Graham against Wilberforce
Ky. - The Northern Kentucky University women’s basketball
team will play host to Northwood (Mich.) at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Regents
The NKU/Northwood game
will be broadcast live on the Internet at athletics.nku.edu.
the season last week with a 71-40 win over Wilberforce (Ohio) in
Regents Hall. Northwood enters Tuesday’s game with a 1-1 record
after dropping a 66-55 decision at Southern Indiana on Sunday.
MAKES A POINT: Sophomore point guard Nicole Chiodi scored
a career-high 11 points, dished out six assists and grabbed six
rebounds to lead NKU past Wilberforce. That game marked Chiodi’s
first start at point guard for the Norse.
added two steals as the Norse forced Wilberforce into 28 turnovers
and limited the Lady Bulldogs to 28 percent shooting from the field.
Karmen Graham added nine points and four rebounds for NKU.
DEBUT: NKU freshman forward Cassie Brannen scored eight
points before halftime against Wilberforce by making all four of
her attempts from the field. Brannen, the former Mount Notre Dame
High School standout, finished with eight points in her collegiate
guard Danyelle Echoles, a Colerain High School graduate, came off
the bench and hit a pair of 3-point shots. Junior forward Katie
Butler added six points, five rebounds and two blocked shots in
her NKU debut. Butler, a transfer from Dayton, also had two assists.
SCORING: NKU had 10 players hit the scoring column against
NORTHWOOD: The Timberwolves, members of the Great Lakes
Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, are led by junior guard Anna
Trim, who averages 22 points per game.
Junior center Brittany Stedman is scoring 13 ppg, and senior guard
Maureen Elliott averages 11 ppg.
in her collegiate debut
LAST TIME AGAINST NORTHWOOD: On Dec. 31, 2004, NKU head
coach Nancy Winstel recorded her 500th career victory as the Norse
defeated Northwood, 57-51, at Midland, Mich.
out to a 6-2 lead early in the game, but NKU responded with an 18-0
run to take a 20-6 advantage. Connie Myers and Brittany Winner combined
for 15 points and 11 rebounds in the first half as NKU settled for
a 30-24 lead at the break.
the second half with a 13-2 run to take a 37-32 lead on Devon Hillstrom’s
jumper. Myers countered with a pair of baskets for NKU, and Angela
Healy later gave the Norse a 38-37 advantage with a short jumper.
a 51-45 lead with 3:49 remaining on Winner’s jump shot, but
Maureen Elliott drained a 3-pointer at the 3:10 mark to bring Northwood
within 51-48. Karmen Graham responded by scoring while being fouled,
and she converted the free throw to give NKU a 54-48 lead with 2:43
Myers led NKU
with 17 points and 13 rebounds, while Winner added 13 points and
eight rebounds. NKU held Northwood to just 30.8 percent shooting
from the field, and the Timberwolves did not make a field goal during
the final 2:21 of the game.
STATE UP NEXT: NKU will visit Detroit, Mich., on Saturday
for a 1 p.m. game against Wayne State. The Norse will then begin
Great Lakes Valley Conference play Dec. 1 with a 5:30 p.m. game
against Rockhurst (Mo.) in Regents Hall.
is ranked No. 2 nationally in the Division II preseason poll, will
also visit Regents Hall at 1 p.m. Dec. 3 for a GLVC contest with
NKU. Rockhurst and Drury are competing in the GLVC for the first
time this season.