go thanks to a Randi Lee Plunkett jumper, but Robinson turned a trip in the paint into a conventional three-point play, giving the visitors a 55-41 upper hand two minutes later. Culver-Stockton never got within single digits until Kati Davis' bank shot as time expired.

Paulsell, Poteete and Robinson tallied 10 points apiece. Cornelison and Nuss each had eight. Joseph added seven.

Central Methodist's Towanda Sutton had a team-leading nine rebounds. Cornelison and Joseph added eight and seven, respectively, for the Eagles, who outrebounded the home team 46-40.

Davis and Plunkett each posted 12 points. Davis also pulled down 12 rebounds for a double-double effort.

The Wildcats' Mimi Reaves, who entered Monday as the leading scorer in the HAAC at 18.6 points per game, finished with only nine on 1-of-9 shooting and 0-of-4 from distance. She was 7-of-8 from the free throw line.

More News

Grid
List
Jefferson City - In mid-Missouri, there are few opportunities to take to the ice like your favorite Olympic figure skater,... More >>
3 hours ago Tuesday, February 20 2018 Feb 20, 2018 Tuesday, February 20, 2018 8:30:00 PM CST February 20, 2018 in News
SEDALIA - Icy weather hit Sedalia and other western counties on Tuesday. The conditions are expected to continue through... More >>
3 hours ago Tuesday, February 20 2018 Feb 20, 2018 Tuesday, February 20, 2018 8:03:00 PM CST February 20, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - The 2018 Economic Outlook Conference kicked off at Columbia College with a laugh and speakers discussing how... More >>
4 hours ago Tuesday, February 20 2018 Feb 20, 2018 Tuesday, February 20, 2018 7:06:00 PM CST February 20, 2018 in Top Stories
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — The Missouri House has given initial approval to a bill outlawing so-called "revenge porn." ... More >>
5 hours ago Tuesday, February 20 2018 Feb 20, 2018 Tuesday, February 20, 2018 6:34:00 PM CST February 20, 2018 in Top Stories
KOMU-8 viewers shared their favorite pictures of their pets for National Love Your Pet Day Tuesday. Show your pets... More >>
6 hours ago Tuesday, February 20 2018 Feb 20, 2018 Tuesday, February 20, 2018 5:04:00 PM CST February 20, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - A University of Missouri team of researchers created a massive new area of research. A multi-disciplinary... More >>
6 hours ago Tuesday, February 20 2018 Feb 20, 2018 Tuesday, February 20, 2018 5:00:00 PM CST February 20, 2018 in News
JEFFERSON CITY – Attorney General Josh Hawley announced Tuesday he is taking a stance against harassment and discrimination in the... More >>
7 hours ago Tuesday, February 20 2018 Feb 20, 2018 Tuesday, February 20, 2018 4:14:00 PM CST February 20, 2018 in Top Stories
JEFFERSON CITY - A judge sentenced Anthony Quin Hodges of Fulton on Tuesday for receiving and distributing child pornography. ... More >>
8 hours ago Tuesday, February 20 2018 Feb 20, 2018 Tuesday, February 20, 2018 3:23:00 PM CST February 20, 2018 in Top Stories
ASHLAND - The Southern Boone County District superintendent said police presence in the district's schools is just a part of... More >>
8 hours ago Tuesday, February 20 2018 Feb 20, 2018 Tuesday, February 20, 2018 3:15:00 PM CST February 20, 2018 in News
MEXICO - Gov. Eric Greitens visited the Veterans Home in Mexico on Tuesday, after releasing investigation results from an assessment... More >>
8 hours ago Tuesday, February 20 2018 Feb 20, 2018 Tuesday, February 20, 2018 3:10:00 PM CST February 20, 2018 in Top Stories
JEFFERSON CITY - Tuesday morning, a group of more than 300 advocates for gun control filled the state Capitol to... More >>
9 hours ago Tuesday, February 20 2018 Feb 20, 2018 Tuesday, February 20, 2018 2:23:00 PM CST February 20, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - City council approved a community policing resolution on Monday night. This came after City Manager Mike Matthes selected... More >>
12 hours ago Tuesday, February 20 2018 Feb 20, 2018 Tuesday, February 20, 2018 11:28:00 AM CST February 20, 2018 in News
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — One rural Missouri county is moving to a privatized system for public defenders, a system that... More >>
14 hours ago Tuesday, February 20 2018 Feb 20, 2018 Tuesday, February 20, 2018 9:00:00 AM CST February 20, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA – The “Me Too” movement may seem to be a recent phenomenon, but the creator, Tarana Burke, has dedicated... More >>
15 hours ago Tuesday, February 20 2018 Feb 20, 2018 Tuesday, February 20, 2018 8:01:00 AM CST February 20, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - Columbia's city council approved a resolution Monday night in support of a citywide community-oriented policing program. This... More >>
1 day ago Monday, February 19 2018 Feb 19, 2018 Monday, February 19, 2018 11:43:00 PM CST February 19, 2018 in Continuous News
JEFFERSON CITY – Missouri students may have access to programs for gifted children if a bill passes. A hearing was... More >>
1 day ago Monday, February 19 2018 Feb 19, 2018 Monday, February 19, 2018 9:47:00 PM CST February 19, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - Columbia's waste management department presented its plans for an expansion to the city's privately owned landfill Monday evening... More >>
1 day ago Monday, February 19 2018 Feb 19, 2018 Monday, February 19, 2018 7:35:00 PM CST February 19, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - Are you confused by the concept of crypto-currencies? Does Bitcoin baffle you? KOMU's Angie Bailey tries to answer... More >>
1 day ago Monday, February 19 2018 Feb 19, 2018 Monday, February 19, 2018 7:26:00 PM CST February 19, 2018 in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 29°
12am 29°
1am 29°
2am 29°
3am 28°

Select a station to view its upcoming schedule:

Coming Up Next

11:05p
2018 Olympic Winter Games
12:00a
2018 Olympic Winter Games
3:30a
Inside Edition
11:30p
The King of Queens
12:00a
King of the Hill
12:30a
Cops

Tonight's Schedule

7:00p
2018 Olympic Winter Games
7:00p
The Flash
8:00p
Black Lightning
9:00p
KOMU 8 News @ Nine on The CW
9:30p
Seinfeld