St. Norbert Rolls Past Carroll to Reach Milestone Win

From Sports Information Director, February 12, 2011 | Women's Basketball
by Dan Lukes, dan.lukes@snc.edu, (920) 403-4077

WAUKESHA - St. Norbert College clinched its fourth straight 20-win season - a program first - when it topped Carroll University 76-60 in a Midwest Conference game at Van Male Fieldhouse.

St. Norbert, ranked No. 18 in the D3hoops.com Top 25, had never won at least 20 games in four consecutive years despite having only three sub-.500 seasons in 34 years under venerable coach Connie Tilley. The Green Knights (20-2, 16-1) are 85-16 in the last four seasons.

The Green Knights trailed by six early but blew the game open late in the first half. St. Norbert led 14-12 until Krista Pelky's layup with 7 minutes left jump-started a 14-4 run. Pelky drained two 3-pointers and Jamie Kuhl had a conventional three-point play during the spurt. St. Norbert led 34-19 at halftime.

Carroll's Lyndsey Seewald canned a 3-pointer to open the second half but the hosts would get no closer than that margin the rest of the game. The Green Knights led by as many as 26 points, holding a 69-43 lead with 7:27 to go.

Pelky and Kuhl each led St. Norbert with 15 points, and Kuhl pulled down a career-high 16 rebounds. Rachel Hermus added 11 points as 11 different players scored for St. Norbert. The Green Knights shot 43.8 percent 928-for-64) from the floor and held a commanding 42-29 rebounding advantage.

Seewald led Carroll with 24 points, and Janelle Groer added 12 points. The Pioneers shot 42.9 percent (24-for-56) from the floor.