NORTHERN ILLINOIS 70, NORTHERN IOWA 59
DeKalb, IL – Northern Illinois took a double-digit lead after one quarter and rebuilt their advantage by eight more points in the third quarter to move past Northern Iowa in the consolation round of the Preseason WNIT.
The Huskies (2-1) got a career-high 17 points from Errin Hodges, while Ally May and Courtney Woods each scored 12 points. May also had eight rebounds; Northern Illinois did have 20 turnovers but came away with a 44-33 edge in rebounds.
The Panthers (1-2) were led by Karli Rucker, who closed with 22 points. Taylor Hagen added 16 points and 11 rebounds; Northern Iowa shot 34 percent overall, 22 percent from 3-point range.