January 1, 2003

NMU Survives Crazy Game

 

 

 

 

MARQUETTE, Mich. - The NMU menâ€Ã‚™s basketball team won a wild and crazy game Tuesday atthe Berry Events Center.  A total of 26fouls were called on Gannon while the â€Ã‚˜Cats were whistled 17 times.  But a total of five technical fouls werecalled and two Gannon players were ejected from the game.  After the dust had settled the â€Ã‚˜Cats cameaway with a big GLIAC win as they defeated the Golden Knights of Gannon by ascore of 77-65.  NMU is now 6-4 overallon the season and 2-0 in the GLIAC while Gannon is 10-3 and 2-1.

The â€Ã‚˜Cats had the momentum as they went on a 9-0 run at theend of the first half to take the lead at the intermission at 43-33.  To start the second half Milan Azanjac andBilly Hill converted lay ups to build the lead to 11 points.  Gannon took the lead at 59-58 with a littleover nine minutes left in the game, but the â€Ã‚˜Cats came back.  Antwuan Holt made a three-pointer with overeight minutes left to give NMU the lead for good at 61-59. 

For the game NMU was 27-53 from the floor (50 percent) whileGannon was 23-50 (46 percent).  From thethree-point line the Golden Knights were 8-14 (57 percent) while the â€Ã‚˜Cats wereshooting 30 percent (7-23) from the arch. NMU had the advantage in the rebounding department with a 32 to 30 edge.

Azanjac led the way for NMU with 17 points.  Two â€Ã‚˜Cats hit for 14 points each as Holt andBilly Hill hit for that number.  MarcoVolcy had 12 points and eight rebounds for the game. Steve Watts came off thebench to contribute 12 points and six rebounds.

NMU will be in action on Thursday, Jan. 2 against Ashland atthe Berry Events Center.

 

 

 



Prepared By
Dave Faiella
Sports Information Director
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