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Women's Basketball Loses At Wayne State 69-60

Adrianna Stolicker (Lauren Bryne / WSU Athletics)
Adrianna Stolicker (Lauren Bryne / WSU Athletics)

OVERVIEW – WAYNE STATE

SCORE:  Wayne State Warriors 69, Northwood Timberwolves 60
RECORDS: Northwood (7-10, 4-5 GLIAC), Wayne State (9-8, 4-5 GLIAC)
LOCATION: Mathaei Center – Detroit, Mich.
RECAP: Wayne State never trails in defeating Northwood 69-60 Thursday night (January 16).

FIRST QUARTER

  • Wayne State set the tone for the game in the opening minutes of the game, scoring 12 of the first 14 points.
  • Northwood came back late in the quarter, hitting three straight 3-pointers to cut the lead to one at 12-11.
  • WSU eventually led 15-11 after one.
  • Wayne State was 7-17 from the floor in the quarter (41.2 percent), compared to Northwood at 30.8 percent (4-13).

SECOND QUARTER

  • Northwood cut the lead down to one point on a pair of occasions in the second quarter, but that is as close as the Timberwolves would get.
  • WSU finished the quarter with a push to open up a 35-23 lead at the break.
  • The Warriors scored the final four points of the second to make the score 35-19 at the break
  • Wayne State was strong offensively in the second, shooting 53.8 percent (7-13).
  • Northwood ended the quarter at 23.1 percent (3-13) while missing all five of their 3-point attemps.

THIRD QUARTER

  • The third quarter was more of the same for both teams – WSU's offense was efficient while NU struggled.
  • The Warriors led by as many as 19 in the frame before taking a 55-38 lead to the fourth.
  • WSU was 9-15 from the floor (60.0 percent) in the third, compared to Northwood a 29.4 percent (5-17).
  • Northwood made four free throws in the quarter, compared to zero for the Warriors.

FOURTH QUARTER

  • Northwood played better in the fourth quarter, but it was too late to complete at comeback.
  • After trailing by 21 early in the fourth, Northwood cut the final margin down to nine.
  • NU got no closer than 14 in the final quarter.
  • Northwood went 7-15 from the floor in the fourth (46.7 percent) while going 5-10 from 3-point range.
  • WSU fell back to 27.3 percent in the final quarter (3-11).

GAME STATS

  • FG PERCENTAGE: Wayne State .464 (28-56), Northwood .328 (19-58)
  • 3-PT PERCENTAGE: Wayne State .357 (5-14), Northwood .370 (10-27)
  • FREE THROW PERCENTAGE: Wayne State .706 (12-17), Northwood .800 (12-15)
  • REBOUNDS: Wayne State 36 (Seven offensive), Northwood 40 (12 offensive)
  • ASSISTS/TURNOVERS: Wayne State 12/12, Northwood 15/16

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UP NEXT

  • The Timberwolves will travel to No. 6 Ashland Saturday afternoon (January 19). Game time is set for 1 p.m.