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NIU women’s basketball drops third straight game in loss to Central Michigan

By Quentin Wilson | February 23, 2020

DeKALB — Women’s basketball lost a nailbiter to the Central Michigan University Chippewas 70-66 for its third straight loss. “I felt like we had our chances against a really good Central Michigan team,” Head Coach Lisa Carlsen said. “I thought...

Senior forward Mikayla Brandon (from the left) and Myia Starks get back on defense Feb. 15 during NIU’s 68-65 loss to the Western Michigan University Broncos at the Convocation Center.

Women’s basketball’s winning streak ends with loss to Western Michigan University

By Justin Kelley | February 16, 2020

DeKALB — The women’s basketball team fell short Saturday of picking up its third Mid-American Conference win. NIU fell to the Western Michigan University Broncos 68-65 after junior forward Gabby Nikitinaite missed a 3-pointer to tie the game at the...

Junior forward Riley Blackwell reaches for a layup Nov. 5 during NIU’s home loss to Harvard University at the Convocation Center.

After a two-season pause as rivals, the Huskies will face Milwaukee in Wisconsin

By Marcel Carrasco | December 5, 2019

DeKALB – Three years have passed since the last time the women’s basketball team faced the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee.On Nov. 16, 2016, the Huskies and Panthers went back and forth at the Convocation Center. The game lasted four quarters...

Junior guard Gabby Nikitinaite (right)- leans in for a drive to the basket Nov. 5 during NIU’s season-opening loss against Harvard University at the Convocation Center.

Huskies snap two-game losing skid as Woods, Koker lead women’s basketball to victory

By Justin Kelley | November 30, 2019

DeKALB — The women's basketball team picked up a much needed win Friday against the Tennessee Tech University Golden Eagles, winning 82-74 and snapping a two-game losing skid.NIU was led by redshirt senior forward Courtney Woods with 23 points and six...

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...

Womens Basketball picks up historic win

Women’s Basketball picks up historic win

By Maddie Barret | December 26, 2018

The women's basketball team picked up a 114-52 win against the Chicago State Cougars Friday in the Convocation Center. It was the Huskies’ third consecutive victory, keeping their record on the home court perfect.“We knew we had to get out to a good...

Women’s basketball falls to Iowa State in NIT

By Justin Kelley | November 12, 2018

The women's basketball team won their season opener, beating the Yale University Bulldogs 89-80 Thursday at 6pm The Huskies had the difficult task of stopping Yale’s two star players, junior Roxy Barahman and first-year Camilla Emsbo who combined to...

Huskies open season with exhibition victory

By Justin Kelley | November 4, 2018

DeKALB — The women’s basketball team returned Saturday to defeat the University of St. Francis 59-54. The game was an exhibition match for the Huskies but had some importance due to key players like junior and sophomore guards Myia Starks and Janae...

LEaD Huskie class of 2017-18 announced

By Northern Star Staff | February 22, 2018

DeKALB — Eight sophomore students have been selected for the LEaD Huskies 2017-18 class.“This is an impressive group of student-athletes,” said Matthew Streb, Chief of Staff Director, according to NIU Media Services. “They have a combined GPA...

Woods recognized for recent play

By Northern Star Staff | January 30, 2018

Courtney Woods, women's basketball junior guard, earned Mid-American Conference West Division co-player of the Week Tuesday. Woods averaged a double-double in two games this past week.Woods averaged 27 points and 12.5 rebounds per game. She shot 57 percent...

Huskies need spark from youth

By Eddie Garcia | January 18, 2018

The women’s basketball team headed into the 2017-18 season with a focus on its roster depth.Head Coach Lisa Carlsen said before the start of the season the acquisitions of freshman guard Gabby Nikitinaite, freshman guard Errin Hodges and the return...

Junior guard Courtney Woods (left), senior forward Kelly Smith (center) and junior guard Mikayla Voigt (right) celebrate a play in the Huskies’ 98-28 home win Nov. 4 against Benedictine.

What we learned from the Huskies over break

By Ryan Ostry | January 16, 2018

The women’s basketball team (10-6, 2-3 Mid-American Conference) has had a successful 2017-18 season thus far, and it will be looking forward to their remaining opponents being all MAC teams, as conference play is in full swing.Here are three takeaways...