November 24, 2003

'Cats Hang Tough With Marquette


 

MILWAUKEE, Wis.â€Ã‚“ For about 10 minutes of the first half the NMU menâ€Ã‚™s basketball team hungwith the Marquette Golden Eagles on Monday night at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee.  With 7:48left in the first half the â€Ã‚˜Cats held their final lead of the game at14-13.  Marco Volcy scored the firstbasket of the game on a three-pointer at the 17:39mark of the game.  The â€Ã‚˜Cats did not goaway and hide against the Golden Eagles, but dropped the game 70-58.  It was the â€Ã‚˜Cats first loss of the season asthey are now 2-1.  Marquetteis now 4-0 on the season.

After the first 20 minutes of action the â€Ã‚˜Cats were down31-20.  NMU was 8-25 from the floor (32.0percent) and 4-14 from three-point range (28.6 percent).  The â€Ã‚˜Cats did not make a trip to the freethrow line in the first half.  MarcoVolcy had nine points to lead the â€Ã‚˜Cats after the first 20 minutes.

The second half was all Marquette,but the â€Ã‚˜Cats did not fold.  With 12:15 left in the game, NMU had the lead downto five points after Matt LePage made two free throws.  Marquettethen went on an 11-point run in a span of about three minutes to put the gameaway at 56-39 with 8:30 left.

The Volcy brothers led the â€Ã‚˜Cats on the night as Ricky cameoff the bench to lead all NMU scorers with 14 points to go along with his sevenrebounds, as brother, Marco, had 12 points on the night. 

The Golden Eagles controlled the boards as theyout-rebounded the â€Ã‚˜Cats by a 46 to 21 margin. For the game NMU shot 42 percent from the floor (21-50), 40.7 percentfrom the arc (11-27) and made 50 percent of their free throws (5-10).

NMU will have their home opener on Saturday, November 29,against Northland Collegeat 3:00 p.m. at the Berry Events Center.

 

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Prepared By
Dave Faiella
Sports Information Director
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