Sophie Cunningham’s 17 points led the way for the Missouri women’s basketball team in its 71-68 victory over Western Illinois on Tuesday in Columbia.
Cunningham also grabbed 10 rebounds and dished out five assists for the Tigers, 5-2.
Cierra Porter pulled down a game-high 15 rebounds and scored 13 points for Missouri. The Tigers outrebounded the Leathernecks 49-33.
Jordan Chavis came off the bench and scored 11 points for Missouri.
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The Tigers shot 41.3 percent from the field and held the Leathernecks to 34.9 percent shooting.
Taylor Higginbotham scored 19 points and Morgan Blumer added 18 for Western Illinois, 5-2.
The Tigers trailed by three after the first quarter but led 34-31 at halftime.