MU Women's Basketball
Stopping Eastern Illinois’ two leading scorers will be the main focus for the MU women’s basketball team Thursday night at Mizzou Arena.
MU women’s basketball coach Cindy Stein competed against former player and assistant Kerensa Barr, now an assistant with Murray State, in the Tigers’ season opener Friday.
Shakara Jones, a freshman forward, was often guarded by shorter players, but dominated near the basket and had 27 points and 14 rebounds Friday against Murray State.
One questions about the Missouri women’s basketball team entering the season was how the Tigers would compete inside the lane. Friday, the Tigers outscored Murray State 44-28 around the basket.
When Lynnette Robinson was a senior on the Illinois women’s basketball team, she played with a point guard she described as an on-the-floor extension of the coach. Now she, along with fellow Illinois grad Allison Guth, will be working under that point guard, MU women’s basketball coach Cindy Stein.
The Missouri Women’s basketball team features four first-year players in its rotation this year, and despite some growing pains, the newest Tigers have already made an impact.