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Men's Basketball Drops 80-71 Contest To Ashland

Men's Basketball Drops 80-71 Contest To Ashland

OVERVIEW – ASHLAND

SCORE: Ashland Eagles 80, Northwood Timberwolves 71

RECORDS: Northwood (8-10, 3-7 GLIAC), Ashland (9-9, 2-8 GLIAC)

LOCATION: Kates Gymnasium – Ashland, Ohio

RECAP: Ashland defeats Northwood men's basketball 80-71 in a game of contrasting halves Thursday night (January 23).

FIRST HALF

  • The defenses were the story of the low-scoring opening half.
  • Northwood led by four early (10-6) when the Eagles scored eight straight to go up 14-10.
  • A Jack Ammerman 3-pointer at the 10:43 mark gave Northwood a 17-14 lead when the NU offense went ice cold.
  • The Timberwolves did not score another point for nearly five minutes of game time, during which the Eagles scored 12 straight to go up 26-17.
  • NU responded down the stretch, scoring eight straight points in the next 3:21 to get within one.
  • Ashland hit a triple in the final seconds to take a 29-25 lead at halftime.
  • Both teams struggled shooting in the opening half – Northwood ended the opening 20 minutes going 9-29 overall (31.0 percent).
  • Ashland finished the first half at 28.1 percent overall (9-32).

SECOND HALF

  • After all the struggles in the first half, both teams offenses got rolling after the break.
  • NU got the lead down to one at 41-40 at the 15:45 mark, but that proved to be as close as the Timberwolves would get.
  • The Eagles went on an 11-0 run to take a 12 point lead (52-40) with 11:30 to go.
  • Northwood got no closer than seven the remainder of the way.
  • The Eagles were 15-25 from the floor (60.0 percent) while going 18-22 from the foul line (81.8 percent).
  • Northwood's offense was also much better after the break, finishing at 58.1 percent in the second half (18-31). NU also was 6-13 from 3-point range (46.2 percent).

GAME STATS

  • FG PERCENTAGE: Ashland .421 (24-57), Northwood .450 (27-60)
  • 3-PT PERCENTAGE: Ashland .444 (8-18), Northwood .409 (9-22)
  • FREE THROW PERCENTAGE: Ashland .800 (24-30), Northwood .667 (8-12)
  • REBOUNDS: Ashland 36 (14 offensive), Northwood 33 (11 offensive)
  • ASSISTS/TURNOVERS: Ashland 15/10, Northwood 10/14
  • POINTS IN THE PAINT: Ashland 30, Northwood 32
  • POINTS OFF TURNOVERS: Ashland 11, Northwood 10
  • SECOND CHANCE POINTS: Ashland 8, Northwood 10

TOP NU PERFORMERS

  • Trey McBride: 16 points, four rebounds three assists
  • Ammerman: 14 points, 5-9 from the floor, 4-7 from 3-point range
  • Evan Lowden: 13 points (career-high), 5-8 from the floor, 3-5 from 3-point range

UP NEXT

  • The Timberwolves will travel to Wayne State Saturday (January 25). Game time is set for 3 p.m.