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.
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.