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MIDLAND, Mich.â€Ã‚“ The Northern Michigan University womenâ€Ã‚™s basketball teamdefeated the Timberwolves of Northwood on Saturday night by a count of78-67.  With the win the â€Ã‚˜Cats are now6-1 overall and 1-1 in the GLIAC. Northwood falls to 3-4 and 1-3 in the conference.

The â€Ã‚˜Cats led the entire game asthey started the game by going on a 22-11 run and never looked back.  At halftime the â€Ã‚˜Cats held a 33-19 lead asTiffany Grubaugh had 18 of her game-high 29 points within the first 20 minutesof the game.  For the game, Grubaugh, was10-15 from the floor, 6-8 in three-pointers and made three of her five freethrow attempts.  She also had a game-highsix assists.

The second half saw theTimberwolves narrowed the gap to nine points twice, but the â€Ã‚˜Cats answered eachtime.  Grubaugh and Emily Samuelson madelay-ups with less than seven minutes left in the game to get the â€Ã‚˜Cats back toa double-digit lead. 

Samuelson ended the game with 12points, five rebounds and three assists. Andrea Brooke added 16 points and six rebounds to the win.

For the game the â€Ã‚˜Cats shot 40.9percent form the floor (27-66) and were 8-23 in three-pointers (34.8percent).  From the free throw line theâ€Ã‚˜Cats made 16 of their 20 attempts for 80 percent.

The Timberwolves did out-reboundthe â€Ã‚˜Cats by one at 41 to 40 rebounds.

NMU will be in action again onMonday night (December 15) against Finlandia.


Prepared By
Dave Faiella
Sports Information Director