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Sophomore Alexis Lindstrom (5) dribbles the ball toward the net during Thursdays game against Bradley. NIU won, 63-60.

No. 5 Story of the Year: Lindstrom goes off in tourney

By Frank Gogola | April 27, 2014

Women’s basketball turned to an unlikely hero, sophomore guard Alexis Lindstrom, to take down the Eastern Michigan Eagles, 81-76, in overtime in the first round of the MAC Tournament March 10 in Ypsilanti, Mich.Lindstrom, who entered the matchup averaging...

Women’s basketball out of MAC Tournament after loss to Ball State

By Frank Gogola | March 12, 2014

Women’s basketball’s 2013-14 season came to a close in the second round of the MAC Tournament when it suffered its third loss of the season to Ball State.The No. 9 seed Huskies (11-19, 7-13 MAC) lost to the No. 5 seed Ball State Cardinals (16-15,...

Women’s basketball takes down Eastern Michigan

By Frank Gogola | March 10, 2014

Women’s basketball put together arguably its best offensive performance of the season, downing Eastern Michigan en route to Cleveland.The No. 9 seed Huskies (11-18, 7-12 MAC) defeated the No. 8 seed Eastern Michigan Eagles (17-13, 7-12 MAC), 81-76,...

Women’s basketball splits weekend

By Frank Gogola | March 2, 2014

Women’s basketball ended its six-game losing streak with a Thursday victory, but it fell back into the loss column Sunday.The Huskies (9-17, 5-11 MAC) defeated the Toledo Rockets (13-14, 8-8 MAC), 68-59, Thursday at the Convocation Center. They then...

Women’s basketball dropped

By Frank Gogola | February 19, 2014

Women’s basketball’s longest losing streak of the season continued, as it gave up a season-high 89 points WednesdayThe Huskies (8-15, 4-9 MAC) lost to the Akron Zips (16-8, 10-3 MAC), 89-75, at James A. Rhodes Arena in Akron, Ohio. They have lost...

Women’s basketball can’t run with Bulls

By Frank Gogola | February 16, 2014

Women’s basketball dropped its season-high fourth straight game after it collapsed in the second half against Buffalo this weekend.The Huskies (8-14, 4-8 MAC) fell to the Buffalo Bulls (14-9, 7-5 MAC), 66-57, Saturday at Alumni Arena in Buffalo, N.Y.In...

Senior Ashley Sneed (3) keeps the ball away from the opposition Nov. 12 against Mississippi Valley.

Women’s basketball unable to stay over .500 during break

By Frank Gogola | January 12, 2014

Women’s basketball (5-7, 1-1 MAC) entered winter break with a winning record (4-3), but one win in its past five games has it back below the .500 mark.The Huskies closed out non-conference play with losses at South Dakota State, vs. Northern Iowa and...

Women’s basketball falls to Eastern Michigan Eagles, 54-45

By Jacob Onak | February 28, 2013

The women’s basketball team (7-20, 2-12 MAC) fell to the Eastern Michigan Eagles (8-19, 6-8 MAC), 54-45, but it wasn’t for a lack of heart. “I don’t think we can play harder, especially in the second half,” said NIU head coach Kathi Bennett....

Women’s basketball lose to Ball State

By Bob Kreider | February 24, 2013
All good things must come to an end sometime, and for the NIU women's basketball team, that end came too soon. After pulling off the upset against Kent State on Tuesday, the Huskies (No 3 seed in the MAC West) didn't have enough left in their bag of tricks to pull off the improbable upset against Ball State (No 1 seed in the MAC West) Friday as they fell 83-72 to the Cardinals in the semi-finals of the MAC Tournament at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. "We're disappointed in the loss, we wanted to advance to the championship game," NIU head coach Carol Owens said. "I thought we played hard. I thought our seniors did a great job this year with their leadership. I'm really proud of them." After falling behind 41-32 at half, NIU was unable to go on a run to get the game close and Ball State didn't give NIU any help by going 17-17 from the foul line. "I felt like we were a couple baskets away from making this a game," Owens said. "We got ourselves in a hole in the first half. We had a hard time stopping them defensively." Ball State's spread offense proved to be difficult for NIU to defend. The Cardinals saw five players hitdouble digit scoring with Audrey McDonald leading the way with 18 points. Porchia Green scored 16 to follow, while Julie DeMuth and Lisa Rusche chipped in with 12 each. Kelsey Corbin rounded out the five with 11 points. The Huskies got solid performances out of underclassmen Kylie York and Beckie Smith. The freshman York, scored 11 points while hitting three three-pointers, while the sophomore Smith, scored a career-high 15 points on 7-8 shooting from the field. She also recorded a career high in rebounds pulling down 10 boards. NIU guard Stephanie Raymond led all scorers with 23 points. She also had a game-high eight assists.

Women’s basketball set to take on Hawkeyes in season opener

By Jacob Onak | November 7, 2012

NIU women’s basketball will start regular season play this weekend against the Iowa Hawkeyes in the first game of the Preseason WNIT tournament. The Huskies are coming off a 14-17 record last season, with a 5-9 away record. In their preseason exhibition...

Women’s basketball looks to strong set of point guards for support

By Jacob Onak | November 7, 2012

Going into the start of the regular season it’s clear that NIU women’s basketball has strength and depth at the guard position. The Huskies have a number of players who can both run the point but can step out and shoot the ball. It helps that all...