OVERVIEW – PURDUE NORTHWEST
SCORE: Northwood Timberwolves 91, Purdue Northwest Pride 66
RECORDS: Northwood (9-4, 5-2 GLIAC), Purdue Northwest (2-10, 1-6 GLIAC)
LOCATION: H.D. Kesling Gymnasium – Westville, Ind.
RECAP: Northwood connects on a school-record 14 3-pointers in a convincing 91-66 road win over Purdue Northwest Saturday afternoon (January 6).
- Northwood got their record-breaking 3-point day with the opening basket of the game on a triple by Lindsay Orwat. That gave the Timberwolves a lead they would not give up.
- The Timberwolves scored eight of the first nine points of the game and eventually opened up a 30-15 lead after the opening quarter.
- Northwood shot 55.6 percent overall (10-18) and 50.0 percent from beyond the arc (5-10). Purdue Northwest ended up at 27.8 percent overall (5-18) and 33.3 percent from the foul line (2-6).
- NU's offense was not as sharp in the second quarter, but the Timberwolves maintained control of the contest.
- Purdue Northwest got no closer than 13 points in the quarter. Northwood led by as many as 24 before standing with a 49-27 advantage at the break.
- Northwood ended up shooting 42.9 percent (6-14) compared to 27.3 percent for Purdue Northwest (3-11). Northwood connected on three 3-pointers compared to one for the Pride.
- Northwood got the advantage up to 25 early in the third quarter, thanks to inside play.
- After shooting 18 three-pointers in the first half, NU shot just three in the third quarter.
- Northwood ended up with a 66-45 lead heading to the fourth quarter.
- The Timberwolves went 8-15 from the floor in the third (53.3 percent), while Purdue Northwest ended up at 43.8 percent (7-16).
- Purdue Northwest hit back-to-back 3-pointers to start the fourth quarter to cut the advantage down to 66-51 with 9:12 remaining.
- Northwood responded to that burst with strong 3-point shooting of their own. The Timberwolves hit five 3-pointers the rest of the way.
- That allowed NU to go up by as many as 30 down the stretch (91-61).
- Northwood finished the fourth quarter at 50.0 percent (10-20) and 45.5 percent from 3-point range (5-11).
- Purdue Northwest also had a good quarter offensively, scoring 21 points thanks to also going 5-11 from the 3-point line (45.5 percent). The Pride ended up at 38.9 percent overall in the quarter (7-18).
- FG PERCENTAGE: Purdue Northwest .349 (22-63), Northwood .507 (34-67)
- 3-PT PERCENTAGE: Purdue Northwest .407 (11-27), Northwood .438 (14-32)
- FREE THROW PERCENTAGE: Purdue Northwest .579 (11-19), Northwood .643 (9-14)
- REBOUNDS: Purdue Northwest 35 (13 offensive), Northwood 41 (10 offensive)
- ASSISTS/TURNOVERS: Purdue Northwest 10/14, Northwood 20/9
- POINTS IN THE PAINT: Purdue Northwest 22, Northwood 32
- POINTS OFF TURNOVERS: Purdue Northwest 11, Northwood 11
- SECOND CHANCE POINTS: Purdue Northwest 12, Northwood 14
- BENCH POINTS: Purdue Northwest 30, Northwood 44
TOP NU PERFORMERS
- Lindsay Orwat: 24 points, 8-12 from the floor, 4-6 from 3-point range, seven rebounds
- Taylor Craymer: 14 points, 4-8 from 3-point range
- Karli Herrington: 13 points, seven rebounds
- Kenzie Seeley: 12 points (career-high), 5-6 from the floor, 2-3 from 3-point range
- Northwood finished the game with 14 3-pointers, setting a new school record. The Timberwolves have hit 13 twice for the old mark – both within the last year (Lake Superior State – 2/23/17, Indianapolis – 11/18/17).
- The Timberwolves will travel to Davenport Thursday (January 11). Game time is set for 5:30 p.m.