Jan. 13, 2010
HIGHLAND HTS., Ky. - Ashley Bey hit her final four free throws over the last 36 seconds as Southern Illinois University Edwardsville collected a 56-53 road victory at Northern Kentucky.
The Cougars, 3-15, handed Northern Kentucky, 9-6, its first loss at home this season.
The two teams battled with nine lead changes and seven ties. NKU's final lead of 54-53 was with 46 seconds left on a jumper by Casse Mogan. Mogan would lead all scorers with 16 points.
After a foul by Mogan with 36 seconds left, Bey gave SIUE the lead for good on two free throws. After a missed shot by NKU, Bey was fouled once more with eight seconds to play. She converted both shots for the eventual win. Bey would finish with 12 points.
"Lots of people stepped up. It was a total team effort," said Levens. "They found a way to win."
SIUE found itself down 25-20 at halftime. Rachel Lantry, who finished with 13 points, provided nearly one-third of NKU's offense in the first half. Sadie Bowling added 11 points for the Norse
The Cougars also used their advantage on the boards. SIUE grabbed 15 offensive boards and scored 16 points off those extra opportunities. NKU scored just five points off second chances.
"We've played a tough schedule. Without that schedule, I'm not sure we would have won that game," said Levens.
SIUE continues on this road trip to Ball State. The Cougars tip off at 7 p.m. Eastern time.