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Men's Basketball Earns 82-70 GLIAC Tournament Win Over Davenport

Men's Basketball Earns 82-70 GLIAC Tournament Win Over Davenport

OVERVIEW – DAVENPORT (GLIAC TOURNAMENT QUARTERFINALS)

SCORE: #4 Northwood Timberwolves 82, #5 Davenport Panthers 70

RECORDS: Northwood (17-12), Davenport (19-12)

LOCATION: Riepma Arena – Midland, Mich.

RECAP: Fourth-seeded Northwood men's basketball defeats No. 5 Davenport 82-70 in the GLIAC Tournament Quarterfinals Tuesday night (March 3).

FIRST HALF

  • Northwood got off to a fast start in the game, leading by as many as eight in the opening 12 minutes of the game (17-9).
  • Davenport was the better team the remainder of the half, eventually taking a 30-29 lead at the break.
  • Northwood shot the ball well in the half, going 13-25 overall (52.0 percent) while making 2-6 from the 3-point line.
  • DU finished the half shooting just 33.3 percent (10-30) but did make five 3-pointers while making 5-6 from the foul line

SECOND HALF

  • The Panthers opened up a five point lead early in the second half when Northwood took control of the game.
  • DU's lead was 34-29 when Northwood scored 22 of the next 26 points to open up a 51-38 edge.
  • The Timberwolves extended the lead to as many as 17 in the second half. DU got no closer than 11 in the final 10:29 of the game.
  • Northwood's offense had a great shooting half, going 17-25 overall (68.0 percent) and 7-11 from 3-point range (63.6 percent) and 12-15 from the foul line (80.0 percent).
  • Davenport also was strong from the floor, going 16-29 overall (55.2 percent). The Panthers were 5-15 from 3-point range (33.3 percent) and 3-4 from the foul line (75.0 percent).

GAME STATS

  • FG PERCENTAGE: Davenport .441 (26-59), Northwood .600 (30-50)
  • 3-PT PERCENTAGE: Davenport .333 (10-30), Northwood .529 (9-17)
  • FREE THROW PERCENTAGE: Davenport .765 (13-17), Northwood .684 (13-19)
  • REBOUNDS: Davenport 27 (10 offensive), Northwood 31 (Six offensive)
  • ASSISTS/TURNOVERS: Davenport 14/12, Northwood 19/11
  • POINTS IN THE PAINT: Davenport 30, Northwood 40
  • POINTS OFF TURNOVERS: Davenport 12, Northwood 9
  • SECOND CHANCE POINTS: Davenport 6, Northwood 6

TOP NU PERFORMERS

  • Jack Ammerman: 26 points (24 in the second half), 7-11 from the floor, 5-8 from 3-point range, 7-8 from the foul line
  • Danny Kolp: 17 points, seven rebounds, four blocks
  • Ja'Kavien Lewis: 15 points, four assists
  • Evan Lowden: 11 points, seven rebounds, five assists

NORTHWOOD NOTES

  • This is the first GLIAC Tournament win for Northwood since March 3, 2004, when the Timberwolves defeated Ferris State 72-71.
  • Tonight's game was the first home game for Northwood in GLIAC Tournament history.

UP NEXT

  • The Timberwolves will now take on eighth-seeded Northern Michigan in the GLIAC Tournament semifinals at Grand Valley State Saturday (March 7). Game time has not been determined yet.