Friday, January 3, 2003

No. 6 NKU men fall at Indianapolis

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The Cincinnati Enquirer

INDIANAPOLIS - Ryan Hixson made two free throws with 4.4 seconds remaining in the game Thursday night to give the University of Indianapolis a 73-72 win over sixth-ranked Northern Kentucky University.

After Hixson made the two free throws, NKU's Jordan Stowers drove the length of the court and attempted a driving layup. The shot rolled off the rim, however, and Indianapolis (8-4) snapped a seven-game losing streak against the Norse.

Mike Kelsey led NKU (10-2, 4-1 Great Lakes Valley Conference) with 18 points, and Quentin Smith added 15 points.

Capital 63, Mount St. Joseph 59

Tony Ruberg scored 16 points and Tyler Schleich added 12 as the Crusaders beat the Lions.

Chris Washington scored 16 points for Mount St. Joseph, and Matt Volkerding had 14.


Mississippi State 78, Xavier 64

STARKVILLE, Miss. - A career-high 22 points from freshman Tara Boothe was not enough for Xavier against the No. 18 Bulldogs.

Boothe's effort came as she went 7-for-11 from the field and 8-of-10 at the foul line. Amy Waugh added 21 points for Xavier, and Reetta Piipari finished with 10.

The Musketeers closed to within eight of the Lady Bulldogs with just more than two minutes to play but could get no closer.

With 13:20 to go in the first half, the Bulldogs went on a 14-0 run to take command of the game.

The Musketeers will close out the nonconference season at Cintas Center at 2 p.m. Sunday against Columbia.

Indianapolis 69, NKU 50

INDIANAPOLIS - Kristen Lowry scored 22 points as the University of Indianapolis upset 18th-ranked NKU.

Erin Moran added 14 points and four assists for Indianapolis, which improved to 10-1 and snapped a 14-game losing streak against NKU. Amy Wisser scored 14 points and grabbed seven rebounds as the Greyhounds beat NKU for the first time since the 1995-96 season.

The Greyhounds forced NKU (7-3, 3-2 GLVC) into 25 turnovers and won the rebounding battle by a 36-28 margin.

Elizabeth Burrows led NKU with 12 points, and Connie Myers added 10 points for the Norse.

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