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Women’s hoops poised for big run next season

By Frank Gogola | March 16, 2014

Women’s basketball crossed a number of items off its to-do list this season, but it will look to take another, possibly even bigger, step toward bringing a MAC title to DeKalb next season.The Huskies (11-19, 7-13 MAC) upped their overall and conference...

Women’s basketball’s offense can’t keep pace with Ball State

By Frank Gogola | March 5, 2014

In a game of runs, women’s basketball couldn’t find the offensive firepower to match Ball State’s 3-point barrage Wednesday.The Huskies (9-18, 5-12 MAC) lost to the Ball State Cardinals (13-15, 8-9 MAC), 67-57, at the John E. Worthen Arena in Muncie,...

Women’s hoops can’t hold on vs. Chippewas

By Frank Gogola | February 23, 2014

Women’s basketball dropped its sixth straight game when it failed to keep up with Central Michigan’s high-powered offense.The Huskies (8-16, 4-10 MAC) fell to the Central Michigan Chippewas (17-9, 13-1 MAC), 85-77, Saturday at the Convocation Center.Trailing...

Women’s basketball falls late vs. Akron

By Frank Gogola | February 6, 2014

Akron used a 7-0 run in the final 18 seconds to come back and beat women’s basketball after the teams fought back and forth in the second half.The Huskies fell to the Zips, 71-67, Wednesday at the Convocation Center. They led by as many as 13 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,...

Thorp’s play makes her ‘X-factor’

By Frank Gogola | January 27, 2014

If women’s basketball needs someone to grab a rebound, deflect a pass, draw a charge, hit a late-game shot or crash into the scorer’s table to save a loose ball, just look for No. 20.Redshirt junior forward Jenna Thorp has made key plays throughout...

Junior Amanda Corral dribbles the ball down the court during Thursdays game against Buffalo at the Convocation Center. NIU lost, 63-52.

Women’s basketball falters twice

By Frank Gogola | January 26, 2014

Women’s basketball (7-10, 3-4 MAC) lost back-to-back games for only the second time this season, as it endured too many offensive droughts in a pair of conference games.The Huskies hosted the Buffalo Bulls (11-7, 4-3 MAC) Thursday at the Convocation...

Women’s basketball blows by the RedHawks

By Frank Gogola | January 20, 2014

Women’s basketball (7-8, 3-2 MAC) used a second-half surge with a strong close down the stretch to beat Miami (Ohio), 69-66, Saturday at Millett Hall in Oxford, Ohio.The Huskies’ victory over the RedHawks (5-11, 1-4 MAC) gave NIU its first road win...

Women’s basketball prepared for Central Michigan

By Frank Gogola | January 14, 2014

DeKalb | Women’s basketball (6-7, 2-1 MAC) looks to keep its strong conference play going as it hits the road, a place where it has struggled.The Huskies will face the Central Michigan Chippewas (7-8, 3-0 MAC) at 6 p.m. today in Mt. Pleasant, Mich....

Women’s basketball handles Eastern Michigan

By Frank Gogola | January 12, 2014

Women’s basketball (6-7, 2-1 MAC) grounded the Eastern Michigan Eagles (11-3, 1-2 MAC) with a 77-54 win Sunday at the Convocation Center.The Huskies held the Eagles more than 30 points below their season average (84.9), and junior guard Amanda Corral...

Sophomore forward embodies women’s basketball’s ideals

By Bob Kreider | February 26, 2013

The women’s basketball team prides itself on defense, hustle, energy and toughness, and redshirt sophomore forward Jenna Thorp embodies all these traits. This is something every coach wants in their players. Head coach Kathi Bennett has done well getting...

Women’s basketball wins at home against Loyola

By Jacob Onak | December 2, 2012

Women’s basketball got its first home win of the season as it closed out the Loyola Ramblers 67-63 on Friday night. Sophomore guard Amanda Corral returned to the lineup after an ankle injury with a 3-pointer to start the game and get the Huskies (3-3)...