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Women's Basketball's Comeback Falls Short In 86-81 Loss To No. 16 Michigan Tech

Women's Basketball's Comeback Falls Short In 86-81 Loss To No. 16 Michigan Tech

OVERVIEW – MICHIGAN TECH

SCORE:  #16 Michigan Tech Huskies 86, Northwood Timberwolves 81

RECORDS: Northwood (14-8, 10-6 GLIAC), Northern Michigan (20-3, 14-2 GLIAC)

LOCATION: Riepma Arena – Midland, Mich.

RECAP: Northwood makes big fourth quarter comeback but falls short in an 86-81 loss to No. 16 Michigan Tech Saturday afternoon  (February 10).

FIRST QUARTER

  • Both teams traded leads and split the first 20 points midway through the first.
  • The trend would continue for the rest of the opening stanza, with Northwood 20-19 lead after one.
  • Northwood made 46.7 percent of their attempts from the floor (7-15), while Michigan Tech hit 50.0 percent of their shots (8-16).
  • NU made four free throws to one for MTU for the Timberwolves to earn the lead.

SECOND QUARTER

  • Northwood led 25-23 with under eight minutes remaining in the quarter when Michigan Tech began the key stretch of the game.
  • The Huskies out-scored the Timberwolves 20-10 the remainder of the half to take a 43-35 lead to the locker room.
  • While Northwood had a good shooting quarter, going 6-11 (54.5 percent),  MTU was even better at 62.5 percent (10-16).

THIRD QUARTER

  • Michigan Tech continued to control play throughout the third quarter, out-scoring Northwood 23-10, which extended their advantage to 66-45 heading to the final quarter.
  • The Timberwolves went just 3-11 from the floor in the third (27.3 percent), while the Huskies stayed hot at 68.8 percent (11-16).

FOURTH QUARTER

  • Michigan Tech got the lead up to as many as 24 (69-45) with under 9:30 to go
  • Northwood made a furious comeback, out-scoring Michigan Tech 30-10 to cut the lead down to 79-75 with a little over a minute remaining.
  • The Timberwolves got within three in the final seconds, but MTU went 7-8 from the line in the final moments to close out the win.
  • Northwood ended the game red-hot, going 13-16 in the fourth (81.3 percent). Michigan Tech took a step back and made 46.2 percent of their floor attempts (6-13).

GAME STATS

  • FG PERCENTAGE: Michigan Tech .574 (35-61), Northwood .547 (29-53)
  • 3-PT PERCENTAGE: Michigan Tech .389 (7-18), Northwood .333 (6-18)
  • FREE THROW PERCENTAGE: Michigan Tech .818 (9-11), Northwood .850 (17-20)
  • REBOUNDS: Michigan Tech 25 (7 offensive), Northwood 27 (7 offensive)
  • ASSISTS/TURNOVERS: Michigan Tech 16/11, Northwood 15/14
  • POINTS IN THE PAINT: Michigan Tech 46, Northwood 40
  • POINTS OFF TURNOVERS: Michigan Tech 19, Northwood 18

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UP NEXT

  • The Timberwolves will host Davenport Thursday (February 15). Game time is set for 6 p.m.