MARQUETTE, Mich. – Everyone who played for the Northern Michigan University Wildcats on Monday night scored. A total of eight different NMU players scored in double-figures as the ‘Cats rolled over Finlandia 123-68.
With the win the ‘Cats have won five games in a row as they have all been at home and now stand at 6-5 on the season. The Lions fall to 2-9.
Except for a 2-2 tie a little under a minute into the game the ‘Cats led the entire way. NMU was up 74-35 at the half as the team shot 71.1 percent from the floor on 27-38.
The second half the ‘Cats built upon its lead and cruised the rest of the way. In the half the ‘Cats were 18-38 for 47.4 percent.
Freshman Sebastien Salois had a career-night with 18 points and six rebounds all off the bench. Another freshman Jerard Ajami, came off the bench, and had a career-night with 16 points and seven rebounds. Three starters Jake Suardini, Will Washington and Steve Kaiser had 15 points each.
John Lane had a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds. His points tied a career high while his rebounds were a career high. Victor Harrington led the Lions with 20 points.
For the game the ‘Cats were 45-76 from the floor for 59.2 percent. For the second game in a row NMU sank 15 three-pointers in 34 attempts (44.1 percent). From the charity stripe NMU was 18-24 for 75 percent. The ‘Cats had control of the boards with a 52-31 advantage. All but one player had at least one assist on the night as a team the ‘Cats had 33 assists for the game.
NMU will take a little break for Christmas before facing UW-Stevens Point on Dec. 28 at the Berry Events Center.
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