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Women's Basketball Falls To No. 6 Grand Valley State 67-51

Women's Basketball Falls To No. 6 Grand Valley State 67-51

OVERVIEW – #6 GRAND VALLEY STATE

SCORE: No. 6 Grand Valley State Lakers 67, Northwood Timberwolves 51

RECORDS: Northwood (8-17, 6-11 GLIAC), Grand Valley State (23-2, 15-2 GLIAC)

LOCATION: Riepma Arena – Midland, Mich.

RECAP: No. 6 Grand Valley State broke open a close game with a strong second half to defeat Northwood women's basketball Saturday evening (February 15).

FIRST QUARTER

  • GVSU got off to a good start, scoring the opening eight points of the while holding NU scoreless until the 3:24 mark.
  • Northwood got better as the quarter went on, eventually cutting the lead to 13-8 after one.
  • Both teams struggled shooting in the opening 10 minutes – GVSU ended at 28.6 percent (4-14) while Northwood was 3-17 (17.6 percent)
  • NU did make a pair of 3-pointers to zero for the Lakers.

SECOND QUARTER

  • The Lakers extended their lead to 19-10 before the Timberwolves finished the second strong.
  • Northwood scored eight straight points to get within one at 19-18.
  • GVSU eventually led 25-22 at the break.
  • NU had a better field goal percentage in the second, going 6-18 overall (33.3 percent) while making 2-5 from beyond the arc (40.0 percent).
  • Grand Valley State ended the second at 27.8 percent (5-18) overall and 2-6 from 3-point range (33.3 percent).

THIRD QUARTER

  • After struggling in the first half, GVSU got rolling offensively in the third.
  • GVSU scored 14 of the first 17 points of the third to go up 39-24.
  • The Lakers led by as 16 before taking a 47-33 lead to the fourth quarter.
  • Grand Valley State also picked up their offense in the quarter and eventually took a 51-48 lead into the fourth.
  • The Lakers jumped up to 64.3 percent in the quarter, making 9-14 overall.
  • Northwood was 4-15 overall (26.7 percent).

FOURTH QUARTER

  • The Lakers maintained control in the fourth, leading by as many as 21.
  • A late push by Northwood got them within 14 before falling by 16.
  • NU got better from the floor in the fourth, finishing at 47.1 percent (8-17).
  • GVSU continued their big second half on the offensive side of the floor, finishing at 58.3 percent (7-12).

GAME STATS

  • FG PERCENTAGE: Grand Valley State .431 (25-58), Northwood .313 (21-67)
  • 3-PT PERCENTAGE: Grand Valley State .294 (5-17), Northwood .250 (6-24)
  • FREE THROW PERCENTAGE: Grand Valley State .706 (12-17), Northwood .375 (3-8)
  • REBOUNDS: Grand Valley State 49 (13 offensive), Northwood 35 (13 offensive)
  • ASSISTS/TURNOVERS: Grand Valley State 11/7, Northwood 8/4
  • POINTS IN THE PAINT: Grand Valley State 38, Northwood 30
  • POINTS OFF TURNOVERS: Grand Valley State 2, Northwood 7
  • SECOND CHANCE POINTS: Grand Valley State 8, Northwood 12
  • FAST BREAK POINTS: Grand Valley State 14, Northwood 10
  • BENCH POINTS: Grand Valley State 7, Northwood 15

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