Crafton, Eye Carry Tigers to Win

5 years 2 months 3 weeks ago Thursday, November 29 2012 Nov 29, 2012 Thursday, November 29, 2012 8:55:05 PM CST November 29, 2012 in Tiger Talk
Source: Jennifer Dewar

COLUMBIA -- With a big lead dwindling late in the first half, sophomore sharpshooter Morgan Eye nailed two threes in less than a minute to give the Missouri Tigers (5-2) some breathing room as the team coasted to a 80-51 win over Southeast Missouri on Thursday (Nov. 29) night. The threes in the first half accounted for a part of her season-high five three-point field goals, and her 15 points added to Sydney Crafton's career-high 29 points played a huge role in keeping Mizzou undefeated at home this season.

Crafton scored first, putting Missouri ahead 2-0 after two minutes of game action. Bri Kulas then added on with a layup, and Lianna Doty's jumper gave the Tigers a 6-0 lead. Crafton nailed another shot for an eight-point lead, and then made a layup to make the score 10-0. Kulas converted an inbounds play for another easy bucket, and Eye drained a three to put Missouri ahead 15-0 at the 14-minute mark. SEMO ended the Mizzou run with a moving jumper to cut the lead to 13, but Crafton answered with a three to make the score 18-2 at the under-12 timeout.

After the break, the Redhawks opened scoring with a 12-2 run to cut the deficit to six, but a Crafton layup ended the run to put the Tigers up 22-14 at the under-8 timeout. Again it was SEMO opening the scoring after play resumed, with the Redhawks scoring the first six points, and Eye responded with a three to put the Tigers up by five before SEMO nailed a three on the other end to keep the deficit to two.

Liz Smith then went to work on the blocks, making a layup to give Mizzou some separation with a four-point lead, and Eye connected on two straight threes to put the Tigers up by 10, 33-23. The Redhawks made a three with just over 20 seconds remaining in the half, but Crafton answered with a three of her own to beat the buzzer and put Missouri up 36-26 at the half.

Liene Priede scored first in the second half to give Mizzou a 12-point lead, but SEMO quickly responded with a three. Kulas then hit a tough turnaround shot in the paint to lift the Tigers to a double-digit lead, Crafton added on with two layups to make the score 44-29, the second coming after she recorded a monster block on the defensive end. Kulas tacked on a three to give the Tigers a 47-31 lead at the 14:25 mark, and Priede's aggressive drive to the hoop gave the Tigers two more points on an easy layup. Eye then made her fifth three of the game, putting the Tigers up 52-31 and forcing a Redhawks timeout.

Craton converted on a layup when play resumed, and SEMO answered with a bucket of their own to end the run, then added two free throws to reduce the deficit to 19. Crafton responded with a layup off an inbounds play, though, and then she nailed the ensuing free throw for a 57-35 lead, but a SEMO jumper quickly made the score 57-37. After a Crafton free throw, she traded buckets with the Redhawks to hold the lead at 20, Maddie Stock got on the board with a three from the wing to boost the Mizzou advantage to 63-40, and then hit another on the team's next possession for a 26-point lead. Kulas then nailed a three to force a SEMO timeout as Missouri was ahead 69-40 with seven minutes left.

The teams traded buckets after the under-8 timeout with Stock making her third three, as the Tigers held SEMO to a 74-46 deficit at the final media timeout. Stock connected on another three after the break, putting the Tigers ahead 77-46, and SEMO answered with four straight free throws. Darian Saunders got on the board with 1:09 left as she split a pair of free throws to put Mizzou ahead 78-50. The Redhawks connected on a free throw on the other end, and Bree Fowler sunk a layup to put Mizzou on top 80-51.

The Tigers next play Tennessee-Martin on Monday, December 3 at home at 7:00 PM.

More News

Grid
List
AUXVASSE - Callaway County deputies detained a 13-year-old student Friday for allegedly making a threat against Auxvasse Elementary school. ... More >>
43 minutes ago Sunday, February 25 2018 Feb 25, 2018 Sunday, February 25, 2018 3:16:00 PM CST February 25, 2018 in Continuous News
COLUMBIA - Columbia’s largest indoor garage sale brought people from far and wide with over 60 vendors in the Columbia... More >>
53 minutes ago Sunday, February 25 2018 Feb 25, 2018 Sunday, February 25, 2018 3:06:00 PM CST February 25, 2018 in Continuous News
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Renovation work on the State Capitol building in Jefferson City begins next week. The... More >>
2 hours ago Sunday, February 25 2018 Feb 25, 2018 Sunday, February 25, 2018 1:02:27 PM CST February 25, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA – Dogs are putting their hunting skills to the test at a nationwide event in Columbia this weekend. ... More >>
15 hours ago Sunday, February 25 2018 Feb 25, 2018 Sunday, February 25, 2018 12:32:00 AM CST February 25, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - People from the community put on their bowling shoes to help raise money for a local high school.... More >>
19 hours ago Saturday, February 24 2018 Feb 24, 2018 Saturday, February 24, 2018 8:24:00 PM CST February 24, 2018 in Continuous News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A popular Asian elephant at the Saint Louis Zoo has died. The zoo... More >>
19 hours ago Saturday, February 24 2018 Feb 24, 2018 Saturday, February 24, 2018 8:23:00 PM CST February 24, 2018 in News
FAYETTE - Black History Month is coming to an end, but there's still a lot to celebrate. Members of the... More >>
22 hours ago Saturday, February 24 2018 Feb 24, 2018 Saturday, February 24, 2018 5:58:00 PM CST February 24, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - Having a healthy heart was a lesson for people of all ages on Saturday. People attending “Be... More >>
23 hours ago Saturday, February 24 2018 Feb 24, 2018 Saturday, February 24, 2018 4:05:00 PM CST February 24, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - Columbia police have taken a 13-year-old male into custody Saturday in connection with a social media post community... More >>
1 day ago Saturday, February 24 2018 Feb 24, 2018 Saturday, February 24, 2018 2:38:00 PM CST February 24, 2018 in News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Police say a pedestrian has been hit and killed in a southeastern section of St. Louis.... More >>
1 day ago Saturday, February 24 2018 Feb 24, 2018 Saturday, February 24, 2018 1:39:04 PM CST February 24, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - The Cradle to Career Alliance hosted a symposium Saturday on what strategies they recommend to help increase your... More >>
1 day ago Saturday, February 24 2018 Feb 24, 2018 Saturday, February 24, 2018 12:24:00 PM CST February 24, 2018 in News
ST. LOUIS — Two men convicted in a 2015 drive-by shooting of a St. Louis police sergeant have been sentenced... More >>
1 day ago Saturday, February 24 2018 Feb 24, 2018 Saturday, February 24, 2018 10:44:00 AM CST February 24, 2018 in News
SPRINGFIELD — A 75-year-old man has been found guilty of financially exploiting an older Springfield woman. Howard Roberts of... More >>
1 day ago Saturday, February 24 2018 Feb 24, 2018 Saturday, February 24, 2018 10:43:00 AM CST February 24, 2018 in News
Chesterfield, MO - Nearly two weeks after a shooting in Parkland, Florida that killed seventeen students and teachers, students... More >>
1 day ago Friday, February 23 2018 Feb 23, 2018 Friday, February 23, 2018 10:18:00 PM CST February 23, 2018 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - Some veterans living in or near the Truman VA clinic often have to make the drive to... More >>
1 day ago Friday, February 23 2018 Feb 23, 2018 Friday, February 23, 2018 8:07:00 PM CST February 23, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - Ameren Missouri proposed an incentive program to install more charging stations for electric cars across Missouri. The program,... More >>
1 day ago Friday, February 23 2018 Feb 23, 2018 Friday, February 23, 2018 7:28:00 PM CST February 23, 2018 in News
ST. CHARLES - The man accused in the death of trooper James Bava is facing lowered charges as his second... More >>
1 day ago Friday, February 23 2018 Feb 23, 2018 Friday, February 23, 2018 5:45:00 PM CST February 23, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - The Columbia Police Department spent the morning investigating a possible threat against Columbia Public Schools. The post... More >>
1 day ago Friday, February 23 2018 Feb 23, 2018 Friday, February 23, 2018 4:27:00 PM CST February 23, 2018 in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 51°
4pm 52°
5pm 52°
6pm 48°
7pm 46°

Select a station to view its upcoming schedule:

Coming Up Next

2:00p
2018 Olympic Winter Games
5:00p
KOMU 8 News @ 5
5:30p
NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt
2:00p
Crazy People
4:00p
Rules of Engagement
4:30p
Rules of Engagement

Tonight's Schedule

7:00p
2018 Olympic Winter Games
9:30p
A.P. Bio
7:00p
It Could Happen to You
9:00p
KOMU 8 News @ Nine on The CW
9:30p
Family Guy