AUBURN, Alabama (MUTigers.com) – Mizzou Women’s Basketball (21-6, 8-6) never trailed in a balanced 69-55 victory at Auburn (18-9, 8-6) Sunday afternoon. Junior forward Jordan Frericks (Quincy, Ill.) became the 33rd member of the Mizzou Women’s Basketball 1,000-Point Club while head coach Robin Pingeton earned her 100th victory on the Mizzou sideline.
Sophie Cunningham (Columbia, Mo.) recorded the third double-double of her freshman season with a game-high 24 points and 10 rebounds. Frericks added 18 points, eight rebounds and a career-high six assists. Morgan Stock (Town & Country, Mo.) drained four 3-pointers and finished with 14 points as she tied a career-high with 36 minutes played.
Mizzou got out to an early lead and led 16-12 at the end of the first quarter. Frericks scored eight points in the game’s first 6:04.
In the second quarter, Mizzou increased the lead behind four 3-pointers, including three in a span of four possessions en route to a 36-27 halftime lead. Frericks notched 10 points in the first half while Cunningham added nine.
During the third period, Mizzou outscored Auburn 20-12. Frericks scored her 1,000th career point on a layup with 5:49 remaining in the quarter off of a pass from Lindsey Cunningham (Columbia, Mo.), leading to the uncontested lay-in. Mizzou held a 56-39 advantage heading into the fourth quarter.
Mizzou never trailed throughout the contest and led by as many as 21 points at 69-48 with 2:57 left in the fourth quarter.
For the game, Mizzou shot 52 percent (23-for-44) from the field, 47 percent (8-for-17) from 3-point range and 83 percent (15-for-18) from the free throw line.
Auburn was limited to 31 percent (19-for-60) shooting from the floor, including an 0-for-9 mark from beyond the 3-point arc.
The Tigers return to action at No. 16 Kentucky on Thursday for a 7 p.m. CT tipoff. The game will be available on SEC Network Plus/WatchESPN.
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