Thursday, February 28, 2002

Sanders eyes mark at GLVC tourney




By Gary Estwick
The Cincinnati Enquirer

        If Northern Kentucky advances through the Great Lakes Valley Conference Tournament, starting today in Evansville, Ind., senior guard Craig Sanders probably will become the school's all-time leading scorer.

        Sanders, who played at McNicholas High, needs five points to pass Brady Jackson (1,980 points).

        He will get his first chance at noon today. The Norse (19-7), seeded No.2 in the conference tournament, will play No.7 Wisconsin-Parkside (13-13) at Southern Indiana.

        The winner moves on to the semifinals Friday. The final is Saturday.

        “We need him to be solid,” coach Ken Shields said of Sanders. “Of course, he can't do it by himself, but he gets most of the defensive attention.”

        Sanders, who averages a team-high 17.6 points a game, holds a school-record streak for consecutive games in double figures (46).The Norse went 15-5 in the Division II GLVC, second to Kentucky Wesleyan (25-1, 19-1). NKU tied with Lewis (20-6) for conference wins (15-5), but the Norse won both head-to-head games.
       NKU women 99, St. Joseph's 84

        EVANSVILLE, Ind. — Michelle Cottrell scored 26 points to lead NKU in the first round of the GLVC Tournament.

        Cottrell (Boone County) had 20 points in the second half for top-seeded NKU, which improved to 22-5.

        NKU, ranked No.6 in the NCAA Division II poll, will meet Bellarmine in the semifinals at 3:30 p.m. Friday. The GLVC championship game will be played at 5p.m. Saturday.

       



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