Road woes continue for women’s basketball after loss


Shavonne Brewer goes for a layup during a Nov. 17 game against Wisconsin Lutheran. The Huskies went on to win 69-42.

By Joren Apiquian

Women’s basketball (3-3, 0-0 MAC) lost its third road game of the season, falling 73-58 to Milwaukee (3-2) on Thursday.

The Huskies went down by 12 in the first quarter, scoring a total of only nine points in the period. Forced turnovers and clutch shots by Milwaukee cost NIU any chance at a comeback. The Panthers’ defense was able to throttle the Huskies all night, holding NIU to 35.4 percent shooting while shooting for 41.9 percent from the field.

Junior guard Ally Lehman finished with her third double-double of the season, tallying 14 points and 12 rebounds. She also picked up two steals and a block.

Freshman guard Mikayla Voigt was the second highest scorer for the Huskies with 11 points, collecting four assists, two blocks and a steal in the process.

“They got off to a hot start,” said head coach Lisa Carlsen. “We didn’t do a very good job at taking them out of their comfort zone early. [NIU] hit some early shots and I thought they had some good looks, but obviously [Milwaukee] knocked them down. There was a couple of shots that we had early that I thought were good shots on our part as well.”

The Huskies will look to rebound after the loss as they take on Illinois State at 3:30 p.m. Sunday in Moline. They are 0-2 on the road and could move back over .500 with a victory.