Strong Second Half Leads To Tigers' 72-63 Win Over Gardner-Webb

The Tigers used an impressive second half shooting effort to pull away late, as they toppled the visiting Gardner-Webb Runnin' Bulldogs 72-63 Saturday afternoon at Mizzou Arena. Mizzou and Gardner-Webb played a tight game throughout the first half, as there were two ties and two lead changes. The Tigers shot 37.1-percent from the field in the first 20 minutes, while the Runnin' Bulldogs fared a little better a 39.3-percent. Gardner-Webb used four first half three-pointers to remain close with Mizzou, while the Tigers failed to hit one behind the arc (0-for-8). Despite not recording a three in the half, Mizzou still held a 31-29 advantage after one half. Freshman Johnathan Williams, III led an impressive 28-14 rebound advantage in the first half for Mizzou, as he picked up 10 boards alone (six offensive and four defensive).

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

19 hours 57 min ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Garrett Leimkuehler, Sophomore Quarterback for the Hermann Bearcats. Garrett has completed 58% of his passes, 22 of 38 for 441 yards, six touchdowns and two interceptions. He has also carried the ball 36 times for 371 yards for 13 touchdowns and he is averaging more than 10 yards per carry.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

1 week 17 hours ago

On Saturday, September 6, our family lost a dear friend to a car accident. Listeners know her as Lexi the Impulse Puppy. It surprised us a bit just how much the loss struck us--a tribute to just how much that dog loved us--and just how much we loved that dog. Dogs are not the same as people, but they certainly tap into the very best of us.

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SPORTS CORNER

18 hours 17 min ago

The ECC Volleyball Falcons (6-6) were able to win a tight match against Missouri Baptist JV by scores of 25-22, 25-21, 21-25, 25-17 on Saturday. Another match in the Saturday home competition was against the undefeated NJCAA DI Indian Hills Warriors from Ottumwa, IA. The Falcons played a very tight first set losing 22-25, but couldn’t muster the offensive fire power to stay in the match during the later sets.