Tuesday, February 01, 2000

Kentucky Wesleyan 75, Northern Kentucky 64




        OWENSBORO, Ky. — Kentucky Wesleyan, ranked No. 3 in Division II, wiped out No. 8 Northern Kentucky's nine-point halftime lead and scored the last 11 points of the game to take a 75-64 win Monday night.

        Wesleyan outscored NKU 44-24 in the second half. The score was tied at 64 with about two minutes left, but NKU went scoreless the rest of the way.

        “In the first half we did an excellent job of keeping Wesleyan's big men away from the basket, and our shooting was outstanding,” said NKU coach Ken Shields. “But in the second half Wesleyan picked up their intensity and they started getting to the free-throw line. Our goal going into this game was to keep them off the free-throw line, but they made 19 of 20 in the second half.”

        NKU's two-point shooting went from 56 percent in the first half to 31 percent in the second. The 3-point shooting went from 66.7 percent to 14.3 percent.

        “Wesleyan is extremely tough to beat in this building,” Shields said. “We played well, but Wesleyan made the big plays in the final minutes.

        NKU has lost 12 consecutive games at Owensboro Sportscenter, wherte Wesleyan has a 56-game winning streak.

        NKU's Craig Sanders scored 16 of his 20 points in the first half.

        NORTHERN KENTUCKY — Sanders 8-12 0-0 20, Norwell 2-8 0-2 4, Wieber 3-6 1-2 7, Lawhon 1-3 0-0 3, Listerman 2-6 5-5 10, Conley 1-6 3-4 5, Stowers 0-2 2-2 2, Brewster 2-2 0-0 4, Marston 4-9 0-1 9. Totals: 23-54 11-16 64.

        KENTUCKY WESLEYAN — McGhee 0-1 0-0 0, John 4-9 8-8 16, Richardson 2-7 0-2 4, Perry 5-8 0-0 10, Duncan 7-17 6-6 21, Bartolone 3-10 0-0 7, Turley 0-0 2-2 2, Zuerner 0-1 3-4 3, Thomas 5-8 0-0 10, Johnson 1-1 0-0 2. Totals: 27-62 19-22 75.

        Three-point field goals: NKU 7-16 (Sanders 4-6, Lawhon 1-2, Listerman 1-3, Conley 0-2, Stowers 0-1, Marston 1-2); Kentucky Wesleyan 2-8 (Richardson 0-1, Duncan 1-4, Bartolone 1-2, Zuerner 0-1). Halftime score: Northern Kentucky 40, Kentucky Wesleyan 31. Records: Northern Kentucky (17-3, 9-2), Kentucky Wesleyan (16-1, 10-1)

Women: NKU 71, Kentucky Wesleyan 59
       The eighth-ranked Norse (15-2, 10-1) had four players in double figures, led by Michelle Cottrell's double-double (20 points, 12 rebounds).

        Michele Tuchfarber (five assists) and Bridget Flanagan each had 11 points. Heather Livingstone scored 10 points on five-of-five shooting.

        The Norse were 6-of-8 from the 3-point line. Flanagan was 3-for-3.

        NORTHERN KENTUCKY — Cottrell 6-11 8-9 20, Jenson 2-6 2-2 6, Cowens 2-6 2-2 6, Livingstone 5-5 0-0 10, Tuchfarber 3-9 2-2 11, Smith 0-2 0-0 0, Mobley 3-4 1-2 7, Flanagan 4-5 0-0 11. Totals: 25-48 15-17 71.

        KENTUCKY WESLEYAN — Wolf 1-7 3-4 5, Waters 0-4 1-2 1, Martin 6-14 0-0 12, Jarvis 0-2 0-0 0, Keith 8-14 5-7 21, Warren 0-4 3-3 3, Estes 0-1 2-2 2, Meyer 3-5 0-0 6, Vall 3-9 3-4 9. Totals: 21-60 17-22 59.

        Three-point field goals: Northern Kentucky 6-8 (Tuchfarber 3-5, Flanagan 3-3); Kentucky Wesleyan 0-6 (Waters 0-1, Jarvis 0-1, Warren 0-2, Vall 0-2). Halftime score: Northern Kentucky 33, Kentucky Wesleyan 29. Records: Northern Kentucky (15-2, 10-1), Kentucky Wesleyan (10-7, 7-4)

       



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