Northwest led most of the game but was unable to finish in a close contest with McKendree where they were defeated 59-55. Northwest allowed 14 offensive rebounds and had 19 turnovers in the game.
Northwest was led in scoring by Kendey Eaton and Jaelyn Haggard with 15. Erika Schlosser led the team with 5 rebounds. The Bearcats shot 50 percent from the field but only 29 percent from behind the arc.
McKendree had a balanced attack with four people scoring in double figures, including Jordan Morton who had a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds. They only shot 39.7 percent from the field but attempted 14 more field goals than Northwest.
Northwest will play again vs. Quincy at home on Wednesday, Dec. 19 at 6 p.m.