Winner scored a game-high 17 points Saturday afternoon to
lead NKU to a 93-41 victory at Rockhurst.
Mo. - The long bus ride back to Highland Heights, Ky., will probably
seem considerably shorter to the members of the Northern Kentucky
University women's basketball program after posting a 93-41 win
over Rockhurst on Saturday.
More than 10
hours away from home, NKU had no trouble dispatching Rockhurst to
extend its winning streak to eight. NKU jumped out to a 45-17 halftime
lead by holding Rockhurst to 7-for-28 shooting from the field. All
12 players scored for the Norse, who posted their largest margin
of victory this season.
our kids were very focused. We made some jump shots early and played
a great first half," NKU head coach Nancy Winstel said. "Our
players did a nice job of passing the ball, and I really liked the
way we were moving the ball.
was very good and aggressive as well, and our defense starts everything
for us. It was a good week for us to go on the road, especially
this far away, and get two wins. A lot of teams do not win twice
on the road, so this was a very successful business trip."
scored 17 points and grabbed five rebounds to lead NKU. Winner,
a senior forward from Minster, Ohio, made a trio of 3-point field
goals and shot 7-for-11 from the field as NKU improved to 15-5 overall,
9-4 in the Great Lakes Valley Conference.
a Mount Notre Dame High School graduate, added 12 points, seven
rebounds and three assists. Angela Healy recorded a double-double
with 10 points and 10 rebounds. The Highlands High School graduate
also dished out four assists and collected two steals.
is playing very well for us, and Angela Healy has been outstanding
all season," Winstel said. "I think Nicole Chiodi is doing
a lot of things with her passing and rebounding, and she is starting
to play like we know she can."
added nine points and two assists for the Norse, who held Rockhurst
to 25.9 percent shooting from the field and finished with a 52-35
rebounding advantage. Chiodi and Katie Butler each finished with
eight points, while teammates Karmen Graham and Karen Brackman netted
six points apiece.
NKU will attempt
to snap Lewis’ 13-game winning streak Thursday at 5:30 p.m.
when the GLVC East-leading Flyers visit Regents Hall. Earlier this
season, Lewis defeated NKU at Romeoville, Ill.
Lewis is ranked
No. 7 nationally in the NCAA Division II poll and No. 1 in the Great
Lakes Region poll. The Norse are ninth in the Great Lakes Region
poll but figure to move up when the new rankings are released Wednesday.