Sophomore Amanda Hanneman scored a career high 16 points to lead the Tigers
Nov. 24, 2007
BOCA RATON, Fla. - The University of Missouri women's basketball team suffered a 65-49 loss to Samford in its first game in the FAU Thanksgiving Classic on Saturday afternoon in Boca Raton, Fla. Sophomore Amanda Hanneman led the Tigers with a career high 16 points.
The Tigers kept the score close in the opening minutes and held an 8-5 lead after junior K-Kay Pickens and sophomore Amanda Hanneman hit threes on consecutive possessions with 13:31 left in the half. Samford responded with a 9-0 run over the next 3:48 to go ahead 16-8.
The Bulldogs continued to build their lead and had their biggest lead of the half, 16, after a three from Samford with 1:31 remaining. Hollins hit a fast break layup to cut the lead back to 14 but the Bulldogs made two free throws in the waning seconds to enter the half on top 34-18.
Samford stayed in control of the contest in the second half on free throw shooting. The Bulldogs only converted six baskets in the second frame but made 17-of-23 free throws to keep a comfortable lead over Mizzou, which shot 50 percent from the floor in the second quarter.
Samford (4-1) had four players in double figures, led by Taryn Towns with 15.
The Tigers take on Robert Morris in their second game of the FAU Thanksgiving Classic on Sunday, Nov. 25 at 1 p.m. ET (12 p.m. CT). Mizzou then returns home for a six-game homestand, kicked off with Arkansas on Wednesday, Nov. 28 at 6:30 p.m. at Mizzou Arena.
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