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SW Missouri St. 71, Creighton 52

January 9, 1998

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) _ Roshonda Reed scored a career-high 28 points to pace No. 13 Southwest Missouri State to a 71-52 Missouri Valley Conference win over Creighton.

The Lady Bears (12-0 overall, 4-0 MVC) opened the Thursday 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.

Southwest Missouri scored the first nine points of the second half to push its lead to 43-23 and went up 55-33 with 10:35 remaining.

Creighton (6-6, 2-2) fought back to get to within 63-50 with 2:47 left. But the Lady Bears held Creighton scoreless for the last 1:52 while closing with a 8-0 run.

Jackie Stiles had 19 for Southwest while Creighton was led by Carrie Welle and Corey Sweeny with 12 points each.

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