Women’s basketball falls again in conference play


Junior forward Cassidy Glenn makes a layup off the breakaway. Glenn scored 17 points but missed two crucial freethrows during overtime. The Huskies fell in an overtime loss against Toledo 89-83 on Saturday.

By Joren Apiquian

A late rally in the fourth quarter wasn’t enough for women’s basketball (11-15, 4-12 MAC), which fell to the University of Toledo (16-11, 11-5 MAC) 83-89 on Saturday.

Toledo controlled the majority of the game, outscoring the Huskies in both the first and second periods. The Rockets outscored the Huskies by 10 points in the third quarter, but NIU shot back with a 24-14 fourth period, sending the game to overtime. There were 10 lead changes in the game.

The Huskies struggled in the overtime period, failing to make key shots and free throws. They were outscored 14-7 by the Rockets, adding another disappointing loss to a dispiriting season for NIU.

Five Huskies were able to score in double figures, led by junior guard Ally Lehman. She picked up her 14th double-double of the season, scoring 18 points, snagging 16 rebounds and dishing out eight assists.

Junior forward Cassidy Glenn picked up 17 points and freshman guard Courtney Woods scored 12, both grabbing nine rebounds. Sophomore forward Kelly Smith finished with a stat line of 16 points, four rebounds, a steal and an assist.

Hopes of going .500 are over for NIU, but the team has played better as of late. It has shot better from the field and stayed close in games.

The Huskies will hit the road this week for a matchup with Ball State University. The game will take place at 6 p.m. Wednesday in Muncie. Ind.