QUINCY, Ill. – The Northern Michigan University women’s basketball team found Quincy University’s scoring attack too strong to handle as Quincy defeated the ‘Cats, 92-54, on Saturday, November 20. The game had seven players score in double digits, five of whom were from Quincy with Staci Beckel and Chelsea Lyons being the only Wildcats with double digit points. The game concluded the Quincy/Subway Tipoff Tournament which recognized Quincy as the champions. The Wildcats are now 1-2 on the year while Quincy improves to 3-0 on the season.
The Wildcats held their lone lead of the game at 5-4 in the first half and trailed 37-30 when the half ended. The ‘Cats played Quincy evenly throughout the half but Quincy hit eight shots from behind the three-point arc in comparison to four by the ‘Cats.
In the second half Quincy came out strong and never looked back. The difference maker in the half was the shooting percentage. Quincy shot 73.3% from the field, 60% from three-point range, and 83.3% from the charity stripe in comparison to 32.1%, 33.3%, and 50.0% by the ‘Cats, respectively.
Leading the Wildcats in the loss were Chelsea Lyons with 19 points, Erin Powers with seven rebounds, and Staci Becky with 12 points, seven rebounds and two blocks.
Up next for the 'Cats is a home game as they host Finlandia on Tuesday, November 23 at 5:30 p.m. at the Berry Events Center.
NOTE: Staci Beckel was named to the All-Tournament team.