Green Knights End Streak, Rout Carroll

Five players score in double figures as St. Norbert rolls past Pioneers

From Sports Information Director, January 15, 2008 | Women's Basketball
by Dan Lukes, dan.lukes@snc.edu, (920) 403-4077

WAUKESHA - St. Norbert College snapped a six-game losing streak to Carroll College with a resounding 73-59 road win in a Midwest Conference women's basketball game at Van Male Fieldhouse. The Green Knights remained in first place in the Midwest Conference at 5-0, and are now 8-3 overall. Carroll, an NCAA Tournament participant last season, fell to 8-3, 2-2.

St. Norbert led virtually start-to-finish, tied only at 2-2. St. Norebrt went on an 11-0 run early to take a 13-2 lead 5 1/2 minutes into the game. A Denise Heuser layup got the run started, followed by a Rachel Hermus basket and a Morgan Strasser layup. Emily Otzelberger converted a conventional three-point play and Victoria Le Fevre finished off the run with a layup.

St. Norbert led 33-25 at halftime and never led by less than nine points in the second half. Carroll was within 63-54 with 3:59 left to play, but Le Fevre made a free throw and Otzelberger connected on a lauyp for a 12-point lead with 3:35 left to stem the tide.

Five players scored in double figures for the Green Knights, led by Le Fevre's 15 points. Heuser added 14, Strasser 12, Otzelberger 11 and Linsey Propson 10. The Green Knights shot 28 of 52 from the floor, good for 53.8 percent. St. Norbert did not make a 3-pointer in the game.

Carroll All-American Crystal Hoewisch scored 12 points, nine below her conference-leading season average. Hoewisch made just 2 of 17 shots from the floor and had six of the Pioneers' 17 turnovers. Kim Wickert led Carroll with 15 points. The Pioneers shot just 32.3 percent from the floor, making 21 of 65 shots.