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Men's Basketball Opens Exhibition Play With 92-63 Win At Alma

Men's Basketball Opens Exhibition Play With 92-63 Win At Alma

OVERVIEW – ALMA (EXHIBITION)

SCORE: Northwood Timberwolves 92, Alma Scots 63

RECORDS: Northwood (0-0), Alma (0-0)

LOCATION: Art Smith Arena – Alma, Mich.

RECAP: Northwood opened their 2017-18 season with a 92-63 exhibition win over Alma College Monday night (October 30).

FIRST HALF

  • The two offenses got off to a slow start, as the score was 5-4 Northwood just over five minutes into the contest.
  • Northwood led 17-14 with 8:41 remaining in the first half when the Timberwolves finished the opening 20 minutes strong. Northwood scored 22 of the final 33 points of the first half to take a 39-25 at the break.
  • Northwood shot 44.1 percent from the floor (15-34), compared to 37.0 percent for Alma (10-27).  Both teams shot put up a lot of 3-pointers in the first half – the Timberwolves were 4-12 (33.3 percent) while Alma was 4-15 (26.7 percent). NU had 10 offensive rebounds at the break but managed to score just three second chance points.

SECOND HALF

  • Northwood's offense came out strong in the second half, scoring 26 points in the opening 6:15. That helped the Timberwolves expand their lead to 31 at 65-34.
  • NU led by as many as 32 down the stretch before posting a 29 point victory.
  • Northwood put up 53 points in the second half, thanks to shooting 50.0 percent from the floor (20-40) and 42.1 percent from 3-point range. NU also had 10 assists compared to three turnovers in the final 20 minutes.
  • Alma finished the second half at 45.5 percent (15-33) and 33.3 percent from 3-point range (4-12).

GAME STATS

  • FG PERCENTAGE: Northwood .473 (35-74), Alma .417 (25-60)
  • 3-PT PERCENTAGE : Northwood .387 (12-31), Alma .296 (8-27)
  • FREE THROW PERCENTAGE: Northwood .667 (10-15), Alma .625 (5-8)
  • REBOUNDS: Northwood 51 (19 offensive), Alma 26 (four offensive)
  • ASSISTS/TURNOVERS: Northwood 20/10, Alma 13/11

TOP NU PERFORMERS

NORTHWOOD NOTES

  • Tonight's game was added to the schedule late last week and was a fundraiser for disaster relief. The game raised around $2,200 for the American Red Cross
  • Of the five players who finished in double figures for Northwood, four of them were making their Northwood debuts in the contest (McBride, Georgeton, Solomun, Marty).

UP NEXT

  • The Timberwolves will play in their second of three exhibition contests Sunday (November 5) at Central Michigan. Game time is set for 1 p.m.