Wildcats foul up against Michigan in home finale


By Michelle R. Martinelli The Northwestern women’s basketball team didn’t need to do anything crazy to beat Michigan. It didn’t need a buzzer-beater or a miraculous run in the last two minutes. It just needed to hit its free throws scattered throughout the game. Instead, the Wildcats made 9-of-15 at the line, and those six […]

Analysis: Lack of depth leading to energy woes for Wildcats


By Michelle R. Martinelli The Northwestern women’s basketball team has a big problem. It’s not the fact that the Wildcats are on the verge of dipping below .500 for the season. It’s not that they once were ranked as high as No. 12 for two weeks and are now nowhere to be seen. Not even […]

Slow start ensures bad finish for Wildcats


By Michelle R. Martinelli It got bad quickly for Northwestern on Sunday. Ten minutes into the Wildcats’ rematch against No. 5 Maryland, senior guard Maggie Lyon was the only player with a field goal. Northwestern trailed 25-5 at the end of the first quarter, and the game felt over. Although the Wildcats outscored Maryland in […]

Deary steals the show for Northwestern


By Michelle R. Martinelli Ashley Deary focuses her eyes on her opponent’s belly button — the best indicator of her next move. She patiently waits to see if the player she’s guarding will pass the ball or drive toward the basket. Then, she sees it: a hesitation. Her opponent shifts her belly button, and she’s […]

Wildcats tumble against Indiana, lose third straight game


By Michelle R. Martinelli It was a battle of the point guards. Northwestern’s Ashley Deary and Indiana’s Tyra Buss each walked away from Welsh-Ryan Arena on Sunday with double-doubles, shooting 50 percent or better. But while Deary sparked the Wildcats’ momentum with 12 points in the third quarter, Buss put up 10 in the fourth, […]