GREEN BAY, Wis. — Missouri senior guard Amber Smith reached a career milestone Saturday, but the Tiger women's basketball team dropped a 72-64 decision on the road to the Green Bay Phoenix.
Smith scored her 1,000th career point on a layup in the first quarter, becoming the 37th player in program history to reach that mark. She finished the game with 12 points and eight rebounds before fouling out.
Missouri trailed 16-9 after one quarter, 31-20 at halftime and 52-34 through three quarters. However, the Tigers posted 30 points in the game's final 10 minutes, shooting 50 percent from the floor during that stretch.
The Tigers were also 8-of-8 from the free-throw line in the fourth quarter and shot 16-of-21 from the line for the game. However, they shot just 34.5 percent from the floor, including 8-of-26 from 3-point range.
Missouri got within eight points of the lead at 67-59 following a 3-pointer from Hayley Frank with 1:06 to play in the game. Another 3 from Jordan Roundtree closed the gap to six points at 70-64 with :07 remaining.
The Tigers trailed by as many as 18 points midway through the fourth quarter, before outscoring the Phoenix 21-11 the rest of the way.
Hannah Schuchts led the Tigers with 13 points and eight rebounds, while Frank also reached double figures with 12 points.
Missouri (1-3) will try to snap a three-game losing streak Thursday at South Dakota. Tip-off is at 7 p.m.