Ky. - The Northern Kentucky University women’s basketball
team resumes Great Lakes Valley Conference play Thursday when Kentucky
Wesleyan visits Regents Hall for a 5:30 p.m. contest.
NKU is 8-3
overall, 2-2 in the GLVC. Kentucky Wesleyan is 6-5 overall, 2-2
in the GLVC. NKU and Kentucky Wesleyan are tied for third place
in the GLVC East.
The Norse will
also play host to Southern Indiana at 1 p.m. Saturday. Both NKU
games this week will be televised live on ICN-6.
CLOSES OUT 2005 WITH WIN: On Dec. 29, NKU posted a 63-42
win over Brescia (Ky.). Angela Healy led the Norse with 17 points,
eight rebounds and four steals. The sophomore center also had three
THE POST: Karmen Graham added 11 points and six rebounds
for the Norse, who won the rebounding battle against Brescia by
a 43-29 margin. Graham leads NKU in scoring at 15.2 points per game,
and she is also the Norse’s top rebounder at 6.2 rpg.
Graham is shooting 56.6 percent from the field and has made 75.7
percent of her free throws.
MINSTER DUO: Minster (Ohio) High School graduates Brittany
Winner and Karen Brackman played well against Brescia. Winner came
off the bench and grabbed eight rebounds against Brescia. She also
dished out four assists in that victory.
five points, had two assists and recorded two steals in 18 minutes
of action in the win.
THREAT: Karyn Creager made three 3-pointers against Brescia
and leads NKU with 17 3-point field goals. The junior guard is also
shooting 92.3 percent from the free-throw line and averages 9.5
GETS 480TH VICTORY AT NKU: Norse head coach Nancy Winstel
recorded her 480th career victory at NKU during the win over Brescia.
Winstel, who reached the 500-win plateau last season, is 519-207
in 26 seasons as a college head coach. She is 480-166 in 23 years
PARTY: Angela Healy ranks fourth in the GLVC in blocked
shots at 1.45 bpg. Norse freshman Cassie Brannen is ninth at 0.82
KENTUCKY WESLEYAN: The Lady Panthers are led by Laura McClintic,
who averages 14.7 ppg and 7.3 rebounds. McClintic is also 26-for-62
from 3-point range this season.
is scoring 11.9 ppg and averages 6.5 rpg. Holly Mills is scoring
10.4 ppg, and Lauren Stewart averages 10.0 ppg.
LAST TIME AGAINST KENTUCKY WESLEYAN: On Feb. 5, 2005, Connie
Myers scored 22 points and grabbed a career-high 20 rebounds to
lead NKU to an 83-65 win over Kentucky Wesleyan in Regents Hall.
added a career-high 24 points for NKU, which shot 53.3 percent from
the field. Creager also set an NKU record by extending her streak
of consecutive made free throws to 21 (her streak would eventually
end at 27 consecutive made free throws).
made four 3-point shots against the Kentucky Wesleyan zone defense.
Sarah Woods finished with 13 points for NKU, which remained perfect
(21-0) against Kentucky Wesleyan in games played in Regents Hall.
SOUTHERN INDIANA: The Screaming Eagles play at Bellarmine
on Thursday before facing NKU. Southern Indiana is led by Jasmine
Baines, who averages 14.1 ppg and 6.1 rebounds.
LAST TIME AGAINST SOUTHERN INDIANA: On Feb. 3, 2005, Megan
Nelson’s follow shot with 18 seconds remaining gave Southern
Indiana a 60-59 win over NKU in Regents Hall.
an offensive rebound after a missed shot by Tiara Brown and scored
to give Southern Indiana a 60-59 lead. NKU had two shots in the
closing seconds, but a short jumper by Sarah Woods and a follow
attempt by Connie Myers were both off target.
17 of her career-high 22 points in the second half to lead NKU.
Angela Healy and Karyn Creager each added 11 points for the Norse,
who held a 58-52 lead with 4:21 remaining in the game.
committed three turnovers in the final four minutes and was outscored
8-1 to end the game.