The Northerner

Free throw shooting puts Norse among nation’s best

Free throw shooting puts Norse among nation’s best

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

March 1, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, Sports, Sports Features, Women's Basketball

It is the most consistent shot in basketball. It is taken behind a two-inch line painted 15 feet from the rim. The rim, 18 inches in diameter, is mounted on a backboard 10 feet off the ground.From middle school to professional basketball, the shot remains unchanged. While a free throw in name, it is often ...

Green Bay defense stifles Norse

Green Bay defense stifles Norse

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

February 28, 2016


Filed under Game Coverage, Sports, Women's Basketball

GREEN BAY, Wisconsin -- Holding Northern Kentucky to just 26 percent shooting Saturday, the Green Bay women's basketball team defeated the Norse 52-40 at the Kress Center.Green Bay, champions of the Horizon League for the 18th consecutive year, improved to 25-3 overall and 15-1 in the league. NKU falls...

Panthers cool off Norse, 78-71

Panthers cool off Norse, 78-71

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

February 26, 2016


Filed under Game Coverage, Sports, Women's Basketball

MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin -- An 11-3 Milwaukee run early in the fourth quarter Thursday night helped the Panthers to a 78-71 victory over Northern Kentucky.Rianna Gayheart pulled the Norse within five with 8:54 remaining. However, the 11-3 run allowed Milwaukee to open a 62-49 lead with 5:39 remaining.Milwaukee (16-10 overall, ...

Norse begin big two-game road trip in Milwaukee

Norse begin big two-game road trip in Milwaukee

Christopher Decker, Assistant Sports Editor

February 25, 2016


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

The Northern Kentucky Women’s basketball team travels north for the second to last road game of the regular season tonight  when they face Milwaukee tonight. The Panthers are currently third in the Horizon League and are one game ahead of the Norse in the standings, who moved up to fourth in the ...

Six wins in seven games as Norse pound Oakland

Six wins in seven games as Norse pound Oakland

Christopher Decker, Assistant Sports Editor

February 21, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Sports, Women's Basketball

The Northern Kentucky women’s basketball team overcame a slow start in the first quarter Sunday afternoon to beat the Oakland Grizzlies 80-64 in BB&T Arena, sweeping the season series.The Norse improve to 16-9 on the season with an 8-6 record in the Horizon League while the Grizzlies fall to 14-1...

GALLERY: Detroit gets #Roushed in Norse rout

GALLERY: Detroit gets #Roushed in Norse rout

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

February 18, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Sports, Women's Basketball

The only drama left at the end of NKU's 81-60 rout of Detroit Thursday night was whether Courtney and Christine Roush would combine to score more points than the Titans.Both Roushes were off the floor for the final 3:46, which allowed Detroit to finish ahead, but not by much.Courtney Roush's 29 poin...

NKU comeback falls short against Wright State

NKU comeback falls short against Wright State

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

February 13, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Sports, Women's Basketball

A late comeback fell short Saturday as the NKU women's basketball team lost to Wright State 76-65 at BB&T Arena.The loss breaks a four-game winning streak for the Norse.A stretch in the first quarter gave the Raiders (18-6, 8-3 in Horizon League) the cushion it maintained throughout the game.With the s...

Norse women sweep four-game road trip

Norse women sweep four-game road trip

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

February 7, 2016


Filed under Game Coverage, Sports, Women's Basketball

VALPARAISO, Indiana -- Leading by just six at halftime, the NKU women's basketball team stormed out of the locker room Saturday, burying Valparaiso in the third quarter on the way to a 68-50 win.The win completes a four-game sweep of the Norse's four-game road trip.NKU put the game out of reach in the ...

NKU women win third straight, 72-61

NKU women win third straight, 72-61

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

February 4, 2016


Filed under Game Coverage, Sports, Women's Basketball

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...

Hot-shooting Norse pound Penguins

Hot-shooting Norse pound Penguins

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

January 30, 2016


Filed under Game Coverage, Sports, Women's Basketball

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Shooting a blistering 58 percent from the floor, the NKU women's basketball team led most of the way Saturday in an 88-77 victory over Youngstown State.Northern Kentucky picked up its second consecutive road win to improve to 12-8 overall and 4-5 in the Horizon League. Youngstown State fel...

Twin power! Roush sisters nearly outscore Cleveland State

Twin power! Roush sisters nearly outscore Cleveland State

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

January 28, 2016


Filed under Game Coverage, Sports, Women's Basketball

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The Roush twins provided just about all the offense the NKU women's basketball team needed Thursday night in an 83-51 beatdown of Cleveland State.Christine Roush led all scorers with 26 points. Her twin sister, Courtney, scored a career-high 22 points. The two combined to finish ju...

GALLERY: Milwaukee frustrates, defeats Norse

GALLERY: Milwaukee frustrates, defeats Norse

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

January 23, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Sports, Women's Basketball

The NKU women's basketball team couldn't find its offensive rhythm Saturday in an 86-60 loss to Milwaukee at BB&T Arena.The Norse fall to 10-8 overall, 2-5 in the Horizon League. Milwaukee won its fifth straight Horizon League game to improve to 11-7 overall and 5-2 in the league.NKU struggled fr...

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