Jan. 22, 2001
NKU HITS ROAD FOR QUINCY, UMSL
Norse play at Quincy this Thursday night
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. - The Northern Kentucky University womens basketball team is 14-1 after posting a 93-57 win over Kentucky Wesleyan College this past Saturday in Regents Hall. NKU is 8-1 in the Great Lakes Valley Conference and tied for first place with Bellarmine University.
The Norse will play a pair of GLVC road games this week, starting with a 6:15 p.m. Thursday contest at Quincy (Ill.) University (9-6, 5-4 GLVC). NKU will conclude the two-game road trip at 2 p.m. Saturday at the University of Missouri-St. Louis (9-6, 5-4 GLVC).
Senior guard Heather Livingstone scored a career-high 26 points Saturday afternoon to lead NKU past Kentucky Wesleyan. Livingstone made her first 10 shots from the field in that game. She finished the game 11 of 13 from the field with four assists and three steals.
Kristin Polosky added 13 points, while Bridget Flanagan and Suzie Smith both scored 12 points. The Norse made 60.7 percent of their shots from the field and held Kentucky Wesleyan to 32.8 percent shooting from the field.
NKU is now 53-4 in its last 57 games against GLVC opponents.
INJURY UPDATE: NKU senior guard Michele Tuchfarber, who has missed the past four games with a sprained left ankle, is questionable for this weeks games. Tuchfarber, who has scored 1,369 career points, is NKUs all-time career leader in three-pointers made with 143. She averages 12.9 points per game this season.
COTTRELL NOW NO. 5 IN SCORING: NKU junior forward Michelle Cottrell ranks No. 5 on the Norse's all-time scoring list with 1,460 career points. She needs just 23 points to move past Linda Honigford (1,482 career points) into fourth place on the NKU all-time scoring list.
Peggy Vincent is NKUs all-time leading scorer with 1,883 career points, and Cottrell is on pace to surpass that total sometime in the middle of next season.
Cottrell currently ranks No. 3 in the GLVC in both scoring (18.2 ppg) and rebounding (7.9 rpg). She is No. 2 in field goal percentage (.645).
SUPER SOPHOMORE: NKU sophomore guard Bridget Flanagan, who is starting in place of Tuchfarber, scored 12 points Saturday against Kentucky Wesleyan. It was the fourth consecutive game Flanagan has scored in double figures.
Flanagan has started four games in the absence of Tuchfarber and averaged 13.2 points per contest. She scored a career-high 16 points in an 88-79 win against Bellarmine last Thursday.
TORRID SHOOTING: NKU shot better than 60 percent from the field in both of its triumphs last week, hitting 60.3 percent against Bellarmine and 60.7 percent against Kentucky Wesleyan. The Norse lead the GLVC in field goal percentage at .519. NKU also leads the GLVC in three-point shooting percentage at .422.
ABOUT QUINCY: The Lady Hawks are 9-6 after posting a 76-60 win at Saint Joseph's College last Saturday. Quincy is 5-4 in the GLVC.
Quincy features senior forward Colleen Sexton, who averages 14.0 ppg and 6.1 rebounds per contest. Sexton leads the team with 10 blocked shots and also has 16 steals. Sophomore forward Jill Unnerstall averages 11.2 ppg and a team-leading 6.3 rebounds. She also has made 45 percent of her shots from the field.
THE LAST TIME AGAINST QUINCY: On Feb. 12, 2000, at Quincy, Ill., Michelle Cottrell scored 22 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead NKU to a 94-62 victory over Quincy.
The Norse also won the first game between the two schools last season, posting a 74-45 win at Highland Heights, Ky. Michele Tuchfarber led NKU with 14 points in that game.
NKU leads the all-time series with Quincy, 9-0.
THE SERIES WITH MISSOURI-ST. LOUIS: NKU owns a 5-1 lead in the all-time series with Missouri-St. Louis. NKU swept both games last season.
The Norse defeated the Riverwomen by an 89-68 score in the first meeting last season at Highland Heights, Ky. Michele Tuchfarber led NKU with 21 points.
In the rematch at St. Louis, Mo., Amy Mobley scored 17 points and grabbed eight rebounds as NKU rolled to a 93-63 win at the Mark Twain Building.