Sunday, January 13, 2002

Tristate college roundup

Sanders scores 31 points as NKU tops Saint Joseph's

The Cincinnati Enquirer

        HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. — Craig Sanders scored 31 points and made two clutch free throws late in the game Saturday as Northern Kentucky University defeated Saint Joseph's College 90-85 in Regents Hall.

        NKU (11-4, 7-2 Great Lakes Valley Conference) built a 17-point lead early in the first half, but Saint Joseph's cut the deficit to 10 points at halftime. The Pumas eventually took an 84-79 lead with 3:29 remaining on a basket by Jamie Holden.

        Two free throws by Mike Kelsey followed by a 3-point basket by Brenden Stowers tied the game at 84-84. Stowers (Simon Kenton High) then made a pair of free throws with 1:36 left.

        Sanders (McNicholas) converted a pair of free throws at the 1:28 mark for an 88-84 lead, and NKU held off Saint Joseph's for its fifth straight victory.

        “We did not play our best game at all, but we made some big shots down the stretch,” NKU coach Ken Shields said. “Saint Joseph's beat us twice last season, so we knew this would be a tough game.”

        Carl Mitchell added 19 points, 15 rebounds and three blocked shots for NKU.

Mount St. Joseph 96, Defiance 92 (OT)

               Steve Bain (Elder) and Joe Toney (Harrison) scored 19 points each to help the Mount (5-10) even its record at 3-3 in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference.

        Defiance (8-8, 3-3) outrebounded MSJ 42-32 but committed 28 turnovers.

Hanover 63, Thomas More 55

               Joe Neuman's 13 points led three Hanover players scoring in double figures, and Thomas More fell to 3-13.

        Nick Love (St.Henry) and Mark Klein (St.Xavier) each scored nine points for TMC. Chad Wachs (Covington Catholic) added eight points and eight rebounds.


Sports Stories
Life as a Lady Vol full of lessons
Dayton 88, Duquesne 44
Kentucky 69, South Carolina 63
Louisville 93, TCU 85
Miami endures strange ending
No. 11 UCLA 87, No. 1 Kansas 77
Ohio St. 55, Northwestern 48
Stone joins Cardinals
Top 25 fared
Top 25 roundup
- Tristate college roundup
Tristate women's college roundup
Biggs scores as 'Clones win 3-0
Bulldogs turn tables on Mighty Ducks
Flint trainee wins Wishing Well
Griffis wins unanimous decision
Lindros booed, beaten in Philly
T'Wolves stop Jordan, Wizards
Coming up this week
Page Two: The top five

Bearcats look top-notch
UC notebook
Reading receiver selects Bearcats
Chalmers, XU's win streak growing
SULLIVAN: Romain Sato
XU notebook
Wild Card: Eagles 31, Buccaneers 9
Wild Card: Raiders 38, Jets 24
All-Pro team named
Spurrier still mum on talks with NFL clubs
Here's hope: Young arms
Online with John Fay
What imbalance?
A hello to arms
Baseball notebook
Crusade for new gym ends for Moeller
Glen Este rolls past Kings 43-36
Boys basketball roundup
Girls basketball roundup
Ohio boys basketball scores
Ohio girls basketball scores
Kentucky boys basketball scores
Kentucky girls basketball scores
Indiana boys basketball scores
Indiana girls basketball scores