MARQUETTE, Mich. ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚“ The Northern Michigan University womenÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™sbasketball team raced out to a 18-4 lead in the first half as the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Catsdefeated the Wayne State University Warriors by a score of 90-71 on Tuesdaynight.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ With the win the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats are now10-1 on the season and 2-1 in the GLIAC.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The Warriors fall to 3-8 and 0-4 in the conference.
NMU held a nine point lead at half(42-31), but the Warriors clawed back to make it a game in the secondhalf.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ WSUÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s Jodi Young made athree-point play to give the Warriors the lead at 55-53 with a little under 13 minutesleft in the game.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats answeredwith a 17 to five run to take a 10 point lead with a little over seven minutesleft in the game to make the score 70-60.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Emily Belland made a basket with less than five minutes left to give theÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats a 19 point lead at 83-64.
Former Warrior, Tiffany Grubaughled the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats with 22 points and seven rebounds.
For the game the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats were 32-68from the floor (47.1 percent), 7-20 in threeÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s (35 percent) and 19-25 from thefree throw line (76 percent).ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Catshad 51 rebounds for the game as WSU had 39.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚
NMU is back in action at the