Story and photos by Kaysie Moore
Sophomore guard Morgan Eye (30) maneuvers around Missouri State’s Kenzie Williams (4). Eye continued her 3-point streak on Thursday, sinking five 3-pointers and leading Missouri with 21 points.
For the second time this week, Missouri’s sophomore guard Morgan Eye displayed her stellar shooting touch.
Three days after breaking the Missouri school record for 3-pointers made (8), Eye went 5-for-11 from behind the arc and paced the Tigers with 21 points as Missouri defeated in-state foe Missouri State, 91-77.
Liz Smith also enjoyed a big night for Missouri. The senior center set a new career high in points with 14, joining teammates Eye, Bri Kulas, Lianna Doty and Sydney Crafton in double digits on the night.
The Tigers stayed undefeated at Mizzou Arena for the season and improved to 7-2, marking their sixth win at home in as many tries.
Missouri will look to keep rolling on a quick turnaround in its schedule, as the Tigers host Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Saturday, Dec. 8 and 5:30 p.m. at Mizzou Arena.
Missouri coach Robin Pingeton talks to Bri Kulas (13) Kyley Simmons (15) and Morgan Eye on the bench during Thursday’s game.
Sophomore guard Kyley Simmons (15) jumps to block a pass from Missouri State’s Whitney Edie (1). Simmons notched five assists in 27 minutes on the floor.
Kyley Simmons, left, and other teammates help junior forward Bri Kulas off the floor after being fouled by Missouri State’s Whitney Edie. Kulas contributed 17 points for Missouri.
Sophomore guard Bree Fowler (3) high fives her teammates during a break in the action on Thursday night. The Tigers improved to 7-2.
Players from both teams struggle for possession of the ball, including senior guard Sydney Crafton (21). Crafton scored 14 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and had four assists.
Lianna Doty (1) tries to steal the ball from Missouri State player Mikala McGhee. The Tigers beat the Bears, 91-77, with Doty contributing 14 points and six assists.