January 17, 2004

'Cats Fall Short At Gannon


 

ERIE, Pa. â€Â“ The second stop of the three-gameroad swing for the NMU menâ€Â™s basketball team was still within the city limitsof Erie, Pa.on Saturday afternoon.  But the locationof the game was the Hammermill Centeron the campus of Gannon University.  The â€Â˜Cats fell short against the GoldenKnights by a score of 70-63.  With theloss NMU is 8-7 overall and 2-4 in the GLIAC. Gannon is now 14-3 and 5-2 in the conference.

The â€Â˜Cats led the majority of thefirst half as they connected on 11-30 shots from the floor for 36.7percent.  At 8:24 of the first half the â€Â˜Cats held onto an 18-16 leadbefore the home team tied the game up on a jumper.  Gannon held the lead the rest of the half andwent into the locker room with a 30-26 advantage.

Opening the second half with an11-2 run the Golden Knights took control of the game at 41-28 with less than 15minutes left in regulation.

David Noel made a lay-up at 2:53 left in the game to get the â€Â˜Cats withinstriking distance at 55-48. Ã‚  The hometeam made their free throws down the stretch to hold on for the win.

Antwuan Holt was the lone â€Â˜Cat tohit for double-digits in the scoring column on the day as he connected for ateam-high 19 points.  Marco Volcy led theâ€Â˜Cats with nine rebounds.

For the game the â€Â˜Cats were 22-62from the floor (35.5 percent), 7-34 in three-pointers (20.6 percent) and 12-14from the line (85.7 percent).  Therebounding was almost even as Gannon had two more rebounds than the â€Â˜Cats at 40to 38.

The â€Â˜Cats third leg of their roadswing will be at The University of Findlay on Monday night.

 



Prepared By
Dave Faiella
Sports Information Director
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