January 10, 2012

Women's Basketball Hits the Road

Freshman guard Alyssa Colla
Freshman guard Alyssa Colla

MARQUETTE, Mich. – The Northern Michigan women’s basketball team returns to the road this week, traveling to divisional foes Saginaw Valley State (Jan. 12) and Lake Superior State (Jan. 14) for a pair of Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference contests.

NMU looks to get back into the conference win column after dropping two straight in GLIAC play.

The ‘Cats come into the matchup at 6-7 on the season and 2-4 in the GLIAC. NMU is fresh off of a 66-60 loss to rival No. 21 Michigan Tech. Senior guard Chelsea Lyons led all scorers with a career-high 29 points. The senior led a furious comeback by the ‘Cats in the final two minutes of play that just fell short.

The Cardinals enter the contest at 3-10 on the season and 1-5 in the GLIAC. SVSU has dropped three straight, with losses coming to Grand Valley State and Ferris State last weekend. The Cardinals lone conference win came against LSSU back on Dec. 1.

The ‘Cats lead the series all-time 40-22, dating back to the 1975-76 season. The two teams split last season’s series, with both teams picking up wins in their home court.

The Lakers enter Saturday’s matinee at 5-8 on the season and 1-5 in the GLIAC. The Lakers have dropped two straight, with losses coming to Ferris State and Grand Valley State. LSSU’s lone GLIAC win came against SVSU.

NMU leads the series all-time 46-36, dating back to the 1974-75 season. The Lakers however have won eight of the last 10 meetings, including both one year ago.

Thursday’s game is part of a doubleheader, with the men’s game set to tipoff at 8 p.m. Saturday’s tipoff is scheduled for 1 p.m.

GAME NOTES

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