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NKU’s women’s basketball team takes their third loss of the season to WKU

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NKU guard Lauren White (#3) goes up for a layup against WKU Saturday night. Western Kentucky University defeated NKU 74-64 Saturday, November 23, 2013 at the Bank of Kentucky Center.

NKU guard Lauren White (#3) goes up for a layup against WKU Saturday night. Western Kentucky University defeated NKU 74-64 Saturday, November 23, 2013 at the Bank of Kentucky Center.

Kody Kahle

Kody Kahle

NKU guard Lauren White (#3) goes up for a layup against WKU Saturday night. Western Kentucky University defeated NKU 74-64 Saturday, November 23, 2013 at the Bank of Kentucky Center.

R.J. Bryant, Contributing Writer

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On Nov. 23, the Norse women’s basketball team fell 74-64 to Western Kentucky University making NKU’s record 2-3.

“Our opponent was very talented, we really had our hands full,” said NKU Women’s Head Coach Dawn Plitzuweit. “When we missed assignments, they seemed to make us pay for every one of those.”

The Norse got the tip off and took an early lead but went back and forth for the lead for a good portion of the first half. WKU was able to gain the lead and increase it by ten points to go into the half 41-31.

Due to foul trouble early on in the first half, junior guard Melody Doss was limited to 11 minutes despite scoring 9 points.

In the second half, The Norse got off to a slow start, and allowed WKU to lead by 17 with five minutes in.

NKU was able to mount a late game charge and bring down the point differential by six with eight minutes left in the game, but that was not enough to stop WKU’s stout offense.

NKU’s scoring was led by Doss with 19 points, freshman guard Lauren White with 18 points; who also went 14-18 from the free throw line, and senior guard Kayla Thacker with 11 points.

NKU’s freshmen saw a good amount of time during the game collectively scoring 30 points. Nine of those points were scored by freshman guard Sarah Kinch who came off the bench with four rebounds and went 7-8 from the free throw line.

“They’re a group that has the ability to play with urgency and make things happen for us on both ends of the court,” said Coach Plitzuweit.

The Norse women will travel to take on Robert Morris (3-1) Nov. 29, at 1:30 p.m.

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