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Women's Basketball Earns 77-57 Win Over Indianapolis

Women's Basketball Earns 77-57 Win Over Indianapolis

OVERVIEW – INDIANAPOLIS

SCORE:  Northwood Timberwolves 77, Indianapolis Greyhounds 57

RECORDS: Northwood (2-2) Indianapolis (0-4)

LOCATION: Riepma Arena – Midland, Mich.

RECAP: Northwood uses a big day from beyond the arc to earn a 77-57 win over Indianapolis Sunday afternoon (November 19).

FIRST QUARTER

  • Indianapolis held an 8-4 advantage early on when the Timberwolves took over.
  • Northwood went a 13-2 run to lead 17-10 after one quarter.
  • The Timberwolves shot 38.5 percent from the floor in the quarter (5-13), while the Greyhounds finished at 33.3 percent (5-15). NU connected on a trio of three-pointers in the first while UINDY went 0-3 from beyond the arc.

SECOND QUARTER

  • Northwood continued to fire on all cylinders, opening the second quarter with a 13-4 run.
  • The Timberwolves completely dominated the period, outscoring Indianapolis 21-6 to lead 38-16 at the half.
  • Northwood shot 50 percent from the floor in the second (5-10), while the Greyhounds shot 22.2 percent (2-9). For the second straight quarter, the Timberwolves made three 3-pointers while the Greyhounds did not make any shots from beyond the arc.

THIRD QUARTER

  • The Timberwolves continued to pour it on, as they opened the second half with seven of the first nine points to make the score 45-18.
  • By the end of the quarter, Northwood's lead stood at 61-31, which matched their biggest lead of the quarter.
  • NU continued to shoot the ball well in the third, sinking 60 percent of their attempts from the field (9-15). The Greyhounds shot the ball well also, finishing at 58.3 percent (7-12).
  • Northwood's 3-point shooting stayed hot, as the Timberwolves went 5-6 from beyond the arc. UINDY went 1-4 in the third, making NU's advantage 11-1 from 3-point range after three quarters.

FOURTH QUARTER

  • Indianapolis outscored Northwood 26-16 in the final 10 minutes, but 17 points would be as close as the Greyhounds would get.
  • The Greyhounds closed out the game shooting 50 percent from the floor (6-12). Northwood finished with their worst quarter, making 33.3 percent of their attempts (4-12).

GAME STATS

  • FG PERCENTAGE: Indianapolis .417 (20-48), Northwood .460 (23-50)
  • 3-PT PERCENTAGE: Indianapolis .071 (1-14), Northwood .481 (13-27)
  • FREE THROW PERCENTAGE: Indianapolis .842 (16-19), Northwood .900 (18-20)
  • REBOUNDS: Indianapolis 30 (7 offensive), Northwood 30 (6 offensive)
  • ASSISTS/TURNOVERS: Indianapolis 10/20, Northwood 18/14
  • POINTS IN THE PAINT: Indianapolis 34, Northwood 14
  • POINTS OFF TURNOVERS: Indianapolis 9, Northwood 18
  • BENCH POINTS: Indianapolis 17, Northwood 35

TOP NU PERFORMERS

GAME NOTES:

  • Despite missing eight of their final nine 3-point attempts, the Timberwolves tied the school record for three-pointers in a game with 13. Northwood set the record in their home finale a year ago against Lake Superior State (2/23/17).
  • Northwood has now won four of the five matchups in the series against Indianapolis dating back to 2003-04.

UP NEXT

  • The Timberwolves will travel to Malone Wednesday (November 22). Game time is set for Noon.