shoots against Lewis
Ky. - The Northern Kentucky University women’s basketball
team will play a road game at Southern Illinois at Edwardsville
at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
NKU owns a
10-game winning streak after rallying for a 66-64 victory over Bellarmine
last Saturday. The Norse are 16-3 overall, 9-2 in the Great Lakes
Valley Conference East.
NKU is tied
with Lewis for first place in the GLVC East. SIUE is 10-9 overall,
4-7 in the GLVC. The Cougars are tied for fifth place in the GLVC
MAKES NKU A WINNER: NKU junior forward Brittany Winner
scored six points in the final two minutes - including a jumper
with 13 seconds left to snap a 64-all tie - as the Norse rallied
past Bellarmine last Saturday.
with 13 points and five rebounds. She made three clutch jumpers
- one that tied the game at 61-all, another to give NKU a 63-61
lead and the winning shot - in the final 2:02 of the game.
8.4 points and 5.1 rebounds per game. She is also second on the
team with 43 assists.
TROUBLE: Angela Healy and Cassie Brannen each collected
double-doubles against Bellarmine. Healy finished with 11 points
and 11 rebounds, while Brannen scored 11 points and grabbed 10 rebounds.
9.9 ppg and 6.1 rebounds. She also ranks No. 3 in the GLVC in blocked
shots at 1.42 bpg.
averages 4.8 ppg and 4.6 rpg, is No. 5 in the GLVC in blocked shots
at 0.94 bpg.
IN THE POST: NKU junior forward Karmen Graham ranks No.
3 in the GLVC in scoring (14.8 ppg) and No. 4 in field-goal percentage
(.547). Graham scored 13 points against Bellarmine and added three
assists in that victory.
Cassie Brannen (right)
Thursday with 730 career points at NKU. She also has 357 career
rebounds and has made 78.2 percent of her free throws.
LEADER: NKU junior guard Karyn Creager is No. 1 in the
GLVC in free-throw percentage at .885. Creager, who scored 14 points
against Bellarmine last Saturday, has 632 career points at NKU.
FOR 11 STRAIGHT: NKU is looking for its first 11-game winning
streak in a season since ending the 1999-2000 campaign with 24 straight
victories and an NCAA Division II national championship.
1 IN DEFENSE: NKU leads the GLVC in field-goal percentage
defense (.348) and scoring defense (52.1 ppg).
FROM THE POINT: NKU sophomore point guard Nicole Chiodi
ranks sixth in the GLVC in assists per game at 3.74.
SIUE: The Cougars are led by Whitney Sykes, who averages
11.5 ppg. Alisa Carrillo is scoring 8.4 ppg, and Allison Fogle averages
LAST TIME AGAINST SIUE: On Jan. 27, 2005, Karyn Creager
scored a game-high 21 points as NKU posted a 71-61 win at SIUE.
collected a double-double with 20 points and 13 rebounds for the
Norse. SIUE employed a 2-2-1 zone defense much of the first half
in an attempt to contain the NKU inside attack. Myers, however,
scored 10 points and grabbed nine rebounds as the Norse took a 30-25
quickly in the second half and used a 16-6 run to build a 46-31
lead with 14:46 remaining in the game. Creager keyed the Norse spurt
by hitting a pair of 3-pointers, and Karmen Graham also connected
on a 3-point shot during the run.
A late SIUE
rally brought the Cougars within 57-50 with 3:48 left, but Angela
Healy drained a clutch 3-point shot with 3:02 remaining to give
NKU a 60-50 lead. Healy finished with 11 points off the bench.
five of the six shots she attempted from the field and added two
LAST TIME AGAINST QUINCY: On Feb. 24, 2005, NKU held Quincy
to just two points during the final 4:54 of the game to rally from
a 53-48 deficit and post a 58-55 win over the Lady Hawks in Regents
scored 20 points to lead NKU, while Karmen Graham added 13 points.
Graham also drained a 3-pointer with 2:20 left to give NKU a 55-53
lead, and the Norse extended the advantage to 56-53 with 38 seconds
remaining when Myers made one of two free throws.
converted a pair of free throws with 26 seconds left to bring Quincy
within 56-55. Graham was fouled with 24 seconds left, but she missed
the front end of the bonus and Quincy rebounded with a chance to
take the lead.
however, deflected a pass to cause a Quincy turnover and NKU regained
possession. Brittany Winner made one of two free throws to give
the Norse a 57-55 lead, and Quincy promptly committed another turnover
with six seconds left.
made one of two free throws to extend NKU’s advantage to 58-55
with five seconds remaining. Quincy had a final chance to tie the
game, but the Lady Hawks were unable to get a shot off before the