News Articles – 1999

State all-century team: Wyandotte’s Allen, Claflin’s Stiles could do it all

Ric Anderson
Topeka Capital-Journal (December 3, 1999)

The Capital-Journal’s girls player of the century never won a state title. But Jackie Stiles of Claflin put up numbers that are simply impossible to ignore. She’s the career points leader by 752 points, and her career scoring average is 6.3 points, or 21 percent, above the rest. Put it in this context. The active career points leader, Laurie Koehn of Moundridge, would have to score 1,405 points this season to catch Stiles.
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Scoring leader Stiles garnering attention at SMS

CNNSI (November 14, 1999)

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (CNN/SI) She was the second leading scorer in the nation last season, but most basketball fans never got a chance to see Jackie Stiles play. The Southwest Missouri State guard was named the Missouri Valley Conference Most Valuable Player, made several All-America teams and recorded the best sophomore season in SMS history. At a bigger name school she might have garnered attention similar to Tamika Catchings, Kelly Miller, Becky Hammon or Stephanie White-McCarty.

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SMS junior Jackie Stiles has spellbinding moves

David Boyce
Kansas City Star (November 13, 1999)

SPRINGFIELD — Eyes have been glued to junior Jackie Stiles from the moment she slipped into the white and maroon Southwest Missouri State jersey and gracefully glided into the Hammons Student Center in the fall of ’97. Wearing No. 10, Jackie Stiles. At the sounds of those words, cheers erupt while potential defenders take a nervous glance in her direction.
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Jackie, Oh!

Jeff Cruz
Slam Magazine (November 1999)

The stories are legendary. Junior year of high school. Very first game of the season. Sixty-one points in 17 minutes. The year before, she broke the wrist on her right (shooting) hand, so she shot the pill left-handed. She averaged more than 23 ppg…
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Do You Know Me?

By Clay Kallam
SportsLine Sports Writer (October 28, 1999)

Jackie Stiles is one of the best players in college basketball, but Southwest Missouri State is in Springfield, Mo., and the Missouri Valley Conference — not exactly in the media mainstream. CBS SportsLine columnist Clay Kallam says from Hawaii to Des Moines, Iowa, to Orono,…
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Stiles is one happy camper

Topeka Capital-Journal (June 24, 1999)

It wasn’t that long ago that she was attending these summer basketball camps, listening and learning and soaking up every tip she could gleam from the coaches and visiting college stars she had only seen on television. ”The guy I really remember is Kevin Pritchard,” she said of the former University of Kansas guard. ”I was at one of these camps — I really don’t remember which one — …
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Different Stiles

Des Moines Register (March 3, 1999)

Here’s a new way to try to stop Jackie Stiles when the Missouri Valley Conference tournament starts Thursday at Drake: Buy up every pack of Big Red chewing gum in central Iowa. It may seem a little extreme, but nothing else has worked against the Southwest Missouri State sophomore, who is averaging 25.8 points a game as the nation’s leading scorer and…
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SMS’ Reed, Stiles Impress Women’s Pro Scout

By Scott Puryear
The Springfield News-Leader (February 15, 1999)

Scribbling notes along press row Sunday was assistant coach Kelly Kramer of the WNBA’s Minnesota Lynx expansion team, in Springfield to get another glimpse at SMS senior forward Roshonda Reed. Despite missing four shots from point-blank range, Reed scored 17 points…
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Southwest Missouri turns game into late-night

KC Star (January 25, 1999)

SPRINGFIELD — When it comes to Southwest Missouri State women’s basketball, the mailmans’s motto of rain, sleet or snow fails to capturn the Bears’ fans devotion. To watch the Bears plays at Hammons Student Center, these fans will show up in flood, ice storm, blizzard and even an 11:05 p.m. tipoff time.
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