by Parker Fields
On a cold night in Highland Heights, NKU’s dominant defense and hot shooting leads them to a
huge win before some big upcoming games.
This game started out with a splash. NKU came out scorching hot from three hitting 4 of their
first 6 from beyond the arc. Canisius came out with a different approach, really pounding it
inside and using their size to their advantage. Vinson started the game hot for the Norse with 8
points in just the first 8 or so minutes of the game. Faulkner as well hitting 2 threes in the first
couple of minutes of the game. It was back and forth much of the early portion of the half, but the
Norse pulled away towards the end of it. The half ended with a Vinson 3 as the buzzer sounded
to bring his total to 11 for the half. Senior Trevon Faulkner had 12 at the half. The Norse led 38-
28 at the half.
The second half was pretty much all Norse. The Norse came out with their best
defensive half of the young season, really keying in on stopping the Canisius offense. On the
offensive end Vinson started attacking early getting a couple of nice strong takes in the early part
of the half. Then Marquez Warrick happened. Warrick absolutely erupted in this half hitting
deep three after deep three and scoring 22 points in the half. The Norse were tenacious tonight
on the defensive end and held Canisius to just 41 percent from the field.
The Norse were the aggressor tonight, winning the rebounding battle tonight and being the
way more physical team.
They were led by sophomore Marquez Warrick with a career-high 30 points, Sam Vinson
with 17 points, Trevon Faulkner with 14 points, and Adrien Nelson with 14 rebounds.
The Norse will be back in action on Sunday, December 12 at 2:00 Est. against Alice Lloyd