Schuchts nearly perfect in No. 21 Missouri women’s win

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ESTERO, Fla. (AP) _ Hannah Schuchts made every shot she took except a free throw in the final seconds, setting career highs with six 3-pointers and 25 points, to lead No. 21 Missouri to a 62-54 win over Duke for fifth place inthe Gulf Coast Showcase on Sunday.

Schuchts, a junior forward whose previous career game highs were four 3-pointers and 12 points, was 8-of-8 shooting and 3 of 4 from the line, her only miss coming with 18 seconds left.

The Tigers (5-2) were 16 of 34 outside the arc for 47 percent and only 3 of 20 inside it.

Duke dominated points in the paint 24-4, matched Missouri with 19 field goals but made only five 3-pointers and missed 7 of 18 free throws.

Lauren Aldridge added four 3-pointers and 13 points, seven in the fourth quarter, for Missouri.

Haley Gorecki had four 3-pointers and 24 points, while Leaonna Odom added 15 points and Onome Akinbode-James grabbed 11 rebounds for the Blue Devils (3-3).

Missouri led 39-38 after three quarters. Schuchts and Aldridge opened the fourth quarter with 3-pointers and the Tigers held on, going up by nine with 30 seconds to go. Schuchts had 11 points in the final period.

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