Ky. - Jessie Slack scored 26 points and dished out four assists
Sunday afternoon as the Northern Kentucky University women’s
basketball team defeated Kentucky Wesleyan, 71-55, in the Owensboro
added 19 points and six rebounds for NKU, which improved to 11-0
overall, 3-0 in the Great Lakes Valley Conference. The Norse shot
56.3 percent from the field and avenged last season’s 74-66
loss at Kentucky Wesleyan.
Slack, a senior
guard from Mt. Perry, Ohio, poured in 21 points during the second
half as NKU broke open a close game. The Norse used an 18-6 run
to begin the second half to extend a 26-24 lead into a 44-30 advantage.
8-for-12 from the field and made all seven of her free-throw attempts.
The 5-foot-10 guard is now 32-for-33 (97 percent) from the line
this season and has scored in double figures in all 11 games.
Whitney Levering scored a career-high nine points and grabbed five
rebounds for NKU. Levering made all three of her shots from the
field and also added an assist in 16 minutes of action.
11-0 start is the best since the 1987-88 season, when the Norse
began the campaign 18-0.
The Norse travel
to Evansville on Jan. 8 for a GLVC game at Southern Indiana.