Angela Healy (42) grabs one of the 13 rebounds she hauled
down against Brescia (Ky.) last week. Healy also scored 16
points as the Norse posted a 71-53 victory in Regents Hall.
The Highlands High School graduate now has 769 career points
Ky. - The Northern Kentucky University women’s basketball
team plays a non-conference road game at Mercyhurst (Pa.) Tuesday
at 5:30 p.m. The
game can be heard live on the Internet at www.nkunorse.com.
NKU is 1-0 after
posting a 71-53 win over Brescia (Ky.) last Thursday in Regents
Hall. The Norse are ranked 18th nationally in the WBCA’s NCAA
Division II poll.
TAKES UP THE SLACK: NKU junior guard Karen Brackman, making
her first-ever start, scored a career-high 17 points to lead the
Norse past Brescia. Brackman also equaled her career best by grabbing
six rebounds. The Minster, Ohio, native added four steals as NKU
cruised to the opening-game win.
TROUBLE: NKU senior center Angela Healy collected a double-double
with 16 points and 13 rebounds against Brescia. Healy, who was named
to the All-Great Lakes Valley Conference second team last season,
now has 769 career points at NKU. She averaged 11.3 points and 6.9
rebounds per game last season.
DEBUT: NKU freshman center Kendra Caldwell scored eight
points, grabbed three rebounds and blocked two shots against Brescia.
Caldwell is a graduate of Xenia High School.
REJECTIONS: NKU sophomore guard Rachel Lantry blocked three
shots during the first half against Brescia. As a freshman, Lantry
blocked a total of three shots the entire season. The former Holy
Cross High School standout also added two steals against Brescia
and grabbed three rebounds.
BLUES: NKU finished 2-for-16 from 3-point range against
Brescia. The Norse were 0-for-7 in the first half in that game.
Danyelle Echoles, who finished with eight points, drained NKU’s
first 3-pointer against Brescia seven minutes into the second half.
NKU played without junior guard Jessie Slack, a long-range shooter
who sat out due to an injury.
an impressive debut for the Norse during an exhibition game against
the University of Cincinnati on Nov. 1 by pouring in 24 points as
NKU dropped a 69-67 decision. Slack buried six shots from 3-point
range against Cincinnati. She started 22 games last season at East
Carolina and averaged 6.7 points as the Pirates captured the Conference
MERCYHURST: The Lakers are 1-1 after dropping an 80-67
decision to Le Moyne (N.Y.) last week. Mercyhurst opened the season
with a 67-61 win over Mansfield. Stephanie Prischak leads the team
in scoring at 20.5 ppg.
LAST TIME AGAINST MERCYHURST: On Dec. 29, 2006, Karmen
Graham scored a team-leading 17 points in just 18 minutes of action
as NKU cruised past Mercyhurst, 76-50, at Lakeland, Fla. Graham
finished 5-for-8 from the field and made all six of her free throws.
Down by 23 points
early in the second half, Mercyhurst switched to an aggressive,
2-1-2 trapping press that gave NKU problems. The Lakers used a 12-0
run to slice a 46-23 NKU lead down to 46-35 with 13:33 remaining
in the game.
three-point play by Cassie Brannen, followed by a Brittany Winner
basket and two free throws from Karyn Creager extended NKU's advantage
to 53-35. The Norse coasted from there, with the final margin being
their largest lead.
TRIP LOOMS: NKU will begin GLVC play Nov. 29 with a road
game at Quincy. The Norse conclude that trip Dec. 1 with a game
at Southern Illinois at Edwardsville.