Jan. 4, 2003


Norse defeat Pumas for 18th straight time

RENSSELAER, Ind. - Amy Mobley scored 19 points and grabbed 15 rebounds Saturday as the Northern Kentucky University women’s basketball team defeated Saint Joseph’s College, 80-65, at the Scharf Alumni Fieldhouse.

Mobley, a senior forward and a graduate of Harrison (Ohio) High School, also added five assists, four blocked shots and two steals. Bridget Flanagan and Kristin Polosky each added 15 points for NKU, which improved to 8-3 overall, 4-2 in the Great Lakes Valley Conference.

Connie Myers finished with 14 points as the Norse beat Saint Joseph’s for the 18th consecutive time. NKU has not lost to Saint Joseph’s since the 1993-94 season, when the Pumas posted a 72-67 victory against the Norse at Rensselaer, Ind.

NKU shot 52.2 percent from the field during the first half to build a 32-26 lead at intermission. The Norse held Saint Joseph’s (5-7 overall, 2-4 in the GLVC) to 32.3 percent shooting from the field before halftime, and the Pumas made just 3 of 12 from three-point range in the first half.

In the second half, NKU made 54.2 percent of its shots from the field, and the Norse sealed the victory by hitting 20 of 27 from the free throw line after intermission. Jessica Brock added 11 points off the bench for NKU, which won the rebounding battle by a 40-37 margin.

NKU will play host to Lewis University at 5:30 p.m. this Thursday in Regents Hall.



Amy Mobley