Sunday, February 9, 2003

No. 12 NKU men hold off Quincy


Stowers proves clutch in end

The Cincinnati Enquirer

QUINCY, Ill. - Brenden Stowers scored 15 points and made two clutch free throws late as Northern Kentucky University defeated Quincy University 70-66 in a Division II men's basketball game at Pepsi Arena.

NKU built a 63-49 lead with 4:10 remaining, but Quincy used a 15-4 run to pull within 67-64 on Cory Cummens' 3-pointer with 29 seconds left.

Stowers was fouled with 20 seconds remaining, and he made both free throws to extend NKU's lead to 69-64.

Lee Caldwell missed a three-point attempt on Quincy's possession, and Mike Kelsey - who grabbed the rebound and was fouled - made one of two free throws to ice the victory.

Jesse Rupe added 12 points and seven rebounds for NKU, which improved to 19-3 (13-2 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.

Kelsey, who also had six rebounds and two steals, finished with 14 points and extended his streak of scoring in double figures to 14 games.

NKU defeated Quincy for the 15th time in 16 meetings.

The Hawks' only victory in the series came during the 1998-99 season, when they pulled out an 86-83 overtime win at Pepsi Arena.

NKU (19-3, 13-2 GLVC) - Smith 4-8 0-0 8, St-Preux 3-8 2-2 9, Rupe 6-7 0-0 12, J.Stowers 1-4 2-2 4, Kelsey 3-9 6-8 14, Howell 1-3 2-2 5, B.Stowers 4-10 5-6 15, Rowland 0-0 0-1 0, Seabrooks 1-5 1-4 3. Totals: 23-54 19-25 70.

QUINCY (11-11, 5-10) - Rote 3-6 0-0 6, Caldwell 0-4 0-0 0, Gettinger 1-4 0-0 2, Edmond 6-10 3-4 17, Thompson 2-5 2-2 6, Barth 0-0 0-0 0, Anderson 0-1 0-0 0, Krumtniger 4-8 3-4 11, McNeil 4-11 0-1 8, Cummens 6-10 2-3 16. Totals: 26-59 10-14 66.

Halftime: NKU 39, Q 32. 3-pointers: NKU 6-16 (St-Preux 0-3, J.Stowers 0-2, Kelsey 2-5, Howell 1-3, B.Stowers 2-3), Q 4-12 (Caldwell 0-3, Edmond 2-2, Thompson 0-2, Cummens 2-5). Rebounds: NKU 35 (Smith 8), Q 37 (Roth 10). Assists: NKU 11 (B.Stowers 4), Q 13 (Caldwell 3, Edmond 3). Technical fouls - None. Attendance - 688.

Cincinnati State 88, Columbus State 73

Cincinnati State improved to 19-6 overall, 10-1 in the OCCAC. Columbus State fell to 11-11 and 5-6.

P.J. Sanders and Jason Hauck combined for 36 points to lead the Surge.

COLUMBUS STATE (11-12, 5-6 OCCAC) - Belden 0-0 0-0 0, Mithcell 1-1 2-2 4, Jones 2-6 4-6 9, McGowen 3-5 0-0 6, Fowler 5-12 0-1 10, Davis 5-9 2-2 13, Kent 2-5 4-4 8, Hawkins 6-17 2-3 16, Hamilton 0-1 0-0 0, Ingram 0-1 0-0 0, Gordon 2-3 1-2 5, Clark 1-1 0-0 2. Totals: 27-61 15-20 73.

CINCINNATI STATE ( 19-6, 10-1) - Campbell 2-5 0-0 5, Francis 1-3 3-5 5, Hauck 5-8 6-6 17, Graham 1-3 0-0 2, Sanders 7-14 5-5 19, Sweeney 0-0 0-0 0, Johnson 1-2 0-0 2, C.Butler 2-9 1-2 5, Garth 5-7 1-1 11, B.Bencer 9-14 4-8 22. Totals: 33-66 20-27 17.

Halftime: CIN 42, COL 30. 3-pointers: COL 4-16 (Jones 1-3, Fowler 0-3, Davis 1-1, Hawkins 2-9), CIN 2-8 (Campbell 1-3, Francis 0-1, Hauck 1-3, Sanders 0-1). Rebounds: COL 34 (Hawkins 8), CIN 42 (B.Bender 13). Assists: COL 9 (Jones 5), CIN 19 (Francis 6).

Women

Kent State 61, Miami 60

OXFORD - Katalin Kollat's two free throws with four seconds remaining lifted Kent State to victory in the Mid-American Conference East Division women's basketball game at Millett Hall.

Kim Lancaster and Colleen Day scored 13 points each to lead Miami (10-10, 5-4 MAC).

Heather Cusick added 10, moving her to within four points of becoming MU's all-time scoring leader.

Kent State (12-9, 7-3 MAC) lost the ball out of bounds with less than 10 seconds to play, but the RedHawks committed a turnover and a foul on the inbounds play.

Kollat buried two free throws to give the Flashes the victory.

KENT STATE (12-9, 7-3 MAC) - Shearer 0-1 2-2 2, Rubis 10-18 0-0 21, Kollat 6-8 7-8 19, O'Hara 1-6 0-0 2, Zona 4-11 7-8 15, Vavrek 1-1 0-0 2, Kelly 0-0 0-0 0, Clark 0-1 0-0 0, Hager 0-1 0-0 0. Totals: 22-47 16-18 61.

MIAMI (10-10, 5-4) - Kozlowski 3-11 2-2 9, Roederer 1-4 1-2 4, Smith 1-3 0-0 2, Butler 1-3 0-0 2, Cusick 4-13 1-1 10, Motto 1-5 0-0 3, Sullivan 0-0 0-0 0, Merrill 1-5 1-2 4, Day 4-7 5-5 13, Lancaster 5-7 3-5 13, Miller 0-0 0-0 0. Totals: 21-58 13-17 60.

Halftime: KS 32, MU 28. 3-pointers: KS 1-7 (Shearer 0-1, Rubis 1-1, O'Hara 0-2, Zona 0-3), MU 5-19 (Kozlowski 1-6, Roederer 1-2, Cusick 1-3, Motto 1-5, Merrill 1-2, Day 0-1). Rebounds: KS 38 (Kollat 12), MU 26 (Day 5). Assists: KS 8, MU 10 (Cusick 3). Technical fouls - None. Attendance - 1,012.

NKU 71, Quincy 63

QUINCY, Ill. - Amy Mobley scored six of her 15 points in the final three minutes for the Norse, who rallied from a 14-point first-half deficit.

Connie Myers added 12 points for NKU, No. 18 in Division II. The Norse improved to 16-4 (12-3 Great Lakes Valley Conference).

Quincy dropped to 17-5 (11-4).

NKU holds a 15-1 edge in the all-time series with Quincy.

NKU (16-4, 12-3 GLVC) - Myers 4-5 4-4 12, Mobley 5-12 4-5 15, Polosky 5-8 0-2 11, Burrows 2-3 7-8 11, Flanagan 4-7 0-0 9, Sterling 1-2 0-0 3, Snardon 2-7 1-2 5, Phillips 0-0 0-0 0, Brock 1-2 2-2 5. Totals: 24-46 18-23 71.

QUINCY (17-5, 11-4) - Farrell 5-11 0-0 10, Unnerstall 5-11 3-4 15, Vinderhaar 1-3 3-4 5, Anderson 3-9 3-4 10, Kelver 2-7 0-0 4, Bakken 0-1 0-0 0, Brandt 1-2 0-0 3, Grapenthin 3-6 0-0 7, Am.Dvorak 4-8 1-1 9, As.Dvorak 0-2 0-0 0. Totals: 24-60 10-13 63.

Halftime: Q 40, NKU 39. 3-pointers: NKU 5-13 (Mobley 1-6, Polosky 1-3, Flanagan 1-2, Sterling 1-1, Brock 1-1), Q 5-11 (Farrell 0-2, Unnerstall 2-3, Anderson 1-1, Kelver 0-1, Bradnt 1-1, Grapenthin 1-1, As.Dvorak 0-2). Rebounds: NKU 32 (Brock 10), Q 29 (Rarrell 6, Vonderhaar 6). Assists: NKU 13 (Mobley 4), Q 12 (Kelver 6). Techincal fouls - None. Attendance 588.

Cincinnati State 69, Columbus State 30

Jessica Parson scored 14 points and Asia Polk and Kendra Bailey added 10 each to lead Cincinnati State (21-3, 11-1 OCCAC).

COLUMBUS STATE (N/A) - Shumate 0-0 0-0 0, McQuade 2-8 0-1 4, Willis 0-2 0-0 0, McCaskill 0-5 0-0 0, Jamison 2-10 0-1 4, Thorne 1-4 0-0 2, McNair 3-5 0-0 7, Gabborant 0-1 0-0 0, Moss 4-9 3-4 11, Jennings 1-2 0-0 2, Gould 0-0 0-0 0. Totals: 13-46 3-6 30.

CINCINNATI STATE (21-3, 11-1 OCCAC) - Raven 1-6 0-0 2, Hollingsworth 4-12 0-0 9, Polk 4-6 2-4 10, Bailey 5-9 0-0 10, Parsons 6-9 2-2 14, Billengsly 3-9 2-2 8, Head 4-5 0-2 8, Smart 1-9 0-2 2, Fluker 2-4 0-0 4, Silas 1-2 0-0 2, Cambell 0-2 0-0 0. Totals: 31-73 6-10 69.

Halftime: CIN 36, COL 12. 3-pointers: COL 1-11 (McQuade 0-1, Willis 0-1, McCaskill 0-4, Jamisno 0-1, McNAir 1-2, Gabborant 0-1, Moss 0-1). CIN 1-12 (Raven 0-2, Hollingsworth 1-8, Smart 0-2). Rebounds: COL 30 (Gabborant 7), CIN 51 Head 9). Assists: COL 4, CIN 22 (Billengsly 9).




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