By Gavin Greer
Purdue Fort Wayne women’s basketball team defeated Northern Kentucky today at home 65-59. This win gives PFW a two-game win streak.
The Mastodons performed well today against Northern Kentucky. The team shot 43.6% from the field, 33.3% from deep and 76.9% from the free throw line. PFW held Northern Kentucky to a poor shooting performance where they shot 39.2% from the field, 21.4% from three and 69.6% from the line.
Northern Kentucky only played eight members of their team in this game with two of the players playing five minutes or under. The remaining eight women had to play 23 minutes or more.
PFW had a more even distribution of minutes between the members of their team. The Mastodons had 11 players see action today, with only two women seeing more than 30 minutes of play.
PFW’s players having a chance to rest throughout the game allowed for the team to be fresher in the closing minutes. Northern Kentucky’s players would have been more fatigued which could explain their poor shooting.
Northern Kentucky out rebounded PFW 39 to 20 but this stat did not affect the outcome for PFW.
Northern Kentucky’s Lindsey Duvall led all scorers with 21 points. She is averaging 17.4 PPG. PFW was led by sophomore Audra Emmerson who had 19 points. This was a big game for her, as she is averaging just 5.4 PPG.
With this loss Northern Kentucky fell to 15-12 on the season. Their next game is at home against Detroit Mercy on Thursday. They sit at 5th in the Horizon League.
With PFW’s win they move to 12-16 on the year. They sit just behind Northern Kentucky at 6th in the Horizon League. Their next game will be Thursday at 6 p.m. at Milwaukee.
The Mastodons have two games left on their schedule before they begin their Horizon League tournament play.