Sunday, February 8, 2004
Norse fall to streaking Rivermen on road
The Cincinnati Enquirer
ST. LOUIS - Ronnie Banks and Jonathan Griffin combined for 31 points Saturday as the University of Missouri-St. Louis defeated Northern Kentucky University 82-62 at the Mark Twain Building.
Banks finished with 17 points and seven assists as Missouri-St. Louis won its third straight game and improved to 9-12 overall, 5-9 in the Great Lakes Valley Conference. Griffin added 14 points and six assists for the Rivermen, who built a 44-29 halftime lead and coasted to the victory.
Jesse Rupe scored 20 points to lead NKU, which dropped to 14-10 overall, 7-7 in the GLVC. The Norse shot just 32.4 percent from the field and were 4-for-22 from 3-point range.
"When you shoot 32 percent from the field and 18 percent from 3-point range, it is hard to win," NKU coach Ken Shields said.
Thomas More 89, Temple Baptist 76
CRESTVIEW HILLS - Thomas More won its fifth game out of its last six with a victory over local foe Temple Baptist to improve to 8-10 this season, surpassing last season's win total, which was the most since the 1998-99 season.
Sophomore Chris Thompson led four players in double figures with 20 points, while junior forward Chad Wachs added 18 points and 15 rebounds for his sixth career double-double.
The Saints used a 14-point first half advantage, 53-39, to get the victory. With the score tied 28-28 at the 8:46 mark of the first half, Thompson scored on a layup to give the Saints a 30-28 lead en route to a 25-11 run that closed the first half.
Thomas More stretched its 14-point halftime lead to as many as 20 points in the second half before Temple Baptist cut the lead to 11 points, 79-68, with 4:20 remaining in the game. But the Rams could not get any closer after cutting the lead to 11 points on four occasions in the final four-plus minutes.
Temple Baptist falls to 10-9.
MSJ 79, Defiance 66
DEFIANCE - Five Lions players scored in double figures, as Mount St. Joseph beat Defiance on the road.
The Lions improved to 8-13 overall and 2-8 in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference.
Defiance falls to 9-11 and 3-7 in the HCAC.
Cincinnati State 69, Cuyahoga 60
Chuck Sweeney scored 16 points to lead the Surge past visiting Cuyahoga.
The Surge are 20-6 and 8-2 in the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference.
Cuyahoga falls to 13-10, 4-6 in the OCCAC.
Women: St. Louis 59, NKU 57
ST. LOUIS - Kali Birkey hit a 10-foot jumper with 4.3 seconds remaining in the game to give the University of Missouri-St. Louis a win over Northern Kentucky University in the Mark Twain Building.
NKU's Connie Myers had tied the game at 57-57 with 18.8 seconds remaining when she grabbed an offensive rebound and powered in a layup. After a timeout, Missouri-St. Louis held the ball for the final shot, and Birkey banked in a 10-footer to give the Riverwomen a 59-57 lead with just 4.3 seconds on the clock. NKU (13-7 overall, 8-6 GLVC) hurried the ball down the court, but Nikki Perkins' desperation attempt was off target and Missouri-St. Louis (5-16, 2-12 GLVC) collected just its second win in 14 meetings with the Norse.
MSJ 54, Defiance 48
Adrian Vance scored 15 points for the Lions, and Emily Day added 11 as Mount St. Joseph beat Defiance.
Sarah Kuhn scored 10 points for Defiance, which is 15-6, and 7-3 in the HCAC.
The Lions improved to 9-11, 5-5 in the HCAC.
Cincinnati State 107, Cuyahoga 25
Janice Bright, Ashley Davenport and Crystal Norman chipped in 16 points each as the Lady Surge beat Cuhayoga.
The Lady Surge are 22-4, 10-0 in the OCCAC.
Cuyahoga falls to 3-14 overall and 0-10 in the OCCAC.
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