The Wichita State women were able to celebrate their Missouri Valley Conference title on Sunday and cut down the nets. The Shockers defeated Missouri State in their final regular season game 93-56 at Koch Arena.
Here is the complete release from Wichita State Athletics:
Alex Harden scored 27 points and handed out six assists, while Michelle Price scored 15 points and pulled down seven rebounds on senior day as the Wichita State women’s basketball team defeated Missouri State 93-56 on Sunday afternoon inside Charles Koch Arena, capturing its second-consecutive Missouri Valley Conference regular-season championship.
Jamillah Bonner scored 16 points and handed out six assists, Alie Decker added 15 points and Michaela Dapprich scored 12 points and pulled down six rebounds in the Shocker win.
Down 7-6 at the 16:26 mark in the first half, Harden ignited a 9-0 run for Wichita State with a two-point jumper. Price capped the run with an old-fashioned three-point play to put the Shockers up 15-7 with 13:58 remaining in the half.
After the Bears cut the lead back down to three, a pair of Price free-throws and another jumper from Harden pushed the lead back to seven, 25-18, at the 10:18 mark.
The Shockers went on another run, this time 12-0, which was capped by a Decker layup with 5:35 remaining in the half that put Wichita State up 37-20. Four minutes later, Decker gave her team its biggest lead of the half with a three-pointer that put the Shockers up 47-26.
Wichita State shot 19-for-39 (.487) in the first half and 10-for-12 (.833) from the free-throw line to take a 49-30 advantage at the break. Alex Harden (11), Michelle Price (11) and Jamillah Bonner (10) all scored in double figures, with Price adding six rebounds. The Shockers held the Bears to 9-for-28 (.321) shooting from the floor and scored 22 points of 14 Missouri State turnovers.
The Shockers continued to pour it on in the second half, as back-to-back layups by Harden at the 15:00 mark put Wichita State up 61-34.
The teams traded baskets for much of the half, until the Shockers went on a 10-0 run where Harden contributed six of the points to put her team up 35, 85-50 with less than four minutes to go and Wichita State went on to win.
The Shockers shot 34-for-69 (.493) from the floor for the game and 22-for-27 (.815) from the free-throw line and scored 37 points off 27 Missouri State turnovers.
Wichita State will now head to the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament as the No. 2 seed where they will play the winner of No. 7 Missouri State and No. 10 Southern Illinois on Fri., Mar. 14 at 6 p.m.