Men's Basketball Posts Fifth Straight Win - NU Defeats Grace Bible 88-65

Men's Basketball Posts Fifth Straight Win - NU Defeats Grace Bible 88-65

OVERVIEW – GRACE BIBLE

SCORE:  Northwood Timberwolves 88, Grace Bible Tigers 65

RECORDS: Northwood (8-11), Grace Bible (10-15)

LOCATION: Riepma Arena – Midland, Mich.

RECAP:  Northwood earns fifth straight win, defeating Grace Bible 88-65 win Wednesday night (January 24).

FIRST HALF

  • Northwood grabbed the early advantage with 22 of the first 30 points less than nine minutes in.
  • That edge would only continue to grow. Ending the half on a 23-10 run to lead 47-21 at the break.
  • Northwood shot a solid 51.4 percent on their attempts from the field (19-37), while Grace Bible finished at 25.9 percent (7-27). NU also connected on nine 3-point field goals.

SECOND HALF

  • Grace Bible played better in the second half, but got no closer than 21 points.
  • Northwood led by as many as 31 (84-53).
  • The Timberwolves shot even better in the second half, hitting 59.1 percent of their attempts (13-22) from the floor. The Tigers shot 48.4 percent (15-31), which included nine 3-pointers.

GAME STATS

  • FG PERCENTAGE: Grace Bible .379 (22-58), Northwood .533 (32-60)
  • 3-PT PERCENTAGE: Grace Bible .414 (12-29), Northwood .433 (13-30)
  • FREE THROW PERCENTAGE: Grace Bible .529 (9-17), Northwood .846 (11-13)
  • REBOUNDS: Grace Bible 29 (11 offensive), Northwood 41 (12 offensive)
  • ASSISTS/TURNOVERS: Grace Bible 13/12, Northwood 23/10
  • POINTS IN THE PAINT: Grace Bible 14, Northwood 30
  • POINTS OFF TURNOVERS: Grace Bible 9, Northwood 15

TOP NU PERFORMERS

GAME NOTES:

  • The Timberwolves have now won both matchups against the Tigers in the series history. Northwood came out on top 75-63 in the previous matchup on January 5, 2012.
  • The Timberwolves earned their fifth straight victory and are currently on their first five-game winning streak since they won five straight from January 11-25, 2014.
  • Nick Spitzley had his third game with at least five three-pointers this season.

UP NEXT

  • The Timberwolves will travel to Saginaw Valley State Saturday (January 27) for a game against the rival Cardinals. Game time is set for 6 p.m.