FINDLAY, OhioÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚“ Behind a sizzling 64.3 percent shooting from the floor in the first halfthe ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats built an 18 point lead at half time and cruised to a 77-51 win overThe University of Findlay Oilers on Monday night.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats were 18-28 from the floor in thefirst 20 minutes of play and ended the game shooting 59.3 percent from thefloor (32-54).ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ With the win the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Catswent 2-1 on their three-game swing to improve their overall record to 13-2 and5-2 in the GLIAC.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Findlayis now 11-7 and 3-5 in the conference.
Andrea Brooke made the first basketof the game before the Oilers connected on a three-pointer to take their lonelead of the game at 3-2 less than a minute into the game.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats would answer as Tiffany Grubaugh hit a jumper, before Brooke connected on a lay-upand TeraOpperman hit athree-pointer to take the lead for good at 9-3.
The ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats had their biggest lead ofthe game at 30 points with the score 63-33 after Michelle Moardmade a lay-up with left in thegame.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚
For the second time this season Grubaugh scored 30 or more points as she had 30 markers onMonday.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ She also dished out six assistsfor the game.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Brooke ended the game with19 points and eight rebounds.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ EmilySamuelson contributed 11 points, seven rebounds, five assists and twosteals.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚
The ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats were 7-15 from thethree-point line for the game (46.7 percent) and 6-11 from the free throw line(54.5 percent).ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ With 36 rebounds for thegame the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats had a five rebound advantage over the Oilers(31 rebounds).
The ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats will return to the BerryEventsCenteron Thursday (Jan. 22) to take on AshlandUniversity at