Ill. - Jessie Slack scored all 18 of her points in the first half
as the Northern Kentucky University women’s basketball team
posted a 66-56 win at Lewis on Thursday night in the Neil Carey
added 14 points and five rebounds for NKU, which improved to 17-1
overall, 9-1 in the Great Lakes Valley Conference. The Norse shot
61.5 percent from the field to build a 40-28 halftime lead and held
off the Flyers to go 9-0 on the road this season.
Slack, a senior
guard who made four 3-pointers in the first half, has scored in
double figures in all 18 games this season. She dished out four
assists and also grabbed four rebounds Thursday night as NKU improved
to 41-6 all-time against Lewis (9-10, 5-5 GLVC).
scored 13 points and grabbed five rebounds for NKU, while teammate
Karen Brackman added 12 points. Jenny Turpel led Lewis with 17 points,
but the Flyers were unable to overcome a 13-2 NKU run that ended
the first half.
NKU, which is
ranked No. 2 nationally in the NCAA Division II poll, concludes
the road trip Saturday by meeting Wisconsin-Parkside. The Rangers
dropped out of a first-place tie with NKU in the GLVC East Division
standings Thursday after suffering a 73-58 loss to Indianapolis.
NKU is also
ranked No. 1 in the NCAA Division II Midwest Region rankings, which
were released Wednesday. Michigan Tech is No. 2 in the poll, followed
by Hillsdale, Drury and Quincy.