Jan. 5, 2004
NKU PLAYS HOST TO KWC THIS THURSDAY
Norse (8-3 overall, 3-2 GLVC) seek sixth consecutive victory
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. - The Northern Kentucky University womens basketball team will play host to Kentucky Wesleyan College at 5:30 p.m. this Thursday in Regents Hall.
NKU won its fifth straight game Friday with a 61-54 decision over the University of Indianapolis in Regents Hall. The Norse enter Thursdays game 8-3 overall, 3-2 in the Great Lakes Valley Conference.
Kentucky Wesleyan is 2-9 overall, 0-5 in the GLVC. The Panthers have lost nine consecutive games going into Thursdays contest.
NKU will also meet the University of Southern Indiana at 1 p.m. Saturday in a GLVC showdown in Regents Hall. The Screaming Eagles are 10-2 overall, 4-2 in the GLVC.
Nikki Perkins scored 10 points in the final eight minutes of the game Friday as NKU rallied to defeat Indianapolis. Perkins capped a 26-12 NKU run with a three-point shot at the 2:57 mark that gave the Norse a 55-54 lead. It was the second three-pointer by Perkins during the NKU spurt.
Perkins, who finished with 14 points, iced the game with six seconds left by sinking two free throws. NKU - which rallied from a 14-point deficit in the second half - held Indianapolis scoreless the final 4:03 of the game to pull out the victory.
Sharell Snardon scored 10 of her 12 points in the second half, and she also grabbed a game-high 14 rebounds. It was Snardons seventh double-double of the season and the 12th of her career.
SNARDON TOPS GLVC IN REBOUNDING, FG PERCENTAGE: NKU sophomore post player Sharell Snardon ranks No. 1 in the GLVC in both rebounding (10.6 rebounds per game) and field goal percentage (.629). Snardon is also No. 4 in the GLVC in scoring at 16.9 points per game.
NKU senior forward Jessica Brock ranks No. 9 in the GLVC in rebounding at 6.3 rpg. Brock averages 8.3 ppg and has made 15 three-point shots this season.
As a team, NKU ranks No. 2 in the GLVC in rebound margin at +7.0.
DEFENSE BEYOND THE ARC: NKU is tied with Indianapolis atop the GLVC statistics for three-point percentage defense at .268. The Norse have held the opposition to 38-for-142 shooting from three-point range this season.
ASSIST TO BURROWS: NKU junior guard Elizabeth Burrows ranks No. 4 in the GLVC in assists at 4.18 apg. Burrows also averages 6.9 ppg and has made 78.3 percent of her free throws.
ABOUT KENTUCKY WESLEYAN: The Panthers are led by freshman forward Rozalind Jones, who averages 14.7 ppg and 6.9 rpg. Jones is also shooting 51.6 percent from the field.
Junior forward Courtney Roach is scoring 14.6 ppg and has made 11 three-point shots this season.
THE STREAK AGAINST KENTUCKY WESLEYAN: NKU owns 11 consecutive victories against the Panthers. Kentucky Wesleyan has not beaten NKU since Jan. 31, 1998, when the Panthers pulled out a 74-72 overtime win against the Norse in Owensboro, Ky.
NKU holds a 39-3 lead in the all-time series with Kentucky Wesleyan, and the Norse are 19-0 against the Panthers in Regents Hall. All three Kentucky Wesleyan wins against NKU have come in Owensboro, Ky.
THE LAST TIME AGAINST KENTUCKY WESLEYAN: On Feb. 15, 2003, Amy Mobley scored 19 points and dished out four assists as NKU defeated Kentucky Wesleyan, 73-62, in Regents Hall.
Bridget Flanagan and Connie Myers each added 15 points for NKU, which shot 51.8 percent from the field and won the rebounding battle by a 41-28 margin. Kristin Polosky finished with 12 points, seven rebounds and four assists for NKU.