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Brooke Stonebraker signs letter of intent to join Huskies

Brooke Stonebraker signs letter of intent to join Huskies

Justin Kelley, Senior Reporter

April 18, 2020

DeKALB — The women’s basketball team gained a much-needed paint presence on Thursday as Brooke Stonebraker signed a letter of intent to join the Huskies this fall. Stonebreaker is a 6-foot-3-inch forward out of Versailles High School in Versailles, Ohio and played AAU for the Cincinnati Angels....

Women’s basketball says goodbye to five seniors

Women's basketball says goodbye to five seniors

Quentin Wilson, Senior Reporter

March 31, 2020

DeKALB — Women’s basketball will say goodbye to five seniors after seeing their season ended in the first round of the Mid-American Tournament. “This group is special,” Head Coach Lisa Carlsen said. “Many are a part of that first recruiting class, a huge foundation for what we build.” The H...

MAC tournaments canceled, Huskies’ season ends prematurely

MAC tournaments canceled, Huskies' season ends prematurely

Jarrett Huff, Sports Editor

March 12, 2020

CLEVELAND — The Mid-American Conference announced Thursday it will cancel its tournaments, joining several other college basketball conferences following the outbreak of COVID-19. The move was in response to the growing concern of the virus impacting athletic events, for the safety of the players, ...

Coronavirus concerns cause MAC to restrict tournament attendance

Coronavirus concerns cause MAC to restrict tournament attendance

Northern Star Sports Staff

March 10, 2020

DeKALB — After the Ivy League announced it had canceled its basketball tournament due to the threat of the COVID-19, the Mid-American Conference announced changes to its basketball tournaments Tuesday. The MAC men's and women's tournaments will continue as scheduled, however, a restricted attendance...

Women’s basketball falls in first round of MAC Championships to EMU

Women's basketball falls in first round of MAC Championships to EMU

Quentin Wilson, Senior Reporter

March 9, 2020

DeKALB —  Women’s basketball fell short of an upset in the first round of the Mid-American Conference tournament after losing to the Eastern Michigan University Eagles Monday 76-69. The Huskies, who were ranked tenth, traveled to Ypsilanti, Michigan to face off against the seventh ranked Eagles....

Courtney Woods and Myia Starks shine in their final game at the Convocation Center

Courtney Woods and Myia Starks shine in their final game at the Convocation Center

Quentin Wilson, Reporter

March 5, 2020

DeKALB — Women's basketball protected home court Wednesday on its final home game of the season by defeating the Ball State University Cardinals 70-62. In a game where both teams were trading baskets early, the Huskies shined in the second, cutting turnovers, scoring tough buckets and playing stout defens...

Huskies go cold in the second half on 18% shooting

Quentin Wilson, Reporter

March 1, 2020

DeKALB — A tale of two halves, women’s basketball started Saturday’s game strong, but a six-point fourth quarter gave the Huskies their second straight road loss. NIU lost on the road to the Western Michigan University Broncos 63-50. “We’ll look back at opportunities we had offensively where we didn’t...

Huskies break losing streak in win over Eastern Michigan University

First-year guard Myia Starks Jan. 15 during NIU's 79-71 loss to Kent State University at the Convocation Center.

Justin Kelley, Reporter

February 27, 2020

DeKALB — The women’s basketball team ended its three-game losing streak Wednesday against the Eastern Michigan University Eagles. NIU defeated EMU 65-59 in a game where both teams had a combined 39 turnovers. “It’s always good to get the win you know, obviously at home as well, they have bee...

NIU women’s basketball drops third straight game in loss to Central Michigan

Quentin Wilson

February 23, 2020

DeKALB — Women’s basketball lost a nailbiter to the Central Michigan University Chippewas 70-66 for its third straight loss. “I felt like we had our chances against a really good Central Michigan team,” Head Coach Lisa Carlsen said. “I thought we were able to kinda keep them off balance o...

Woods becomes NIU’s second leading scorer all-time in loss to Ball State

Redshirt senior Courtney Woods (left) looks to make a pass Feb. 1 during NIU's 64-63 win over the University at Buffalo at the Convocation Center.

Justin Kelley

February 21, 2020

DeKALB — Redshirt senior forward Courtney Woods became NIU’s second leading scorer in program history. Woods passed Carol Owens on the list by scoring 18 points in a 97-89 loss to the Ball State University Cardinals on Wednesday.  Woods passed Owens with 11 seconds left in the fourth quarter a...

Women’s basketball’s winning streak ends with loss to Western Michigan University

Senior forward Mikayla Brandon (from the left) and Myia Starks get back on defense Feb. 15 during NIU’s 68-65 loss to the Western Michigan University Broncos at the Convocation Center.

Justin Kelley

February 16, 2020

DeKALB — The women’s basketball team fell short Saturday of picking up its third Mid-American Conference win. NIU fell to the Western Michigan University Broncos 68-65 after junior forward Gabby Nikitinaite missed a 3-pointer to tie the game at the buzzer.NIU’s top performer was redshirt senior for...

Courtney Wood’s record-breaking season continues after reaching 2,000 points

Courtney Wood's record-breaking season continues after reaching 2,000 points

Justin Kelley

February 8, 2020

DeKALB — It was a historic night Wednesday in Mount Pleasant, Mich. as NIU redshirt senior forward Courtney Woods eclipsed 2,000 career-points. Woods scored 18 points in the Huskies’ 66-60 loss against the Central Michigan University Chippewas to reach the feat.Woods is the third NIU women’s basketball playe...