Press Box


FINDLAY, Ohio â€Ã‚“ The NMU womenâ€Ã‚™s basketball team keptrolling on Thursday night at The University of Findlay to win their sixth gamein a row.  The â€Ã‚˜Cats only shot 39percent from the floor for the game, but won the battle of the scoreboard64-50.  With the win NMU is now 7-4overall and 4-1 in the GLIAC.  TheOilers fall to 5-12 and 2-3.

The Oilers came out at the beginning of the game andcontrolled the tempo as they had the lead early in the game.  The â€Ã‚˜Cats would grab the lead for good atthe 11:43 mark of the first half on a three-pointer by Elena Keranen.  NMU had a 12 point lead at the intermissionat 31-19.  Neither team was shooting thelights out in the first 20 minutes as the â€Ã‚˜Cats were at 31.3 percent (10-32)from the floor while the Oilers were at 28 percent (7-25). 

The second half the â€Ã‚˜Cats came out and built a lead as highas 19 points. In the second half the â€Ã‚˜Cats did shoot a little bit better at 48percent (13-27) from the floor.  NMUmade 37.5 percent of their threeâ€Ã‚™s (3-8) and 80 percent of their free throws inthe second half.  For the game the â€Ã‚˜Catswere 6-19 from the three-point line (31.6 percent) and 80 percent from thecharity stripe (12-15).  NMU won theboards with 39 rebound to Findlayâ€Ã‚™s 37.

Two â€Ã‚˜Cats hit for double-digits as Tiffany Grubaugh led theway with 15 points.  Keranen had 12points and a game-high 12 rebounds.  Theâ€Ã‚˜Cats were playing without their leading scorer, Jessica Nohl, who was ill backat the teamâ€Ã‚™s hotel. Ã‚ ÃƒÃ‚‚  Lydia Carpenterled the Oilers with 12 points and 10 rebounds.

The â€Ã‚˜Cats are in action again on Saturday (Jan. 11) atHillsdale.



Prepared By
Dave Faiella
Sports Information Director