Monday, November 24, 2014

Northern Kentucky Dismantles Ohio-Midwestern to Even Record

Northern Kentucky 98
Ohio-Midwestern 48

Final from Highland Heights, Kentucky

Game recap by NKU:

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky.- The Northern Kentucky University men's basketball team (2-2) defeated Ohio Mid-Western (0-4), 98-48, on Saturday night at the Bank of Kentucky Center.

The Norse opened up the game with a 17-0 scoring run kicked-off by a layup from Chad Jackson. During the run Tyler White drained back-to-back treys before Jalen Billups capped off the spurt with a layup making it 17-0 for NKU. The run ended when Ahmad Dauda sank a layup giving the Rams their first points of the night.

The Norse continued to pour on the offense in the first half and lead, 57-17, at the break. White led the Norse with 11 points in the half and finished the game with 14, a new season high.

"Today I felt like I shot the ball pretty well," White said. "My teammates found me when I was in the open spaces, and I just stepped up and knocked down my open shots."

In the second half, the Norse came out of the gate running, reeling off six-unanswered points. Jake Geisler nailed back-to back jumpers, followed by a dunk from Jackson to extend the Norse lead to 63-17.

NKU continued to pour on the points throughout the second frame. With 8:49 left to play, Jordan Jackson brought the Norse faithful to their feet with ally-oop jam on an assist from Cole Murray. The Norse never looked back in picking up their second win of the season, 98-48.

White led the Norse with 14 points, while freshman guard Tayler Persons had an all-around terrific evening. Persons finished with six points, seven boards and game-high nine assists. Daniel Camps corralled 11 rebounds, a new career-high for the sophomore forward.

For Ohio Mid-Western, Patrick White led the way with 14 points, Dauda pulled down seven caroms and Derray Johnson handed out three assists.

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