Green Knights Use 36-2 Second-Half Run to Charge Past Titans

From Sports Information Director, November 28, 2009 | Women's Basketball
by Dan Lukes, dan.lukes@snc.edu, (920) 403-4077

OSHKOSH - St. Norbert College used a stunning 36-2 run in the second half to charge past UW-Oshkosh in a 60-41 non-conference win at Kolf Sports Center.

The Green Knights remained unbeaten at 4-0, and are now 3-0 against the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference this season. St. Norbert has won seven of its last eight meetings against WIAC foes. Oshkosh, which has exclusively played Midwest Conference schools so far this season, fell to 1-3.

St. Norbert struggled to score in the first half, shooting a frigid 23.3 percent from the field, making just 7 of 30 field-goal attempts. Oshkosh, however, committed 17 first-half turnovers which allowed the Green Knights to stay in the game and trail just 22-18 at halftime.

Oshkosh opened the second half on a 6-2 run to take a 28-20 lead with about 18 minutes 30 seconds remaining in the game. St. Norbert answered with its huge 36-2 run over the next 14 minutes to take command of the game, leading 56-30 with 4:22 to go. The Green Knights were white-hot in the second half, making 18 of 26 field-goal attempts (69.2 percent), and were 5-for-6 (83.3 percent) on 3-pointers.

St. Norbert was led by a career-high 16 points from Kristin Zimmerman, who canned a pair of 3-pointers. Denise Heuser added 15 points, with 11 coming in the second half. Stefanie Bunday had six assists, while Krista Pelky had five points, four assists, four steals and three rebounds coming off the bench. St. Norbert shot 44.6 percent (25-for-56) from the floor for the game.

Oshkosh had just 39 field-goal attempts thanks to 28 turnovers in the game. The Titans made just 17 baskets for a 43.6 percentage. Shelby Churchill was the only Oshkosh player in double figures with 10 points. The Titans, who did not make a three-point field goal, had a 30-23 rebounding advantage.