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Smith leads women’s basketball to win

By Frank Gogola | November 16, 2014

Kelly Smith, women’s basketball freshman forward, didn’t expect to play 36 minutes in her first collegiate game.Smith scored a game-high 17 points in those 36 minutes as the Huskies (1-0) beat the Illinois State Redbirds (0-1), 55-51, Saturday at...

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 ends season with win, headed to Ypsilanti for tourney

By Frank Gogola | March 8, 2014

Women’s basketball will hit the road for its first-round playoff game despite closing out its 2013-14 regular season with a win.The Huskies (10-18, 6-12 MAC) defeated the Western Michigan Broncos (12-17, 8-10 MAC), 59-51, during Senior Day today at...

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...

Sneed showcasing leadership, drive

By Frank Gogola | February 11, 2014

Guard/forward combo Ashley Sneed doesn’t take the fact that she’s a senior as a free pass; in fact, she’s one of the hardest-working players on the team.In her four seasons at NIU, Sneed has never been the face of the team, but that’s not her...

Lehman thriving in first season

By Frank Gogola | February 10, 2014

Don’t call first-year guard Ally Lehman a freshman; she doesn’t play like or act like a typical freshman.Lehman, a Nineveh, Ind., native, had numerous offers coming out of Indian Creek High School. During her senior season, she led her team in points...

Women’s basketball stifles Kent State

By Frank Gogola | January 30, 2014

Four Huskies scored in double figures and the defense allowed a season-low 43 points, as women’s basketball (8-10, 4-4 MAC) halted its two-game losing streak with a midweek win.The Huskies avoided their second three-game losing streak of the season,...

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...