Women lose in game’s final seconds

Tim Downer

ST. LOUIS – Kali Birkey hit a 10-foot jumper with 4.3 seconds remaining in the game Saturday to give the University of Missouri-St. Louis women’s basketball team a 59-57 win over Northern Kentucky University in the Mark Twain Building.

NKU’s Connie Myers had tied the game at 57-57 with 18.8 seconds remaining when she grabbed an offensive rebound and powered in a layup.

After a timeout, Missouri-St. Louis held the ball for the final shot, and Deborah Dibella worked the ball