Saturday, March 15, 2003

NKU men sent to early exit



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Northern Kentucky's stay in the NCAA Division II Tournament was short, ending Friday with an 80-76 first-round loss to Findlay at Houghton, Mich.

The Norse (25-6) are No. 4 in the NCAA Division II poll.

Charles Warren scored 25 points to lead the Oilers (23-7).

Brenden Stowers had 20 points and six assists for NKU, and finished 13th on the career scoring list for the Norse with 1,311 points. Quentin Smith had 18 points and 13 rebounds.

FINDLAY - Warren 9-13 3-4 25, Phillips 5-8 6-6 16, Rethman 6-9 1-4 13, Pfeifer 3-5 6-8 12, Staley 2-6 1-2 5, Gaines 2-2 0-0 4, McLaughlin 1-4 0-0 3, Dalrymple 1-2 0-0 2, Metzger 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 29-51 17-24 80.

NKU - Stowers 7-14 5-6 20, Smith 8-14 1-1 18, Kelsey 4-10 0-0 9, St-Preux 4-8 0-0 9, Seabrooks 3-5 2-6 8, Howell 2-3 0-0 5, Jesse Rupe 2-2 1-1 5. Totals 30-56 11-16 76.

Halftime: NKU 40-35. 3-pointers: Findlay 5-11 (Warren 4-7; McLaughlin 1-3; Pfeifer 0-1), NKU 5-15 (Kelsey 1-6, Howell 1-2, Smith 1-1, St-Preux 1-3, Stowers 1-3).

Women: Ball State 93, Miami 84

Dana Collins scored 21 points to lead the Cardinals (20-8) to a semifinal victory in the Mid-American Conference Tournament. Colleen Day had 20 points for Miami (17-12).

BALL STATE - Bowie 4-9 7-9 15, Endress 5-12 6-6 17, Reiter 7-10 1-2 15, Goff 4-6 3-5 12, Collins 5-8 10-10 21, Hampton 2-2 1-2 5, Boehme 0-1 0-0 0, Just 2-7 2-4 8, Cotton 0-1 0-0 0. Totals: 29-56 30-38 93.

MIAMI - Kozlowski 3-9 1-2 7, Day 5-13 10-10 20, Butler 1-4 0-0 2, Cusick 4-14 1-2 11, Roederer 4-8 0-0 8, Motto 2-5 0-0 6, Smith 0-3 2-2 2, Merrill 8-13 1-4 18, Lancater 5-10 0-0 10. Totals: 32-79 15-20 84.

Halftime: Ball State 44-29. 3-Pointers: Ball State 5-10 (Endress 1-2, Reiter 0-1, Goff 1-1, Collins 1-1, Just 2-5), Miami 5-18 (Kozlowski 0-4, Cusick 2-6, Roederer 0-3, Motto 2-4, Merrill 1-1).

NKU 69, Grand Val. St. 63

Amy Mobley and Bridget Flanagan each scored 17 points for the Norse (22-7), who pulled away from a halftime tie in an NCAA Division II Great Lakes Region quarterfinal. NKU shot 57 percent in the first half.

NKU - Myers 2-7 0-0 4, Mobley 6-14 1-3 17, Polosky 2-5 3-5 9, burrows 2-4 0-1 4, Flanagan 6-12 0-0 17, Snardon 6-10 3-5 15, Brock 1-5 0-0 3. Totals: 25-57 7-13 69.

GVS - Rehmann 8-15 2-2 20, Voikos 3-4 2-6 8, Zeeff 8-14 0-0 16, Jewett 4-10 0-0 9, Nielsen 3-4 0-0 7, Guastella 0-3 0-0 0, Hart 0-0 2-2 2, Rivette 0-0 1-2 1. Totals: 26-50 7-12 63.

Halftime: 39-39. 3-Pointers: NKU 12-26 (Mobley 4-7, Polosky 2-4, Burrows 0-1, Flanagan 5-11, Brock 1-3), GVS 4-15 (Rehmann 2-7, Jewett 1-5, Nielsen 1-2, Guastella 0-1).




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