Press Box

Slow Start for â€Â˜Cats Turns into Win


MARQUETTE, Mich. â€Â“ Itwasnâ€Â™t until the second half of the game, that the Northern Michigan Universitywomenâ€Â™s basketball team took charge to take the win from the Ashland UniversityEagles on Thursday at the Berry Events Center. The final score of the contest was 95-90.  NMU is now 14-2 overall and 6-2 in theGLIAC.  Ashlandstands at 14-4 and 5-3 in the in the conference.


The  â€Â˜Cats started offslow letting the Eagles lead the whole first twenty minutes of the game. NMUleft the floor at half time trailing 46-41.  NMU came out in the second half ready to catchup and take the lead for the rest of the game.


NMU quickly narrowed Ashlandâ€Â™slead in the first five minutes of the second half. Andrea Brooke closed the gapwith a lay-up at 4:04 to make thescore 55-all.  The Green and Gold wouldtake the game-turning lead 58-55 at 4:52 with an old fashion three-point playfrom Tiffany Grubaugh.  


Grubaugh led NMU in the scoring column for the night with 26points.  Other â€Â˜Cats finishing in double-digitswere Brooke with 20, Emily Samuelson with 18 and Michelle Moard with 14.


Moard tore up the boards leading the â€Â˜Cats in rebounds with12 to record her second double-double of the season.  Ashland tuned the ball over 23 times for thegame.


As a team, NMU shot 47.2 percent from the floor (34-72).  Behind the three-point arc the â€Â˜Cats were8-19 (42.1 percent) and were 19-27 from the free throw line (70.4 percent). Theteams were even on the boards as they both ended the game with 38 rebounds.


NMU will be back on the road for their next game as theywill travel to Sault Ste. Marie on Jan. 29, to take on the Lakers of LakeSuperior State. 



Prepared By
Kayla Rice