Kathi Bennett

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…

Women’s hoops opens season with win over Illinois State

Kelly Smith
The NIU women’s basketball team defeated in-state rival Illinois State in the season-opener Friday night, 55-51, as the Huskies carried a pus eight rebounding margin. NIU captured its first season opening win since 2009 as freshman Kelly Smith (Hartland, Wis./Arrowhead) led all-scorers in the game with 17 points. The Huskies have taken the last two against…

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