Maddie Stock scores career high 23 points as Mizzou WBB defeats Auburn 59-49
COLUMBIA - Junior Maddie Stock's previous career high was 22 points going into Sunday's game against Auburn dating back to Dec. 16 2012. Stock edged out her previous high, scoring 23 points and recording six rebounds in Mizzou's 59-49 win over Auburn at Mizzou Arena.
Auburn entered Sunday's game on an 11-game losing streak, which Mizzou hoped to extend.
Auburn jumped out for an early 8-2 lead in the first half, and was able to turn that lead into a 26-23 advantage going into the break.
The Missouri offense struggled to begin, but a three-pointer from Juanita Robinson marked the first of three straight three-point baskets from Robinson, Morgan Eye and Stock. Auburn answered much in the same matter, but Davionna Holmes tied the game for the first time at 20.
Auburn started the second half just as successful as the first, extending their three point lead to eight within the first minute, but Mizzou went on a seven straight point run to bring it to 30-31.
Mizzou's first lead of the game would come at the hands of Jordan Frericks, a sophomore guard, who would register six straight points to make the score 36-34 in favor of Mizzou. Auburn's last lead would come at 11:07 left in the half. Missouri would go on to control the rest of the game, including a 16-3 run over 8:28.
The Mizzou Tigers out-rebounded Auburn, 43-40, with all Mizzou players grabbing at least one rebound. 32 of Mizzou's points came from players off the bench, including Maddie Stock's 22. Frericks recorded her fifth straight double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds. Auburn recorded season-low nine turnovers, but was not able to keep up their offense in the second half.
Before Sunday's game, Mizzou had lost five of the last six games.
The Tigers go on the road to Tuscaloosa, Ala. for an 8 p.m. contest against the Crimson Tide Thursday and return back to Mizzou Arena for another Sunday (Feb. 15) contest against the Ole Miss Rebels at 2 p.m.