Sunday, February 03, 2002

Tristate colleges

NKU's Sanders sets double-figure scoring record in win

The Cincinnati Enquirer

        HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. — Craig Sanders scored 16 points Saturday as Northern Kentucky University defeated Lewis (Ill.) University 72-67 in Regents Hall.

        Sanders (McNicholas HS) also set an NKU record by scoring in double figures for the 40th consecutive game. Brenden Stowers added 14 points as NKU improved to 15-5 (11-3 Great Lakes Valley Conference).

        Stowers made two free throws with 16 seconds remaining to give NKU a 69-65 lead. Sanders hit a free throw to extend the Norse advantage to 70-65 with seven seconds left, and he added a short jumper after rebounding his own missed free throw to seal the victory for NKU.

        “We made big plays down the stretch, and our free throw shooting late in the game was outstanding,” said NKU assistant coach Dave Bezold.

        NKU made 12 of 14 free throws, including five of six in the final 34 seconds. The win gave NKU sole possession of second place in the GLVC by one game over Lew is (15-5, 10-4 GLVC).

        NKU played again without head coach Ken Shields, who underwent back surgery Wednesday. Shields, who has missed the past four games, could return to practice Monday.

Mount St. Joseph 78, Savannah College 54

               Steve Bain (Elder) scored 14 points to lead the Mount (8-13), which trailed 25-22 at halftime but shot 65.5 percent in the second half to beat the Savannah College of Art & Design.

        Tom Luther (Moeller) added 10 points for MSJ, which had 15 players score.


Franklin 94, Thomas More 82

               Jake Sappenfield scored 23 points and Scott Study 20 and Franklin outrebounded TMC 42-36 to win an ugly game in which the teams combined for 93 free throw attempts on 70 total fouls, and nine players fouled out.

        Franklin (13-8) led 43-29 at halftime.

        Thomas More (3-18) was led by Chad Wachs (Covington Catholic), who scored 15 points and grabbed 12 rebounds. Kyle Booth (Gallatin County) added 15 points, Ben Brown (Boone County) 12 and Marcus Johnson (Conner) 10.


Women: NKU 70, Lewis 54
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. — Bridget Flanagan (Mercy HS) scored 19 points for NKU.

               Kristin Polosky added 17 points and six rebounds for NKU (16-4, 12-2). Amy Mobley (Harrison HS) scored 16 points for the Norse, who are ranked No.11 in the NCAA Division II poll.

        NKU played without All-America forward Michelle Cottrell, who missed her fifth straight game due to a stress fracture in her right foot.


Women: Xavier 68, Massachusetts 55
AMHERST, Mass. — Amy Waugh scored a career-high 32 points on 9-of-14 shooting from the field, including 6-of-9 from 3-point range. She also hit all eight of her free-throw attempts.

               It was Xavier's first win away from Cintas Center since downing Indiana State 80-72 in the season opener Nov.16. The Musketeers move to 8-17 (3-7 Atlantic 10).

        UMass falls to 6-15 (4-6).


Women: Miami 79, Marshall 49

               Heather Cusick and Kim Smith scored 19 points each and Miami's defense came up big in the road win.

        Miami (12-9, 6-4 Mid-American Conference) forced Marshall (6-14, 2-7) into 27 turnovers, which yielded 29 Miami points.

        Marshall also shot just 29.8 percent for the game.

        Jana Butler and Colleen Day added 10 points apiece for Miami.


Women: Franklin 87, Thomas More 73

               Franklin snapped Thomas More's 11-game home winning streak as the Saints lost at home for the first time this season.

        Jenny Cramer's 17 points led Franklin (17-4).

        TMC was led by Bridget New (McAuley), who had 22 points and eight rebounds.


Women: Cincinnati State 68, Lakeland Community 65

               Brandi Hollingsworth scored 16 points as the Lady Surge improved to 19-4 and stayed unbeaten, at 10-0, in the Ohio Community College Athletic Association.


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