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MIDLAND, Mich. - Everyone who played for the Wildcatson Thursday night at Northwood scored at least two points.  NMU easily handled the Timberwolves by ascore of 82-55 to up their record to 15-7 overall and 11-4 in the GLIAC.  Northwood is now 7-16 and 3-12.

Northwood actually had the lead for the first five minutesof the game as the Timberwolves raced out to a 15-5 advantage.  The â€Ã‚˜Cats used a nine point run in a span ofabout two minutes to take the lead at 19-17 with 9:58 left in the firsthalf.  The rest of the half, the â€Ã‚˜Catsused a 21-12 run to take an 11 point lead into the locker room (40-29). Ã‚ ÃƒÃ‚‚  Both teams shot in the 40 percent rangefor the first 20 minutes of play.  TheTimberwolves shot 44 percent (12-25) while the â€Ã‚˜Cats shot 42.9 percent from thefloor (15-35). 

NMU scored 11 points to the Timberwolves five in the firstsix minutes of the second half to take control of the game.  At 13:43 left in the second half theTimberwolves had 37 points, they would not score another point until the 6:02mark when they made a free throw.  At4:58 they made their first field goal in almost eight minutes.  During that time the â€Ã‚˜Cats scored 19 points. 

Tiffany Grubaugh led the Wildcats on the night with 20points and five rebounds.  Shannon Boyertied a career-high with 14 points on Thursday night.  Emily Samuelson dished out a game-high five assists to go alongwith her 13 points. 

For the game the â€Ã‚˜Cats shot 45 percent from the floor(27-60) and 47.4 percent from the three-point line (10-21).  Northwood on the other hand shot 36.4percent (20-55) from the floor for the game and 42.1 percent from three-pointland (8-19).  The â€Ã‚˜Cats made 26 trips tothe free throw line and converted 18 throws. The Timberwolves had only 16 trips to the line and made seven freethrows. 

With 13 offensive rebounds and a 47 to 32 advantage theâ€Ã‚˜Cats took control of the boards on the night.

NMU will be in action again on Saturday afternoon at LakeSuperior State University.


Prepared By
Dave Faiella
Sports Information Director