After trading three-point basketsthe ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats took control of the game early as they had an 18-7 lead with eightminutes gone in the game.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The Lakers hadthe lead down to two points twice in the first half, but each time the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Catsanswered with a basket.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ NMU had a fivepoint lead after the first 20 minutes of play at 34-29 thanks to a 54.2 percentshooting from the floor (13-24).ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ TheÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats made half of their three-point attempts in the first half (5-10).
NMU exploded out of the blocks inthe second half as they built a 16 point lead when Billy Hill made a lay-up at
Only two ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats hit fordouble-figures in the scoring column as Louie Koskey led the way with 13markers and Hill added 10.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Koskey was4-6 from the floor, 3-4 in three-pointers and 2-2 from the line.
NMU was 25-48 from the floor forthe game (52.1 percent), 9-18 from the three-point line (50 percent) and 15-21from the free throw line (71.4 percent).ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Steve Watts and Holt both had five assists and as a team the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats had18.
The ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats continue with their road tripas they will face Gannon on Saturday before playing at The University ofFindlay on Monday.