Slack scored 21 points against Indianapolis last week as NKU
posted a 62-60 win over the previously unbeaten Greyhounds.
Slack’s 3-pointer with 8.9 seconds remaining gave NKU
Ky. - The Northern Kentucky University women’s basketball
team plays host to Great Lakes Valley Conference rival Southern
Indiana this Thursday at 5:30 p.m.
NKU, which is
11-3 overall and 4-2 in the GLVC, also entertains Kentucky Wesleyan
at 1 p.m. Saturday in Regents Hall. Both of those games this week
will be televised live on ICN-6.
NKU is ranked
14th nationally in the latest NCAA Division II poll.
BE THE SOCKS: NKU junior guard Jessie Slack snapped out
of a minor shooting slump during last week’s road trip and
averaged 17 points during the two victories. Slack, wearing throwback-style
striped socks against then-unbeaten Indianapolis, drained a 3-point
shot with 8.9 seconds left in the game to give NKU a 62-60 win in
Nicoson Hall. That capped a 21-point performance - all in the second
half - for the native of Mt. Perry, Ohio.
Slack netted 13 points and was 3-for-3 from long range as the Norse
pounded Saint Joseph’s, 79-39. For the season, Slack averages
12.7 ppg and leads NKU in 3-pointers made with 21. She has also
converted 82.5 percent of her free throws and has 23 steals.
THE CLUB: NKU senior center Angela Healy enters this week
with 967 career points. The Highlands High School product could
join the 1,000-point club this weekend in front of the home fans.
Healy averages 15.3 points and a GLVC-leading 10.8 rebounds per
game. She is also No. 1 in the GLVC in blocked shots with 1.79 rejections
FROM THE OUTSIDE: NKU entered last week shooting just 27.7
percent from 3-point range, but the Norse connected on 16 of 29
(55.2 percent) attempts from long range during the road sweep. NKU
raised its 3-point percentage to .313 with that two-game performance.
SUB: NKU junior guard Karen Brackman scored 15 points off
the bench to lead the Norse past Saint Joseph’s. Brackman
was 6-for-10 from the field and made a pair of 3-point shots. She
also added three assists and four rebounds in 24 minutes of action.
KEYS NORSE: NKU senior point guard Nicole Chiodi leads
NKU in assists (3.93 apg) and steals (27). The Newport Central Catholic
High School graduate also averages 9.9 ppg and 6.4 rebounds.
Holliday (24) dishes out an assist during NKU’s 62-60
win at Indianapolis last week. Holliday buried three shots
from 3-point range and finished with a career-high nine points.
TREYS: NKU freshman guard Diondra Holliday buried a trio
of 3-point shots in the first half against Indianapolis last week
en route to scoring a career-high nine points. Holliday also dished
out two assists in that victory at Indianapolis.
NEARS 700: NKU junior post player Cassie Brannen enters
this week with 656 career points. The Mount Notre Dame High School
graduate averages 13.4 ppg and is shooting 58.1 percent from the
SOUTHERN INDIANA: The Screaming Eagles are 7-6 overall,
2-3 in the GLVC. Southern Indiana is coming off a 65-50 win over
defending GLVC champion Lewis.
Jasmine Baines averages 18.6 ppg to lead Southern Indiana. Baines
is shooting 51.5 percent from the field and also averages 6.2 rpg.
LAST TIME AGAINST SOUTHERN INDIANA: On Jan. 20, 2007, Brittany
Winner scored 17 points and grabbed six rebounds as NKU posted a
70-56 victory over Southern Indiana at Evansville, Ind. Winner also
collected five steals and was 9-for-11 from the free-throw line
as the Norse finished 32-for-44 from the line.
added 14 points and five rebounds for the Norse, who won the battle
on the glass by a whopping 43-29 margin. Karyn Creager scored 13
points and dished out four assists, while Angela Healy finished
with 12 points and nine rebounds.
NKU jumped out
to a 22-9 lead and coasted. When Katie Butler drained a 3-pointer
with 21 seconds left before halftime, the Norse owned a 34-16 lead.
Southern Indiana hit three free throws in the final seconds to close
the gap to 34-19 at the break.
LAST TIME AGAINST KENTUCKY WESLEYAN: On Feb. 15, 2007,
NKU rolled to a 76-45 win over Kentucky Wesleyan in Regents Hall.
The Norse blocked 12 shots as a team and held the Panthers to 24.3
percent shooting from the field. Brittany Winner finished with 18
points to lead NKU, while Nicole Chiodi and Karen Brackman each