Friday, February 27, 2004

NKU men survive at host Bellarmine



The Cincinnati Enquirer

LOUISVILLE - Jesse Rupe's 24 points led Northern Kentucky University to an 82-79 victory over Bellarmine in Knights Hall.

Mike Kelsey added 22 points for the Norse (16-13, 9-10 Great Lakes Valley Conference), who end the regular season Saturday at Kentucky Wesleyan at 4:30 p.m.

Bruce Johnson led Bellarmine (9-18, 6-14 GLVC) with 19 points.

Women

Bellarmine 74, NKU 65

Princess Wimsatt scored 19 points and dished out six assists as Bellarmine won.

Lynne Johnson added 15 points and 10 rebounds for Bellarmine (19-7 overall, 15-5 GLVC). Shanta Bowens also added 14 points and nine rebounds for the Knights.

NKU made just four of 21 3-pointers and committed 19 turnovers.

Connie Myers led the Norse with a game-high 27 points. She also added nine rebounds for NKU.

"We needed her to have a good game," NKU coach Nancy Winstel said.

Sharell Snardon added seven points and 12 rebounds for NKU, which falls to 16-9 overall, 11-8 in the GLVC.

The Norse finish the regular season Saturday at Kentucky Wesleyan at 2:15 p.m.

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