Ill. - The Northern Kentucky University women’s basketball
team earned an encore performance in Regents Hall and a Great Lakes
Valley Conference East Division championship on Saturday with a
68-62 victory over Lewis in the Neil Carey Arena.
scored 15 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to lead NKU, which improved
to 20-7 overall, 13-6 in the GLVC. Jessie Slack added 16 points
for the Norse, who earned the GLVC East Division title and a home
game this Tuesday in the first round of the GLVC Tournament.
our kids in the locker room after the game that we not only won
the East title, but we earned another chance to play in Regents
Hall, which is awesome because we thought we might not play in there
again," NKU head coach Nancy Winstel said. "We locked
up another 20-win season, won the GLVC East and get another shot
to play in Regents Hall, which is a special place for all of us.
What a great day and a tremendous win for our kids."
NKU and Indianapolis
each finished with 13-6 GLVC records, but the Norse earned the East
Division title and No. 1 seed by defeating the Greyhounds twice
this season. NKU also wrapped up its third straight 20-win season
and Danyelle Echoles each scored 11 points for NKU. Karen Brackman
added seven points for the Norse, who shot 52.5 percent from the
field and were 20-for-24 from the free-throw line.
losing the five seniors from last season's team, these kids did
a great job to win the GLVC East this year," Winstel said.
"Angela Healy and Nicole Chiodi deserve a lot of credit for
their leadership, and this group never quit."
NKU will meet
Southern Illinois at Edwardsville at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in Regents
Hall. SIUE (17-10, 10-9 GLVC) is the No. 4 seed from the GLVC West
Division. Earlier this season, NKU posted a 75-67 win at SIUE.
winner will advance to the league semifinals, which will be held
at the highest remaining seed. Drury is the overall No. 1 seed from
the GLVC West and will host if it defeats Wisconsin-Parkside in
the first round.