Jan. 3, 2000
NKU PLAYS AT KWC ON THURSDAY
Norse (8-1) meet Panthers (6-3) at Owensboro
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. - The Northern Kentucky University womens basketball team is now 8-1 after splitting two games in Florida last week. The Norse dropped a 76-59 decision at Florida Southern College last Tuesday, but they concluded the road trip with an 81-73 win at the University of Tampa on Thursday.
Six NKU players scored in double figures to lead the Norse past Tampa. NKU also made 34 of 43 free throw attempts to secure the victory.
Sophomore forward Michelle Cottrell scored 18 points to lead NKU past Tampa. Cottrell continues to lead the Norse in scoring (17.7 points per game), rebounding (9.0 rpg) and field goal percentage (58.1 percent). Cottrell also has 20 steals and five blocked shots.
Junior guard Heather Livingstone averages 15.0 ppg, and she leads the team in both three-pointers made (25) and three-point percentage (.581). She also ranks No. 1 on the team in assists (31) and steals (23).
Junior guard Michele Tuchfarber came off the bench and made four three-point shots to key the win at Tampa last week. Tuchfarber averages 14.6 ppg, and she has made 10 of 23 three-point attempts this season.
Freshman forward Amy Mobley averages 5.4 ppg, and she ranks No. 2 on the team in rebounding at 6.9 rpg. Mobley leads NKU with 15 blocked shots, and she is shooting 66.7 percent from the free throw line.
Junior forward/center Julie Cowens averages 9.1 ppg, and she is shooting 56.9 percent from the field. Freshman center Kristin Polosky scored 11 points in the victory against Tampa, and she averages 7.6 ppg.
COTTRELL MOVES UP LIST: NKU sophomore forward Michelle Cottrell has now scored 757 career points in just 42 career games at NKU. She is on pace to become NKUs all-time leading scorer and rebounder.
Peggy Vincent is currently NKUs all-time leader in both categories with 1,883 points and 1,166 rebounds.
TUCHFARBER CLOSES IN ON 1,000 POINTS: NKU junior guard Michele Tuchfarber has scored 907 career points and is looking to become just the 17th player in NKU womens basketball history to reach 1,000 career points.
ABOUT KENTUCKY WESLEYAN: The Panthers own a 6-3 overall record, and they are 3-0 in the GLVC. KWC owns GLVC wins against Missouri-St. Louis, Quincy and Bellarmine this season.
The Panthers feature junior center Crystal Martin, who averages 13.9 ppg and 7.9 rpg. Martin has made 50.6 percent of her shots from the field, and she also leads KWC with nine blocked shots.
Senior guard Rae Keith, a transfer from the University of Kentucky, is No. 2 on the team in scoring (12.7 ppg), and she leads KWC with 61 assists. Keith also has a team-leading 20 steals.
Freshman guard Leslie Warren averages 11.6 ppg, and she leads the team in three-pointers made with 22. Junior guard Stephanie Jarvis averages 8.8 ppg, and she has made 16 of 50 three-point attempts this season.
THE LAST TIME AGAINST KWC: NKU defeated the Panthers, 97-71, in the first round of the GLVC Tournament at Evansville, Ind., on Feb. 24, 1999. Michelle Cottrell led the Norse with 23 points, and Michele Tuchfarber added 18 points. NKU defeated KWC three times a year ago.