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Missouri Western’s women's basketball team had a very busy week. This is the last week of the regular season for the Griffons. They started off on Wednesday competing against Central Oklahoma and lost 83-75; but Coach Whitaker had many positive and constructive comments about the team.   READ MORE

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The Missouri Wesrtern State Griffons women's basketball team defeated the Newman University Jets on Tuesday, February 16 by a final score of 7… READ MORE

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On Thursday, February 18, both Griffon basketball teams traveled down to Topeka, Kansas to take on the Washburn Ichabods. The men came out dom… READ MORE

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The Lady Griffons plan to hit the court for the first time since March on Nov. 19, at Rogers State University in Claremore, Oklahoma. In her s… READ MORE

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The Lady Griffons plan to hit the court for the first time since March on Nov. 19 at Rogers State University in Claremore, Oklahoma. In her se… READ MORE

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Last week, head coach Candice Whitaker stated that the Griffons women’s basketball team has been playing at a different level and that was sho… READ MORE

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With Missouri Western women’s basketball, the team has come across a new head coach and member of the team, Candace Whitaker. READ MORE

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The Missouri Western women’s basketball team beat University of Central Missouri 67-57 Saturday afternoon, bringing the Jennies 15-game-winnin… READ MORE

By: Harry Loomis With a loss on Friday and a win on Saturday, the Candi Whitaker era is officially underway. Playing in the Hillyard Tip Off at the St. Joseph Civic Arena, the Griffons enjoyed a split decision.  After dominating the first half on Friday against Concordia-St. Paul, things went south in the second half, […] READ MORE

By: Avery Booth As much as things change, things also stay the same, and this rings true from the inclusion of Griffon coach Candi Whitaker and the return of Katrina Roenfeldt. With a new coach from Texas Tech and six returning seniors, the Griffons will look for support from an older core of players this […] READ MORE

A new era has begun for Missouri Western women’s basketball as former Texas Tech head coach Candi Whitaker has been hired to take over the program. Whitaker will be the ninth head coach of the women’s team and is the first woman to be named head coach of the program since 1992. Whitaker is looking […] READ MORE

Rob Edmisson is going to leave Missouri Western after seven years of coaching here, and he’s going to leave their women’s basketball program in a better place than it was when he came here. It was an emotional press conference, but Edmisson said what he needed to say and thanked the people he needed to […] READ MORE

By: Jalen Pauley This week, Missouri Western women’s basketball traveled to Bolivar, Missouri, to take on the Bearcats of Southwest Baptist University after just beating them a week ago in St. Joseph. The outcome for this game was far different as the Griffons ended up losing this game 62-82, dropping them to 7-9 in conference […] READ MORE

The Missouri Western women were not able to pull off a victory on Senior Day in an evenly- matched game against no. 24 Central Missouri losing 74-68. Western (12-12 7-8 MIAA) held Central Missouri (18-5 11-4 MIAA) to 35 percent shooting in the first quarter yet allowed them to shoot 57 percent the rest of […] READ MORE

Fifty has a nice ring to it; 50 states, 50 cents, 50 years and 50 points scored in the second half for Missouri Western women’s basketball. After a slow start, which saw the Griffons looking at a 28-35 halftime deficit, they exploded for 50 points en route to a 78-64 win over Southwest Baptist. Head […] READ MORE

By: Diamond Carroll Pittsburg ended up being too much for Western women as they fell to Pittsburg State 79-68 putting their record at 10-10 after a high scoring first half. The Griffons shot 55 percent to match the Gorillas 54 percent in the first half, going into the second half with a 44- 41 lead. […] READ MORE

Missouri Western women’s basketball team held off a late comeback attempt by MIAA rival Missouri Southern on Thursday evening. A 15-point second half lead fell to just a four-point lead in the final minutes, as the Griffons pulled out the victory by a score of 69-57. The Griffons grabbed an eight-point lead going into the […] READ MORE

During rivalry week extra motivation is usually not needed, but for the Missouri Western women’s basketball team, they looked to avenge their loss to Northwest Missouri State from a season ago. A loss that ended their eight-game winning streak against the Bearcats. “The last time they beat us we had five players, and they felt […] READ MORE

The Missouri Western women’s basketball team (11-11) ended their eight-game losing streak with a win 57-44 win over Lincoln (3-19) on Saturday. Although it wasn’t the best game they have played with 17 turnovers — eight of them in the first quarter — they were still able to come out with the win. This win […] READ MORE

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Due to injuries and personal reasons, the Missouri Western women’s basketball team has felt many hardships this season, the latest being a 55-49 loss at Nebraska-Kearney, Saturday, Jan 20. This loss drops the ladies to a 10-9 record while Nebraska-Kearney jump to 14-3. Nebraska-Kearney scored 29 points in the fourth quarter, three more points than […] READ MORE

“Confident, always confident. We’re Griffons,” Rob Edmisson, the head coach of the women’s basketball team said as he expressed his confidence in his new team. Missouri Western’s women’s basketball have signed nine new players and they are looking to continue the success from last season. They finished last season with a 21-8 overall and 13-6 […] READ MORE

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This past week, Missouri Western’s women’s basketball team had a road trip against the Missouri Southern Lions and Pittsburg State Gorillas. They went 1-1, defeating the Lions and falling to the Gorillas. “It is an uphill battle, but our program is at a point where we expect to win every game we play,” Coach Edmisson […] READ MORE

In St. Charles and Jefferson City, the Griffon women took their 3 game winning streak to 5 games as Western earned a 66-60 victory and 78-59 win against the schools, respectively. They now are tied for having the longest streak this season. In their first game against Lindenwood, which took place Feb. 2, the Griffons […] READ MORE

With 30 forced turnovers, a strong defensive pull, and shooting better than 50% in the second half, the Griffon women turned a huge victory against their rival Northwest Missouri 78-57.  It was Western’s seventh-straight victory in the series. “30 turnovers is great to hear,”  Melia Richardson said. “Coach says people don’t play defense like us.” […] READ MORE

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The Missouri Western Women’s Golf team finished fourth in the MIAA Championships. The Griffons had all five girls finish in the top 35 of the tournament. Freshman Shi Qing Ong finished tied for eighth in the tournament, shooting a 238. Ong’s best round was her final round, when she finished with a 73. Her score […] READ MORE

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Tradition was revived as the Griffons brought home the first MIAA Regular Season Championship since 2002 after a pair of wins last week. Head coach Rob Edmisson was proud of how his team handled the high stress of the week. “I thought our kids just handled the week at a high level of focus and […] READ MORE

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After defeating the rival Northwest Bearcats last Saturday, the Griffons will play for a share of the MIAA title on Wednesday against the Washburn Ichabods. Although the Bearcats are last in the MIAA, the rivalry game between Northwest and Western was still a battle. The Griffons lost the lead only twice in the game, early […] READ MORE

With the announcement of the NCAA DII regional rankings, Missouri Western is sitting in first place in the Central Region followed by Pittsburg State and Fort Hays State. The Griffons are 23-2 overall this season and are currently No. 7 in the nation. Western is also first in the MIAA with a 17-2 conference record. READ MORE

No. 7 Western completed the Oklahoma sweep as they defeated Northeastern State and Central Oklahoma last weekend. Head coach Rob Edmisson believes that long, late season road trips can show a lot about where your team is. “I think a late trip like that, you get a really good sense of where your kids are […] READ MORE

The No. 8 Griffons completed the home court sweep in a blowout fashion by beating Lindenwood 93-50 and Lincoln 82-51. Now they will hit the road to face the Northeastern State University RiverHawks and the University of Central Oklahoma Bronchos. The last time Western met both Northeastern State and Central Oklahoma was at the Fieldhouse […] READ MORE