Sunday, February 23, 2003

Indy women top NKU, clinch GLVC crown


Norse's home winning streak stopped at 17

The Cincinnati Enquirer

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. - Erin Moran scored 27 points as Indianapolis captured the Great Lakes Valley Conference regular-season title with an 85-75 win over Northern Kentucky University Saturday at Regents Hall.

Amy Wisser came off the bench and added 26 points for the Greyhounds (23-2, 16-2 GLVC), who are ranked 13th in the NCAA Division II poll.

Indianapolis, which won its 11th consecutive game, earned the No. 1 seed in the upcoming conference tournament.

The Greyhounds swept their season series with the No. 21 Norse to wrap up their first GLVC championship since the 1992-93 season. They are ranked No. 1 in the Great Lakes Region poll.

Northern Kentucky (19-5, 14-4) had its home winning streak end at 17.

NKU was 13-0 at home this season going into Saturday's game and had not lost in Regents Hall since Jan. 19, 2002.

Moran scored 16 points in the first half for Indianapolis, which led 41-38 at the break.

The Greyhounds started the second half by making six of their first eight shots and built a 60-47 lead with 12:45 remaining.

NKU rallied to cut Indianapolis' lead to 73-67 on a layup by Amy Mobley at the 6:20 mark. But the Greyhounds used a 9-2 run over the next four minutes to build an 82-69 advantage.

Wisser scored eight points to key the Greyhounds' spurt.

Indianapolis shot 55.6 percent from the field and made eight of 15 3-point attempts.

Indianapolis hit 64 percent of its shots from the field in the second half.

Mobley scored 22 points to lead NKU.

The Norse shot 54 percent from the field but converted just 14 of their 28 free throws.

Bridget Flanagan added 16 points for Northern Kentucky, and Sharell Snardon finished with 12 points and seven rebounds.

INDIANAPOLIS (23-2, 16-2 GLVC) - Moran 9-11 3-5 27, Lowry 7-11 0-0 14, Hammes 2-5 0-0 4, Davidson 1-5 2-2 4, Straham 4-5 2-2 10, Wisser 7-10 10-15 26, Riedeman 0-2 0-0 0, Dossen 0-5 0-1 0, Carlberg 0-0 0-0 0. Totals: 30-54 17-25 85.

NORTHERN KENTUCKY (19-5, 14-4) - Mobley 8-13 5-5 22, Polosky 2-7 3-6 7, Brock 1-3 0-0 3, Burrows 2-3 2-3 7, Flanagan 6-9 0-0 16, Myers 3-5 2-8 8, Sterling 0-1 0-0 0, Snardon 5-9 2-6 12, Phillips 0-0 0-0 0. Totals: 27-50 14-28 75.

Halftime: I 41, NKU 38. 3-pointers: I 8-15 (Moran 6-8, Davidson 0-2, Wisser 2-3, Riedeman 0-2), NKU 7-15 (Mobley 1-5, Polosky 0-1, Brock 1-2, Burrows 1-1, Flanagan 4-5, Sterling 0-1). Rebounds: I 31 (Hammes 8), NKU 29 (Snardon 7). Assists: I 12 (Davidson 5), NKU 20 (Polosky 8). Technical fouls - None. Attendance - 1,498.

Mount St. Joseph 81, Manchester 54

Senior forward Rebecca Petty scored 23 points with 10 rebounds to lead the Lions (16-9, 9-5 HCAC) over Manchester for the second time this season. Tasha Reid and Virginia Grace scored 13 points each for the Mount, which shot 51.6 percent from the field during the game.

Erica Sewell led Manchester (5-20, 3-11) with 15 points and seven boards.

The Lions, the No. 2 seed in the HCAC Tournament, host No. 7 Bluffton College (2-22, 1-13) in Tuesday's first round game at 7 p.m.

MOUNT ST. JOSEPH (16-9, 9-5 HCAC) - Petty 10-15 1-1 23, Day 3-5 0-0 6, Reid 5-12 3-4 13, Vi.Grace 4-8 5-11 13, Brown 2-3 4-4 8, Montgomery 0-0 0-0 0, Campbell 1-2 0-0 2, Marshall 1-1 0-0 2, Pember 0-0 2-4 2, Grilliot 1-5 0-0 2, Swart 1-3 0-0 2, Meyer 4-5 0-0 8, Hall 0-2 0-0 0, Metz 0-1 0-0 0, Va.Grace 0-0 0-0 0. Totals: 32-62 15-24 81.

MANCHESTER (5-20, 3-11) - Clapp 3-6 0-0 8, Grieser 1-5 0-0 3, Ward 2-9 0-0 4, Sewell 7-13 1-2 15, Quinn 1-4 2-3 4, Sieracki 0-0 0-0 0, Tierney 0-0 0-0 0, Heckman 2-8 1-2 5, Beverly 1-2 1-2 5, Freed 3-5 2-2 8, Baker 2-3 0-0 4. Totals: 22-55 7-11 54.

Halftime: MSJ 42, MC 28. 3-pointers: MSJ 2-6 (Petty 2-3, Day 0-1, Reid 0-1), MC 3-11 (Clapp 2-4, Grieser 1-3, Ward 0-2, Freed 0-2). Rebounds: MSJ 34 (Petty 10), MC 29 (Sewell 7, Quinn 7). Assists: MSJ 13 (Petty 4, Reid 4), MC 9 (Clapp 4). Technical fouls - None. Attendance - 125.

Thomas More 76, Bluffton 47

The Saints (14-11) wrapped up the regular season with a home win, thanks to senior Holly Roberts' 18 points and senior Ashley Will's 12 points.

Bluffton (2-22) was led by Melissa James' 10 points and Lindsey Robinson's 10 rebounds, but the Beavers couldn't overcome 27.5 percent shooting.

BLUFFTON (2-22) - James 5-19 0-0 10, Young 0-0 4-4 4, Robinson 4-8 0-2 8, Harris 2-6 2-2 7, Hughett 0-2 0-0 0, Delscamp 0-2 0-0 0, Siller 0-4 7-9 7, Champion 0-1 0-0 0, Wightman 0-0 0-0 0, Tartt 0-2 0-0 0, Bacon 3-5 0-0 9, DeVault 0-2 0-0 0, Schaller 0-0 1-2 2, Demery 0-0 1-2 1. Totals: 14-51 15-21 47.

THOMAS MORE (14-11) - Beam 0-1 0-0 0, Clift 2-7 4-4 8, Schroeder 2-3 1-2 5, Bess 2-4 1-2 6, Roberts 7-23 0-0 18, Will 4-11 1-3 12, Stein 2-4 0-1 4, Byars 1-2 0-0 2, Simmons 0-4 2-2 2, Hoffman 2-3 2-2 7, Baumann 3-7 1-2 7, Matricia 0-1 0-0 0. Totals: 27-74 13-19 76.

Halftime: TMC 38, BC 20. 3-pointers: BC 4-19 (James 0-7, Harris 1-2, Hughett 0-1, Delscamp 0-2, Champion 0-1, Tartt 0-1, Bacon 3-5), TMC 9-34 (Clift 0-1, Schroeder 0-1, Bess 1-2, Roberts 4-14, Will 3-10, Stein 0-1, Simmons 0-3, Hoffman 1-2). Rebounds: BC 48 (Robinson 10), TMC 46 (Bess 6, Roberts 6). Assists: BC 7 (Robinson 2), TMC 19 (Stein 7). Technical fouls - None. Attendance - 145.




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