Highlights from the Huskies 60-49 victory over Miami (Ohio). Freshmen Kelly Smith and Renee Sladek each recorded double-doubles as NIU limited the RedHawks to less than 50 points, the fifth different opponent to score in the 40s.
The Huskies outscored the Rockets 28-12 in the final 11 minutes of the game earn its first win over Toledo since 2011.
2013-14: Played in all 30 games of the season, starting 27 Saw time as a point guard, shooting guard and some action in the post Scored 6.2 points per game, while rebounding 4.4 balls per game Second amongst freshmen in the Mid-American Conference in assists with 73 (2.4 per game) Registered first career double-double in MAC opener versus Ohio, scoring 11 points and pulling down 10 rebounds (Jan. 4) Also recorded two steals and two assists versus the Bobcats (Jan. 4) Surpassed 10-or-more points in a game seven times, including three-straight games versus UIC, Ohio and Toledo (Dec. 31, Jan. 4 and 9) Was a season-best 7-for-13 with 16 points and five rebounds versus WMU in the regular season finale (March 8) Distributed a season-best six assists at Buffalo (Feb. 15) Also recorded five helpers in NIU's overtime win at EMU in the MAC Tournament First Round (March 10) Scored 11 points at Miami (Ohio) to aid NIU in a 69-66 road victory (Jan. 18) Finished 7-of-8 from the field (7-for-7 in second half) at Akron with 14 points, six boards and three assists (Feb. 19) Registered 10 points, five rebounds, four assists and zero turnovers against Ball State in the second round of the Mid-American Conference Tournament in Cleveland (March 12) Was a flawless 4-for-4 in free throw attempts versus Buffalo (Jan. 23)
INDIAN CREEK HIGH SCHOOL: One of Indiana's top-scorers as a senior with over 24 points per game (24.2) Named to IndyStar.com's All-Indiana team as a senior Johnson County Player of the Year as a junior A two-star recruit and ranked 148th at her position by ESPN HoopGurlz Led her team in points (629), assists (143), steals (138) and blocks (48) as a senior in 2012-13 Indian Creek also finished 20-6 on the season, including a perfect 8-0 in Mid-Hoosier Conference play The Lady Braves fell to Mt. Vernon (Fortville) in their first-ever IHSAA Regional Final appearance
PERSONAL/MISCELLANEOUS: Considered attending Green Bay, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Nebraska or Vanderbilt Was involved with Indian Creek Youth Basketball league and area Special Olympics program Intends on majoring in communications
CAREER HIGHS: Minutes: 36, vs Ohio (1/4/14) Field Goals Made: 7, twice, last; vs Western Michigan (3/8/14) Field Goals Attempted: 13, vs Western Michigan (3/8/14) Three Pointers Made: 1, seven times, last; vs Western Michigan (3/8/14) Three Pointers Attempted: 5, at Miami (1/18/14) Free Throws Made: 4, vs Buffalo (1/23/14) Free Throw Attempts: 4, twice, last; vs Buffalo (1/23/14) Rebounds: 10, vs Ohio (1/4/14) Assists: 6, at Buffalo (2/15/14) Blocks: 1, four times, last; vs Central Michigan (2/22/14) Steals: 4, at Miami (1/18/14) Points: 16, vs Western Michigan (3/8/14)