Ky. - The Northern Kentucky University women’s basketball
team will play host to NAIA power Georgetown (Ky.) at 7 p.m. Tuesday
in Regents Hall.
NKU is 14-3
and owns an eight-game winning streak going into Tuesday’s
non-conference showdown. The Norse are in first place in the Great
Lakes Valley Conference East with an 8-2 record.
is 16-4 and has a seven-game winning streak going into Tuesday night.
The Tigers are members of the NAIA’s Mid-South Conference.
The Norse will
also meet Bellarmine at 5:30 p.m. Saturday in Regents Hall as part
of NKU’s 2006 Homecoming.
will be broadcast
live on the Internet at athletics.nku.edu.
The NKU/Bellarmine game will also be televised live on ICN-6.
KEYS VICTORY: Sophomore center Angela Healy scored 21 points,
including a clutch basket and free throw in the final minute, as
NKU defeated Wisconsin-Parkside, 68-62, on Saturday in Regents Hall.
added 11 points for NKU, which fought off a late Wisconsin-Parkside
rally behind the play of Healy. NKU jumped out to a 10-0 lead, but
the Rangers shot 52.4 percent from the field in the first half and
trailed just 35-29 at the break.
pulled within 62-59 with less than a minute left in the game, Healy
powered in for a layup while being fouled. She converted the free
throw to give NKU a 65-59 lead.
Healy also grabbed five rebounds and was 7-for-9 from the free-throw
PAYS OFF: Katie Butler came off the bench and finished
with nine points in the win against Wisconsin-Parkside. Karen Brackman
added eight points in a reserve role for NKU.
Norse’s 62-51 win over Lewis last Thursday, Cassie Brannen
came off the bench to score eight points and grab nine rebounds.
drives against UWP
ENDS: Karmen Graham’s streak of scoring in double
figures ended at 10 straight games during the win over Wisconsin-Parkside.
Graham finished with seven points and a game-high 10 rebounds.
NKU in scoring at 15.3 points per game. She entered the weekend
leading the GLVC in scoring and now ranks No. 3 in the league in
STREAK ENDS: NKU’s streak of holding opponents under
60 points ended at 16 games on Saturday. The Norse still lead the
GLVC in scoring defense (51.5 ppg) and field-goal percentage defense
GEORGETOWN: The Tigers are led by sophomore guard Kim Ingle,
who averages 19.4 ppg. Freshman post player Julie Leach is scoring
13.1 ppg and averages 5.5 rebounds per game.
LAST TIME AGAINST GEORGETOWN: On Nov. 16, 2004, Kim Ingle
scored 22 of her game-high 27 points in the second half as Georgetown
rolled to an 85-64 victory over NKU in Regents Hall.
added 17 points for Georgetown, which defeated NKU for the first
time in 10 meetings. The Tigers used full-court pressure to force
an up-tempo game and made 55.8 percent of their shots from the field.
built a 21-11 lead midway through the first half, but the Norse
cut the deficit to 39-35 at the break. After Karyn Creager drained
a 3-pointer to bring NKU within 45-43 with 15:18 remaining,
took control of the game. The Tigers used a 26-6 run over the next
seven minutes to take a 71-49 lead and were never threatened.
LAST TIME AGAINST BELLARMINE: On March 4, 2005, in the
first round of the GLVC Tournament at Evansville, Ind., NKU was
held to two field goals during the first 13 minutes of the game
and never recovered as Bellarmine coasted to a 62-54 win over the
Norse in Roberts Stadium.
also converted 28 of its 37 free throws and picked up the victory
despite going the final 11 minutes of the game without a field goal.
The fourth-seeded Knights scored their final 17 points of the game
on the free-throw line and held off a late rally by NKU.
NKU shot just
21.4 percent from the field in the first half and also committed
nine turnovers before the break. Lynne Johnson led Bellarmine with
24 points and was 11-for-15 at the line. The Knights jumped out
to a 21-6 lead with 7:56 remaining in the first half behind 12 points
only two field goals during the opening 13 minutes of play were
3-pointers by Elizabeth Burrows and Brittany Winner. Bellarmine
took a 32-17 halftime lead and increased that advantage to 47-25
with 10:36 left in the game when Ashley Elmore made two free throws.
with a 13-1 run and pulled within 48-38 with 6:06 left when Karmen
Graham hit a short jumper. After Bellarmine stretched the advantage
back to 14 points, the Norse sliced the lead to 56-50 with 34 seconds
left on two free throws by Sarah Woods. Bellarmine, however, sealed
the win by making six free throws in the final 24 seconds.