Sunday, February 1, 2004

Snardon layup lifts the Norse to victory

Area schools

The Cincinnati Enquirer

Sharell Snardon's layup with 1.2 seconds left gave Northern Kentucky a 63-62 victory over Bellarmine on Saturday in Regents Hall.

Bellarmine took a 62-61 lead with 6.6 seconds left when Kellie Peyton made a 12-foot jumper before Snardon answered.

Snardon and Myers each scored 17 points to lead NKU, which rallied from a 13-point first-half deficit.

Elizabeth Burrows had 10 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds for NKU (13-5, 8-4 Great Lakes Valley Conference). Lyndsey Neal led Bellarmine (12-7, 8-5 GLVC) with 18 points and 13 rebounds.

Louisville 65, Cincinnati 54

Three-pointers and free throws led Louisville over Cincinnati (10-11, 1-6 Conference USA), which lost its seventh straight on the road.

The Cardinals (12-8, 4-3 C-USA) snapped a four-game losing streak to UC. Freshman Toni Slaughter scored a career-high 16 points, making three of four from behind the arc, to pace the Bearcats. Valerie King added 13, and Debbie Merrill had 10 points and four steals.

Miami 82, Ohio 70

Miami continued its best Mid-American Conference start since 1994-95, improving to 12-6 overall and 6-1 in MAC play. Miami's Maria Fantanarosa recorded her 100th career coaching victory as Miami won its fourth straight. Colleen Day notched her third double-double in four games with a game-high 22 points and 12 rebounds.

Freshman Amanda Jackson added 17 points, five rebounds, five assists and three steals, while Kim Lancaster (Princeton) had 16 points and eight rebounds. Nicki Motto contributed 13 points for the RedHawks.

Mount St. Joseph 60, Manchester 42

Freshman guard Nekeala Richardson (Hughes) paced the Lions with 17 points and Virginia Grace (Colerain) added 15 points and a team-high 12 rebounds in the win.

Katie Swart (Batavia) scored 13 points.

Cincinnati State 56, Sinclair 52

Janice Bright scored 19 points to lift the Lady Surge (20-4) over Sinclair (11-8). Cincinnati State's Crystal Norman added 18 points and 18 rebounds.

Sinclair was led by Brittany Pendleton's 17 points and nine boards.


Thomas More 94, Maryville 81

In one of the biggest wins in the program's recent memory, Thomas More defeated Maryville (Tenn.) behind 22 points from sophomore center R.K. Thurman and 21 points from sophomore guard Andrae Woodard.

The Saints had six players in double figures, the most ever under head coach Terry Connor as his team tied its win total from last season with a record of 7-10, while the Scots fell to 15-4.

The seven wins equal the mark of last season's squad that went 7-18, the most since the 1998-99 season when the Saints were 12-11.

Thomas More has won four of its last five. In a game that featured 14 ties and 11 lead changes, Woodard's jumper with 9:44 remaining in the second half broke a 61-61 tie and gave the Saints the lead for good at 63-61.

NKU 100, Bellarmine 87

Steve Purdon scored 20 points and Kevin Reinhardt scored 15 of his 19 points in the first half as NKU (14-8, 7-5 GLVC) defeated Bellarmine for the 18th consecutive time.

Manchester 64, Mount St. Joseph 63

Matthew Lewallen paced Manchester (12-7, 6-2 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference) with 18 points as the Mount (7-12, 1-7) lost its sixth straight. Paul Volkerding (Harrison) scored 22 points and Tom Luther (Moeller) added 15.

Cincinnati State 74, Sinclair 64

The Surge (18-6, 6-2 Ohio Community College Athletic Conference) won their third straight behind freshman guard Reggie Robinson's 24 points.

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