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Women fall in MIAA Tournament

Missouri Western was unable to extend its season, falling 80-63 to top-seeded Washburn in the first round of the MIAA Tournament at Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, Mo. The outside shot was going in early as Jessica Koch hit three 3-pointers, Kallie Schoonover hit one and the Griffons got out to a 18-7 lead. Abby Stone protected the basket by... Read More

Koch breaks scoring record

No. 24 Jessica Koch scored 24 points Saturday, passing Lisa Hughes to become the all-time leading scorer in Western history with 1,751 career points. Hughes’ record stood for 22 years. “Since freshman year I just wanted to help in any way that I could,” Koch said. “Every summer I wanted to come back better than the year before, and that... Read More

Athlete of the Week — Jessica Koch

Name: Jessica Koch Sport: Women’s Basketball Year: Senior Position: Forward Stats this week: Points — 40; Steals — 8; Rebounds — 11 Koch had to lay it all out on the line in the final two games to not only secure the Griffons an MIAA Tournament birth, but also break the all-time point total at Western. She did both. Koch, who... Read More

Griffon women lose 91-68 to open up the season

Missouri Western women’s basketball couldn’t stop the outside shooting of Quincy as it opened its season with a 91-68 loss Saturday at the MWSU Fieldhouse. Coach Lynn Plett knew that Quincy, who went 26-4 last season, would be a tough early test for the Griffons. “Some people say ‘Don’t play such a good team early,’ but it tells us where... Read More