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SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. - Neither team shot thelights out on Saturday afternoon at Lake Superior State, but the â€Ã‚˜Cats did whatthey had to do to defeat the Lakers 63-60 in GLIAC womenâ€Ã‚™s basketballaction.  For the game the â€Ã‚˜Cats shot 39.7percent from the floor (23-58) and the Lakers were shooting 32.3 percent(20-62).  The â€Ã‚˜Cats for the season arenow 16-7 overall and 12-4 in the GLIAC. The Lakers fall to 19-5 and 14-3.

The â€Ã‚˜Cats held a six point lead at halftime as they held anine point lead at 7:25 of the first half. Tiffany Grubaugh had 13 points after the first 20 minutes on her way toa game-high 24 on the afternoon. 

The Lakers tied the game at 39-all at the 16:46 mark of thesecond half.  NMU went on an eight tozero run over the next five minutes to take the lead with 11:28 left in thegame at 47-39.  The Lakers made athree-pointer with 4:14 left in the game to tie it for the last time at56-all.  Elena Keranen made a basketwith 2:10 left to give the â€Ã‚˜Cats the lead for good at 58-56. 

Michelle Moard was the only other â€Ã‚˜Cat in double-figureswith 12 points.  Jessica Nohl led theteam with 10 rebounds.  DaniellePettingill led the Lakers with 18 points.

NMU made four of their 17 three-point attempts (23.5percent) while the Lakers made four of 16 three-point attempts (25percent).  From the free throw line theâ€Ã‚˜Cats were 13-18 (72.2 percent) while LSSU was 16-24 (66.7 percent).  The Lakers did hold the rebounding advantageon Saturday as they had 50 total rebounds to the â€Ã‚˜Cats 38.  LSSU had 16 offensive boards. 

The squad has two games left on the schedule for the regularseason.  First up is Ferris State at theBerry Events Center on Thursday (Feb. 20) at 5:30 p.m.




Prepared By
Dave Faiella
Sports Information Director