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NKU head coach Dawn Plitzuweit and her NKU Norse are 6-2 following a win Saturday against IPFW.

NKU head coach Dawn Plitzuweit and her NKU Norse are 6-2 following a win Saturday against IPFW.

Matt Sexton

Matt Sexton

NKU head coach Dawn Plitzuweit and her NKU Norse are 6-2 following a win Saturday against IPFW.

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

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Sarah Kinch scored a career-high 19 points Saturday night as the NKU women’s basketball team easily dispatched Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne 77-64.

A 13-2 run in the first quarter followed by a 10-2 run in the second quarter put the game away early for NKU (6-2).

NKU led 22-13 after one quarter and 41-26 at halftime. The Norse led by as many as 25 with 1:57 left in the third quarter.

The Norse held IPFW to just 34 percent from the floor (19/56). Meanwhile, NKU shot 46 percent from the floor (27/59).

NKU also dominated inside, outscoring IPFW 34-18 in the paint. Thanks in part to Kinch’s 19 points, NKU’s bench outscored IPFW 42-14.

In addition to Kinch’s 19, Shar’Rae Davis had a double-double. She scored 14 points and pulled down 12 rebounds. Christine Roush had 16 points, 7 rebounds and 4 blocked shots.

Josie Fisher led IPFW with 19 points.

The women return to action 4:30 p.m. Sunday as part of a women’s and men’s doubleheader. The women play West Virginia State while the men will host Norfolk State in the nightcap at 7 p.m.

Summary

Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015

@BB&T Arena, Highland Heights, Kentucky

Northern Kentucky 77, IPFW 64

I – 13 – 13 – 14 – 24 – 64
N – 22 – 19 – 20 – 16 – 77

(64) IPFW (fg-3fg-ft-tp) McCarver 2-2-2-8, Carter 2-1-1-6, Fisher 7-0-5-19, Young 2-0-0-4, Rinehart 4-1-4-13, Parker 1-0-7-9, Fallis 1-1-2-5. TOTALS 19-5-21-64.

(77) NORTHERN KENTUCKY (fg-3fg-ft-tp) Uetrecht 3-0-0-6, Glick 1-0-2-4, Franson 2-0-1-5, Ch. Roush 5-2-4-16, Wiegman 1-0-2-4, Davis 5-3-1-14, Terry 2-0-0-4. Gayheart 1-1-0-3, Co. Roush 1-0-0-2, Kinch 6-1-6-19. TOTALS 27-7-16-77.

FIELD GOALS: I 19/56 (Fisher 7/13, Rinehart 4/8); N 27/59 (Kinch 6/12, Davis 5/8, Ch. Roush 5/12)

3 POINT FIELD GOALS: I 5/20 (McCarver 2/3); N 7/18 (Davis 3/3, Roush 2/4)

FREE THROWS: I 21/25 (Parker 7/8, Fisher 5/5, Rinehart 4/4); N 16/20 (Kinch 6/6, Ch. Roush 4/4)

REBOUNDS: I 31 (Parker 6, Rinehart 5); N 41 (Davis 12, Ch. Roush 7)

ASSISTS: I 7; N 12

STEALS: I 7; N 4

BLOCKED SHOTS: I 1; N 9 (Ch. Roush 4, Kinch 2)

TURNOVERS: I 16; N 18

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