Press Box


MARQUETTE, Mich. - The Northern Michigan Universitywomenâ€Ã‚™s basketball team won their seventh straight game on Saturday afternoonat the Berry Events Center.  At thesound of the final horn the â€Ã‚˜Cats had an 86-66 win over the visiting SaginawValley Cardinals.  With the win onSaturday afternoon the â€Ã‚˜Cats improve to 14-6 overall and 10-3 in theGLIAC.  The Cardinals fall to 4-18 and0-14.

The â€Ã‚˜Cats built a 46-24 lead at the half and never lookedback.  Three â€Ã‚˜Cats were indouble-figures after the first 20 minutes of play.  Jessica Nohl had 13 points, while Emily Samuelson added 12 andTiffany Grubaugh had 11.  NMU wasshooting 41.7 percent from the floor in the first half on 15-36 shooting.  The â€Ã‚˜Cats three-point shooting was 46.2percent as they made six of their 13 attempts.

In the second half the Cardinals out-scored the â€Ã‚˜Cats42-40.  Nohl led the â€Ã‚˜Cats on theafternoon with 19 points and seven rebounds. She was six of eight from the floor for the game.  Samuelson had 17 points and five rebounds.  Grubaugh added 11 points, six rebounds andfour assists.  Elicia Kinner led theCardinals with 25 points.

For the game the â€Ã‚˜Cats ended up shooting 44.1 percent fromthe floor (30-68) and 44.4 percent from the three-point line (8-18).  From the free throw line the â€Ã‚˜Cats were18-25 for 72 percent.  NMU had 12 morerebounds than the Cardinals at 48-36. On the offensive glass the â€Ã‚˜Cats had 19 rebounds. 

NMU will be back in action on Monday night (Feb. 10) at theBerry Events Center as they face Michigan Tech. at 5:30 p.m.



Prepared By
Dave Faiella
Sports Information Director