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Ivory's Eight Three-Pointers Help Roos Rout Cougars in Conference Opener
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CHICAGO, Ill. – The UMKC women’s basketball team (7-7) defeated Chicago State on Saturday afternoon, 111-58, at Jones Convention Center in Chicago, Ill. Emily Ivory recorded a school record eight three-pointers off the bench for the Roos to produce a game-high 24 points 

Starting on the road for the first WAC Conference game of the season, UMKC exploded out of the gates and never looked back.

Freshman guard Emily Ivory (Davenport, Iowa) set a school record with eight three point field goals made against Chicago State, which was recently held by Chazny Morris back on March 7th, 2010. Ivory’s previous career high in a game was seven three-point field goals that dates back to Nov. 23rd against George Mason

“Emily continues to shoot the ball very well for us,” commented head coach Jacie Hoyt. “I have seen a big commitment from her to get in the gym outside of practice to work on her craft and it really paid off today.”

Junior guard Ericka Mattingly (Wichita, Kan) maintained her scoring average on the season as she recorded 19 points and eight assists on Saturday afternoon. Mattingly has now scored in double figures in all but one game this season, which occurred at Kansas State back on Nov. 18th.

Defensively, UMKC forced 26 turnovers which resulted in an astounding 29 points in return. This was the seventh time that the Roos have scored 80 points or more on the season.

In the highest scoring outing on the season, the Roos shot 42 of 74 (56.8%), which marked the second time UMKC has made 42 field goals. The last time UMKC produced 100 points or more in a game came back on Feb. 17th against the Cougars in which the team scored 106 points.

UMKC spread the game wide open in the first quarter with nine points from each Mattingly and Ivory giving the Roos a 31-10 advantage heading into the second stanza.

“Our team got off to a great start defensively with our steals and rebounds, which led to easy buckets for us,” stated Hoyt. “That helped our team get everyone involved and led to easy buckets.”

Hoyt also gave her thoughts on the rest of the season in conference play.

“This conference season we are focusing on getting one percent better as a team every day in practice and every game. As long as we are doing that, I think it will be a fun and successful season in WAC play.”

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Up Next
• The Blue & Gold will continue their road trip as the team travels to take on California Baptist on Thursday, Jan. 10th at 8 p.m. CT.

Quick Facts
• UMKC defeated Chicago State in the first match up of the 2017-2018 season with a score of 106-47 at Swinney Recreation Center
• With 19 points in the win, Mattingly remains at nine games for 20 points or more on the season
• Senior Kristen Moore (Chicago, Ill) notched a season-high 19 points in the win at Chicago State
• 10 players scored overall for the Roos on Saturday afternoon
• The Roos had four players in double digits during Saturday’s win versus the Cougars
• The Roos shot 42 of 74 (56.8%) from the court in Saturday’s win
• Ivory nailed 8 of 16 three-point field goals against the Cougars, marking the eighth time she has made multiple three pointers in a game for UMKC
• Freshman forward Leilah Vigil (Montbello, Colo.) delivered her fifth double-double (18 points and 10 rebounds) for UMKC on the season
• UMKC made 13 three pointers on the afternoon
• The Roos’ 111 points were a season-high
• With those eight three pointers, Ivory broke the school record recently held by Chazny Morris back on March 7th, 2010 at North Dakota State
• UMKC won the turnover battle at 26-14 on Sunday afternoon

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