had 15 points vs. Drury
Ky. - The Northern Kentucky University women’s basketball
team will hit the road for a pair of Great Lakes Valley Conference
road games this week, starting with a 6:30 p.m. Thursday contest
at Saint Joseph’s.
The Norse will
conclude the road trip Saturday with a 1 p.m. game at Indianapolis.
NKU is 4-1 overall, 1-1 in the GLVC.
Both games this week
will be broadcast live on the Internet at athletics.nku.edu
and on WIOK (107.5 FM).
NKU is coming
off a 56-45 loss to No. 2 Drury last Saturday. The Lady Panthers
forced 30 NKU turnovers and prevailed in a battle of unbeaten teams.
It marked the
first-ever meeting between the two perennial powers in women’s
PARTY: NKU sophomore center Angela Healy (Highlands High
School) ranks No. 3 in the GLVC in blocked shots at 1.60 bpg. She
ranks 10th in the GLVC in shooting percentage at .552 from the field.
Healy also averages 8.6 points and 6.6 rebounds per game.
OFF TO GREAT START: NKU junior post player Karmen Graham
leads the team in scoring at 13 ppg, and she is shooting 57.7 percent
from the field. Graham led NKU with 15 points and nine rebounds
NKU freshman post player Cassie Brannen averages 5.6 rebounds per
game, and she leads the team with nine offensive boards. Brannen
also averages 6.6 ppg and is shooting 61.1 percent from the field.
TARGET: NKU junior guard Karyn Creager is second in the
GLVC in free-throw shooting at 93.3 percent. Creager, who averages
9.6 ppg, scored her 500th career point against Drury.
averages 1.60 blocks
DEFENSE: NKU continues to lead the GLVC in both field-goal
percentage defense (.326) and points allowed (51.2 ppg). The Norse
held Drury to just 31.6 percent shooting from the field last Saturday.
SAINT JOSEPH’S: The Pumas own a 4-3 overall record
after dropping a 74-62 decision at Wisconsin-Parkside last Saturday.
Saint Joseph’s is 0-3 in the GLVC.
leads Saint Joseph’s in scoring at 13.9 ppg. Michelle Bova
is also scoring in double figures at 13.0 ppg.
LAST TIME AGAINST SAINT JOSEPH’S: On Jan. 20, 2005,
Karmen Graham scored 15 points and grabbed nine rebounds as NKU
defeated Saint Joseph’s, 52-26, in Regents Hall. The Norse
held Saint Joseph’s to 22.9 percent shooting from the field.
Sarah Woods added 12 points off the bench for NKU, which shot 42
percent from the field and won the rebounding battle by a 40-30
STREAK AGAINST THE PUMAS: NKU has beaten Saint Joseph’s
23 consecutive times going into Thursday’s game. NKU has not
lost to Saint Joseph’s since Feb. 19, 1994, when the Pumas
posted a 72-67 victory against the Norse at Rensselaer, Ind.
NKU owns a
31-11 lead in the all-time series with Saint Joseph’s.