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Women's Basketball Claims 80-74 Overtime Win At Saginaw Valley

Women's Basketball Claims 80-74 Overtime Win At Saginaw Valley

OVERVIEW – SAGINAW VALLEY

SCORE:  Northwood Timberwolves 80, Saginaw Valley State Cardinals 74 (OT)

RECORDS: Northwood (11-7, 7-5 GLIAC), Saginaw Valley (5-14, 5-7 GLIAC)

LOCATION: O'Neil Arena – University Center, Mich.

RECAP: Northwood earns hard-fought 80-74 overtime road win at Saginaw Valley Saturday afternoon (January 27).

FIRST QUARTER

  • Northwood led the majority of the opening quarter and was up 18-15 with 3:30 remaining in the frame.
  • SVSU then went on a push, scoring the final nine points to lead 24-18 after a high-scoring quarter.
  • Northwood shot 44.4 percent from the quarter (8-18), while Saginaw Valley finished at 60.0 percent (9-15).
  • The Cardinals made five free throws to zero for the Timberwolves in the first.

SECOND QUARTER

  • Saginaw Valley maintained the lead the entire second quarter, going up by as many as nine.
  • Northwood was the team that made a push late in the quarter this time – NU trailed by eight 36-28 with 2:23 remaining when the Timberwolves registered the final five points, sending the game to the break with the score 36-33.
  • The two teams reversed their shooting performances from the inside and outside in the second quarter. NU was 7-16 overall (43.8 percent) – 6-9 from 2-point range and 1-7 from 3-point range. SVSU was 4-16 overall (25.0 percent) – 2-14 from 2-point range and 2-2 from 3-point range.

THIRD QUARTER

  • The third quarter saw both teams hold multiple leads throughout.
  • After both teams were ready to go on big runs, the SVSU lead ended up staying at three points after the third at 56-53.
  • Northwood was 7-17 overall from the floor (41.2 percent) but got hot from 3-point range, going 4-6 (66.7 percent).
  • Saginaw Valley was 7-14 overall (50.0 percent) and 1-2 from 3-point range.
  • SVSU went 5-5 from the foul line compared to Northwood at 2-4.

FOURTH QUARTER

  • SVSU led for the majority of the fourth quarter and were up by five (68-63) with under 90 seconds remaining.
  • Northwood made big plays in the final moments, getting a layup from Karli Herrington and a 3-point play by Lindsay Orwat to level the score at 68-68.
  • Both teams had chances to take the lead in the final seconds but were unable to convert.
  • Northwood was 4-13 from the floor in the fourth (30.8 percent), while SVSU was 5-12 (41.7 percent).
  • NU out-scored the Cardinals 6-1 from the foul line in the fourth quarter.

OVERTIME

  • Saginaw Valley connected on a 3-pointer on their first possession of overtime, but that would prove to be their final field goal of the game.
  • With the score tied 74-74, Lindsay Orwat got a pass from Maddy Seeley and connected on a 3-pointer to give the Timberwolves the lead for good with 46 seconds remaining.
  • The Timberwolves got a pair of blocked shots in the final moments to close out the win.

GAME STATS

  • FG PERCENTAGE: Saginaw Valley .406 (426-64), Northwood .414 (29-70)
  • 3-PT PERCENTAGE: Saginaw Valley .462 (6-13), Northwood .310 (9-29)
  • FREE THROW PERCENTAGE: Saginaw Valley .889 (16-18), Northwood .650 (13-20)
  • REBOUNDS: Saginaw Valley 33 (five offensive), Northwood 46 (12 offensive)
  • ASSISTS/TURNOVERS: Saginaw Valley 17/15, Northwood 20/16
  • POINTS IN THE PAINT: Saginaw Valley 38, Northwood 34
  • POINTS OFF TURNOVERS: Saginaw Valley 22, Northwood 14
  • SECOND CHANCE POINTS: Saginaw Valley 2, Northwood 12

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GAME NOTES:

  • After SVSU had a four-game winning streak against Northwood, the Timberwolves have won the last three games between the two teams.
  • Northwood swept the season series against SVSU with the win. It marks the sixth time in Jeff Curtis' 14-years as head coach the Timberwolves have won both regular season games against the Cardinals.

UP NEXT

  • The Timberwolves will travel to Ferris State Thursday night (February 1). Game time is set for 7:30 p.m.