Friday, January 05, 2001

Northern Kentucky men 99, SIUE 75




        Craig Sanders (McNicholas) scored 22 points and Adam Norwell (Anderson) had 14 points, 13 rebounds and six assists as the Norse improved 13-0 — the best start in their history — with a 99-75 victory over Southern Illinois-Edwardsville.

        Craig Conley had 15 points and had nine assists for NKU, ranked No.4 nationally in NCAA Division II.

        NKU, which led 43-37 at halftime, shot 53.7 percent from the field in the second half against SIUE (4-6, 1-3 GLVC).

        The Norse, who committed just five turnovers, made eight 3-point shots in the second half.

        “Our shooting was much better in the second half and that's why we were able to pull away from them,” NKU head coach Ken Shields said.

        “Adam Norwell had an outstanding game in every respect, and it's one of the best performances he has had for us.”

        NKU will face No. 3 University of Southern Indiana at 8:30 p.m. Saturday at Evansville, Ind.

        SIUE — Hartwig 2-8 0-0 4, Perry 4-7 0-0 8, Humphrey 3-10 0-0 7, Thomas 12-16 0-0 31, Gibbs 1-2 0-0 2, Rose 0-5 0-0 0, Gajewski 1-1 2-2 4, Cetin 8-14 1-2 19, Totals: 31-63 3-4 75.

        NKU — Sanders 8-14 2-2 22, Mitchell 5-14 1-1 13, Norwell 6-8 2-5 14, Conley 5-7 2-2 15, Lawhon 4-8 0-0 11, Schaefer 1-2 0-0 3, Stowers 1-3 3-4 5, Clark 2-6 1-2 5, Murphy 1-5 0-0 2, Wieber 4-6 1-2 9. Totals: 37-73 12-18 99.

        3-pointers: SIUE 10-18 (Garrett 7-10, Gibbs 0-1, Cetin 2-3, Humphrey 1-4); NKU 13-30 (Sanders 4-10, Mitchell 2-5, Conley 3-4, Lawhon 3-4, Schaefer 1-2, Stowers 0-1, Clark 0-1, Murphy 0-3). Halftime score: NKU 43, SIUE 37. Records: SIUE (4-6, 1-3 GLVC); NKU (13-0, 4-0).

       



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