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 improved to 5-1 at home against the Falcons to earn their first win over BGSU since 2004.
2014-15: • Played in all 29 games with 28 starts • Took over primary point guard duties, averaging 9.2 points, 7.3 rebounds and 4.0 assists in 34.0 minutes per game • Finished the season with a 2.45 assist-turnover ratio, ranked 14th in the NCAA; 121st in assists per game • Finished with 115 helpers, becoming the first player since Courtney Shelton in 2011-12 to record 100+ assists in a season • Led the team in rebounding (7.3) and was second in scoring (9.2) • Recorded two double-doubles - at Bradley on Dec. 30 (10 points, 10 rebounds) and versus Western Michigan on Feb. 11 (13 points, 10 rebounds) • Dished assists 10 assists in victory over Central Michigan (Feb. 25), adding nine points and eight rebounds • Registered a season-high 22 points with eight rebounds and three steals versus Valparaiso, going 10-for-23 from the field • Recorded 17 rebounds at Ohio with seven points and three assists (Jan. 21); most in a game since 2011 • Totaled 14 blocks, including three versus SIUE (Dec. 17) • Helped the Huskies to the second-best turnovers per game rate in the NCAA (10.6/G)
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
LEHMAN'S CAREER HIGHS: Minutes: 40, vs Toledo (3/4/15) Field Goals Made: 10, vs Valparaiso (11/20/14) Field Goals Attempted: 23, vs Valparaiso (11/20/14) Three Pointers Made: 3, vs SIUE (12/17/14) Three Pointers Attempted: 5, three times, last; vs SIUE (12/17/14) Free Throws Made: 7, vs Delaware State (11/30/14) Free Throw Attempts: 8, vs Delaware State (11/30/14) Rebounds: 17, at Ohio (1/21/15) Assists: 10, vs Central Michigan (2/25/15) Blocks: 3, vs SIUE (12/17/14) Steals: 4, twice, last; at Buffalo (1/14/15) Points: 22, vs Valparaiso (11/20/14)