MARQUETTE, Mich. –The Northern Michigan women’s basketball team was clicking on all cylinders in its 107-75 win over Lake Erie College on Thursday night. It was the first time NMU hit the century mark since Nov. 2008 when they played Finlandia.
NMU (10-13, 5-11 GLIAC) was led by six players in double figures. Hillary Bowling led the way with 21 points on 8-of-10 shooting. Chelsea Lyons netted 19 points on 7-of-10 shooting. Steffani Stoger, Katie Becker and Kellie Rietveld chipped in with 11 apiece. Jaclyn Davey finished with 12 points off the bench.
NMU went on a 21-11 run in the middle of the first half to gain control of a tie game. Bowling hit three from deep range and Lyons added two during the run. The ‘Cats led by as many as 30 in the first half and were up 26 at half. Bowling and Lyons had more points than Lake Erie at half (33-32).
The green and gold continued dominance in the second half, leading by as many as 43. The ‘Cats shot 56 percent for the game and hit 11-of-21 from 3-point land.
LEC (3-19, 2-14 GLIAC) was led by Sarah Wojciechowski with 22 points on 7-for-10 shooting. Stephanie Rogers scored 20 and Jen Caiola had 14. The Storm shot 43.6 percent (24-55) for the game.
NMU hosts Ashland on Saturday (Feb. 17) at the Berry Events Center. Game time is set for 3 p.m. and it will be Senior Day for Stoeger, Davey, Rietveld, Erin Powers and Callie Youngman. Christa Erickson from last year’s squad will also be honored.
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