Offense struggles as NKU women open with road loss

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Matt Sexton

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

Matt Sexton, Managing Editor

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