Press Box


November 22, 2003


MARQUETTE, Mich. â€Ã‚“ TheNorthern Michigan Universitywomenâ€Ã‚™s basketball team continued their winning streak as they easily defeated Concordia University on Saturday afternoon atthe Berry Events Center by a score of 92-45.  The â€Ã‚˜Cats now move their record to 5-0 andConcordia will leave Marquette, Mich.with a 0-2 record. 

The Falcons had their only lead of the game when theystarted the game with a 5-0 run within the first minute and a half of theopening tip off.   Ã‚ At 18:53 NMUâ€Ã‚™s Emily Belland put the firsttwo points on the board for the â€Ã‚˜Cats with a lay-up to make the score 5-2.  Andrea Brooke would tie the score at five-allwith a three-pointer at 18:27.  The Wildcats would take the lead for the restof the game at 18:00 mark when EmilySamuelson sank a three-pointer.   The Wildcats went on a 48-25 run to end thefirst half. 

At halftime NMU shot 48.6 percent from the floor (18-37),while Concordia shot 30.8 percent (8-26). 

Northern came out in the second half outscoring the Falcons20-8 in the first 10 minutes. 

Grubaugh led the â€Ã‚˜Cats in the scoring column with 23points.  Four other cats finished thegame scoring in double-digits.  AndreaBrooke and Holly Cole both had 12 points, with Belland and Michelle Moard eachadded 11. 

Belland had a game-high 10 rebounds.  As a team NMU shot 53 percent from the floorfor the game (36-68).  Behind thethree-point line the â€Ã‚˜Cats were 9-23 (39.1 percent) and were 11-24 at thefree-throw line (45.8 percent).  NMU easilywon the battle down in the blocks with a 48 to 27 advantage on the boards.

NMU wonâ€Ã‚™t play again until December 4 when they travel toHoughton to open up GLIAC play at Michigan Tech.