Posted: Nov 20, 2012 10:24 PM
MARSHALL, MO -- The Missouri Valley College women's basketball team dropped a tough non-conference matchup with Missouri Baptist University Tuesday night at the Burns Athletic Complex by a 64-62 score. The Lady Vikings led through much of the game, but the Lady Spartans completed their comeback in the final moments of the contest.
The Lady Vikings stormed out of the gates early, taking control of the ball game in the first half. The Lady Vikings built as large as a 14-point lead in the first half shooting 40-percent from the field while limiting Missouri Baptist to just 32-percent shooting. MVC eventually took a 35-25 lead into the locker room.
The Lady Vikings started the second half the same way they started the first half, again building up a 14-point lead just minutes after the restart. Eventually though, Missouri Baptist chipped away at the MVC advantage, tying the game up at 43-43 with 12 minutes left in the ball game. The Lady Vikings responded by going on a 9-0 run to take back control. Still Missouri Baptist would not go away, eventually tying the game up against at 59-59 with just over two minutes remaining. After the team traded baskets the Lady Spartans would go up for good at 63-61, and hold on for the two-point victory.
Leading the way for MVC was Junior Forward Ebone Brown (Lemoore, Calif.) who had a season high 15-points to go along with 13-rebounds for a double-double, her first of the season. Also in double-digits for MVC was Senior Guard Lindsi Jackson (Barnard, Mo.) with 12-points and five rebounds.
The loss drops MVC to 2-5 on the season while Missouri Baptist improves to 2-3. The Lady Vikings have a little more than a week off before conference play begins. The Lady Vikings will host Culver-Stockton College in the Heart of America Athletic Conference Opener Thursday Nov. 29 as part of a doubleheader with the men's team. Women's game will tip-off at 5:30 p.m.
Posted 2:08 PM 11/26/2015 by Annie Hammock, KOMU 8 Reporter and Nicole Cooke, Sedalia Democrat Reporter
COLUMBIA - A fire in Sedalia gutted two homes and others were burning Thursday at Fourth Street near Missouri Avenue. Dramatic pictures and video from the scene show flames and heavy smoke.
Sedalia Democrat reporter Nicole Cooke said no one was hurt.
Posted 1:55 PM 11/26/2015 by Kolbie Satterfield, KOMU 8 Reporter
COLUMBIA – An expected 650 people were fed a full Thanksgiving meal today thanks to the annual “Everybody Eats” program.
There were 59 turkeys and 11 hams prepared the day before Thanksgiving to feed the crowd, head chef Bill Sullivan said.
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Posted 12:09 PM 11/26/2015 by The Associated Press
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Springfield police said an officer shot and killed a man during a struggle over the officer's gun.
Police on Thursday identified the man who was killed as 23-year-old Magnum E. Phillips, of Springfield. Police said in a news release that the shooting happened (More)
Posted 10:31 AM 11/26/2015 by The Associated Press
KANSAS CITY (AP) - Arrests for drunken boating on Missouri waterways have fallen by 63 percent since the Missouri State Water Patrol merged with the Highway Patrol.
State records show that arrests for boating while intoxicated fell from 352 in 2010, the last year before the merger, to (More)
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Posted 10:22 AM 11/26/2015 by Annisa Budiman, KOMU 8 Reporter
COLUMBIA - As people are preparing for their Thanksgiving feast, shoppers are planning to get the best deals for Black Friday. Many stores are again starting Black Friday sales early on Thursday this year.
KOMU 8 talked to shoppers at Walmart and Best Buy about their plans for (More)
Posted 9:40 AM 11/26/2015 by Eric Yount, KOMU 8 Digital Producer
BOONE COUNTY - An early morning fire broke out in a house at 6399 Old Village Road Thursday.
Battalion Chief Gale Blomenkamp of the Boone County Fire Protection District said a couch caught fire in the living room, causing smoke and heat damage throughout the room. The woman living there and her two dogs were able to escape without injury.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
Posted 8:41 AM 11/26/2015 by Eric Yount, KOMU 8 Digital Producer
MEXICO - Mexico Public Safety arrested a man early Thursday morning in connection to a shooting in Mexico.
The Mexico Public Safety Department responded to calls of a man being shot just before 2 a.m. Thursday and found a 32-year-old man in the road in the 900 block of Carrico Street. (More)
Posted 6:56 AM 11/26/2015 by The Associated Press
SPARTA (AP) - A southwest Missouri police chief has been placed on leave after killing a pit bull.
The Springfield News-Leader reports that Sparta Police Chief Andrew Spencer was placed on leave Tuesday.
A police report says a resident told Spencer earlier this month that (More)
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Posted 5:40 AM 11/26/2015 by The Associated Press
OZARK (AP) - A Missouri woman has been found dead after shooting at bail bondsmen and exchanging gunfire with law enforcement.
Sgt. Jason Pace, of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, identified the woman killed Wednesday afternoon as Somer Brook Speer, of Ozark. She also is a bondwoman (More)
Posted 5:37 AM 11/26/2015 by Eric Yount, KOMU 8 Reporter
COLUMBIA - Dozens of turkeys were cooked Wednesday in preparation for a community meal Thanksgiving day.
This marks the 18th year of Almeta Crayton's Community Programs "Everybody Eats." A full Thanksgiving meal will be available to guests at Stamper Commons on the Stephens College (More)