OVERVIEW – GRACE BIBLE
SCORE: Northwood Timberwolves 88, Grace Bible Tigers 65
RECORDS: Northwood (8-11), Grace Bible (10-15)
LOCATION: Riepma Arena – Midland, Mich.
RECAP: Northwood earns fifth straight win, defeating Grace Bible 88-65 win Wednesday night (January 24).
- Northwood grabbed the early advantage with 22 of the first 30 points less than nine minutes in.
- That edge would only continue to grow. Ending the half on a 23-10 run to lead 47-21 at the break.
- Northwood shot a solid 51.4 percent on their attempts from the field (19-37), while Grace Bible finished at 25.9 percent (7-27). NU also connected on nine 3-point field goals.
- Grace Bible played better in the second half, but got no closer than 21 points.
- Northwood led by as many as 31 (84-53).
- The Timberwolves shot even better in the second half, hitting 59.1 percent of their attempts (13-22) from the floor. The Tigers shot 48.4 percent (15-31), which included nine 3-pointers.
- FG PERCENTAGE: Grace Bible .379 (22-58), Northwood .533 (32-60)
- 3-PT PERCENTAGE: Grace Bible .414 (12-29), Northwood .433 (13-30)
- FREE THROW PERCENTAGE: Grace Bible .529 (9-17), Northwood .846 (11-13)
- REBOUNDS: Grace Bible 29 (11 offensive), Northwood 41 (12 offensive)
- ASSISTS/TURNOVERS: Grace Bible 13/12, Northwood 23/10
- POINTS IN THE PAINT: Grace Bible 14, Northwood 30
- POINTS OFF TURNOVERS: Grace Bible 9, Northwood 15
TOP NU PERFORMERS
- Demitri Martin: 15 points, 6-12 from the floor
- Nick Spitzley: 15 points, 5-11 from 3-point range
- Alec Marty: 12 points, seven assists, two steals
- David Jelinek: 12 points, five rebounds, 4-5 from the floor
- Nate Georgeton: 10 points four rebounds, three assists
- The Timberwolves have now won both matchups against the Tigers in the series history. Northwood came out on top 75-63 in the previous matchup on January 5, 2012.
- The Timberwolves earned their fifth straight victory and are currently on their first five-game winning streak since they won five straight from January 11-25, 2014.
- Nick Spitzley had his third game with at least five three-pointers this season.
- The Timberwolves will travel to Saginaw Valley State Saturday (January 27) for a game against the rival Cardinals. Game time is set for 6 p.m.