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NKU women win third straight, 72-61

NKU's Molly Glick (24) had 15 points Thursday in NKU's win over Illinois-Chicago.

NKU's Molly Glick (24) had 15 points Thursday in NKU's win over Illinois-Chicago.

Matt Sexton

NKU's Molly Glick (24) had 15 points Thursday in NKU's win over Illinois-Chicago.

Matt Sexton

Matt Sexton

NKU's Molly Glick (24) had 15 points Thursday in NKU's win over Illinois-Chicago.

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

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CHICAGO — The NKU women’s basketball team never trailed Thursday night, cruising to a 72-61 victory at Illinois-Chicago.

After leading by five at the end of the first quarter, the Norse (13-8, 5-5 in Horizon League) outscored the Flames (11-10, 2-8) 21-11 in the second quarter to take a 41-26 lead into the locker room

Northern Kentucky led by as many as 20 in the third quarter before UIC mounted a charge to cut its deficit to single digits at 54-45 in the final minute of the period.

However, it would be the only substantial run the Flames would make. The Norse kept its lead between 8 and 14 points for the entire fourth quarter.

Christine Roush led NKU with 18 points. Kasey Uetrecht had 16 points and 6 rebounds. Molly Glick added 15 points.

Kendyl Nunn led the Flames with 18 points. Ruvanna Campbell had 13 points and 15 rebounds.

The Norse will look to wrap up a perfect four-game road trip 2:30 p.m. Saturday against Valparaiso. The game will be broadcast on ESPN3.

Summary

Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016

@ UIC Pavillion, Chicago, Illinois

Northern Kentucky 72, Illinois-Chicago 61

N — 20 – 21- 15 – 16 — 72
I — 15 – 11 – 19 – 16 — 61

(72) NORTHERN KENTUCKY (fg-3fg-ft-tp) Lyttle 1-0-0-2, Ch. Roush 6-2-4-18, Uetrecht 5-2-4-16, Glick 5-3-2-15, Davis 1-0-2-4, Co. Roush 4-0-1-9, Franson 2-0-4-8. TOTALS 24-7-17-72.

(61) ILLINOIS-CHICAGO (fg-3fg-ft-tp) Emanuel-Carr 3-1-0-7, Campbell 4-0-5-13, Grossfeld 2-0-0-4, Garant 2-0-0-4, Byrd 5-4-1-15, Nunn 7-4-0-18. TOTALS 23-9-6-61.

FIELD GOALS: N 24/50 (Ch. Roush 6/12, Uetrecht 5/7, Glick 5/9, Co. Roush 4/8); I 23/66 (Nunn 7/18, Byrd 5/9, Campbell 4/16)

3 POINT FIELD GOALS: N 7/21 (Glick 3/4, Ch. Roush 2/7, Uetrecht 2/3); I 9/19 (Nunn 4/7, Byrd 4/6)

FREE THROWS: N 17/18 (Ch. Roush 4/4, Uetrecht 4/4, Franson 4/4); I 6/8 (Campbell 5/6)

REBOUNDS: N 27 (Uetrecht 6, Lyttle 4); I 42 (Campbell 15, Garant 5)

ASSISTS: N 18 (Gayheart 4, Lyttle 3, Ch. Roush 3); I 17 (Campbell 5)

STEALS: N 7; I 7

BLOCKED SHOTS: N 3; I 3

TURNOVERS: N 11; I 16

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