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, […]

Northwestern defeats top-10 team for first time in two decades


By Michelle R. Martinelli Headed in to the game against then-No. 5 Ohio State, Northwestern senior guard Maggie Lyon knew her team needed a win and knew it was a big game. But in admitting she doesn’t look at the rankings, she didn’t even realize just how big of a game it was. It wasn’t […]

Turnovers holding Wildcats back in Big Ten play

By Michelle R. Martinelli Joe McKeown threw both hands in the air. The Northwestern women’s basketball coach was exasperated after watching his team turn the ball over on its last possession of the third quarter at Michigan State on Sunday. To make matters worse, the Wildcats did the exact same thing just 13 seconds into […]