JOPLIN, Mo. – Belle Barbiere scored a career-high 21 points and Tatyana Legette added her second straight double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds to lead the fifth-ranked Fort Hays State women to a 72-57 win over Missouri Southern State Saturday afternoon at the Leggett & Platt Athletic Center.
Kacey Kennett scored 12 and Whitney Randall added 11 off the bench as the Tigers (21-1, 12-1 MIAA) win their sixth
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FHSU never trailed in the game, scoring the first eight points. After the Lions (12-12, 4-10 MIAA) closed within one, the Tigers scored the final four points of the quarter to lead by five. An 11-4 second quarter run pushed their lead to 12 and they would lead by as many as 20 midway through the fourth quarter.
The Tigers outrebounded MSSU by 14 and had 20 offensive rebounds resulting in 15 second chance points. They also turned 18 Lions turnovers into 24 points.
Chasidee Owens led Southern with 20 points. Chelsey Henry, who was second in the MIAA in scoring, was held to six points on 1-of-8 shooting.