OVERVIEW – WISCONSIN-PARKSIDE
SCORE: Northwood Timberwolves 83, Wisconsin-Parkside Rangers 75
RECORDS: Northwood (8-3), Wisconsin-Parkside (5-9)
LOCATION: Desimone Gymnasium – Kenosha, Wisc.
RECAP: Northwood rallies from a 15-point deficit to earn an 83-75 win over Wisconsin-Parkside Sunday afternoon (December 31).
- Northwood led 3-2 early, but that would prove to be their last lead until the fourth quarter.
- The Rangers eventually led 23-17 after one.
- The Timberwolves ended the quarter shooting 45.5 percent overall (5-11), while UWP ended up at 42.9 percent (6-14).
- Both teams got the foul line 10 times in the first – UWP went 8-10 while NU finished at 6-10.
- Both teams' offenses executed well in the second quarter, but it was Wisconsin-Parkside who had the better of the play.
- The Rangers led by as many as 15 in the quarter before eventually leading 49-38 at the break.
- Wisconsin-Parkside shot 60.0 percent overall (9-15), 50.0 percent from 3-point range (4-8) and 100 percent from the foul line (4-4).
- Northwood's numbers were also strong: 53.8 percent overall (7-13), 66.7 percent from 3-point range (4-6) and 75.0 percent from the foul line (3-4).
- After a high-scoring second quarter, the third quarter started slowly – 3:30 into the second half, the two teams combined for just five points.
- The Timberwolves, a team that plays almost exclusively man-to-man defense, made the switch to a 2-3 zone in the third quarter. That switch was a big part of Northwood getting back into the game.
- Northwood trailed by 14 early in the third quarter (53-39) before NU scored 14 of the final 17 points of the frame to send the game to the fourth with Wisconsin-Parkside leading 56-53.
- Both teams struggled from the floor in the third – Northwood finished at 26.3 percent overall (5-19) and missed all seven of their 3-point shots. Wisconsin-Parkside ended the third at 21.4 percent (3-14) overall and 14.3 percent from 3-point range.
- A big part of NU's advantage in the third quarter came in rebounding, where the Timberwolves held an 18-6 edge on the glass.
- Northwood took their first lead since 3-2 at 57-56 with 9:28 remaining in the game.
- The Timberwolves went on top for good at 60-59. Their eight-point advantage at the end of the game was the largest for Northwood in the game.
- After struggling in the third quarter, the Northwood put up 30 points in the fourth quarter thanks to shooting 70.0 percent overall (7-10) and 93.3 percent from the foul line (14-15). The Timberwolves also went 2-3 from beyond the arc.
- UWP ended up at 42.1 percent from the floor in the fourth quarter (8-19) and 25.0 percent from 3-point range (2-8).
- Northwood continued to control the glass in the fourth quarter, out-rebounding the Rangers 10-3. That gave Northwood a 28-9 edge in rebounds for the second half.
- FG PERCENTAGE: Wisconsin-Parkside .419 (26-62), Northwood .453 (24-53)
- 3-PT PERCENTAGE: Wisconsin-Parkside .333 (10-30), Northwood .368 (7-19)
- FREE THROW PERCENTAGE: Wisconsin-Parkside .722 (13-18), Northwood .800 (28-35)
- REBOUNDS: Wisconsin-Parkside 27 (nine offensive), Northwood 44 (14 offensive)
- ASSISTS/TURNOVERS: Wisconsin-Parkside 17/11, Northwood 14/16
- POINTS IN THE PAINT: Wisconsin-Parkside 16, Northwood 30
- POINTS OFF TURNOVERS: Wisconsin-Parkside 10, Northwood 17
TOP NU PERFORMERS
- Karli Herrington: 21 points, 12 rebounds, 7-12 from the floor, 7-7 from the foul line
- Maddy Seeley: 21 points, six rebounds, two steals
- Lindsay Orwat: 13 points
- Grace German: 10 points
- Taylor Craymer: 11 rebounds
- Northwood has now won four straight and eight of nine after starting the year 0-2
- The Timberwolves 8-3 record is their best after 11 games since 2008-09, when NU started the year 9-2. That team finished with a school-record 21 victories and reached the NCAA Tournament.
- The Timberwolves will return to Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference play with a home game against Grand Valley State Thursday night (January 4). Game time is set for 6 p.m.