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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 Reporter | 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.
(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 Reporter | 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...

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

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

By Justin Kelley | February 20, 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...

Womens basketball looks to continue improved play in search of win

Women’s basketball looks to continue improved play in search of win

By Mattieu Koetters | January 25, 2020

DeKALB — The women’s basketball team will travel to face the Eastern Michigan University Eagles 1 p.m. Saturday at the EMU Convocation Center.The Huskies look forward to their next challenge after tasting defeat in their last matchup, falling to...

Redshirt senior forward Courtney Woods Wednesday during NIUs  85-79 loss to Ohio University at the Convocation Center.

NIU’s comeback falls short despite 17 and 17 night from A’Jah Davis

By Quentin Wilson | January 22, 2020

DeKALB — Despite a good shooting performance, the women’s basketball team suffered its fifth conference loss Wednesday after an 85-79 defeat to the Ohio University Bobcats.“We had opportunities to really close this gap that we are going to want...

Senior guard Myia Starks awaits at the top of the key Nov. 5 during NIUs home loss to Harvard at the Convocation Center.

Huskies struggle in third quarter after halftime lead, fall to Purdue on the road

By Quentin Wilson | November 25, 2019

DeKALB — Women’s basketball fell short of an upset Sunday against Purdue University, losing 68-63. The Boilermakers scored 21 points in the third quarter to gain control of the game after a halftime lead by the Huskies.NIU was led by redshirt senior...