INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Northern Michigan women’s basketball team dropped its second straight contest, falling 68-55 to the University of Indianapolis on Saturday (Nov. 26) at the University of Indianapolis Thanksgiving Tournament.
With the loss, the Wildcats fall to (2-3) on the season, while the Greyhounds improve to (3-2).
NMU took the lead early in the first half, jumping out to a 5-0 lead before Indianapolis went on an 8-2 run to take the lead for good. The Greyhounds led by 10 points at the half, 30-20.
The ‘Cats were unable to grab a lead in the second half despite strong charges down the stretch to trim the Greyhounds lead to single digits. Foul trouble in the final four minutes of the game cost NMU, as Indianapolis was 8-for-10 from the charity stripe in the second half.
Senior guard Chelsea Lyons led the way for the ‘Cats, scoring 16 points and adding three rebounds. Freshman guard Eryn Maday scored a career high 11 points and also added three boards.
Indianapolis was led by Sydney Weinert with 26 points and six blocks. The Greyhounds were also led by Kristin Turner and Katy McIntosh, who each scored 13 points. The three players combined to score 52 of the teams 68 points.
NMU shot only 35.8 percent from the field (19-53) and 31.8 percent (7-22) from beyond the arc. The ‘Cats also had 31 points from their bench, including eight points from freshman forward Abbey DeBruin.
NMU won the battle of the boards, out-rebounding Indianapolis 33-31. The ‘Cats also forced 15 turnovers on 12 steals.
NMU will look to regroup next weekend when they face rival Michigan Tech at 1 p.m., Saturday (Dec. 3) in Houghton to start Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference play.
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