MARQUETTE, Mich. – After spending the last month on the road, the Northern Michigan women’s basketball team returns home to the Berry Events Center this week to open its Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference home schedule.
The Wildcats have been on the road since Nov. 18 and have not played at the Berry since hosting Minnesota-Duluth in their home opener on Nov. 13. NMU hosts Tiffin on (Dec. 8) and Ohio Dominican on (Dec. 10).
The ‘Cats are coming off of a tough 72-49 loss to No. 8 Michigan Tech in its GLIAC opener. A streaky outside shooting performance by the Huskies carried them to a win, as MTU shot 56.5 percent from beyond the arc. NMU was led by senior forward Hillary Bowling with 13 points and freshman guard Alyssa Colla, who tied a career high for the second straight contest with 12 points.
The Dragons enter the weekend winners of four of their first five games. Tiffin is 4-1 overall and 1-1 in the GLIAC, recently picking up its first conference win against Ferris State and dropping a close contest to Grand Valley State.
Tiffin is led by senior guard Mandy Jaeb. The senior leads the Dragons in scoring, averaging 16 points per game and 4.4 rebounds.
NMU is 5-1 all-time against Tiffin and 2-0 at home, with the series dating back to the 2008-09 season. The ‘Cats dropped last season’s meeting 47-36 in Tiffin, Ohio.
Tipoff is set for 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 8.
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