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DETROIT, Mich. â€Ã‚“ The Northern Michigan womenâ€Ã‚™sbasketball team after winning six in a row have now dropped their past twogames.  Monday night in Detroit theWildcats lost to the Wayne State University Warriors by a final count of 78-67.  The â€Ã‚˜Cats are now 7-6 overall on the seasonand 4-3 in the GLIAC.  Wayne Stateimproves to 7-7 and 5-2.

Only down by one at the half (36-35) Wayne State started thesecond half by going on an 11-5 run to grab the lead at 47-40 with 16:41 leftin the game.  The â€Ã‚˜Cats did tie the gameat 49-49 with 14:04 left in the game on a two-pointer by Michelle Moard.  With 6:02 left in the game, the Wildcats ledthe game on a basket by Wayne State transfer Tiffany Grubaugh at 60-59.  After that point in the game, the Warriorspulled away for the win with a 19-7 run.

NMU shot 40 percent from the floor for the night (24-60) asthe Warriors were shooting 36.2 percent (25-69).  From the three-point line it was almost even as the Wildcats wereshooting at a 40 percent accuracy (7-20) while Wayne State was shooting 34.6percent (9-26).  From the free throwline the Warriors were much better than the Wildcats on the night as they wereshooting their free throws at 82.6 percent (19-23) as NMU was at 63.2 percent(12-19).  The Warriors won the battle ofthe boards with 46 rebounds to the â€Ã‚˜Cats 43 boards.  Wayne State had 16 offensive rebounds on the night.

Three â€Ã‚˜Cats scored in the double-digit column as JessicaNohl led the way with 21 points. Michelle Moard ended the game with 16 points as 14 of those points camein the first half.  She also had eightrebounds for the â€Ã‚˜Cats.  Elena Keranenhad 10 points and nine boards.  KeneishaMoss led the warriors with 22 points and 14 rebounds.

NMU will be at Saginaw Valley on Saturday (Jan. 18).



Prepared By
Dave Faiella
Sports Information Director