OVERVIEW – LAKE SUPERIOR STATE
SCORE: Lake Superior State Lakers 80, Northwood Timberwolves 60
RECORDS: Northwood (4-8, 4-8 GLIAC), Lake Superior State (6-6, 6-6 GLIAC)
LOCATION: Riepma Arena – Midland, Mich.
RECAP: Lake Superior State rides big opening half to 80-60 win over Northwood men's basketball Friday night (February 12)
- Northwood scored the first two points of the game, but that proved to be their lone lead of the contest
- A 12-2 Laker run put LSSU on top 24-12.
- The Timberwolves got within 10 at one point, but the Lakers remained in control the remainder of the half.
- Their 50-28 lead at the break matched the biggest lead of the opening 20 minutes.
- Northwood shot 44.4 percent overall in the half, going 12-27 overall. The Timberwolves were 1-5 from 3-point range and 3-7 from the foul line (42.9 percent).
- Lake Superior State had a big half on the offensive end, going 22-34 overall (64.7 percent). The Lakers also went 4-8 from 3-point range (50.0 percent) and 2-3 from the foul line (66.7 percent).
- After LSSU pushed their lead to 59-35, Northwood started to play better and cut the lead to 59-45 with 11:58 remaining in the game.
- That is as close as NU would get, however. The Lakers got the lead to 25 two more times before winning by 20.
- NU ended the second half at 42.3 percent overall (11-26) while going 2-5 from 3-point range (40.0 percent).
- LS fell back to 37.9 percent from the floor in the second half (11-29) but did go 7-9 from the foul line (77.8 percent).
- FG PERCENTAGE: Lake Superior State .524 (33-63), Northwood .434 (23-53)
- 3-PT PERCENTAGE: Lake Superior State .455 (5-11), Northwood .118 (2-17)
- FREE THROW PERCENTAGE: Lake Superior State .750 (9-12), Northwood .500 (11-22)
- REBOUNDS: Lake Superior State 40 (10 offensive), Northwood 26 (Six offensive)
- ASSISTS/TURNOVERS: Lake Superior State 14/12., Northwood 7/13
- POINTS IN THE PAINT: Lake Superior State 46, Northwood 36
- POINTS OFF TURNOVERS: Lake Superior State 11, Northwood 11
- SECOND CHANCE POINTS: Lake Superior State 13, Northwood 5
- BENCH POINTS: Lake Superior State 21, Northwood 15
TOP NU PERFORMERS
- Jack Ammerman: 17 points (13 in the second half), five rebounds
- Quentin Richardson: 11 points, three assists
- The Timberwolves will finish their weekend series with Lake Superior State Saturday (February 13). Game time is set for 3 p.m.