The Northern Kentucky women’s basketball team took to the court for the first time this year with a 78-38 exhibition win over Pikeville.
- Molly Glick posted 19 points, bolstered by a 4-of-8 performance from beyond the arc.
- Emmy Souder also reached double figures with 10 points, six rebounds, three steals and three assists.
- Grayson Rose led the Norse on the boards with 11 rebounds.
- Ally Niece and Taylor Clos both dished out four assists and had one steal, with Clos pouring in eight points while Niece had six points.
- Kailey Coffey was just off a double-double with eight points and eight rebounds.
FIRST HALF SUMMARY
- The Norse opened up the contest on a 5-0 run, but the Bears answered back with an 8-0 run to take a slight lead. The Norse held a 12-10 advantage at the end of the first quarter, and started to pull away in the second after Grace White and Glick hit back-to-back 3-pointers to give NKU a 22-15 lead.
- Niece and Glick led the offense in the first half with six points each, while Coffey added five points and three rebounds.
SECOND HALF SUMMARY
- NKU used a strong third quarter to establish a sizeable lead over the Bears. The Norse went on a 15-0 run and kept Pikeville from scoring a field goal until the 3:25 mark in the period.
- The fourth quarter provided smooth sailing for the Norse, who shot 45.8 percent from the floor and 38.5 percent from 3-point range with five made triples.
- Kennedy Archer had seven points and four rebounds in the quarter, while Souder added six points and dished out all three of her assists.
- NKU held Pikeville to 29.2 percent shooting from the floor while connecting at 37.8 percent from its own end.
- Though Pikeville had an 18-17 edge in rebounding at the end of the first half, the Norse had a dominant second half over the Bears, 35-13.
- The Norse had 10 made 3-pointers and held Pikeville to just two buckets from long range. Seven different Norse hit a 3-pointer in the contest.
- NKU forced 23 turnovers and committed just nine miscues, including just three in the second half.
- Pikeville did not score more than 10 points in any quarter, posting 10 points in the first and third period and nine points in the second and fourth.
NKU begins the regular season at home, welcoming Alderson Broaddus to BB&T Arena on Wednesday, Nov. 7. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. and the game will be broadcast on ESPN+. Wednesday will also be Campbell County Night, which provides $3 tickets for Campbell County residence with proof of identification.
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Northern Kentucky University