Missouri women's basketball team suspends two players

Friday, December 11, 2009 | 11:50 p.m. CST; updated 12:43 a.m. CST, Saturday, December 12, 2009

COLUMBIA — The Missouri women’s basketball team may have hit a speed bump in its efforts to turnaround a struggling program.

The Tigers leading scorers Amanda Hanneman and Jessra Johnson have been “suspended indefinitely due to a violation of team policy," according to Kate Lakin, assistant director of media relations for the Missouri women's basketball team.

According to a report on the Web site of television station KOMU/Channel 8  Hanneman and Johnson were questioned by Columbia police about a fight early Friday morning.

This season, Johnson has scored 14.1 points a game and Hanneman averages 13.3. Missouri beat Texas-Pan American 83-34 on Thursday night to improve to 6-2.

The Tigers play Murray State at 1 p.m. Sunday at Mizzou Arena.




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