Jan. 14, 2002
WINSTEL GOES FOR 400TH VICTORY
NKU plays at Kentucky State on Wednesday
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. - The Northern Kentucky University womens basketball team is 12-2 after defeating Saint Josephs College, 97-80, Saturday in Regents Hall.
The Norse remained unbeaten (9-0) in the Great Lakes Valley Conference and are in sole possession of first place in the league standings.
NKU will travel to Frankfort, Ky., this Wednesday to play Kentucky State University at 5:30 p.m. NKUs Nancy Winstel can become the first basketball coach in Norse history to reach the 400-victory plateau if her team defeats Kentucky State, which enters Wednesday with a 3-7 record.
The broadcast of the NKU/Kentucky State game can be heard live on WTSJ (AM 1050) on Wednesday.
Michelle Cottrell and Amy Mobley both recorded double-doubles Saturday as NKU defeated Saint Josephs College, 97-80, in Regents Hall. Cottrell finished with 22 points and 10 rebounds - her 45th career double-double. Mobley had 14 points, 12 rebounds, eight assists and four blocked shots for the Norse.
Saint Josephs shot 55.2 percent from the field during the first half and trailed by just six points (49-43) at the break. NKU, however, shot 61.3 percent from the field in the second half and coasted to the win.
Bridget Flanagan scored 15 of her game-high 23 points in the first half for NKU, which now owns 15 consecutive victories against Saint Josephs.
MOBLEY EARNS GLVC HONOR: NKU junior forward Amy Mobley has been named GLVC co-Player of the Week. Mobley averaged 18.0 points, shot 67 percent from the field, grabbed 16 rebounds, collected 13 assists and blocked five shots in leading NKU to two conference victories last week.
Mobley began the week with a 22-point effort as NKU defeated UW-Parkside, 82-67. She came off the bench in that game and made 9 of 11 field goals and collected five assists. Mobley then scored 14 points, grabbed 12 rebounds, had eight assists and four blocked shots during a 97-80 victory over Saint Josephs on Saturday.
Mobley shared the GLVC weekly honor with Bellarmines Lynne Johnson.
COTTRELL APPROACHES 2,000 CAREER POINTS: NKUs Michelle Cottrell needs just 24 points reach the 2,000-point plateau. Cottrell, NKUs all-time leading scorer with 1,976 points, averages 19.0 points per game and 10.8 rebounds per contest.
SMITH HAS CAREER GAME: NKU senior point guard Suzie Smith posted career highs in points (17) and rebounds (seven) against Saint Josephs last Saturday.
ABOUT KENTUCKY STATE: The Thorobrettes are 3-7 after posting a 75-64 win over Lane (Tenn.) College on Monday. Kentucky State, which was a member of the GLVC until 1995, is now in the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.
THE LAST TIME AGAINST KENTUCKY STATE: On Dec. 21, 1999, Heather Livingstone scored 19 points, dished out five assists and had five steals as NKU defeated Kentucky State, 80-36, in Regents Hall.
Livingstone also made five three-point shots for NKU. Michelle Cottrell added 11 points and 12 rebounds, and Suzie Smith scored 13 points for the Norse.
NKU built a 40-18 halftime lead by holding KSU to 20.8 percent shooting from the field during the first 20 minutes. The Thorobrettes scored just five field goals before halftime and finished the game 12 of 66 (18.2 percent) from the field.
NKU owns a 38-4 lead in the all-time series with KSU.
NKU/BELLARMINE SHOWDOWN SET FOR SATURDAY: NKU will play host to GLVC power Bellarmine University at 5:30 p.m. Saturday in Regents Hall. Bellarmine is 10-4 overall, 6-3 in the GLVC.
NKU and Bellarmine split the season series last season, with both teams posting wins at home.
COTTRELL CARD NIGHT THIS SATURDAY: NKU will also honor Cottrell between games this Saturday night. The first 2,000 fans in attendance will receive a commemorative full-color card highlighting Cottrell becoming the Norses all-time leading scorer on Dec. 21. In addition, Cottrell will be presented her Kodak All-American plaque from last year.