The Northern Kentucky University women’s basketball team opened the 2018-19 season with a 73-32 win over Alderson Broaddus on Wednesday evening.

STAT LEADERS

  • Molly Glick led all scorers with 13 points.
  • Ally Niece and Kennedy Archer each had 10 points, five rebounds and an assist. All of Archer’s points came in the second half.
  • Taylor Clos added nine points, four assists, three rebounds, a block and a steal.
  • Emmy Souder contributed eight points and three rebounds.
  • Jazmyne Geist had six points and eight rebounds. 

FIRST HALF SUMMARY

  • The Norse took a 17-7 lead after the first quarter. Grace White had five points in the stanza, while Niece added four points.
  • NKU held Alderson Broaddus to just 3-of-16 (18.8%) shooting in the first quarter, including 0-for-5 from beyond the arc.
  • The Norse built their lead steadily throughout the second quarter and took a 35-18 lead into halftime.
  • NKU’s defense played well in the half, as the team only allowed Alderson Broaddus to shoot 6-of-27 (22.2%) from the floor.
  • The Norse shot 14-of-35 (40%) on field goals during the first half. Glick led all scorers with seven points in the half, while Niece had six points.

SECOND HALF SUMMARY

  • NKU extended its lead in the third quarter, outscoring Alderson Broaddus 25-5 in the period. The Norse closed out the stanza with an 18-0 run to go ahead 60-23.
  • The Norse went on an 11-0 run midway through the fourth quarter and went on to win by a final score of 73-32.
  • NKU outscored the Battlers 38-14 during the half. 
  • Alderson Broaddus went 5-of-20 (25%) from the floor in the second half. 
  • NKU shot 13-of-21 (46.4%) on field goals in the half. 

NORSE NOTES

  • The Norse had a 40-12 advantage in points in the paint. NKU also had 16 assists in the contest, compared to six for the Battlers.
  • NKU’s bench outscored Alderson Broaddus’ bench 33-6.
  • The Norse went 27-of-56 (48.2%) on field goals during the game and shot 13-of-17 (76.5%) from the free throw line.
  • NKU held Alderson Broaddus to just 11-of-47 (23.4%) shooting the game, including 3-of-18 (16.7%) on attempts from behind the arc.
  • The Norse had 12 different players see action in the contest, with 11 players entering the scoring column.

UP NEXT

  • NKU will play in the Kent State Classic, which will be held from Nov. 17-18 in Kent, Ohio. The Norse will face Kent State on Saturday, Nov. 17, and close out the tournament against Akron on Sunday, Nov. 18.

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Chloe Smith

Assistant Athletic Communications Director

Northern Kentucky University

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