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