ST. LOUIS -
Mary Slaughter scored a career-high 17 points as the Missouri-St.
Louis women’s basketball team stunned No. 14 Northern Kentucky
University, 56-51, in the Mark Twain Building on Thursday.
eight rebounds for Missouri-St. Louis, which improved to 5-10 overall,
3-5 in the Great Lakes Valley Conference. The Tritons built an 11-point
halftime lead and held on for the win despite going 10-for-33 from
the free-throw line.
added 13 points as the Tritons defeated NKU for the first time since
Feb. 7, 2004. The Norse still lead the all-time series, 17-3.
and Jessie Slack each scored 13 points to lead NKU (13-4 overall,
6-3 GLVC). The Norse shot just 31.7 percent from the field and were
6-for-28 (21.4 percent) from 3-point range.
20 minutes, (Missouri-St. Louis) played a 2-3 zone and dared us
to shoot, and we missed all 10 of our 3-point attempts,” NKU
head coach Nancy Winstel said. “We had wide-open shots and
could not make them. They did not do anything complicated. It was
a 2-3 zone, then switching to some 1-2-2 zone, but we could not
make the open shots.”
Angela Healy became the 24th member of NKU’s 1,000-point club
when she scored the first basket of the game. The Highlands High
School product finished with six points and five rebounds before
fouling out. Healy now has 1,004 career points at NKU.
also fouled out, blocked one shot and now has 124 career rejections.
The Mount Notre Dame High School graduate is eight shy of tying
the NKU record of 132 blocked shots held by Janet Brungs.
Angela and Cassie in foul trouble, we struggled in the post,”
Winstel said. “You have to earn wins, and (Missouri-St. Louis)
earned it. When they dare us to shoot, our players need to step
up and make them. Their eyes need to light up like the Michele Tuchfarbers
and the Karyn Creagers when they see a zone and dare us to shoot.”
NKU will conclude
the road trip Saturday afternoon against Missouri S&T at Rolla,
Mo. The Lady Miners defeated Bellarmine, 76-65, on Thursday night
for their eighth straight win.
is 13-2 overall and lead the GLVC West Division with a 7-1 record.