ALLENDALE, Mich. – A tale of two different halves for the Northern Michigan University women’s basketball team at Grand Valley State on Saturday. The score was tied at 19 after 20 minutes of play. NMU in the first half was 4-22 from the floor (18.2 percent). The second half the Wildcats were 8-24 (33.3 percent). For the game the ‘Cats were 12-46 for 26.1 percent.
The second half the Lakers out-scored the ‘Cats 41-26 to take the game 60-45. NMU is now 5-9 overall and 2-4 in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC). GVSU improves to 12-3 and 5-1 respectively.
Angie Leckson led the ‘Cats with a career-high 14 points off the bench. She was the lone ‘Cats in double-figures in the scoring column. On the boards, LaShawn Lambert had a game-high 10 rebounds for a career high. Tasushauna Churchwell led the Lakers with 15 points.
From the three-point line the ‘Cats were 2-16 (12.5 percent) on the day. Natalie Larocque and Maria Kasza were the only two ‘Cats to hit from the arc. NMU made 23 trips to the free throw line and sank 19 throws (82.6 percent). The battle along the glass belonged to the ‘Cats with a 35-34 edge.
NMU is back in action on Monday (Jan. 8) in a non-conference affair against Northland College.
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