Sunday, February 2, 2003

Smith's late basket lifts Norse men to 76-75 victory


Local colleges roundup

The Cincinnati Enquirer

Quentin Smith's basket with 13.5 seconds remaining lifted Northern Kentucky University to a 76-75 win over Wisconsin-Parkside in men's basketball action at Regents Hall.

Wisconsin-Parkside held a 75-74 lead when NKU's Brenden Stowers drove the lane and missed a twisting jumper. Smith, however, grabbed the rebound and powered his way for a layup to give the Norse a 76-75 lead with 13.5 seconds left.

On the final possession of the game, Wisconsin-Parkside's Brian Maastricht passed the ball underneath the basket to Glenn Barlow with less than a second remaining.

Parkside's Glenn Barlow then hit a basket but it was ruled after the buzzer. No. 12 NKU is 17-3 (11-2 Great Lakes Valley Conference). The Norse, ranked No. 12 in the NCAA Division II poll, are in sole possession of first place in the GLVC.

Bluffton 79, Mount St. Joseph 76

Mount St. Joseph led by one point at halftime, but Bluffton shot 62 percent from the field in the second half for the win.

E.J. Engelkamp led the Lions with 20 points, Chris Washington added 17 points and Scott Cropper scored 13 in the loss.

Thomas More 86, Franklin 78

Four players scored in double figures to pace the Saints, who have won two of their last three games. Terry Johnson and Chad Wachs contributed 15 points each, Marcus Johnson added 13 points, and Dustin Mulberry chipped in 10 en route to the victory.

Cincinnati State 98, Lakeland Com. College 57

Leonard Campbell scored 23 points and Malcolm Manier added 20 points as the Surge improved to 18-6.

The Surge shot 52 percent from the field and 73 percent from the free throw line.

Women: NKU 89, Wisconsin-Parkside 75

Freshman Sharell Snardon scored 22 of her career-high 27 points in the second half to lift 19th-ranked NKU. Snardon, a freshman forward, also grabbed six rebounds and made 11 of 13 free throws attempts as NKU won its seventh consecutive game.

Anderson 62, Thomas More 60

Anderson's Angel Hall hit a game-winning jump shot with two seconds remaining, snapping the Saints' four-game winning streak. Holly Roberts led Thomas More with 18 points and Joanna Bess had 13 points and nine rebounds.

Mount St. Joseph 70, Bluffton 67

Virginia Grace scored 22 points with 14 rebounds and nine blocks. Tasha Reid added 20 points.

Cincinnati State 60, Lakeland Com. College 49

Jessica Parsons scored 19 points with 10 rebounds to lead the Lady Surge to their 51st straight home win. Kendra Bailey added 11 points and 17 rebounds.




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