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NIU sophomore guard Jayden Marable maneuvers past EMU freshman guard Kyndal Lewis during Wednesdays conference matchup at the Convocation Center in DeKalb. Marable finished the game with 12 points, the fourth-best scorer for the Huskies in the 72-65 victory over the Eagles. (Alexander Pyevich/Northern Star)

NIU dismantled by Bowling Green at home

By DeOndre Saunders, Sports Reporter | January 29, 2023

The NIU women’s basketball team extends its losing streak to four as they lose at home to the No. 1 team in the MAC, the Bowling Green Falcons, 66-50. Problems without Davis Without the Huskies’ senior forward A’Jah Davis in the lineup, who...

Then-freshman guard Chelby Koker brings the ball up the court in the Huskies Jan. 15 loss to Kent State University at the Convocation Center in 2020. (Araya Venegas/Northern Star)

Koker snags second MAC Scholar Athlete of the Week

By Northern Star Sports Staff | January 26, 2023

DeKALB – NIU women’s basketball senior guard Chelby Koker earned her second Mid-American Conference Scholar Athlete of the Week of the 2022-23 season Wednesday following her pair of game performances this past week. Koker previously earned the honor...

Huskies senior guard Chelby Koker (10) advances the ball down court past Kent State junior guard Casey Santoro (0) during the matchup Wednesday.  Koker racked up 21 points throughout the game at the NIU Convocation Center. (Nyla Owens | Northern Star)

Huskies fall to Kent State, extend losing streak

By Jermel Williams, Sports Reporter | January 26, 2023

DeKALB – NIU women's basketball (10-7, 2-5 MAC) competed against Kent State University (11-6, 4-3 MAC) Wednesday. The Huskies fell short against the Golden Flashes, losing 82-61. The Huskies started off the game slowly scoring 13 points while allowing...

This Week in Huskie Sports: Jan. 23, 2023

This Week in Huskie Sports: Jan. 23, 2023

By Northern Star Sports Staff | January 23, 2023

Six NIU sports teams will be tested on the home front this week as NIU settles in for its second week of classes. All competitions on NIU's slate will be played within Illinois state boundaries. Men's and women's basketball will each host a pair Mid-American...

NIU senior forward AJah Davis goes for a layup in the second period of the Huskies Nov. 17 game against the Western Illinois University Leathernecks at the NIU Convocation Center. The Huskies posted 12 layups in Saturdays loss to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville on Saturday. (Nyla Owens | Northern Star)

Huskies suffer home upset by winless SIUE

By Skyler Kisellus, Sports Editor | December 18, 2022
NIU's women's basketball was stunned by SIUE at home Saturday as the winless Cougars snapped the Huskies' eight-game win streak.
A poster for the upcoming Holiday Donation Drive hosted by NIU women’s basketball in partnership with the Safe Passage Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Crisis Center of DeKalb. (Courtesy NIU Athletics)

Women’s basketball to host donation drive

By Northern Star Sports Staff | December 16, 2022

DeKALB — NIU’s women’s basketball team is teaming up with Safe Passage Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Crisis Center of DeKalb to host a Holiday Donation Drive during Saturday’s home game. The Huskies and Safe Passage are requesting donations...

(From left) NIU senior guard Chelby Koker, sophomore forward Laura Nickel, a pair of Western Illinois University players and senior forward AJah Davis play during NIUs most recent home game, a 100-61 win over WIU on Nov. 17. Koker and Davis combined for 38 points in NIUs 67-56 win over Lindenwood University on Monday. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

Koker, Davis push Huskies to eighth straight win

By Skyler Kisellus, Sports Editor | December 12, 2022

NIU women’s basketball has wrapped up its five-game road trip undefeated after prevailing 67-56 in its first ever meeting with Lindenwood University Monday, pushing the Huskies to their eighth straight win. A fourth quarter offensive stall by the...

NIU graduate forward Emma Carter shoots a three-pointer near the end of the first half of the Huskies Thursday game at the Convocation Center. (Nyla Owens | Northern Star)

Huskies dominate Western Illinois with historic scoring feat

By Jermel Williams, Sports Reporter | November 18, 2022

DeKALB – The NIU women’s basketball team had a historic performance Thursday on its way to a 100-61 win against Western Illinois University. The Huskies (3-1) defeated Western Illinois (0-4), hitting a team-record 21 three-pointers, along with...

Junior guard Chelby Koker prepares to engage with an Akron player in January. Koker surpassed a total of 1,000 career points scored in NIUs 79-67 victory over Akron in DeKalb last semester.

Huskies survive fourth-quarter surge by Southern Indiana

By DeOndre Saunders, Sports Reporter | November 15, 2022

DeKALB – The NIU women’s basketball team managed to pick up a home win, 61-53, against the University of Southern Indiana Screaming Eagles on Tuesday despite a poor shooting performance in the fourth quarter. Senior guard Chelby Koker and senior...

Women’s basketball downs DePaul in home opener

By Jermel Williams, Sports Reporter | November 12, 2022

DeKALB – The women's basketball team had a competitive game Saturday against DePaul University, defeating DePaul in an 86-79 victory. This win marks the first win against DePaul in their last 20 matchups and follows their tough loss against Notre Dame...