Sunday, February 23, 2003

Norse rebound with win over Indianapolis



The Cincinnati Enquirer

Brenden Stowers scored five points in the final minute Saturday night as the No. 19-ranked Northern Kentucky men defeated Indianapolis 83-76 in Division II at Regents Hall.

NKU held a 78-76 lead with a minute remaining when Stowers connected on a 3-pointer to extend the Norse's advantage to 81-76.

Mike Kelsey led five Norse in double figures with a game-high 23 points.

NKU (20-5, 14-4 GLVC) got 16 points from Chris Seabrooks, 13 apiece from Bobby St. Preux and Stowers, and 12 from Quentin Smith.

Cory Bennett, with 17 points, paced Indianapolis (17-8, 12-6 GLVC).

INDIANAPOLIS (17-8, 12-6 GLVC) - Hixson 3-6 4-6 12, Rollins 7-12 0-0 14, Wright 6-8 1-1 13, Logan 5-13 0-0 11, Bennett 6-12 0-0 17, Rhodes 1-2 1-2 3, Reeves 1-2 0-0 3, Petty 1-2 0-0 2, Dybzinski 0-0 1-2 1. Totals: 30-57 7-11 76.

NORTHERN KENTUCKY (20-5, 14-4) - Smith 5-10 2-4 12, St-Preux 5-8 0-0 13, Seabrooks 8-9 0-0 16, Kelsey 8-14 2-2 23, B.Stowers 5-13 2-2 13, J.Stowers 0-0 0-0 0, Howell 0-0 0-0 0, Rowland 1-2 0-0 2, Murphy 0-0 0-0 0, Rupe 2-4 0-0 4. Totals: 34-60 6-8 18.

Halftime: NKU 42, I 37. 3-pointers: I 9-18 (Hixson 2-3, Logan 1-6, Bennett 5-7, Reeves 1-2), NKU 9-17 (Smith 0-1, St-Preux 3-3, Kelsey 5-10, B.Stowers 1-3). Rebounds: I 24 (Wright 8), NKU 29 (Smith 10). Assists: I 13 (Bennett 4), NKU 18 (B.Stowers 9). Technical fouls - None. Attendance - 2,015.

Manchester 94, Mount St. Joseph 82

Devin Price-Presslaff scored 26 points and David Mattingly added 17 points as Manchester College (16-9, 8-6 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference) handed Mount St. Joseph its seventh straight loss.

Sophomore guard Chris Washington scored 23 points for the Lions, including 11 of 13 free throws. Scott Cropper led all players with 11 rebounds.

Mount St. Joseph (11-14, 5-9), the HCAC tournament's No. 6 seed, plays at No. 3 Manchester at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Manchester has won both regular-season meetings.

MANCHESTER (16-9, 8-6 HCAC) - Gates 2-7 2-2 7, Cain 4-7 1-2 11, Price-Presslaff 10-15 5-9 26, Reimer 2-3 3-4 8, Kuhn 1-1 0-0 2, Guess 2-4 0-2 5, Paddock 2-2 2-3 8, Streich 0-0 0-0 0, Stephens 0-0 0-0 0, Henderson 3-8 2-2 8, Mattingly 8-8 0-2 17, Shafer 0-0 0-0 0, Lacy 0-1 0-0 0, Timberlake 0-1 2-2 2. Totals: 34-57 17-28 94.

MOUNT ST. JOSEPH (11-14, 5-9) - Volkerding 2-6 0-2 4, Cropper 1-1 0-2 3, Eichhold 0-1 1-2 1, Sweet 5-7 2-3 14, Mahon 3-9 0-0 9, Washington 5-11 11-13 24, Michael 2-7 3-5 8, Nash 0-2 0-0 0, Stephens 2-4 2-2 6, Luther 4-11 3-6 13. Totals: 24-59 22-35 82.

Halftime: MC 42, MSJ 30. 3-pointers: MC 9-18 (Gates 1-4, Cain 2-3, Price-Presslaff 1-3, Reimer 1-2, Guess 1-2, Paddock 2-2, Mattingly 1-1, Timberlake 0-1), MSJ 12-26 (Volkerding 0-2, Cropper 1-1, Sweet 2-3, Mahon 3-7, Washington 3-7, Engelkamp 1-1, Nash 0-1, Stephens 0-1, Luther 2-3). Rebounds: MC 38 (Cain 8), MSJ 28 (Cropper 11). Assists: MC 23 (Reimer 6), MSJ 11 (Sweet 4, Washington 4). Technical fouls - None. Attendance - 195.

Cincinnati State 108, Cuyahoga 76

Sophomore center Brandon Bender scored 23 points, and guards Leonard Campbell and Malcolm Manier added 22 points each to lead the Surge (21-6, 12-1 Ohio Community College Athletic Conference) over Cuyahoga (12-12, 3-10). Cincinnati State outscored Cuyahoga 33-9 from 3-point range.

Cuyahoga forward Joshua Ayers led all scorers with 25 points.

CUYAHOGA (12-12, 3-10 OCCAC) - Green 0-1 0-0 0, Lynch 1-3 5-5 8, Bell 3-6 2-3 8, Tucker 2-6 2-2 6, Floyd 0-1 0-0 0, Maxwell 1-2 0-0 3, Akinkuoye 3-3 0-0 6, Ayers 8-14 9-17 25, Rucker 1-3 0-0 2, Hill 1-3 0-0 2, L.Smith 5-9 0-2 10, R.Smith 2-3 1-2 6. Totals: 27-54 19-31 76.

CINCINNATI STATE (21-6, 12-1) - Cambell 7-10 4-4 22, Francis 2-3 2-2 7, Hauck 4-5 0-0 11, Manier 9-19 1-2 22, Graham 1-4 6-7 8, Sanders 0-1 1-2 1, Sweeney 0-1 0-2 0, Johnson 0-1 0-0 0, Buterl 4-7 0-0 8, Garth 2-2 2-3 6, B.Bender 11-17 1-2 23. Totals: 40-70 17-24 108.

Halftime: CS 55, CUY 38. 3-pointers: CUY 3-12 (Lynch 1-3, Tucker 0-4, Maxwell 1-2, Ayers 0-1, R.Smith 1-1), CS 11-22 (Campbell 4-7, Francis 1-1, Hauck 3-4, Manier 3-9, B.Bender 0-1). Rebounds: CUY 27 (Ayers 6), CS 38 (B.Bender 10). Assists: CUY 11, CS 25 (Francis 12). Technical fouls - CS 1 (B.Bender). Attendance - N/A.

Thomas More 70, Bluffton 63

The Saints (7-17) snapped a three-game losing streak, sparked by Chris Thompson's 18 points. Marcus Johnson scored 10 points, and Chad Wachs chipped in 10 points and a team-high seven rebounds.

Mike Leimeister scored his 1,000th career point in the first half, and finished with a team-high 18 points and 11 rebounds for Bluffton (10-15).

THOMAS MORE (7-17) - Russell 1-6 3-6 5, T.Johnson 2-4 2-2 6, Klein 1-4 0-0 2, Rhye 0-1 0-0 0, Thompson 6-10 4-4 18, Woodard 1-7 0-0 2, M.Johnson 3-8 4-4 10, Wachs 4-8 2-5 10, Mulberry 2-6 2-2 8, Busby 0-0 0-0 0, Thurman 2-3 0-0 4, Brown 1-2 0-0 3, Hardy 1-3 0-0 2. Totals: 24-62 17-23 70.

BLUFFTON (10-15) - Leimeister 8-12 2-3 18, Clark 0-4 2-2 2, Sweet 2-4 1-2 5, DeNero 3-9 1-2 7, Bixler 2-9 8-8 12, Boyles 5-9 2-4 13, Bergman 0-2 0-0 0, Beilharz 2-3 0-0 4, Talley 0-1 2-2 2, Chivington 0-1 0-0 0. Totals: 22-54 18-23 63.

Halftime: BC 31, TMC 22. 3-pointers: TMC 5-18 (Russell 0-1, Klein 0-2, Thompson 2-4, Woodard 0-1, M.Johnson 0-4, Mulberry 2-5, Brown 1-1), BC 1-16 (Leimeister 0-1, Clark 0-4, DeNero 0-2, Bixler 0-5, Boyles 1-1, Bergman 0-2, Chivington 0-1). Rebounds: TMC 35 (M.Johnson 7), BC 41 (Leimeister 11). Assists: TMC 12 (Klein 4), BC 12 (Bixler 5). Technical fouls - TMC 1 (T.Johnson). Attendance - 500.




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