Women's Basketball Falls at Michigan Tech 72-62

Jordyn Nurenberg led all scorers with 31 points
Jordyn Nurenberg led all scorers with 31 points

OVERVIEW – MICHIGAN TECH

SCORE:  Michigan Tech 72, Northwood Timberwolves 62

RECORDS: Northwood (8-7, 5-5 GLIAC), Michigan Tech (11-4, 7-3 GLIAC)

LOCATION: SDC Gymnasium – Houghton, Mich.

RECAP: Michigan Tech uses a huge fourth quarter to post a 72-62 win over Northwood Thursday night (January 19).

FIRST QUARTER

  • Northwood scored the first five points of the game in the evenly-played opening quarter.
  • That five-point advantage proved to be the largest of the opening quarter.
  • Michigan Tech eventually led 17-15 after one
  • NU shot 46.2 percent in the frame (6-13), while Michigan Tech finished at 36.8 percent (7-19).
  • MTU did connect on all three of their 3-point attempts in the quarter.

SECOND QUARTER

  • Michigan Tech came out fast in the second quarter, scoring the first nine points to take a 28-17 lead.
  • Northwood fought back to cut the Huskies lead down to 32-25 at the break.
  • The Timberwolves struggles offensively in the second, going 4-14 from the floor (28.6 percent) and 2-6 from the foul line (33.3 percent).
  • Michigan Tech went 6-14 from the floor (42.9 percent) and 3-3 from the foul line.

THIRD QUARTER

  • Northwood put together one of their best quarters of the season in the third, out-scoring the Huskies 21-13 to earn a 46-45 lead heading to the fourth quarter.
  • The Timberwolves offense was efficient in the frame, connecting 9-13 from the floor (69.2 percent) and 2-4 from 3-point range (50.0 percent)
  • Michigan Tech shot 41.7 percent from the floor (5-12) and 3-4 from the foul line in the third (75.0 percent).

FOURTH QUARTER

  • Michigan Tech's offense was the story of the fourth quarter, as the Huskies scored 27 points.
  • The Huskies shot 70.0 percent from the floor (7-10) and 92.3 percent from the foul line (12-13).
  • Northwood was solid from the floor (7-14) but were out-scored 12-2 from the foul line in the fourth.

GAME STATS

  • FG PERCENTAGE: Michigan Tech .455 (25-55), Northwood .481 (26-54)
  • 3-PT PERCENTAGE: Michigan Tech .571 (4-7), Northwood .273 (3-11)
  • FREE THROW PERCENTAGE: Michigan Tech .900 (18-20), Northwood .583 (7-12)
  • REBOUNDS: Michigan Tech 30 (six offensive), Northwood 30 (six offensive),
  • ASSISTS/TURNOVERS: Michigan Tech 11/8, Northwood 12/11

TOP NU PERFORMERS

GAME NOTES

  • Michigan Tech has gone 88-10 at home since the 2009-10 season (.898).
  • Nurenberg finished one field goal short of the Northwood school record of 15 by Lisa Cote, which she set November 23, 1996.

UP NEXT

  • The Timberwolves will travel to Northern Michigan Saturday (January 21) for a 11 a.m. tip.