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The ‘Fit Barbies’ Perform Halftime at NSU; Northern Kentucky Captures Game, 61-72

Randy Singleton
Community Affairs Correspondent
New Journal and Guide

The “Fit Barbies” Dance Team of Portsmouth, VA entertained the crowd during the halftime of the Norfolk State v. Northern Kentucky basketball game Saturday (Dec. 3) at Echols Hall. The “Fit Barbies,” who range in age from 5-13, are sponsored by NSU alumnus Sunshine Swinson, who owns a fitness bar in the Churchland area of Portsmouth, VA. Swinson was featured in an article written by New Journal and Guide associate editor Roz Tyler a few months ago. The “Fit Barbies” were joined during their routine by the NSU Hot Ice Dancers.

The Spartans (2-7) fell to Northern Kentucky 61-72 in the non-conference game billed as “Health Awareness Night.” Three times in the second half, NSU rallied to pull with 2 points of the visiting Norsemen, after trailing by 17 points, but were unable to take the lead. NSU guard Jonathan Wade paced the Spartans with 21 points.

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