Press Box

February 2, 2003

February 2, 2003


BIG RAPIDS, Mich. â€Ã‚“ Saturday afternoon at FerrisState the Northern Michigan University womenâ€Ã‚™s basketball team found theshooting touch in the first half as the â€Ã‚˜Cats shot 64.5 percent form the floor(20-31) to take a 17 point lead at the half. NMU won the game 89-79.  With thevictory over the Bulldogs on Saturday the â€Ã‚˜Cats are now 13-6 overall and 9-3 inthe GLIAC.  Also the â€Ã‚˜Cats have won sixgames in a row.  Ferris State falls to11-8 and 6-6.

NMU led almost the entire game as they built a lead  as large as 18 points at 77-59 with 7:40left in the game.  The Bulldogs finishedthe game with a nine to three run for the final margin.  The â€Ã‚˜Cats cooled off a bit in the secondhalf as they just shot 42.3 percent from the floor (11-26).  NMU ended the game by shooting 54.4 percent(31-57).  From the three-point line theâ€Ã‚˜Cats were 9-17 (52.9 percent) and from the free throw line the team was 18-25for 72 percent.  On the boards the â€Ã‚˜Catshad 39 rebounds to the Bulldogs 34. Ferris State did have 12 offensive rebounds to NMUâ€Ã‚™s seven.

Tiffany Grubaugh led the â€Ã‚˜Cats on the afternoon with 24points, five rebounds and six assists. Jessica Nohl had 14 points and 10 boards.  Emily Samuelson chipped in with 12 points and eight assists.

The team will be back in action next Saturday (Feb. 8) atthe Berry Events Center against Saginaw Valley State University.



Prepared By
Dave Faiella
Sports Information Director