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SW Missouri St. 71, Creighton 52

January 9, 1998

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) _ Roshonda Reed scored a career-high 28 points as No. 13 Southwest Missouri State beat Creighton 71-52 Thursday night.

The Lady Bears (12-0, 4-0 Missouri Valley) opened the game with a 10-0 run before Creighton made its first basket with 14:25 remaining in the half.

Southwest Missouri took a 34-23 halftime lead, then scored the first nine points of the second half to take a 20-point lead.

The Lady Bears led 55-33 before Creighton (6-6, 2-2) rallied and pulled within 63-50 with 2:47 left. But Southwest Missouri held Creighton scoreless for the last 1:52 while closing with a 8-0 run.

Jackie Stiles scored 19 points for the Lady Bears.

Creighton was led by Carrie Welle and Corey Sweeny with 12 points each.

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