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No. 25 Missouri State women beat Bradley, win 11th straight

Syndication: DesMoines

Missouri State’s Emily Gartner shoots a lay-up during the Missouri State at Drake women’s basketball game on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, at the Knapp Center in Des Moines. 0209 Drake006 Cr2

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Brice Calip scored 17 points, Abby Hipp had 12 points and 10 rebounds, and No. 25 Missouri State beat Bradley 75-62 on Saturday night for its 11th straight win.

Sydney Wilson added 13 points and Jasmine Franklin had 10 for Missouri State (15-2, 11-0 Missouri Valley Conference), which is off to its best MVC start since going 11-0 in 2004. The Bears had a 12-0 conference start in 1996.

The Bears opened the third quarter on a 11-0 run and closed it with consecutive 3-pointers from Sydney Manning for a 54-39 lead. Manning scored six of her eight points in the third, and the Bears had a double-digit lead the rest of the way.

Gabi Haack scored 24 points to lead Bradley (12-10, 8-7). Lasha Petree had 13 points. The pair combined for five of the Braves’ seven 3-pointers.

Bradley, which has lost two straight, hosts Illinois State on Thursday. Missouri State plays at Southern Illinois on Wednesday.