January 23, 2003

'Cats Make Free Throws Down The Stretch

 

MARQUETTE, Mich. â€Ã‚“ The Northern Michigan Universitywomenâ€Ã‚™s basketball team used a late run to take the Thursday night game againstNorthwood University at the Berry Events Center by a count of 66-62.  NMU had 24 steals on the night, while theTimberwolves turned the ball over 32 times. The â€Ã‚˜Cats are now 10-6 on the season and 6-3 in the GLIAC.  Northwood falls to 6-11 and 2-7.

The game was tied seven times on the night as NMU had thelead for good at 61-60 with 1:54 left in the game.  The rest of the way the â€Ã‚˜Cats used five made free throws stand upfor the win.  Elena Keranen made fourfree throws and Jessica Nohl made one down the stretch for the win.  For the game the â€Ã‚˜Cats shot 62.5 percentfrom the free throw line (15-24).

Northwood shot better than the â€Ã‚˜Cats from the floor as theywere at 44.6 percent (25-56) while NMU was just shooting 38.7 percent(24-62).  Both teams were about even inthe three-point category as NMU was 3-15 (20 percent) and the Timberwolves were3-14 (21.4 percent).  The Timberwolveshad a 15 rebound advantage over the â€Ã‚˜Cats at 46 rebounds to 31.  Northwood had 11 rebounds off the offensiveglass.

Emily Samuelson and Keranen both had 16 points to lead thesquad on the night.  Keranen also hadeight rebounds.  Nohl chipped in with 10points.

NMU will be back in action on Monday, Jan. 27 at MichiganTech.

 



Prepared By
Dave Faiella
Sports Information Director
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