Women's Basketball Posts 81-56 Road Win Over Ferris State

Delaney Kenny scored a career-high 14 points to share team-high honors
Delaney Kenny scored a career-high 14 points to share team-high honors

OVERVIEW – FERRIS STATE

SCORE:  Northwood Timberwolves 81, Ferris State 56

RECORDS: Northwood (8-6, 5-4 GLIAC), Ferris State (3-12, 2-7 GLIAC)

LOCATION: Wink Arena – Big Rapids, Mich.

RECAP: Northwood opens strong and leads throughout in convincing 81-56 victory over Ferris State Saturday afternoon (January 14).

FIRST QUARTER

  • Northwood took control of the game early, scoring 14 of the first 17 points.
  • The Timberwolves led by as many as 13 before taking a 19-7 lead after one quarter.
  • NU shot 40.0 percent from the floor (6-15) while holding the Bulldogs to 11.1 percent (1-9).
  • Northwood also forced Ferris State into nine turnovers in the quarter.

SECOND QUARTER

  • The Timberwolves scored on their opening possession of the quarter and maintained control the rest of the half.
  • Northwood led by as many as 25 point before settling for a 48-25 lead at the break.
  • Both offenses had big shooting quarters in the second – NU connected on 10-15 from the floor (66.7 percent) and 5-7 from 3-point range (71.4 percent). Ferris State went 9-14 from the floor in the quarter (64.3 percent).
  • NU featured strong balance in the opening half – Northwood had no players in double figures at the break but six different players with at least six points.

THIRD QUARTER

  • Ferris State showed some fight early in the third quarter, cutting the lead down to 53-36 with just over five minutes remaining.
  • The Timberwolves finished the quarter strong, however, scoring 14 of the final 20 points to get their lead back to 66-42 heading to the fourth.
  • Northwood went just 4-14 from the floor in the third (28.6 percent), but the Timberwolves connected on three 3-pointers while going 7-8 from the foul line (87.5 percent). Ferris State finished the quarter at 36.4 percent (8-22).

FOURTH QUARTER

  • The fourth quarter was evenly played – Northwood out-scored the Bulldogs 15-14
  • Northwood led by as many as 30 before winning the game by 25.
  • The Timberwolves shot 5-15 from the floor in the fourth (33.3 percent), while Ferris State was 5-12 (41.7 percent).

GAME STATS

  • FG PERCENTAGE: Ferris State .404 (23-57), Northwood .424 (25-59)
  • 3-PT PERCENTAGE: Ferris State .200 (1-5), Northwood .478 (11-23)
  • FREE THROW PERCENTAGE: Ferris State .643 (9-14), Northwood .769 (20-26)
  • REBOUNDS: Ferris State 35 (11 offensive), Northwood 35 (11 offensive)
  • ASSISTS/TURNOVERS: Ferris State 16/21, Northwood 20/12

GAME NOTES

  • Points off turnovers were a big part of the game, as the Timberwolves out-scored the Bulldogs 23-8 for the game.
  • Northwood has now won seven straight over Ferris State and eight of nine overall.
  • The Timberwolves have also posted four straight victories in Big Rapids. Sear

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UP NEXT

  • The Timberwolves will travel to Michigan Tech Thursday (January 19). Game time is set for 5:30 p.m.