ROLLA, Mo. -
The school formerly known as the University of Missouri-Rolla did
something to change its image on the basketball court Saturday afternoon.
With an official
name change to Missouri University of Science & Technology,
the Lady Miners women’s basketball team defeated Northern
Kentucky University, 66-42. It marked the first-ever win over NKU
for the Lady Miners, who improved to 14-2 overall, 8-1 in the Great
Lakes Valley Conference.
extended its winning streak to nine games and kept its hold on first
place in the GLVC West Division. Katie Bunge led the Lady Miners
with 17 points and 12 rebounds.
Going into Saturday,
NKU owned a 5-0 lead in the all-time series with Missouri S&T.
The Norse defeated the Lady Miners twice last season, including
a 67-52 win in the GLVC Tournament.
NKU held a 23-22
halftime lead, but Missouri S&T shot 66.7 percent from the field
during the final 20 minutes to pick up the victory. The Lady Miners
also limited the Norse to 26.9 percent shooting from the field in
the second half and took advantage of 27 NKU turnovers for the game.
too many unforced turnovers, and many of them were just passing
and catching the ball,” NKU head coach Nancy Winstel said.
“I know I’m getting tired of watching this, and the
players have to realize there is still a long way to go in this
season. They have to decide how they want to finish it, and this
is frustrating at the moment.”
led NKU (13-5, 6-4 GLVC) with 11 points. Nicole Chiodi added 10
points for the Norse, who made only 32.6 percent of their shots
from the field for the game.
NKU senior center
Angela Healy, who entered the game averaging a double-double, was
held to six points and three rebounds before fouling out. Norse
junior post player Cassie Brannen had her streak of games scoring
in double-figures halted at 16 straight after netting just two points
have to do a better job of getting our post players in position
to score, and we are not doing that right now,” Winstel said.
post player Kendra Caldwell grabbed a career-high 11 rebounds, while
freshman guard Diondra Holliday added six points.
home to meet Lewis in a GLVC East Division battle Thursday at 5:30
p.m. The Flyers are the defending GLVC champions. The Norse will
also play host to Wisconsin-Parkside at 1 p.m. next Saturday.