leads the GLVC in scoring
Ky. - The Northern Kentucky University women’s basketball
team will play host to Lewis at 5:30 p.m. Thursday with first place
at stake in the Great Lakes Valley Conference East.
that game with a 12-3 overall record, and the Norse are 6-2 in the
GLVC. Lewis is 10-5 overall, and the Flyers are atop the GLVC East
with a 6-1 record.
of Thursday’s game will be in sole possession of first place
in the GLVC East.
game will be televised live on ICN-6.
ON THE LINE: NKU and Lewis both enter Thursday with winning
streaks. NKU has won six consecutive games, while Lewis owns five
AT HOME: The Norse are 8-2 at home this season. NKU is
3-1 against GLVC teams in Regents Hall.
ON A ROLL: Karmen Graham extended her streak of scoring
in double figures to nine consecutive games with 19 points during
NKU’s 62-50 win at Missouri-Rolla last Saturday. Graham also
grabbed nine rebounds in that victory.
the GLVC in scoring at 16.1 points per game. She is also fourth
in field-goal percentage (.556) and 11th in rebounding at 6.0 rpg.
the 6-foot-1 junior ranks ninth in the GLVC in free-throw percentage
700: Graham enters this week with 690 career points at
NKU. She also has grabbed 332 career rebounds for the Norse.
IN ON 600: NKU junior guard Karyn Creager has now scored
587 career points. Creager is also the Norse’s all-time career
leader in free-throw percentage at .880 (169-for-192).
RULES: NKU has still held every opponent under 60 points
this season, and the Norse lead the GLVC in scoring defense at 50.8
ppg. NKU has limited six opponents to less than 50 points this season.
The most points
scored in a game against NKU this season is 58 (a 58-52 loss to
Hillsdale). The Norse are also No. 1 in the GLVC in field-goal percentage
defense at .344.
TAKE IT INSIDE: NKU continues to lead the GLVC in blocked
shots at 5.07 bpg. Norse sophomore center Angela Healy ranks second
in the GLVC at 1.40 bpg, while freshman post player Cassie Brannen
is sixth at 1.00 bpg.
THE DISHING: NKU sophomore point guard Nicole Chiodi ranks
fifth in the GLVC in assists at 3.87 apg.
LEWIS: The Flyers are led by junior forward Mary Moskal,
who ranks No. 2 in the GLVC in scoring at 15.6 ppg. Junior forward
Darcee Schmidt is No. 3 in the GLVC in scoring at 15.1 ppg and averages
6.6 rebounds per contest.
guard Shante Glenn is scoring 13.3 ppg and leads the GLVC in assists
at 5.33 apg.
LAST TIME AGAINST LEWIS: On Feb. 19, 2005, Shante Glenn
scored 10 of her 17 points late in the second half as Lewis held
off NKU, 69-61, at the Neil Carey Arena.
from a 14-point deficit in the second half to tie the game at 49-49
when Brittany Winner drained a 3-point shot with 8:11 remaining.
Brittney Diener responded with a 3-pointer to give Lewis a 52-49
edge, but Karyn Creager countered by making a 3-pointer with 6:48
left to tie the score at 52-52.
over at that point, scoring eight of Lewis’ next 10 points
to give the Flyers a 62-56 lead. Her driving layup with 3:47 remaining
capped the Lewis spurt, and she added another basket with 1:19 left
to give Lewis a 67-56 advantage.
added 15 points and nine rebounds for Lewis. Glenn, who scored 12
points in the second half, also added five rebounds as the Flyers
defeated NKU at home for the second straight season.
Lewis - which bolted out to a 12-0 lead five minutes into the game
- shot 46.6 percent from the field and forced NKU into 16 turnovers.
added 11 points for Lewis, which is 5-35 all-time against NKU.
led NKU with 20 points, and she finished 10-for-10 at the free-throw
line. Karmen Graham added 11 points for the Norse, who shot just
31.6 percent from the field.
SEASON IN REGENTS HALL: On Dec. 9, 2004, Karmen Graham
scored 10 of her game-high 17 points in the second half to lead
NKU to a 54-47 win over Lewis. She also provided the biggest play
of the night with less than three minutes remaining and the game
tied at 43-43.
a feed from Nikki Perkins inside, Graham powered her way for a basket
while being fouled to give NKU a 45-43 advantage with 2:41 left
in the game. She finished off the conventional three-point play
by sinking the free throw to extend the Norse’s lead to 46-43.
a short jumper with 1:10 remaining to give NKU a 48-43 lead. Tenesha
McDaniel responded with a basket to bring Lewis within 48-45, but
Connie Myers hit two free throws with 34 seconds left to push the
Norse advantage to 50-45.
two free throws with 21 seconds remaining to give NKU a 52-45 lead,
and Perkins sealed the win with a layup.