Balanced scoring leads men’s hoops past Idaho

Travon Baker
The NIU men’s basketball team shot 51 percent from the field, including 57.1 percent in the second half, to earn a 78-67 victory over Idaho Thursday night at the NIU Convocation Center. Sophomore Aaric Armstead (Chicago, Ill./La Jolla Prep) and junior Darrell Bowie (Milwaukee, Wis./La Jolla Prep) each scored 16 as the Huskies moved to 2-0…

Women’s hoops falls short in comeback effort versus Valpo

Ally Lehman
With stalwart defense and hot shooting in the second half, the NIU women’s basketball team outscored the Valparaiso women’s basketball team, 35-27, led by sophomore Ally Lehman’s 18-points. The Huskies (1-2) would fall to the Crusaders (2-1) however, 65-50. Lehman (Nineveh, Ind./Indian Creek) led all scorers with a career-high 22 points as she finished 10-for-23 from the…

Sladek’s breakout night not enough for women’s hoops

Renee Sladek
After leading halfway through the first period, the NIU women’s basketball team (1-1) played a well-fought game at UIC (2-0) but lost to the Flames, 61-47. Freshman Renee Sladek (Merrill, Wis./Merrill) finished with 14 points and four rebounds in the effort to lead the Huskies in scoring. UIC’s Ruvanna Campbell had 15 points, 23 boards and…

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