Sunday, January 19, 2003

Flanagan's 31 pace Norse women's win


Area colleges: Mercy grad hits seven of NKU's record 15 treys

The Cincinnati Enquirer

EVANSVILLE, Ind. - Bridget Flanagan scored a career-high 31 points Saturday as Northern Kentucky posted a 98-82 victory over the University of Southern Indiana.

Flanagan (Mercy High) hit seven 3-point shots as NKU made a school-record 15 3-pointers. Amy Mobley (Harrison High) added 24 points, eight assists and five rebounds for the Norse, who improved to 12-3 (8-2 Great Lakes Valley Conference).

Sharell Snardon came off the bench and scored 12 points for the Norse, who are ranked No. 22 in the NCAA Division II poll. NKU shot 59.3 percent from the field, including 15-of-25 (60 percent) from 3-point range.

NKU broke open a close game in the second half by shooting 64.3 percent from the field. Flanagan scored 19 points in the second half, and she made five 3-point shots after halftime.

Africa Sherrod led Southern Indiana (6-10, 4-5) with 34 points and 13 rebounds.

NKU (12-3, 8-2 GLVC) - Myers 4-6 2-4 10, Mobley 9-13 2-3 24, Polosky 2-6 2-4 7, Burrows 2-5 1-2 6, Flanagan 9-12 6-7 31, Newton 0-0 0-0 0, Marx 0-0 0-0 0, Sterling 1-1 0-0 3, Snardon 4-6 4-6 12, Phillips 0-0 0-0 0, Brock 1-5 1-2 5. Totals: 32-54 19-28 98.

SOUTHERN INDIANA (6-10, 4-5) - Lindsey 4-6 2-2 11, Sherrod 12-20 7-7 34, Schenk 3-3 0-0 7, Miller 2-4 0-0 5, Wells 4-9 2-6 10, Johnson 0-0 0-0 0, Green 1-5 2-2 4, Williams 0-0 0-0 0, Calhoun 0-4 0-0 0, McIntosh 3-10 1-2 7, Nelson 1-4 2-4 4. Totals: 30-65 16-23 82.

Halftime: NKU 43, SI 41. 3-pointers: NKU 15-25 (Mobley 4-7, Polosky 1-2, Burrows 1-2, Flanagan 7-10, Sterling 1-1, Brock 1-3). SI 6-13 (Lindsey 1-2, Sherrod 3-4, Schenk 1-1, Miller 1-1, Wells 0-1, Green 0-1, McIntosh 0-3). Rebounds: NKU 27 (Mobley 5, Brock 5), SI 41 (Sherrod 13). Assists: NKU 24 (Mobley 8), SI 23 (Miller 8). Technical fouls - None. Attendance - 800.

Toledo 77, Miami 72

OXFORD - Toledo (10-5, 3-1 Mid-American Conference) defeated Miami (7-8, 2-2) for the 14th straight time. The game pitted Toledo's top-ranked MAC defense against Miami's third-ranked offense.

TOLEDO (10-5, 3-1 MAC) - Davis 9-13 4-4 23, Kahle 2-6 1-2 5, Davis 0-2 0-0 0, Blessing 5-5 4-4 14, Walker 7-15 2-2 19, Gonnella 1-1 0-0 2, Hillis 2-2 0-0 4, Hoogendam 3-5 2-2 8, Young 1-2 0-0 2, McDonnell 0-1 0-0 0. Totals: 30-52 13-14 77.

MIAMI (7-8, 2-2) - Butler 1-3 0-0 2, Day 4-10 3-4 12, Cusick 7-20 0-0 15, Smith 2-3 0-0 4, Merrill 4-9 0-0 8, Beck 0-0 0-0 0, Motto 1-2 0-0 3, Kozlowski 5-11 0-0 15, Roederer 4-9 0-0 9, Lancaster 2-5 0-0 4, Miller 0-0 0-0 0. Totals: 30-72 3-4 72.

Halftime: T 33, MU 26. 3-pointers: T 4-9 (Davis 1-1, Walker 3-7, McDonnell 0-1), MU 9-27 (Day 1-1, Cusick 1-9, Merrill 0-1, Motto 1-2, Kozlowski 5-10, Roederer 1-4). Rebounds: T 30 (Davis 8), MU 35 (Day 11). Assists: T 15 (Blessing 5), MU 17 (Day 6). Technical fouls - None. Attendance - 808.

Defiance 72, MSJ 52

Anna Fretz scored 18 points to pace three double-figure scorers for Defiance (5-11, 3-3 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference). Mount St. Joseph fell to 10-6 (4-2).

DEFIANCE (5-11, 3-3 HCAC) - Bauer 2-4 4-4 9, Fretz 1-9 4-5 6, Eberle 7-17 1-1 18, Savard 1-3 1-2 3, VanderHorst 5-8 1-2 13, Helvey 1-1 0-0 2, Oberlander 0-0 0-0 0, Kemmerer 0-0 0-0 0, Kuhn 2-6 6-6 10, Gerding 1-1 0-0 2, Brickner 2-5 3-4 7, Wenning 1-1 0-0 2, Robinson 0-0 0-0 0. Totals: 23-55 20-24 72.

MOUNT ST. JOSEPH (10-6, 4-2) - Petty 4-11 2-2 11, Meyer 1-4 0-1 2, Vi.Grace 5-9 3-7 13, Day 0-5 0-0 0, Brown 7-12 0-0 17, Montgomery 0-0 1-2 1, Campbell 0-3 0-0 0, Marshall 0-4 4-6 4, Reid 0-3 0-0 0, Pember 0-0 0-0 0, Grilliot 1-2 0-0 2, Swart 0-0 0-0 0, Hall 0-0 2-2 2, Metz 0-1 0-0 0, Va.Grace 0-0 0-0 0. Totals: 18-54 12-20 52.

Halftime: DC 36, MSJ 25. 3-pointers: DC 6-12 (Bauer 1-2, Eberle 3-7, VanderHorst 2-3), MSJ 4-11 (Petty 1-1, Day 0-3, Brown 3-5, Marshall 0-2). Rebounds: DC 42 (VanderHorst 9), MSJ 31 (Vi.Grace 10). Assists: DC 14 (Eberle 5), MSJ 10 (Day 5). Technical fouls - None. Attendance - 150.

TMC 65, Hanover 61

CRESTVIEW HILLS, Ky. - Senior guard Holly Roberts made two free throws with 33 seconds in Thomas More's 10th victory in 17 games. Hanover fell to 6-8.

HANOVER (6-8) - Little 9-13 1-2 19, Wynn 4-11 0-0 9, S.Joslin 1-4 3-4 5, Bair 5-13 3-3 14, Brock 1-2 0-1 3, Duncan 0-2 2-2 2, T.Joslin 0-2 0-0 0, Alexander 0-3 0-0 0, Kolls 0-2 2-2 2, Schmahl 0-0 0-0 0, Roach 3-6 1-2 7, Moore 0-0 0-0 0. Totals: 23-58 12-16 61.

THOMAS MORE (10-7) - Clift 6-12 4-4 18, Beam 0-1 0-0 0, Bess 2-11 1-1 5, Roberts 5-13 5-5 15, Hoffman 0-2 0-0 0, Will 2-6 0-0 5, Stein 1-1 0-0 3, Noll 1-3 2-2 4, Byars 3-8 3-4 11, Simmons 0-0 0-0 0, Baumann 2-6 0-1 4, Matricia 0-2 0-0 0. Totals: 22-65 15-17 65.

Halftime: TMC 42, HC 25. 3-pointers: HC 3-20 (Little 0-1, Wynn 1-3, S.Joslin 0-2, Bair 1-4, Brock 1-2, Duncan 0-2, T.Joslin 0-2, Alexander 0-3, Kolls 0-1), TMC 6-20 (Clift 2-3, Bess 0-3, Roberts 0-3, Hoffman 0-2, Will 1-4, Stein 1-1, Noll 0-1, Byars 2-3). Rebounds: HC 44 (Bair 7), TMC 38 (Clift 9). Assists: HC 17 (Brock 6), TMC 12 (Will 3). Technical fouls - None. Attendance - 112.

Men's basketball

So. Indiana 87, NKU 82

EVANSVILLE, Ind. - Diond're Givens and Cris Brunson combined for 38 points to lead Southern Indiana past NKU.

Dennis Coutee added 16 points as Southern Indiana improved to 11-4 (6-3 Great Lakes Valley Conference). The Screaming Eagles shot 65.4 percent from the field in the second half and rallied from a nine-point deficit to defeat NKU, which is ranked No. 12 in the NCAA DivisionII poll.

Brenden Stowers scored 28 points to lead NKU (14-3, 8-2), which has lost six straight games at the PAC Arena against Southern Indiana. The Norse's last win there was in 1996.

A dunk by Chris Seabrooks gave NKU a 51-42 lead early in the second half, but Southern Indiana used a 17-7 run to take a 59-58 advantage. NKU held a 79-77 lead with 3:30 remaining in the game, but a jumper by Coutee tied the game at 79-79.

Brunson (17 points) made a 3-pointer with 2:42 left to give Southern Indiana a 82-79 advantage, and the Screaming Eagles led the remainder of the game. Brunson also hit a pair of free throws with four seconds left to seal the victory.

Givens made nine of 11 shots from the field and scored 21 points to lead Southern Indiana.

Mike Kelsey added 20 points for NKU, and Quentin Smith finished with 13 points for the Norse.

NKU (14-3, 8-2 GLVC) - St-Preux 3-8 2-2 8, Seabrooks 3-4 0-1 6, Rupe 2-3 1-2 5, J.Stowers 0-1 2-2 2, Kelsey 7-13 2-2 20, Lies 0-0 0-0 0, Smith 5-9 3-3 13, B.Stowers 5-13 17-19 28, Rowland 0-0 0-0 0, Murphy 0-0 0-0 0. Totals: 25-51 27-31 82.

SOUTHERN INDIANA (11-4, 6-3) - Givens 9-11 3-3 21, Harris 6-8 3-4 15, Newsome 1-3 3-4 5, Brunson 5-11 4-4 17, Ragland 2-3 0-0 4, Chillers 1-2 0-0 2, Arnold 0-1 0-0 0, Branch 1-2 2-2 5, Goff 0-3 2-2 2, Beyer 0-0 0-0 0, Coutee 6-11 2-4 16, Framer 0-0 0-0 0. Totals: 31-55 19-23 87.

Halftime: NKU 45, SI 38. 3-pointers: NKU 5-16 (St-Preux 0-3, J.Stowers 0-1, Kelsey 4-9, B.Stowers 1-3), SI 6-20 (Givens 0-1, Brunson 3-8, Arnold 0-1, Branch 1-2, Goff 0-3, Coutee 2-5). Rebounds: NKU 25 (St-Preux 6), SI 31 (Coutee 9). Assists: NKU 15 (St-Preux 4, B.Stowers 4), SI 23 (Ragland 5). Technical fouls - None. Attendance - 2,600.

Hanover 99, TMC 82

HANOVER, Ind. - Hanover (15-1), ranked No. 16 in NCAA Division III, had seven players score in double figures and walloped the Saints despite freshman guard Andrae Woodard's career-high 15 points for Thomas More (3-10).

THOMAS MORE (3-10) - T.Johnson 1-2 1-2 3, Brown 2-5 2-2 8, Wachs 5-9 2-2 12, Klein 3-9 4-6 10, Thompson 3-7 0-0 6, Woodard 7-13 0-0 15, Russell 0-1 0-0 0, M.Johnson 4-8 1-2 12, Tingle 1-2 0-0 2, Rhye 2-2 1-2 5, Mulberry 1-7 0-0 3, Thurman 2-2 0-0 4, Hardy 1-3 0-0 2. Totals: 32-70 11-16 82.

HANOVER (15-1) - Clevenger 7-10 0-0 17, Lanning 8-9 5-5 21, Dennis 5-8 2-2 12, McCracken 3-9 4-4 10, Moore 5-7 2-2 15, Minyard 0-3 0-0 0, Cook 0-0 0-0 0, Caldwell 0-0 2-2 2, Lye 4-7 2-4 10, Chrin 5-6 1-3 12, Dietz 0-0 0-0 0, McAlister 0-0 0-0 0. Totals: 37-59 18-22 99.

Halftime: HC 50, TMC 38. 3-pointers: TMC 7-22 (Brown 2-4, Klein 0-1, Thompson 0-1, Woodard 1-4, M.Johnson 3-5, Mulberry 1-6, Hardy 0-1), HC 7-19 (Clevenger 3-4, McCracken 0-6, Moore 3-5, Minyard 0-3, Chrin 1-1). Rebounds: TMC 31 (Wachs 11), HC 34 (McCracken 6). Assists: TMC 15 (Klein 6), HC 22 (Moore 6).

MSJ 80, Defiance 74

DEFIANCE, Ohio - Phil Sweet scored 26 points to lead Mount St. Joseph (10-6, 4-2 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference) past Defiance (10-5, 3-3).

MOUNT ST. JOSEPH (10-6, 4-2 HCAC) - Washington 2-2 0-0 5, Sweet 7-11 9-14 26, Engelkamp 2-4 0-0 4, Volkerding 4-8 3-4 11, Luther 5-9 7-14 17, Mahon 2-3 0-0 6, Cropper 0-1 0-1 0, Stephens 3-5 5-5 11, Eichhold 0-1 0-0 0. Totals: 25-44 24-38 80.

DEFIANCE (10-5, 3-3) - Stuckmeyer 0-0 0-0 0, Hammer 1-6 0-0 3, Kurdziel 1-11 2-2 4, Laudick 8-11 1-4 17, Miklovic 9-12 4-4 22, Croy 3-18 2-3 10, Smolenski 1-2 0-0 3, Hammons 3-7 2-2 8, Blasko 0-2 0-0 0, Voland 1-4 0-0 2, Lichtensteiger 2-6 0-0 5. Totals: 29-79 11-15 74.

Halftime: MSJ 39, DC 36. 3-pointers: MSJ 6-11 (Washington 1-1, Sweet 3-4, Engelkamp 0-1, Volkerding 0-1, Mahon 2-3, Cropper 0-1), DC 5-24 (Hammer 1-4, Kurdziel 0-3, Croy 2-7, Smolenski 1-1, Hammons 0-3, Blasko 0-1, Lichtensteiger 1-5). Rebounds: MSJ 33 (Luther 9), DC 37 (Miklovic 7). Assists: MSJ 18 (Sweet 6, Luther 6), DC 16 (Hammer 4). Technical fouls - None. Attendance: 550.




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