MARQUETTE, Mich.—The Northern Michigan University women’s basketball team saw its three game win streak come to end on Saturday afternoon after dropping a 77-65 contest to #19 ranked Michigan Technological University. It was the first Great Lakes Intercollegiate Conference (GLIAC) game for either school this season. With the loss NMU now sits at 4-3 on the season and 0-1 in conference play. Michigan Tech improves drops to 4-1 and 1-0 on the season.
MTU started the game strong shooting 48 percent from the field. Lisa Staehlin paced the Huskies with 13 points in the first half. The Huskies led by as many as 13 in the first half and had the 34-23 lead at half. MTU out rebounded the ‘Cats 19-16 in the opening period.
The ‘Cats struggled in the first half shooting just 12 percent from behind the arc and their field goal was just at 31 percent. Chelsea Lyons scored eight points off the bench to spark NMU. Lyons also had five rebounds early on.
Staehlin led all Huskies scorers with a game-high 23 points. Lucy Dernovsek recorded her first double-double of the season scoring 11 points and hauled down 10 boards. As a team MTU shot 50 percent for the day and 81 percent from the foul line.
Lyons had a dazzling second half as she scored 15 of her game high 23 points in fashion. The 5-8 guard also brought down a game-high 11 rebounds. Staci Beckel had another solid performance adding 14 points and five rebounds. Senior guard Steffani Stoeger chipped in with 11 points.
NMU next will host Wisconsin-Parkside next Saturday night at the Berry Events Center. Tip-off is set for 5:30 p.m.
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