Press Box


MARQUETTE, Mich. â€Ã‚“ The NMU womenâ€Ã‚™s basketball teamwas looking for a little help on Thursday night, but they forgot onething.  They had to beat Ferris Statealso.  The Bulldogs defeated the â€Ã‚˜Catsby a score of 90-85.  With the win the Bulldogsimprove to 15-9 overall and 10-7 in the GLIAC. While the â€Ã‚˜Cats fall to 16-8 and 12-5.

Ferris State held a six point lead at halftime (42-36) andused their dominance on the boards to forge a bigger lead in the secondhalf.  At the 15:36 mark of the secondhalf the Bulldogs had a 13 point lead at 55-42.  The â€Ã‚˜Cats narrowed the gap to one point with 10:17 left whenEmily Samuelson made a basket to make it 57-56.  That was the last time that NMU would have the lead as theBulldogs made some key baskets down the stretch for the win.  Their biggest lead was at 16 points with3:22 left in the game (82-66).

Tiffany Grubaugh led the way for NMU with 28 points and sixrebounds.  Samuelson, Jessica Nohl andMichelle Moard all had 14 points.  Moardalso had six rebounds.  Lucy DeMartinled the way for the Bulldogs with 35 points.

Both teams shot percentage wise about the same from thefloor.  NMU was 31-68 for 45.6 percentwhile FSU was 28-62 for 45.2 percent. The â€Ã‚˜Cats made six of their three-point attempts while the Bulldogsconverted on just one three-pointers. FSU went to the free throw line 36 times in the game and made 33 freethrows.  The â€Ã‚˜Cats just made 22 trips tothe line and made 17 free throws.  Theboards went to FSU as they had a 13 rebound advantage over the â€Ã‚˜Cats on thenight with 45 rebounds to NMUâ€Ã‚™s 32.  FSUhad 13 offensive rebounds.

NMU will play their final regular season game of the 2002-03schedule on Saturday afternoon (Feb. 22) against Grand Valley at the BerryEvents Center.



Prepared By
Dave Faiella
Sports Information Director