Nov. 21, 2000
NKU TO HOST COMMUNITY RECORDER CLASSIC
Norse (2-0) play Carson-Newman (0-2) in first round Saturday
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. - The Northern Kentucky University womens basketball team will play host to the inaugural Community Recorder Classic this Saturday and Sunday (Nov. 25-26) in Regents Hall. The Norse will meet Carson-Newman College (0-2) in the first round at 3:30 p.m. Saturday in the first round.
Northwood (Mich.) University (1-1) will play Christian Brothers (Tenn.) University (0-2) in the other first-round game at 1 p.m. Saturday.
The consolation game will be played at 1 p.m. Sunday, followed by the championship game at 3:30 p.m.
NKU is 2-0 after capturing the Avalon Classic at Erie, Pa., this past weekend. The Norse defeated Edinboro (Pa.) University, 91-60, in the first round. NKU then knocked off host Gannon (Pa.) University, 84-69, for the tournament championship.
Junior forward Michelle Cottrell scored 35 points during the two-day tournament to earn most valuable player honors. Cottrell scored 19 points and grabbed nine rebounds in the championship game to lead the Norse.
Senior guard Heather Livingstone made all 12 of her free throw attempts against Gannon and earned All-Tournament honors. Senior guard Michele Tuchfarber scored 21 points against Gannon and also earned All-Tournament honors.
THE STREAK CONTINUES: NKU has now won 26 consecutive games dating back to last season. The Norse have not lost since Jan. 8, 2000, when Bellarmine posted a 76-72 win against NKU in Regents Hall.
POLOSKY PUNISHES EDINBORO: NKU sophomore forward Kristin Polosky came off the bench Friday night against Edinboro and scored a career-high 17 points. Polosky made all three of her three-point attempts and also had five rebounds in 18 minutes of action.
NEAR MISS: Heather Livingstone just missed tying an NKU single-game record when she made all 12 of her free throw attempts against Gannon. The NKU record for consecutive free throws made in a game is 13, held by Amy Flaugher, Amy Moreland and Shannon Smith.
SOLID TOURNAMENT: NKU senior center Julie Cowens averaged 12.5 points, 3.5 rebounds and shot 52.6 percent from the field during the Avalon Classic. She also made 83.3 percent of her free throws and had six steals.
NKU AGAINST THE COMMUNITY RECORDER CLASSIC FIELD: NKU owns a 1-0 record against Northwood, and the Norse have never played either Carson-Newman or Christian Brothers in womens basketball.
NKU met Northwood in 1997, and the Norse posted a 77-43 win against the Timberwolves in Regents Hall.
Northwood, Carson-Newman and Christian Brothers are all NCAA Division II members. Northwood is in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, Carson-Newman is a member of the South Atlantic Conference, and Christian Brothers is in the Gulf South Conference.
ABOUT CARSON-NEWMAN: The Eagles are 0-2 after dropping a 65-56 decision at Longwood (Va.) this past Saturday. Junior guard Megan McBee averages 14.0 points per game to lead Carson-Newman. Freshman guard Staci Dunn is scoring 11.0 ppg to rank No. 2 on the team in scoring.
The Eagles opened the season last Friday and suffered an 83-65 loss to West Liberty (W. Va.) State.
A YEAR AGO IN THE PERKINS CLASSIC: Last year, NKU hosted the Perkins Classic and met Lake Superior State in the championship game. Heather Livingstone scored 21 points as NKU defeated Lake Superior State, 66-49.
Livingstone scored eight consecutive points - including a pair of three-point shots - during the first five minutes of the second half as NKU took control of the game. The Norse limited LSSU to just 26.7 percent shooting from the field in the second half to capture the Perkins Classic for the second straight year.
Michele Tuchfarber added 16 points for NKU, and Michelle Cottrell had 12 points and 10 rebounds. Amy Mobley also grabbed 10 rebounds for the Norse, who won the battle of the boards by a 42-27 margin.