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Women's Basketball Loses To Northern Michigan 51-39

Annie Stolicker
Annie Stolicker

OVERVIEW – NORTHERN MICHIGAN
SCORE:  Northern Michigan Wildcats 51, Northwood Timberwolves 39
RECORDS: Northwood (2-5, 0-1 GLIAC), Northern Michigan (6-2, 1-0 GLIAC)
LOCATION: Riepma Arena – Midland, Mich.
RECAP: Northwood falls in defensive battle with Northern Michigan 51-39 Thursday night (November 29).

FIRST QUARTER

  • Northwood scored nine of the first 12 points and clung to a three-point lead at the halfway point.
  • Northern Michigan countered with 11 consecutive points to take a five-point lead of their own at 14-9.
  • NMU eventually led 14-11 after one quarter.
  • The Wildcats finished the opening quarter at 36.4 percent (4-11) while holding Northwood to 25.0 percent (4-16). Three of NU's four field goals were from 3-point range.

SECOND QUARTER

  • The defensive battle continued in the second as both teams combined for just seven points by the halfway point, with Northern Michigan extending their lead to 19-13.
  • Northern Michigan continued to stifle the Timberwolves, outscoring them 9-5 in the second to end the opening 20 minutes up 23-16.
  • NU was just 2-13 from the floor in the second quarter (15.4 percent), while NMU was 4-12 (33.3 percent).

THIRD QUARTER

  • The third was another low-scoring frame, as the two teams combined to score a total of 21 points.
  • NMU eventually led 35-25 heading to the fourth quarter.
  • Northern Michigan had its best shooting quarter of the game in the third, finishing at 41.7 percent (5-12).
  • Northwood continued to have a hard time putting the ball in the basket, going 4-16 (25.0 percent).

FOURTH QUARTER

  • Northwood cut the lead to seven early in the fourth quarter, but that is as close as they would get.
  • The Timberwolves shot better in the fourth, going 5-12 (41.7 percent). NMU had a similar percentage, finishing at 40.0 percent (4-10).

GAME STATS

  • FG PERCENTAGE: Northern Michigan .378 (17-45), Northwood .263 (15-57)
  • 3-PT PERCENTAGE: Northern Michigan .294 (5-17), Northwood .206 (7-34)
  • FREE THROW PERCENTAGE: Northern Michigan .923 (12-13), Northwood 1.000 (2-2)
  • REBOUNDS: Northern Michigan 42 (11 offensive), Northwood 28 (11 offensive)
  • ASSISTS/TURNOVERS: Northern Michigan 7/19, Northwood 10/12

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UP NEXT

  • The Timberwolves will host Michigan Tech Saturday for a GLIAC matchup against the Huskies Saturday (December 1).