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Men's Basketball Claims 92-81 Win Over Tiffin

Men's Basketball Claims 92-81 Win Over Tiffin

OVERVIEW – TIFFIN

SCORE:  Northwood Timberwolves 92, Tiffin Dragons 81

RECORDS: Northwood (6-11, 3-7 GLIAC), Tiffin (6-11, 2-8 GLIAC)

LOCATION: Riepma Arena – Midland, Mich.

RECAP: Timberwolves earn third straight victory, defeating Tiffin 92-81 (January 18).

FIRST HALF

  • Behind four consecutive three-pointers, Tiffin grabbed an early 14-9 lead to start the game. However, Northwood would respond with a vengeance, rattling off a 19-6 run to build an eight-point lead of their own at 28-20 with 8:33 left.
  • The Timberwolves' lead would extend to 35-24 with 4:59 left as the game hit a defensive gridlock. Each team combined for just nine points for the rest of the period before halftime as Northwood took a 39-29 into the break.
  • Northwood shot 47.1 percent from the floor in the first (16-34), while Tiffin finished at 42.9 percent (12-28).
  • The Dragons used the 3-point line to stay close, going 5-9 from beyond the arc (55.6 percent) compared to Northwood at 6-18 (33.3 percent).

SECOND HALF

  • The Dragons opened the second half with seven consecutive points to cut the lead to three 1:30 into the period. The visitors would get as close as two before the halfway point cutting the spread down to 52-50 with 11:10 left.
  • A 9-2 Northwood run created some breathing room for the Timberwolves with 8:20 remaining, as they lead 61-52 heading into crunch time.
  • Maintaining their edge, NU took two separate 13-point leads down the stretch before ending the game with a double-digit cushion.
  • Both teams saved their best for the second half. The Timberwolves shot an impressive 55.2 percent on their attempts (16-29) from the field. The Dragons were even better, sinking 56.8 percent of their shots (21-37).

GAME STATS

  • FG PERCENTAGE: Tiffin .508 (33-65), Northwood .508 (32-63)
  • 3-PT PERCENTAGE: Tiffin .522 (12-23), Northwood .393 (11-28)
  • FREE THROW PERCENTAGE: Tiffin .500 (3-6), Northwood .739 (17-23)
  • REBOUNDS: Tiffin 36 (11 offensive), Northwood 32 (10 offensive)
  • ASSISTS/TURNOVERS: Tiffin 13/11, Northwood 22/4
  • POINTS IN THE PAINT: Tiffin 38, Northwood 34
  • POINTS OFF TURNOVERS: Tiffin 3, Northwood 2

TOP NU PERFORMERS

GAME NOTES:

  • The Timberwolves have won six of the last seven games against the Dragons and have posted a 9-3 record against them since they joined the GLIAC in 2008-09.
  • The win was Jeff Rekeweg's 100th in his eighth year as Northwood's bench boss and 365th overall in 21 seasons.

UP NEXT

  • The Timberwolves will host Ashland Saturday (January 20) for a game against the Eagles. Game time is set for 3 p.m.