Sunday, January 12, 2003

No. 12-ranked Norse men win, now 13-2


Area colleges

The Cincinnati Enquirer

Quentin Smith scored a career-high 19 points and grabbed 10 rebounds Saturday as No. 12-ranked Northern Kentucky University rallied for a 77-63 victory over Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville in Division II men's basketball in Regents Hall.

Mike Kelsey added 15 points and three assists as NKU improved to 13-2 overall, 7-1 in the Great Lakes Valley Conference.

The Norse are in sole possession of first place in the GLVC.

SIUE (6-7, 2-5 GLVC) held a 38-32 lead early in the second half, but NKU used a 13-3 run to take a 45-41 advantage.

Bobby St-Preux's 3-pointer gave NKU a 58-51 lead with 7:39 remaining, and the Norse sealed the victory by making nine free throws in the final 3 1/2 minutes.

Smith, a graduate of Mount Healthy High, hit six straight free throws late in the game as NKU held off the Cougars.

St-Preux finished with 13 points, eight rebounds and three blocked shots, while Brenden Stowers added 14 points. NKU held SIUE to 43.6 percent shooting from the field and won the rebounding battle 37-25.

Chris Seabrooks added eight points and five rebounds for NKU, which has won 17 consecutive games in Regents Hall. NKU has beaten SIUE 14 consecutive times.

SIUE (63)--Heflin 5-12 1-1 13, Bauersachs 4-5 1-2 9, Jones 1-10 0-0 3, Garwitz 1-3 0-0 2, Baumgardner 5-9 2-2 15, Allaria 1-2 1-2 3, Zick 0-0 0-0 0, Glosser 3-7 0-2 8, Ward 4-7 2-2 10. Totals 24-55 7-11 63.

NKU (77)--Smith 6-10 7-7 19, St-Preux 5-9 1-2 13, Rupe 1-5 1-3 3, J. Stowers 1-2 2-2 5, Kelsey 4-10 4-5 15, B. Stowers 5-11 2-2 14, Rowland 0-0 0-0 0, Seabrooks 3-4 2-3 8, Murphy 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 25-51 19-24 77.

Halftime: NKU 32-30. 3-point goals: SIUE 8-21 (Heflin 2-3, Bauersachs 0-1, Jones 1-4, Baumgardner 3-6, Glosser 2-6, Ward 0-1), NKU 8-18 (St-Preux 2-4, J. Stowers 1-2, Kelsey 3-7, B. Stowers 2-5). Rebounds: SIUE 25 (Heflin 5), NKU 37 (Smith 10). Assists: SIUE 12 (Baumgardner 6), NKU 12 (J. Stowers, Kelsey 3). Records: SIUE 6-7, 2-5 GLVC; NKU 13-2, 7-1.

SCAD 69, Mt. St. Joseph 52

SAVANNAH, Ga. - The Savannah College of Arts and Design (12-5) defeated Mount St. Joseph 69-63 in Division III. Chris Washington, with 11 points, and Tom Luther, with 10, led MSJ (9-5).

MSJ (52)--Cropper 2-7 0-0 6, Stephens 2-7 0-0 4, Luther 3-13 4-8 10, Washington 4-10 0-0 11, Engelkamp 1-4 0-0 3, Sweet 1-3 3-3 5, Michael 0-0 0-0 0, Jones 0-0 0-0 0, Mahon 3-5 0-0 9, Nash 0-0 1-2 1, Eichold 1-3 0-0 2, Shelton 0-0 1-2 1. Totals 17-52 9-15 52.

SCAD (69)--Otim 2-7 0-0 4, Davis 8-12 0-0 16, Omedo 5-6 0-0 10, Abdullah 4-13 4-5 12, Jones 1-4 0-0 3, Henderson 0-0 0-0 0, Adams 5-9 10-14 20, Melvin 0-1 0-0 0, Kaminski 0-1 0-0 0, Long 0-0 0-0 0, Thomason 2-3 0-1 4, Shurts 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 27-56 14-20 69.

Halftime: SCAD 30-22. 3-point goals: MSJ 9-22 (Cropper 2-5, Stephens 0-1, Luther 0-1, Washington 3-7, Engelkamp 1-3, Mahon 3-5), SCAD 1-8 (Abdullah 0-4, Jones 1-3, Kaminski 0-1). Rebounds: MSJ 28 (Luther 7), SCAD 39 (Davis 12). Assists: MSJ 12 (Sweet 4), SCAD 15 (Adams 6). Records: MSJ 9-5, SCAD 12-5.

Women

Cincinnati 67, Louisville 48

A 23-0 run in the first half and a game-high 19 points from Debbie Merrill propelled UC over Louisville in the Conference USA women's opener for both teams.

Cincinnati improved to 11-3 and produced its first win in a conference opener since the inception of C-USA. Louisville fell to 9-5.

The Bearcats extended their home winning streak to 18, the nation's third-longest active streak.

Merrill scored 12 of her 19 points in the second half. She also grabbing a team-high eight rebounds.

Power forward Carolyn Alexander had 18 points and five rebounds.

Point guard K.B. Sharp had 14 points, seven rebounds and six assists.

Louisville (48)--Wolke 1-7 0-0 2, Nero 6-15 2-3 14, Graham 4-7 2-2 10, Nord 5-15 0-0 12, Bradley 4-7 2-2 10, Minter 0-7 0-0 0, Neal 0-2 0-0 0, Simotes 0-1 0-0 0, Bishop 0-1 0-2 0, Brown 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 20-62 6-9 48.

Cincinnati (67)--Alexander 6-8 6-8 18, Young 0-0 1-2 1, Merrill 7-14 5-8 19, Sharp 4-10 5-5 14, King 3-6 2-2 10, Knoch 0-0 0-0 0, Harvey 2-5 0-3 5, Stevenson 0-1 0-0 0, Stephens 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 22-44 19-28 67.

Halftime: Cincinnati 34-15. 3-point goals: Louisville 2-11 (Nord 2-7, Minter 0-3, Neal 0-1), Cincinnati 4-11 (Sharp 1-6, King 2-3, Harvey 1-2). Rebounds: Louisville 29 (Nero 8), Cincinnati 39 (Merrill 8). Assists: Louisville 5 (Nord 2), Cincinnati 14 (Sharp 6). Records: L 9-5, 0-1 C USA; C 11-3, 1-0.

Western Mich. 75, Miami 60

KALAMAZOO, Mich. - Western Michigan (8-4, 2-0 MAC) raced to an 11-2 lead by the 15:50 mark, and Miami could not recover.

Miami (6-7, 1-1 MAC) returns to MAC East Division action Tuesday night at to Ohio University.

Miami (60)--Smith 0-2 0-0 0, Day 3-6 2-2 9, Butler 2-10 4-4 8, Cusick 4-12 0-0 10, Roederer 0-4 0-0 0, Beck 2-4 2-2 8, Motto 1-5 0-0 2, Kozlowski 0-2 0-0 0, Merrill 4-13 2-2 11, Lancaster 5-9 2-3 12, Miller 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 21-67 12-13 60.

Western Michigan (75)--Koetsier 8-13 2-5 19, Crisman 0-3 3-6 3, Jilian 4-8 7-8 15, Harris 4-11 2-2 11, Rost 6-12 2-2 15, Doyle 0-0 2-2 2, Verseput 2-2 0-0 5, Shay. Jackson 0-3 0-0 0, Shan. Jackson 0-0 0-0 0, Thelen 1-3 0-1 3, Driggett 0-1 0-0 0, Koerber 1-4 0-0 2. Totals 26-60 18-26 75.

Halftime: Western Michigan 48-15. 3-point goals: Miami 6-21 (Day 1-1, Cusick 2-6, Roederer 0-2, Beck 2-4, Motto 0-4, Kozlowski 0-2, Merrill 1-2), Western Michigan 5-15 (Koetsier 1-1, Jilian 0-2, Harris 1-4, Rost 1-3, Verseput 1-1, Thelen 1-3, Driggett 0-1). Rebounds: Miami 37 (Merrill 8), Western Michigan 48 (Koetsier 11). Assists: Miami 15 (Cusick 3), Western Michigan 16 (Crisman, Jilian 4). Records: M 6-7, 1-1 MAC; W 8-4, 2-0.

NKU 69, SIUE 48

Amy Mobley scored 26 points, grabbed six rebounds and added five assists as NKU defeated Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville at Regents Hall.

Bridget Flanagan added 16 points - including her 1,000th career point - as NKU improved to 10-3 overall, 6-2 in the GLVC. The Norse held SIUE (6-7, 3-4 GLVC) to just 38 percent shooting and won the rebounding battle 42-24.

Flanagan has 1,007 career points. Earlier this season, Mobley also joined the 1,000-point club during a 96-64 win over Wayne (Mich.) State.

SIUE (48)--Kipping 5-10 2-3 12, DeShasier 3-8 1-1 7, Grizzle 1-1 2-2 4, Schweers 1-4 0-0 3, Wisdom 1-3 0-0 3, Howard 2-3 0-0 6, Brockmeier 0-0 0-0 0, Cole 2-10 0-0 4, Robert 4-7 0-0 9, Unangst 0-0 0-0 0, Unterbrink 0-2 0-0 0, Boss 0-2 0-1 0. Totals 19-50 5-7 48.

NKU (69)--Mobley 10-14 1-1 26, Polosky 3-8 3-4 9, Myers 2-10 2-2 6, Burrows 1-2 0-0 2, Flanagan 6-9 0-0 16, Newton 0-0 0-0 0, Marx 0-0 0-0 0, Sterling 1-4 0-0 2, Snardon 3-8 0-0 6, Phillips 0-2 0-0 0, Brock 1-3 0-0 2. Totals 27-60 6-7 69.

Halftime: NKU 35-27. 3-point goals: SIUE 5-17 (Kipping 0-2, Schweers 1-3, Wisdom 1-2, Howard 2-3, Cole 0-4, Robert 1-2, Unterbrink 0-1), NKU 9-19 (Mobley 5-7, Polosky 0-3, Burrows 0-1, Flanagan 4-6, Sterling 0-1, Brock 0-1). Rebounds: SIUE 24 (Robert 6), NKU 42 (Polosky, Myers, Snardon 7). Assists: SIUE 9 (Robert 6), NKU 17 (Polosky 6). Records: SIUE 6-7, 3-4 GLVC; NKU 10-3, 6-2.

Franklin 73, Thomas More 57

FRANKLIN, Ind. - The Saints (8-7) got 39 combined points from Carrie Clift, Joanna Bess and Holly Roberts but just 18 from the other nine players. They were 7-of-28 from 3-point range. Franklin is 8-6.

Thomas More (57)--Clift 6-10 2-3 14, Bess 5-11 2-4 14, Roberts 4-10 1-2 11, Beam 1-2 0-0 2, Hoffman 1-5 0-0 2, Will 1-6 0-0 3, Stein 0-1 0-0 0, Noll 0-1 0-0 0, Byars 2-8 0-0 6, Simmons 0-1 0-0 0, Baumann 1-2 0-0 2, Matracia 1-2 1-2 3. Totals 22-59 6-11 57.

Franklin (73)--Roberson 5-9 1-2 14, Cooper 1-7 2-2 4, Cramer 2-10 2-2 6, Moorman 3-8 0-0 6, Hoskins 11-14 0-4 22, Ballard 4-6 3-5 11, Caudill 0-3 0-0 0, Carrigan 1-3 2-4 5, Stevens 2-6 0-0 5, Hummel 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 29-67 10-19 73.

Halftime: Franklin 40-26. 3-point goals: Thomas More 7-28 (Clift 0-1, Bess 2-4, Roberts 2-6, Hoffman 0-3, Will 1-6, Stein 0-1, Noll 0-1, Byars 2-5, Matracia 0-1), Franklin 5-15 (Roberson 3-4, Cooper 0-3, Cramer 0-1, Caudill 0-1, Carrigan 1-3, Stevens 1-3). Rebounds: Thomas More 35 (Clift 9), Franklin 46 (Moorman 8). Assists: Thomas More 14 (Byars 4), Franklin 20 (Cooper 6). Records: T 8-7, F 8-6.




UC BEARCATS
UC 83, TCU 72
Barker starts, but Moore finishes

XAVIER
XU 99, St. Bonaventure 83
Weary Musketeers muster resolve

COLLEGE BASKETBALL
No. 18 UK 62, South Carolina 55
Reserves starting to make impact
Top 25 roundup: Okafor plays little, comes up big
Ohio State 81, No. 15 Indiana 69
Flyers finish Dukes at foul line
No. 12-ranked Norse men win, now 13-2
Syracuse freshman guard has superstar potential
Scores, how Top 25 fared

BENGALS
Bengals' search nearly finished

NFL PLAYOFFS
Steelers bungle, Eagles rumble
Whiners guilty of unnecessary roughness on officials
Eagles 20, Falcons 6
McNabb tops Vick with grit instead of art
Titans 34, Steelers 31, OT
Washington takes blame for Steelers' loss
Bucs hope 'D' keeps dominating
Time for Gruden to prove his worth
Notebook: Long snappers will get look from Giants

REDS / BASEBALL
Reds Q&A
Tigers trade best starter to Marlins
Notebook: Longtime AL ump dies

PREP SPORTS
City well-represented on the gridiron
Kidd gets my vote for Sportsman of Year
No. 4 Colonels topple No. 1
Ohio boys: Aden stars for the Devils
Ohio girls: Bacon surprises No. 2 McNick
Ky. Boys: Simon Kenton's Brock dominates Clark
Ky. Girls: Bray's big night lifts Campbell
Schools to resume football rivalry
Swimming: Relay gives St. X winning edge
Prep sports results

COLLEGE FOOTBALL
Willingham hits road to sell Irish
Canes winning recruiting war
Shrine Classic: East 20, West 17

NASCAR
No consensus yet on new body styles
Speed not crucial at Daytona testing
French driver killed in Paris-Dakar rally

NHL
Lemieux, Jagr together again as All-Stars

TRISTATE SPOTLIGHT
Guite powers Ducks to victory
Enquirer Page Two Power rankings
Honest Deceiver wins Wishing Well
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Grab a pal, head for the hill