Dec. 11, 1999

 

NKU WINS PERKINS CLASSIC CHAMPIONSHIP

Norse knock off Lake Superior State, 66-49

 

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. - Junior guard Heather Livingstone scored 21 points Saturday night as the Northern Kentucky University women’s basketball team defeated Lake Superior State University, 66-49, in the championship game of the Perkins/NKU Classic in Regents Hall.

Livingstone scored eight consecutive points - including a pair of three-point shots - during the first five minutes of the second half as NKU (6-0) took control of the game. The Norse limited LSSU (7-3) to just 26.7 percent shooting from the field in the second half to capture the Perkins/NKU Classic for the second straight year.

Junior guard Michele Tuchfarber added 16 points for NKU, and Michelle Cottrell had 12 points and 10 rebounds. Freshman forward Amy Mobley also grabbed 10 rebounds for the Norse, who won the battle of the boards by a 42-27 margin.

NKU’s next game will be on Dec. 21 at 7:30 p.m. in Regents Hall against Kentucky State University.

 

PERKINS/NKU ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM

Michelle Cottrell, NKU

Marin Hightower, Edinboro

Shorell Harrison, Lander

Jackie Entzminger, Lander

Kendra Harris, Lake Superior State

Shannon Kulick, Lake Superior State

Michele Tuchfarber, NKU

Heather Livingstone, NKU