HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. – The Northern Michigan University women’s basketball team took on the Norse of Northern Kentucky University Monday night at the Travel America Classic. NKU held a 12-point lead at the half (30-18) and won going away 68-46.
NMU falls to 3-6 on the season while NKU improves to 5-2.
NKU took control of the game early thanks to a 13-2 run to begin the game. For about a two minute stretch midway through the half the ‘Cats went on an 8-0 run to cut the lead to 15-12 with 8:09 left. Allison Carroll accounted for half the points in the run. Kelsey Deacon sank a free throw at 6:28 to cut the Norse lead to two points (15-13). To end the half the home team went on a 15-5 run.
The second half saw the Norse hold a double-figure lead for the entire 20 minutes. LaShawn Lambert hit a jumper at 14:38 to cut the NKU lead to 13 points (38-25) which was as close as the ‘Cats would get on the night.
Carroll led the ‘Cats with 11 points. Deacon and Lambert had 10 points each. Cassie Hegbloom grabbed a game-high eight rebounds. Karem Graham led the Norse with 17 points.
NMU shot about the same for both halves. In the first half the ‘Cats were 8-25 for 32 percent while in the second half they were 10-31 for 32.3 percent. For the game NMU was 18-56 for 32.1 percent. NMU only made two three-pointers for the game in 17 attempts (11.8 percent). Carroll and Maria Kasza had a triple each. The ‘Cats were 8-14 from the free throw line for 57.1 percent. NMU did out rebound the home team 39-35.
NMU will face Emporia State tomorrow (Dec. 19) at 5:30 p.m. at the Travel America Classic.
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