MARQUETTE, Mich. – The Northern Michigan University men’s basketball team fed off the hot shooting of sophomore guard Quinten Calloway but couldn’t overcome 20 turnovers as the Wildcats were defeated 80-62 by the No. 13-ranked University of Findlay on Saturday (Dec. 8) afternoon from the Berry Events Center.
With the loss, NMU is now 1-6 overall and 0-4 in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. Findlay moves to 5-2 and 3-1 in the conference.
NMU shot 55 percent (23-42) floor and 60 percent (9-15) from deep. Findlay was 57 percent (29-51) from the field 8-for-18 (44 percent) from three.
Calloway shot a perfect 7-for-7 from the field, including six from three-point territory and finished with a game and season-high 21 points.
The Oilers led 44-32 at halftime after shooting 67 percent. Calloway led NMU with 14 points at the half with Aaron Robinson scoring 12 for Findlay. NMU shot 52 percent in the first half and made 5-of-9 from beyond the three-point arc.
After the halftime break, the Oilers went on a 9-3 run to extend their lead to 18 five minutes in. The ‘Cats battled back, scoring eight straight points to cut the lead to 10 after back-to-back Calloway threes and a jumper by junior forward Scooter Johnson. Findlay answered with a 21-3 run in the next nine minutes to regain control and went on to win by 18.
Also in double figures for the ‘Cats was Johnson with 13 and junior forward Matthew Craggs with 12. Sophomore forward Kendall Jackson added six points and six rebounds.
Robinson had an Oiler-high 18 points on 5-for-5 from behind the arc. Mark Frilling was also in double figures with 16.
The ‘Cats travel to Ohio next week for a pair of GLIAC games at Ohio Dominican and Tiffin.
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