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NKU Basketball second in the Horizon League

NKU Basketball second in the Horizon League

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor

February 5, 2020

NKU basketball is on a roll right now. For the first time in the program’s Division I NCAA history, the women’s team is tied for second in the Horizon League, coming off a win streak of four. The men’s team now has their whole roster playing together at full health, are tied for second and are on a two-game winning streak. Good luck coming up with a better way to start off homecoming week!

NBA Legend Kobe Bryant and eight others pass: An NKU basketball community mourns

Los Angeles Lakers’ Kobe Bryant smiles as he jogs to the bench during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015, in Philadelphia. AP Photo by Matt Slocum.

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor

January 27, 2020

Sunday morning, NBA legend Kobe Bryant and his 13 year-old daughter Gianna “Gigi” Maria-Onore Bryant died in a helicopter crash along with seven others. TMZ was the first to break the story of Kobe Bryant being involved in the helicopter crash.

Norse fall to Horizon League no. 2 Wright State Raiders in nail-biter

Norse fall to Horizon League no. 2 Wright State Raiders in nail-biter

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor

January 17, 2020

The game came down to the last minute Friday night at BB&T Arena, where NKU women’s basketball team fell 55-63. The Norse now stand 9-9 overall and 3-4 in the conference. Sophomore point guard Ally Niece led the game with 16 points, five assists and three steals. sophomore point guard Taylor Clos had 13 points, shooting 3-of-4 big time 3-point baskets.

NKU women’s basketball ends weekend 1-1 after 73-68 loss

Emmy Souder (30) fights to get a rebound during the game against the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Souder had 5 rebounds on the game and 1 steal.

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor

January 5, 2020

NKU women's basketball fell to Cleveland State 73-68 Saturday afternoon at BB&T Arena. In the conference the Norse are now 2-2 and have an overall record of 8-7. Sophomore forward Emmy Souder and Sophomore point guard each led with 18 points apiece. Sophomore point guard Ally Niece followed with 11 points, shooting from 50 percent at the 3-point line. Junior center Grayson Rose had 17 rebounds from the boards. 

Women’s basketball gained first home win against Omaha

Carissa Garcia (12)  reacts after a Norse point during the game against the University of Nebraska at Omaha. The Norse defeated the University of Nebraska at Omaha 57-40.

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor

November 22, 2019

NKU women's basketball team took down the University of Nebraska at Omaha 57-40 Thursday night. The Norse are now 1-4 on the season. Redhshirt junior guard Molly Glick led with 11 points and three rebounds. Freshman guard Carissa Garcia, sophomore forward Emmy Souder, sophomore point guard Taylor Clos followed with eight points a piece. 

NKU to review women’s basketball after players accuse coach of emotional abuse

Senior Taryn Taugher, a former NKU women's basketball player, accused Head Coach Camryn Whitaker of emotional abuse on March 24.

Sam Rosenstiel, Editor-in-Chief

April 2, 2019

For years, NKU women’s basketball players experienced a culture of abuse fostered by its head coach that went unaddressed by administrators, according to allegations by former NKU players and their parents.

NKU women’s basketball season comes to an end against IUPUI Jaguars

Taylor Clos (4) drives toward the basket during the game against IUPUI. Clos shot 5-of-10 on the night and had 12 points.

Jasmine Smart, Reporter

March 5, 2019

NKU's season comes to an end in Indianapolis against the no. 4 IUPUI Jaguars in the first round of Motor City Madness, 44-60. The Norse end the season with an 11-18 overall record and 10-8 conference record. The Jaguars advance to play Wright State in the semi finals of the Horizon League championship.

NKU takes down Oakland Grizzlies 74-63

Kailey Coffey (23) drives to the basket during the game against Oakland. The Norse defeated Oakland 72-50.

Jasmine Smart, Reporter

February 28, 2019

NKU women's basketball defeats Oakland Golden Grizzlies 74-63. This win moves NKU to 10-17 on the season and 9-8 in the Horizon League. The Grizzlies fall 6-22 in the season and 3-14 in the conference.

NKU defends home court against Cleveland State

Taryn Taugher (11)  shoots a free throw on senior night during the game against Cleveland State. Taugher shot 1-of-2 and had 4 points on the night.

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor

February 24, 2019

NKU women’s basketball team ended the home season with six game winning streak against Cleveland State Sunday afternoon with a score of 74-55. The Norse move to 8-8 in the conference and 9-17 on the season. Cleveland State Vikings fall to 10-18 on the season and 7-10 in the Horizon League.

Preview: Women’s team hosts Cleveland State on Senior Day

NKU Women's Basketball Players cheer after a point during the game against Green Bay. The Norse fell 81-61.

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor

February 24, 2019

The NKU women’s basketball team hosts Cleveland State Vikings Sunday, Feb. 24 at BB&T Arena. The game will be the final home game of the season and honor senior guard Taryn Taugher. The game will also be NKU’s pink game, the Norse partner with the Pink Ribbon Girls, an organization that provides various services to individuals with breast and gynecological cancers.

NKU women’s basketball knocks down Youngstown State

Molly Glick (24) hugs Head Coach Camryn Whitaker after her game winning thee point basket during the game against Youngstown State. The ball was inbounded with 1.0 second on the clock. The basket led the Norse to a 65-62 win over Youngstown State.

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor

February 22, 2019

NKU women’s basketball knocks down the number two team in the Horizon League Friday night 62-65. The Black and Gold move 8-17 on the season and 7-8 in the conference, while the Penguins fall to 20-7 overall and 12-4 in the Horizon League.

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