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Offense struggles as NKU women open with road loss

Kelley Wiegman (22) scored eight points Friday against Indiana State

Kelley Wiegman (22) scored eight points Friday against Indiana State

Matt Sexton

Kelley Wiegman (22) scored eight points Friday against Indiana State

Matt Sexton

Matt Sexton

Kelley Wiegman (22) scored eight points Friday against Indiana State

Matt Sexton, Managing Editor

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TERRE HAUTE, Indiana — After a close, low-scoring first half, Indiana State’s offense warmed up in the second half Friday night to defeat the NKU women’s basketball team 58-38.

It was a struggle for both teams in the first half, especially in the second quarter. The Norse (0-1) outscored Indiana State (1-0) 6-3 in the second quarter. The game was tied at 17 at the break.

Indiana State finally got its offense going in the third quarter, outscoring NKU 26-9 to take a 43-26 lead going into the fourth.

The Norse couldn’t mount a fourth quarter rally, as they were outscored 15-12 in the final quarter.

Kasey Uetrecht led the Norse with 10 points and 6 rebounds. Kelley Wiegman added 8 points. NKU had 27 turnovers against the Sycamores.

Rhagen Smith led Indiana State with 15 points and 7 rebounds. Ashley Taia added 13 points.

After shooting just 21.4 percent in the first half, Indiana State shot 44.4 percent (16 of 36) in the second half.

Meanwhile, NKU followed up a 31.8 shooting first half with a 21.6 percent second half (8 of 37).

NKU will play its home opener 7 p.m. Tuesday against Miami University.

SUMMARY

Friday, Nov. 11, 2016

at Indiana State University

Indiana State 58, Northern Kentucky 38

N — 11 – 6 – 9 – 12 — 38
I — 14 – 3 – 26 – 15 — 58

(38) NORTHERN KENTUCKY (fg-3fg-ft-tp) Lyttle 2-0-1-5, Terry 1-0-0-2, Wiegman 3-0-2-8, Uetrecht 4-1-1-10, Davis 2-0-0-4, Thomas 1-0-0-2, Clark 1-1-0-3, Combs 1-0-2-4. TOTALS 15-2-6-38.

(58) INDIANA STATE (fg-3fg-ft-tp) Taia 5-3-0-13, Sophus 1-0-0-2, Webb 2-0-0-4, Bibbins 3-0-0-6, Smith 5-0-5-15, Christensen 1-0-0-2, O’Neal 3-0-1-7, Wilcher 0-0-3-3, Baldridge 0-0-1-1, Artis 1-0-0-2, Wentland 1-1-0-3. TOTALS 22-4-10-58.

FIELD GOALS: N 15/59 (Uetrecht 4/7, Wiegman 3/7); I – 22/64 (Taia 5/18, Smith 5/9, O’Neal 3/4)

3 POINT FIELD GOALS: N 2/16 (Uetrecht 1/1, Clark 1/1); I 4/20 (Taia 3/10)

FREE THROWS: N 6/9; I 10/15 (Smith 5/6)

REBOUNDS: N 43 (Lyttle 8, Uetrecht 6): I 48 (Smith 7, Wentland 7, Webb 6, Bibbins 6)

ASSISTS: N 7; I 11

STEALS: N 5; I 18 (Taia 4)

BLOCKED SHOTS: N 1; I 8 (Taia 2)

TURNOVERS: N 27; I 17

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