Healy averages 7.3 rebounds
Ky. - The Northern Kentucky University women’s basketball
team begins Great Lakes Valley Conference play at 5:30 p.m. Thursday
with a home game against Rockhurst (Mo.).
game will be televised live on ICN-6.
NKU, off to
a 3-0 start, will also play host to NCAA Division II powerhouse
Drury (Mo.) at 1 p.m. Saturday. Drury is ranked No. 2 nationally
in the Division II poll.
Drury are both competing in the GLVC for the first time this season.
NKU has never played either school in women’s basketball.
Both games this week
will be broadcast live on the Internet at athletics.nku.edu.
RUN PAST WAYNE STATE: Karmen Graham scored 17 points and
grabbed seven rebounds Saturday as NKU remained unbeaten with a
76-48 win at Wayne (Mich.) State.
three assists for NKU, which used 37-for-46 shooting from the free-throw
line to coast to the victory. Graham converted 11 free throws in
14 attempts. Two years ago in the same gym, Graham scored a career-high
28 points to lead NKU to a 69-62 win over Wayne State.
ON TARGET: Karyn Creager made three 3-point shots and scored
14 points for the Norse in the win at Wayne State. Creager drained
a pair of 3-pointers in the first five minutes of the game as NKU
jumped out to a 12-4 lead.
a team-leading 12.7 points per game and has made 90 percent of her
free throws. She is also shooting 50 percent (7-for-14) from 3-point
500 CLUB: Graham notched her 500th career point Saturday
and now has 501 points at NKU. Creager enters Thursday’s game
with 490 career points with the Norse.
OFFENSE: Junior forward/center Katie Butler came off the
bench at Wayne State and finished with 13 points for NKU. Butler,
a transfer from Dayton, averages 9.0 ppg and 3.3 rebounds per contest.
GAME: NKU sophomore center Angela Healy grabbed a game-high
nine rebounds at Wayne State. Healy averages a team-leading 7.3
boards per game for the Norse.
LAST-SECOND HEROICS NEEDED:
NKU is winning its games by an average of 28.3 points per contest.
The Norse’s smallest margin of victory during the first three
games was 26 points (an 81-55 win over Northwood).
The Hawks are 2-2 overall after dropping a 76-56 decision at Pittsburg
(Kan.) State last Tuesday. Rockhurst was picked to finish seventh
in the GLVC West by the coaches in the preseason poll.
senior guard Jessica Rethman, who averages 14.5 ppg. Junior center
Courtney Farmer averages 12.3 ppg and 9.0 rebounds, while senior
forward Alisha Cade is scoring 9.3 ppg and grabbing a team-leading
10.3 boards per contest.
UP NEXT: NKU will meet No. 2 Drury on Saturday, and many
consider the Lady Panthers one of the favorites to win the 2005-06
NCAA Division II national championship. During the past two seasons,
Drury has the nation’s best overall record at 65-4, and the
Lady Panthers posted a 29-2 mark last year.
All-America forward Amanda Newton is the preseason pick as National
Player of the Year by Division II Bulletin.