Press Box


MARQUETTE, Mich. â€Ã‚“ The Michigan Tech Huskies womenâ€Ã‚™sbasketball team must really like the Berry Events Center. For the fifthconsecutive year the Huskies defeated the Wildcats in Marquette, this time itwas 76-60 on Monday night.  With the winon Monday night the Huskies are now 13-10 overall and 8-6 in the GLIAC.  While with the loss the â€Ã‚˜Cats are now 14-7and 10-4.

Trailing by one after the break, the Huskies went on a 14 totwo run in the first four plus minutes of the second half to take control ofthe game.  Tech would never relinquishthe lead from that point.  They built alead as big as 19 points in the second half.

The Huskies were setting the net on fire in the secondhalf.  They were 16-25 from the floor(64 percent).  For the game the Huskiesshot 52 percent form the floor (26-50). The â€Ã‚˜Cats on the other hand shot 29.6 percent in the second half(8-27).  For the game NMU was 19-52 for36.5 percent.  The â€Ã‚˜Cats converted justtwo of 14 three-point attempts on the night (14.3 percent). Ã‚ ÃƒÃ‚‚ 

MTU was making half of their three-point attempts on thenight, as they were four of eight. Ã‚ Both teams made 20 free throws. NMU had 27 attempts (74.1 percent) while Tech had 25 attempts (80percent).  Tech had the advantage on theboards as they had 37 rebounds to the â€Ã‚˜Cats 30.

Elena Keranen led the â€Ã‚˜Cats on the night with 15 points andeight rebounds.  Emily Samuelson had 12points and three assists.  Jessica Nohlhad 11 points.  Andrea Novak led theHuskies with 17 points and 10 rebounds.

The â€Ã‚˜Cats have their final road swing for the regular seasonthis week as they are at Northwood on Thursday night (Feb. 13) and LakeSuperior State on Saturday afternoon (Feb. 15).





Prepared By
Dave Faiella
Sports Information Director