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Women's Basketball Drops Season Opener At Findlay 71-61

Makenzie Todd
Makenzie Todd

OVERVIEW – FINDLAY

SCORE: Findlay Oilers 71, Northwood Timberwolves 61

RECORDS: Northwood (0-1), Findlay (1-0)

LOCATION: Croy Gymnasium – Findlay, Ohio

RECAP: Women's Basketball opens the 2019-20 season with a 71-61 loss to Findlay Friday afternoon (November 8)

FIRST QUARTER

  • The opening quarter was close throughout, with the biggest lead for either team standing at five points.
  • Findlay eventually took a 14-11 lead after one quarter.
  • Both teams went 4-14 from the floor in the opening quarter. The Oilers earned the lead by making four more free throws than the Timberwolves (5-1).

SECOND QUARTER

  • Findlay extended their lead to seven at 28-21 midway through the second, which was the biggest lead of the opening half.
  • Northwood finished strong, cutting the lead to 36-35 at halftime.
  • Both teams picked up their game offensively in the second – NU shot 50.0 percent (9-18) while UF finished at 46.2 percent (6-13).

THIRD QUARTER

  • The third quarter proved to be the key part of the game.
  • The Oilers scored 16 of the first 21 points to open up a 52-40 edge.
  • Findlay led by as many as 13 before taking a 58-48 lead to the fourth.
  • Northwood went 4-16 from the floor in the third (25.0 percent).
  • The shooting numbers reflected UF's advantage in the quarter: Findlay shot 53.8 percent from the floor (7-13) compared to Northwood at 28.6 percent (4-14).

FOURTH QUARTER

  • Northwood cut the lead to five early in the fourth quarter and had chances to make it a one possession game but were unable to get closer.
  • Findlay's largest lead of the fourth was 13 before taking the game 71-61.
  • Northwood shot 35.7 percent (5-14) in the fourth while Findlay finished the final quarter at 33.3 percent (4-12).

GAME STATS

  • FG PERCENTAGE: Findlay .404 (21-52), Northwood .357 (22-60)
  • 3-PT PERCENTAGE: Findlay .375 (6-16), Northwood .273 (9-33)
  • FREE THROW PERCENTAGE: Findlay .793 (23-29), Northwood .615 (8-13)
  • REBOUNDS: Findlay 44 (11 offensive), Northwood 29 (Seven offensive)
  • ASSISTS/TURNOVERS: Findlay 17/18, Northwood 13/14
  • POINTS IN THE PAINT: Findlay 26, Northwood 18
  • POINTS OFF TURNOVERS: Findlay 13, Northwood 13

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