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Lonnie Griffin Earns First Northwood Victory As NU Wins At Davenport 75-51

Lonnie Griffin Earns First Northwood Victory As NU Wins At Davenport 75-51

OVERVIEW – DAVENPORT

SCORE: Northwood Timberwolves 75, Davenport Panthers 51

RECORDS: Northwood (1-0, 1-0 GLIAC), Davenport (0-1, 0-1 GLIAC)

LOCATION: DU Student Center – Grand Rapids, Mich.

RECAP: Lonnie Griffin picks up a victory in his first game as head coach at Northwood as the Timberwolves control play from the start in a 75-51 win at Davenport Friday night (January 8).

FIRST HALF

  • Davenport led 8-2 to start the game, but that would prove to be their biggest lead of the night.
  • Northwood took the lead for good at 14-12.
  • NU led 17-14 with 10 minutes remaining in the half before finishing strong, out-scoring DU 23-14 the rest of the half to go up 40-28 at the break.
  • The Timberwolves shot the ball well in the opening 20 minutes, going 16-31 overall (51.6 percent) and 5-10 from 3-point range (50.0 percent)
  • DU ended the first at 33.3 percent overall (10-30) while missing all eight of their 3-point attempts.

SECOND HALF

  • The Panthers cut the lead down to nine three times early in the second half, which proved to be as close as Davenport would get.
  • NU's led by at least 14 over the final 10 minutes.
  • Northwood's 24 point lead at the end of the game was their biggest of the night.
  • The Timberwolves shot 48.1 percent from the floor in the second half (13-27) despite going just 1-9 from 3-point range. NU did go 8-10 from the foul line in the final 20 minutes
  • Davenport struggles from the floor continues in the second half, going 4-19 overall (21.1 percent) and 1-6 from 3-point range (16.7 percent). The Panthers went 14-21 from the foul line in the half (66.7 percent).

GAME STATS

  • FG PERCENTAGE: Davenport .286 (14-49), Northwood .500 (29-58)
  • 3-PT PERCENTAGE: Davenport .071 (1-14), Northwood .316 (6-19)
  • FREE THROW PERCENTAGE: Davenport .667 (22-33), Northwood .733 (11-15)
  • REBOUNDS: Davenport 25 (10 offensive), Northwood 45 (14 offensive)
  • ASSISTS/TURNOVERS: Davenport 5/13, Northwood 11/16
  • POINTS IN THE PAINT: Davenport 26, Northwood 32
  • POINTS OFF TURNOVERS: Davenport 11, Northwood 14
  • SECOND CHANCE POINTS: Davenport 7, Northwood 14
  • BENCH POINTS: Davenport 9, Northwood 32

TOP NU PERFORMERS

  • Evan Lowden: 20 points, 6-7 from the floor, 3-3 from 3-point range, seven rebounds
  • De'Airrus Ware: 10 points (career-high), 5-8 from the floor, seven rebounds

NORTHWOOD NOTES

  • Eleven different players scored points in the game for Northwood

UP NEXT

  • The Timberwolves will face Davenport for the second game of the weekend series Saturday (January 9). Game time is set for 1 p.m.