Shockers Claim Double-Digit Exhibition Win Over MSSU

WICHITA, Kan. (WSU Athletics) Using a 13-0 scoring run in the second quarter, the Wichita State women's basketball team never looked back in its exhibition game and defeated Missouri Southern State, 62-49, at Charles Koch Arena Thursday night.

Carla Bremaud scored a game-high 13 points to lead the Shockers, with Seraphine Bastin adding 11 points and Sabrina Lozada-Cabbage snagging 10 rebounds to go with eight points.

After going back and forth in the first four minutes, the Shockers jumped out in front with an and one basket by Bastin and a pair of free throws from Shyia Smith. A 7-0 run gave Missouri Southern State a two-point lead, but a free throw and jumper from Maya Brewer gave Wichita State their lead back.

The Shockers forced the Lions into eight first quarter turnovers, but Missouri Southern State tied the first quarter at 15 with a pair of free throws with 31 seconds remaining.

A jumper and two free throws by Lozada-Cabbage gave Wichita State a five-point lead with four minutes to go in the second quarter, with a 3-pointer by Bremaud extending the Wichita State lead to eight.

Jada Peacock's 3-pointer capped off a 14-0 scoring run that put the Shockers ahead by double-digits with less than two minutes to play in the first half. Forcing the Lions to 26 percent first half shooting, the Shockers went into the locker room at halftime up 33-20.

Missouri Southern State responded with a quick 8-2 scoring run to cut the deficit into single digits, with the Lions making four out of their first five shots to start the third quarter. The Shockers answered back with six consecutive points that kept them ahead 42-30 with 4:39 left in the third quarter.

Despite shooting just 25 percent in the third quarter, the Shockers were able to keep the momentum going with a 48-32 lead heading into the final 10 minutes.

The Shockers forced Missouri Southern State into 24 game turnovers, allowing them to cruise to a 13-point victory.

Wichita State opens the regular season at Charles Koch Arena on Wednesday against Arkansas-Pine Bluff at 6:30 p.m