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Women's Basketball Earns 64-56 Road Win Over Northern Michigan

Women's Basketball Earns 64-56 Road Win Over Northern Michigan


SCORE:  Northwood Timberwolves 64, Northern Michigan Wildcats 56

RECORDS: Northwood (4-2, 1-0 GLIAC) Northern Michigan (4-4, 0-1 GLIAC)

LOCATION: Berry Event Center – Marquette, Mich.

RECAP: Northwood uses a dominant third quarter to earn a 64-56 road win over Northern Michigan Thursday night (November 30).


  • Northern Michigan led 10-8 at the first media timeout of the quarter when the Wildcats finished strong.
  • NMU scored nine of the final 12 points of the quarter to go up 19-11 after one.
  • Northwood went 4-14 from the floor in the quarter (28.6 percent), while Northern Michigan shot 9-14 (64.3 percent).


  • The Wildcats got the lead up to 14 on two separate occasions in the second quarter.
  • Northwood chipped away at the lead the remainder of the half, eventually trailing 31-22 at the break.
  • NU has the same shooting numbers in the second quarter as they did the first, going 4-14 from the floor (28.6 percent.
  • Northern Michigan cooled off in the second, shooting the same percentage as the Timberwolves in the second (4-14 – 28.6 percent)


  • The third quarter proved to be the difference in the game, as the Timberwolves dominated the frame.
  • Northwood scored 15 of the first 19 points of the second half to take their first lead of the game at 37-35.
  • NU matched their biggest lead to that point in the game by going up 44-37 heading to the fourth.
  • The Timberwolves, which out-scored the Wildcats 22-6 in the quarter, ended up shooting 53.3 percent from the floor (8-15) and 50.0 percent from 3-point range.
  • NMU struggled in the third, going 3-11 overall (27.3 percent) and 0-1 from 3-point range.


  • Northern Michigan hung around in the fourth quarter, but got no closer than four in the final 10 minutes.
  • The Wildcats were within five points with less than two minutes to go, but a Grace German layup extended the advantage to seven at 59-52.
  • Both teams shot it well from the floor in the fourth quarter – NU finished 6-9 from the floor (66.7 percent) while NMU shot 64.3 percent (9-14). Northwood made three 3-pointers to one for Northern Michigan.


  • FG PERCENTAGE: Northern Michigan .472 (25-53), Northwood .423 (22-52)
  • 3-PT PERCENTAGE: Northern Michigan .300 (3-10), Northwood .400 (10-25)
  • FREE THROW PERCENTAGE: Northern Michigan .750 (3-4), Northwood .588 (10-17)
  • REBOUNDS: Northern Michigan 29 (Eight offensive), Northwood 32 (11 offensive)
  • ASSISTS/TURNOVERS: Northern Michigan 8/12, Northwood 15/9
  • POINTS IN THE PAINT: Northern Michigan 42, Northwood 16
  • POINTS OFF TURNOVERS: Northern Michigan 11, Northwood 15


  • Grace German: 17 points (career-high), 11 rebounds (first career double-double), 8-9 from the floor, 1-1 from the foul line
  • Taylor Craymer: 15 points (career-high), 5-8 from the floor, 5-7 from 3-point range
  • Lindsay Orwat: 12 points, five assists


  • After Northern Michigan had posted six straight wins against Northwood, the Timberwolves have now won four of the last five meetings against NMU.
  • Northwood has now won four straight games after dropping their opening two contests of the season.


  • The Timberwolves will play at Michigan Tech Saturday (November 30). Game time is set for 1 p.m.