ALLENDALE, Mich. – The Northern Michigan University men’s basketball team could never get on track on Saturday at Grand Valley State University. The Lakers held a 19-point lead at the intermission (39-20) and cruised to an 87-49 conference win over the Wildcats.
NMU after winning seven games in a row have dropped its past two games to fall to 8-7 overall and 2-4 in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC). The Lakers are now 12-2 and 4-2 respectively.
NMU shot 25.9 percent from the floor in the first half on 7-27. The second half the ‘Cats were 11-27 for 40.7 percent. After 40 minutes of play the ‘Cats were 18-54 for 33.3 percent. Sebastien Salois, starting his fourth game of the season, led the team with 12 points. He was the only player in double-figures for the ‘Cats on the day. Jason Jamerson led all scorers with 25 points.
Ricky Volcy was kept below his average as he scored two points for the game. Both of his points came off of free throws. Volcy was 0-5 from the floor and had six rebounds.
NMU was 8-27 from the arc (29.6 percent). Salois made half of the three-pointers on the day. The ‘Cats made only seven trips to the charity stripe and converted five of the throws (29.6 percent). GVSU nearly double the ‘Cats in the rebounding category (49-25).
NMU will be back in action at the Berry Events Center on Thursday, Jan. 11 against Ferris State University.
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