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Women's Basketball Defeats Northern Michigan 48-40

Women's Basketball Defeats Northern Michigan 48-40

OVERVIEW – NORTHERN MICHIGAN

SCORE: Northwood Timberwolves 48, Northern Michigan 40

RECORDS: Northwood (6-15, 4-9 GLIAC), Northern Michigan (10-11, 7-6 GLIAC)

LOCATION: Riepma Arena – Midland, Mich.

RECAP: Northwood women's basketball finishes 2-0 week with 48-40 win over Northern Michigan Saturday afternoon (February 1).

FIRST QUARTER

  • The Wildcats led for the opening five minutes of the game, leading 9-6 at the five minute mark.
  • Northwood came back to go up 11-9, but NMU scored the final four points of the quarter to hold a 13-11 edge after one.
  • Northern Michigan ended the opening quarter at 38.5 percent overall (5-13) while going 3-3 from the foul line.
  • Northwood went 5-15 overall (33.3 percent) while making 1-5 from beyond the arc (20.0 percent).

SECOND QUARTER

  • The Timberwolves scored the first eight points of the second quarter to go up 19-13.
  • NMU responded, putting up 10 of the next 12 to go on top 23-21.
  • Northwood netted the final basket of the half to lead 24-23 at the break.
  • Northwood went just 4-14 from the floor overall (28.6 percent) but did connect on 3-8 from 3-point range (37.5 percent).
  • NMU had a high percentage in the quarter, making 5-9 from the floor (55.5 percent). Six turnovers in the quarter limited the Wildcats to 10 points.

THIRD QUARTER

  • The third quarter proved to be the key stretch of the contest, as a hot Timberwolves start pushed the advantage into double figures.
  • Northwood scored the first 10 points of the third and held the Wildcats off the board in the opening 6:36 of the half, allowing NU to go up 34-23.
  • The Wildcats cut the lead to seven (37-30) before a late triple by Northwood made the score 40-30 heading to the fourth.
  • Northwood had its best shooting quarter of the day in the third, going 6-12 overall (50.0 percent) and 4-6 from 3-point range (66.7 percent).
  • Northern Michigan struggled in the third, going 2-10 from the floor (20.0 percent).

FOURTH QUARTER

  • Northwood maintained their edge throughout the fourth, with the lead staying between seven and 11 points.
  • NMU cut the lead to 45-38 with 5:59 remaining but were held off the scoreboard over the next 5:35.
  • Neither team shot well in the fourth – NMU ended at the fourth 4-14 overall (28.6 percent).
  • Northwood went 3-13 from the floor (23.1 percent) while going 2-5 from beyond the arc.

GAME STATS

  • FG PERCENTAGE: Northern Michigan .348 (16-46), Northwood .333 (18-54)
  • 3-PT PERCENTAGE: Northern Michigan .000 (0-8), Northwood .417 (10-24)
  • FREE THROW PERCENTAGE: Northern Michigan .889 (8-9), Northwood .333 (2-3)
  • REBOUNDS: Northern Michigan 37 (Six offensive), Northwood 32 (Eight offensive)
  • ASSISTS/TURNOVERS: Northern Michigan 6/14, Northwood 14/8
  • POINTS IN THE PAINT: Northern Michigan 24, Northwood 12
  • POINTS OFF TURNOVERS: Northern Michigan 0, Northwood 15
  • SECOND CHANCE POINTS: Northern Michigan 8, Northwood 5
  • FAST BREAK POINTS: Northern Michigan 0, Northwood 3
  • BENCH POINTS: Northern Michigan 3, Northwood 35

NORTHWOOD NOTES

  • Northwood's bench was the key to the win – they scored 35 of NU's 48 points in the game. The reserves went 13-21 from the floor (61.9 percent), compared to the starters at 5-33 (15.1 percent).

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UP NEXT

  • The Timberwolves will travel to Lak Superior State Thursday (February 6). Game time is set for 5:30 p.m.