January 27, 2003

'Cats Use Grubaugh's Shot For Win

 

HOUGHTON, Mich. - The shots in the first half werealmost even as the Michigan Tech Huskies held a six point lead after the first20 minutes at 43-37.  The â€Ã‚˜Cats were15-31 for 48.4 percent while the Huskies were 16-33 for 48.5 percent.  Down by as many as 11 points in the secondhalf the â€Ã‚˜Cats took a shot by Tiffany Grubaugh, actually she just threw it upas she was in the lane, with 18 seconds left in the game to come out with a76-74 win against the Huskies on Monday night at the SDC at Michigan Tech.  The â€Ã‚˜Cats with the win won their fourthgame.  NMU is now 11-6 on the season and7-3 in the GLIAC.  The Huskies fall to 11-8and 6-4. 

Jessica Nohl and Emily Samuelson led the â€Ã‚˜Cats in the firsthalf with 12 and 11 points respectively. The Huskies were crashing the boards a little bit more than the â€Ã‚˜Cats inthe first half as Tech held a 21 to 14 rebounding advantage.  Tech had five offensive rebounds to theâ€Ã‚˜Cats two in the first half.

Grubaugh ended the night with 27 points.  She converted seven of her nine three-pointattempts.  Her seven three-pointers is anew career-high. Ã‚  Nohl had 18 points inthe win while Samuelson had 16 points. Elena Keranen led the â€Ã‚˜Cats on the boards with nine rebounds. 

For the game the â€Ã‚˜Cats were 29-56 from the floor (51.8percent) and 10-18 from the three-point line (55.6 percent).  NMU was 8-13 from the free throw line (61.5percent).  Tech did out-rebound theâ€Ã‚˜Cats by a 33 to 31 margin.  The Huskieshad 10 offensive rebounds on the night. 

NMU hits the road later in the week to take on Grand ValleyState (Jan. 30) and Ferris State (Feb. 1).

 



Prepared By
Dave Faiella
Sports Information Director
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