W.Va. - Brandi Rayburn scored 13 points and grabbed seven rebounds
to lead unbeaten Northern Kentucky University to a 58-37 victory
at West Virginia Wesleyan on Monday.
and Cassie Brannen each scored 10 points for NKU, which improved
to 8-0. Brannen also blocked four shots for the Norse, who are ranked
No. 1 nationally in the NCAA Division II poll.
Rayburn, a junior
forward from Olive Hill, Ky., was 5-for-10 from the field and knocked
down a pair of 3-pointers. NKU held West Virginia Wesleyan (5-4)
to 26.8 percent from the field and outscored the Bobcats 39-23 in
the second half to break open a close game.
added eight points, six rebounds and four assists for NKU, while
teammate Rachel Lantry scored seven points and grabbed five rebounds.
The Norse shot 40 percent from the field and overcame 20 turnovers
to win the non-conference game.
NKU has now
won 14 consecutive games dating back to last season’s national
NKU plays host
to Ashland (8-1) on Dec. 30 in a key in-region game in The Bank
of Kentucky Center at 7 p.m.