MARQUETTE, Mich. – The Northern Michigan University women’s basketball team was led by Allison Carroll’s game-high 19 points on Thursday night against Saginaw Valley State. SVSU took the game by a score of 63-56.
With the loss the Wildcats drop to 2-5 on the season and 1-2 in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC). The Cardinals improve to 1-4 and 1-2 respectively.
NMU was down by 12 points at the half (37-25). LaShawn Lambert sank two free throws with about six minutes left in the game which cut the lead to 53-45. SVSU went up again by double-digits over the next four plus minutes.
Cassie Hegbloom converted a lay-up with two minutes left in the game with the ‘Cats trailing by eight (60-52). With 1:41 left Lambert had the ‘Cats knocking on the door down only six points (60-54). SVSU held on from there to take the game.
Carroll was the lone ‘Cat in double-digits in the scoring column. She also had a game-high nine rebounds. NMU did turn the ball over 26 times for the game. LaTille Ross led the Cardinals with 17 points.
NMU won the battle along the boards by a 28-23 count. The NMU defense held SVSU to 48 percent shooting (24-50) from the floor for the game. The ‘Cats were 19-37 for 51.4 percent from the floor. NMU was 3-11 from three-point land (27.3 percent) and 15-19 from the free throw line (78.9 percent).
The ‘Cats will be in action again on Dec. 16 against Ashland at the Berry Events Center.
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