Feb. 8, 2002
NKU PLAYS INDY ON SATURDAY
Norse now 17-4 after win at Saint Josephs
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. - The Northern Kentucky University womens basketball team is 17-4 after posting a 92-70 win at Saint Josephs College on Thursday.
The Norse, who own a two-game lead in the Great Lakes Valley Conference standings with a 13-2 record, will play at the University of Indianapolis at 5:30 p.m. Saturday. NKU is ranked No. 4 in the latest NCAA Division II Great Lakes Region ratings, and the top six teams will qualify for the NCAA Tournament in March.
Dana Schubeler scored a career-high 25 points Thursday night to lead the Norse. Schubeler, a senior center from Elizabethtown, Ky., scored 13 points in the first half as NKU built a 49-30 lead. Schubeler made 12 of 16 shots from the field and also had five rebounds and three blocked shots.
Amy Mobley added 18 points - 16 of those in the second half - and has now scored in double figures in nine straight games.
Kristin Polosky added 14 points for the Norse, who are ranked No. 10 nationally in the NCAA Division II poll. Bridget Flanagan finished with 13 points, and Jessica Brock added a career-high 11 points for the Norse.
The Norse shot 55.4 percent from the field and won the rebounding battle by a 42-30 margin.
NKU now owns 16 consecutive victories over Saint Josephs during the past eight years. NKU has not lost to Saint Josephs since the 1993-94 season, when the Pumas posted a 72-67 victory against the Norse at Rensselaer, Ind.
COTTRELL INJURY UPDATE: The NKU lineup is missing senior All-America forward Michelle Cottrell, who is out with a stress fracture in her right foot. Cottrell, who averages 18 points and 10.5 rebounds per game, has missed NKUs past six games and is questionable for Saturdays contest against Indianapolis.
Cottrell needs just 20 points reach the 2,000-point plateau. She is NKUs all-time leading scorer with 1,980 points.
ABOUT INDIANAPOLIS: The Greyhounds are 12-8 after losing to the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, 52-46, last Saturday. Indianapolis is 8-7 in the GLVC.
THE LAST TIME AGAINST INDIANAPOLIS: Earlier this season on Nov. 29, Michelle Cottrell scored 26 points and grabbed 15 rebounds as NKU defeated Indianapolis, 66-53, in Regents Hall.
Amy Mobley added 10 points for NKU, which made 51.1 percent of its shots from the field. The Norse won the rebounding battle by a 36-24 margin and limited Indianapolis to 40.4 percent shooting from the field.
STREAK AGAINST INDIANAPOLIS: NKU has won 13 consecutive games against Indianapolis. The last time Indianapolis defeated NKU was during the 1995-96 season at Nicoson Hall, when the Greyhounds pulled out a 74-64 victory against the Norse.