Press Box


MARQUETTE, Mich.â€Â“ The Northern Michigan University womenâ€Â™s basketball teamkeeps on rolling as they defeated Hillsdale College Thursday night at the Berry Events Centerby an 83-66 score.  With the win theâ€Â˜Cats are now 11-1 on the season and 3-1 in the GLIAC.  Hillsdale falls to 6-7 and 3-1. 

NMU built a 20-point lead after thefirst 20 minutes of play and led 47-27 at the intermission.  Tiffany Grubaugh had 16 of her game-high 22points at the half.  The â€Â˜Cats were 18-35from the floor in the first half (51.4 percent). 

NMU continued to roll in the secondhalf as they had a lead as high as 26 points in the half.  Andrea Brooke scored 17 of her 21 points inthe second half. 

Grubaugh added five rebounds andsix assists to her stats for the night. Brooke just missed the double-double as she had nine rebounds and threesteals.

Emily Belland had 12 points in thewin.  Emily Samuelson chipped in with 11points, six assists and five steals. Tera Opperman dished out six assists. Eighteen of the â€Â˜Cats 23 assists on the night came from Samuelson,Opperman and Grubaugh.  Michelle Moardagain hit the double-digits on the boards with 12 rebounds.

For the game the â€Â˜Cats were 28-62from the floor (45.2 percent), 7-18 in three-pointers (38.9 percent) and 20-25from the line (80 percent).  The Chargersdid out-rebound the â€Â˜Cats on the night by a 40 to 38 rebounding count. 

NMU will play their next threegames on the road as all the games will be on the same trip.  The â€Â˜Cats travel to Erie, Pa. to take on Mercyhurst (Jan. 15) andGannon (Jan. 17) before heading to Ohioto tangle with The University of Findlay (Jan. 19).



Prepared By
Dave Faiella
Sports Information Director