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Davis’ putback seals win for NIU

By Matt Hopkinson | March 7, 2012

NIU women’s basketball won its second round matchup against Akron Wednesday on a tipback by senior Kim Davis with 6.4 seconds remaining in regulation. Davis put the ball back in the net after a missed jumper by senior Courtney Shelton, and Akron (14-16,...

Women’s hoops to play Western Michigan in last regular season game

By Eli Gehn | February 27, 2012

NIU women’s basketball will play its last regular season matchup today against Western Michigan. The Huskies (12-15, 6-9 MAC) defeated the Broncos (7-20, 4-10 MAC) 53-41 in January, which ended a six-game losing streak. NIU is currently on a three-game...

 Northern Star File Photo- Alicia Johnson (2/16/12)

Women’s hoops falls to Toledo on the road

By Matt Hopkinson | February 26, 2012

NIU women’s basketball squared off against MAC foe Toledo, losing a low-scoring affair 49-39. Toledo (19-8, 12-3 MAC) took advantage of its height against the smaller Huskies (12-15, 6-9 MAC), edging them in points in the paint, but more importantly,...

CMU cruises past NIU

By Eli Gehn | February 22, 2012

Without forward Claire Jakubicek, NIU women’s basketball suffered its second consecutive 20-point loss.The Huskies (12-14, 6-8 MAC) fell to Central Michigan (14-14, 6-8 MAC) Wednesday 73-50.“Losing Claire has been a big loss for us,” said NIU assistant...

Women’s hoops clip Redhawks’ wings

By Matt Hopkinson | February 12, 2012

Behind career-high performances from seniors Kim Davis and Courtney Shelton, NIU women's basketball defeated Miami (Ohio) Saturday, 70-58.Davis paced the Huskies (11-12, 5-6 MAC) offensively, shooting 9-12 from the field for 22 points.Shelton was a factor...

NIU guard Marke Freeman paced the Huskies with 13 points in Wednesday nights loss at Kent State.

NIU women’s basketball loses in OT to Kent State

By Katie Leb | January 27, 2011

The Huskies knew it would be an uphill battle to defeat Kent State on its home court. Coming into the M.A.C. Center having won two games in a row, the Huskies were unable to make it three, losing 56-54 in an overtime bout. The Golden Flashes (15-4 overall,...

Five minutes with.. Courtney Shelton, captain for NIU women’s basketball

By Katie Leb | January 25, 2011

More than halfway through her junior season as guard and captain for NIU women's basketball, Courtney Shelton has racked up some memorable moments this season. The Northern Star sat down with Shelton to discuss the action both on and off the court, as...

NIU women’s basketball ranks nationally for shooting record

By Katie Leb | January 20, 2011

NIU women's basketball's season has not gone the way it hoped. More than halfway complete, the Huskies stand at 7-11, with a 1-4 conference record. Yet the team has one element that has garnered attention. From behind the arc, the Huskies are shooting...

Courtney Shelton’s career high game not enough for an NIU victory

By Katie Leb | January 17, 2011

With the clock winding down, Courtney Shelton found the hot hand NIU needed to make a comeback run against Western Michigan Broncos on Saturday. In front of a home crowd, the junior guard was unstoppable at the end, hitting 14 of her career-high 29 points...

Shelton drains shots to help defeat SIU

By Jimmy Johnson | November 21, 2010

DeKALB | Seven was the lucky number for Courtney Shelton Friday night. With just 1.8 seconds left on the clock the junior guard drained a half-court buzzer beater to lead the NIU women’s basketball team (3-1) over Southern Illinois (0-3), 46-45. Shelton...

Huskie Briefs: Maddie Hughes, women’s basketball and Xavier Silas

By Andrew Singer | November 9, 2010

For her play during the week of Nov. 1-7, senior libero on the NIU volleyball team Maddie Hughes earned MAC West Defensive Player of the Week honors, the fourth time the senior has garnered the distinction in her career. In eight sets over the weekend,...

Bennett opens first season at helm

By Jimmy Johnson | November 9, 2010

Marke Freeman didn't realize that the NIU women's basketball team was picked to finish fifth in the MAC West. Regardless of where the national media is predicting the Huskies to finish, she's aware that the fate of success ultimately resides in themselves....