North Park Hoopsters Earn a Split Over Weekend

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CHICAGO, IL (December 8, 2003)  – The North Park University (NPU) basketball  teams split their home games  Saturday as the women’s team beat Carthage  College 57-53 in an afternoon conference contest and the men lost 66-64  to Webster University in a non-league game later that evening.

Megan Slattery scored an inside basket with 39 seconds left and Tiffany  Campbell added two foul shots with 15 seconds remaining as North Park’s  women moved to 6-2 overall, 1-1 in the College Conference of Illinois  and Wisconsin (CCIW). Carthage had trailed 51-41 before tying the game  53-53 on a 3-pointer by Rachel Markham.

Campbell led all scorers with 17 points and made 7 of 8 foul shots as  her team combined for 15 of 20 free throw shooting for the game.  Slattery paced the Vikings with eight rebounds and added 12 points on 6  of 10 field goals.

Early in the contest, Shandrel Young was the catalyst for North Park’s  quality play. She scored three inside baskets as the Vikings scored  eight straight points in a span of 1:50 and took a 13-4 lead. She had  nine points of her 14 total points in the half as North Park led 28-27  after 20 minutes. She also led her team with five assists Saturday.

North Park’s women play in Washington D.C. on December 14 against  Catholic University. The Vikings play Trinity College of Washington D.C.  on December 15 before taking time off for Christmas vacation.

In the men’s game, Javier Sanchez had 15 points and nine rebounds but  Steve Waterkotte’s two foul shots with 21 seconds left helped Webster  edge the Vikings, who are now 4-2 overall. North Park’s men travel to  Lake Forest for a 7 p.m. non-league game Tuesday at Lake Forest College.

Sanchez scored seven of his points in the opening 4:21 of the second  half as North Park quickly narrowed its 38-31 half-time deficit. Brett  Mathisen’s tip-in basket gave coach Rees Johnson’s team its first lead,  47-46, with 11:23 remaining and the game was tight from then on until  Waterkotte’s game winning points. Lamar Townsend’s 3-point field goal  try was long in the final seconds as the Vikings had a two game winning  streak snapped.

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