OVERVIEW – TIFFIN
SCORE: Northwood Timberwolves 56, Tiffin Dragons 39
RECORDS: Northwood (16-9, 12-7 GLIAC), Tiffin (9-18, 5-14 GLIAC)
LOCATION: Gilmour Center – Tiffin, Ohio
RECAP: Northwood overcomes slow start on their way to a 56-39 win at Tiffin (February 22).
- The Dragons got off to a fast start, scoring the first seven points of the game.
- After being held off the scoreboard for the first 4:20 of the game, Northwood was the better team the remainder of the quarter.
- NU went on a 13-2 run before taking a 13-11 lead after the opening quarter.
- Tiffin shot 35.7 percent from the floor (5-14) while holding Northwood to 26.7 percent (4-15).
- Northwood expanded their lead to nine (20-11) midway through the second before the Dragons made a late push.
- Tiffin scored 12 of the final 14 points to send the game to the break with the Timberwolves leading 23-22.
- Both teams struggled from the floor in the second quarter – NU went 4-19 (21.1 percent) while TU was 3-12 (25.0 percent).
- The score remained extremely tight until the final minutes of the third quarter.
- Northwood scored seven of the final eight points in the last 1:37 to go up 37-29 heading to the fourth quarter.
- NU got their field goal percentage up to 40.0 percent (6-15) while TU ended the third at 20.0 percent (2-10).
- Northwood got the up to 10 twice early in the fourth before the Dragons got the advantage down to 43-39 with 3:10 remaining.
- NU completely controlled the rest of the game, scoring the final 13 points of the contest over the final 2:37.
- Northwood struggled again from the floor (3-13 – 23.1 percent), but connected on 13 free throws in the quarter.
- Tiffin went 4-14 from the floor in the fourth (4-14).
- FG PERCENTAGE: Tiffin .280 (14-50), Northwood .274 (17-62)
- 3-PT PERCENTAGE: Tiffin .412 (717), Northwood .200 (5-25)
- FREE THROW PERCENTAGE: Tiffin .500 (4-8), Northwood .708 (17-24)
- REBOUNDS: Tiffin 41 (six offensive), Northwood 47 (13 offensive)
- ASSISTS/TURNOVERS: Tiffin 5/22, Northwood 9/10
- POINTS IN THE PAINT: Tiffin 10, Northwood 18
- POINTS OFF TURNOVERS: Tiffin 8, Northwood 13
TOP NU PERFORMERS
- Maddy Seeley: 12 points
- Hunter Viitala: 10 points, 10 rebounds (first career double-double)
- Grace German: Eight points, 12 rebounds
- The Timberwolves will finish the regular season by traveling to No. 1 Ashland Saturday (February 22). Game time is set for 1 p.m.