Mo. - Jessie Slack and Brandi Rayburn combined for 33 points Thursday
night as Northern Kentucky University remained unbeaten with a 71-47
victory at Rockhurst.
17 points for NKU, which improved to 14-0 overall, 6-0 in the Great
Lakes Valley Conference. Rayburn added 16 points and eight rebounds
as NKU rallied from an 11-point deficit (24-13) early in the first
half to claim the road win.
The Norse, ranked
No. 1 nationally in the NCAA Division II poll, opened the second
half with a 13-4 run to turn a 28-24 deficit into a 37-32 lead.
NKU later used an 18-6 spurt to build a 57-43 advantage on a jumper
by Slack with 9:07 remaining in the game.
Slack, who had
her streak of consecutive made free throws halted at 24, scored
12 points in the second half to key NKU’s rally. The Norse
outscored Rockhurst (8-9, 2-5 GLVC) 47-19 in the second half to
improve to 4-0 all-time against the Hawks.
added seven points for NKU, which has won 20 consecutive games dating
back to last season. The Norse have not lost since a 71-67 setback
at Drury on March 9, 2008.
NKU will face
that same Drury team Saturday in Springfield, Mo.