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Denison Advances to Seventh NCAC Title Game in Eight Years

Denison Advances to Seventh NCAC Title Game in Eight Years

February 24, 2012


Greencastle, Ind. - Nicole Coggins scored 21 and Serafina Nuzzo added 16 to lead second-seeded Denison to a 64-49 North Coast Athletic Conference Women's Basketball Tournament semifinal win over third-seeded Kenyon.

The Big Red improved to 20-7 and advanced to Saturday's 7 p.m. championship game where they'll face the winner of the DePauw-Wittenberg game. The title game appearance is Denison's seventh in the last eight years.

Denison never trailed and led by as many as 10 in the first half before heading to the intermission with a 28-22 advantage.

With a 13-1 run, the Big Red expanded the margin to 41-23 and the Ladies got no closer than 13 the rest of the way.

In addition to Coggins and Nuzzo combining for 37 points, Lydia Harlan added 12. Jane Windler and Annie-Rae Dura each hauled down eight rebounds.

Kayla Ernst paced Kenyon with 18 with Morgan Korinek posting a double-double of 10 points and 11 rebounds.

Denison shot 42 percent to Kenyon's 34.8 percent and the Big Red made all 13 of their free throws.