January 4, 2003

'Cats Win Fifth Straight

 

 

 

 

MARQUETTE, Mich. â€Ã‚“ The Northern Michigan womenâ€Ã‚™sbasketball team won their fifth game in a row on Saturday afternoon at theBerry Events Center. Ã‚  The Wildcatseasily defeated Mercyhurst by a score of 91-62.  With the win the Wildcats are now 6-4 overall on the season and3-1 in the GLIAC.  Mercyhurst falls to3-10 overall and 0-5 in the conference.

NMU held the lead the whole game as the Lakers got to withinone point at 12-11 with 14:58 left in the first half.  The Wildcats went on a 35-13 run to end the first half.

The second half the Wildcats came out and controlled thehalf by building a 35 point lead with 10:29 left in the game.  NMU only out-scored the Lakers 44 to 38 forthe second half.

Jessica Nohl led three players in double-digits in scoringwith 24 points.  Nohl leads the teamwith an 18.9 ppg average.  EmilySamuelson added 18 points while Tera Opperman had 12 points.  Elena Keranen led all players with 10rebounds.  As a team the Wildcats shotalmost 47 percent from the floor for the game (30-64).  Behind the three-point line the Wildcatswere 8-23 (34.8 percent) and were 23-33 at the free throw line (69.7percent).  NMU won the rebounding battleby out-rebounding the Lakers 41-34. 

The Wildcats will have a GLIAC South swing next week as theyare at Findlay (Jan. 9), Hillsdale (Jan. 11) and Wayne State (Jan. 13).

 



Prepared By
Dave Faiella
Sports Information Director
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