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College roundup: NKU women reach century mark, TMC women win, Weyer, Ohmer stand out

By Don Owen
NKyTribune sports reporter

Five players scored in double figures for Northern Kentucky University as the Norse women’s basketball team coasted to a 103-25 victory against visiting Oakland City University on Saturday in BB&T Arena.

Molly Glick and Mikayla Terry each finished with 18 points for NKU, which held OCU to just 14.3 percent shooting from the field. The Norse (1-4) allowed just one first-half field goal en route to building a 49-4 lead at the break.

NKU’s Mikayla Terry

NKU used a 43-0 run in the first half that extended an early 4-2 lead into an insurmountable 47-2 advantage with 1:06 left before the break. Glick tallied 14 points during the first half.

Terry made all eight of her field-goal attempts and dished out six assists. She also grabbed five rebounds as the Norse dominated the backboards and finished with a 61-26 advantage on the glass.

Chyna Anthony scored a career-high 16 points and grabbed nine rebounds for NKU, while teammate Samari Mowbray added 14 points. Grayson Rose finished with 10 points as all 11 Norse players dented the scoring column.

NKU shot 54.2 percent from the field and finished with a 41-11 advantage in points off the bench. The Norse defense also limited OCU to just 1-for-25 shooting from 3-point range.

The 78-point margin of victory was NKU’s largest in Division I. While competing in Division II, the Norse defeated Kentucky State by 91 points (110-19) on Feb. 20, 1992, in Regents Hall.

NKU hits the road for DeLand, Fla., to meet Stetson on Wednesday at 5 p.m. The Norse’s next home game is Dec. 5, when Austin Peay visits BB&T Arena at 7 p.m.

TMC WOMEN VICTORIOUS: Emily Schultz scored 18 points and grabbed eight rebounds Saturday as the Thomas More College women’s basketball team posted a 94-60 win over Heidelberg in the Julie Costello Memorial Classic in the Connor Convocation Center.

Schultz converted eight of her nine field-goal attempts, and she also blocked three shots. Thomas More (3-1) shot 50.7 percent from the field and dominated the backboards, finishing with a 49-31 rebounding advantage.

Nikki Kiernan added 15 points for the Saints, and teammate Abby Owings chipped in 14 points and seven assists. Madison Temple hauled in 12 rebounds to pace the Saints on the glass.

Leading 41-28 at halftime, Thomas More used a 30-14 spurt in the third quarter to build a 71-42 advantage. Alyssa Riley scored 19 points to lead Heidelberg.
Thomas More will play host to Wilmington at 4 p.m. Sunday in the Julie Costello Memorial Classic finale.

BELLARMINE MEN REMAIN PERFECT: Brent Bach’s layup with 1.8 seconds remaining in the game snapped a 74-all tie and gave unbeaten Bellarmine a 76-74 victory over Lynn (Fla.) on Saturday afternoon at Miami Shores, Fla.

Bellarmine trailed 74-69 with just 1:38 remaining, but the Knights came up with two big defensive stops and took advantage of each possession in the final 98 seconds to escape with the victory. Bach, a graduate of Augusta High School, scored 21 points to lead Bellarmine.

Newport Central Catholic graduate Ben Weyer finished with eight points and four rebounds for Bellarmine, which improved to 6-0. The Knights are ranked No. 3 nationally in the NCAA Division II poll.

OHMER RESCUES WKU: Former Scott High School star Jake Ohmer buried a 3-pointer with 4.5 seconds remaining in the game to give Western Kentucky a 63-61 win over SMU on Friday in the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament in the Bahamas.

Jake Ohmer and WKU coach Rick Stansbury

SMU owned a 50-40 lead with 10:19 to, but WKU chipped away at the deficit and pulled to within 61-60 with 1:03 remaining. WKU took a timeout with 19 seconds left to set up the final play after a missed free throw by SMU. Ohmer then drained his clutch 3-pointer with 4.5 seconds remaining to give the Hilltoppers the victory.

“Jake stepped up and nailed a huge 3-pointer there at the end,” WKU head coach Rick Stansbury said. “Jake did what he does. He shoots the basketball, and he does that about as well as anybody.”

Ohmer scored nine points on three 3-pointers, all of which came after SMU built its 10-point lead in the second half. The freshman guard averages 10.7 points per game this season for WKU, which is 4-2. Ohmer leads WKU in 3-pointers made with 12 and is shooting 46.2 percent from beyond the arc.

Contact Don Owen at don@nkytrib.com

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