February 18, 2005

Women's Basketball Team Wins Fourth Straight

 

UNIVERSITY CENTER, Mich. â€Â“ The Northern Michigan University womenâ€Â™s basketball team picked-up their second win in a rowover the Saginaw Valley State University Cardinals on Thursday night by a 78-58count.  The two teams met in Marquette on Monday and the â€Â˜Cats won 79-68.  NMUwith the win won their fourth game in a row and are now 14-9 overall and 7-8 inthe GLIAC.  SV falls to 7-16 and 3-12 respectively. 

 

The â€Â˜Cats led for almost the entire game as Tiffany Grubaughopened the game with a bucket and the early 2-0 lead.  SV made a three-pointerfor their only lead of the game at 3-2 with two minutes gone.  Tera Oppermansank a three-pointer of her own for the 5-3 lead at 17:24 of the first half andthe team never looked back. 

 

Grubaugh led all scorers with 17 points.  Holly Cole had 14points off the bench for the â€Â˜Cats.  Allison Carroll had 12 points and sixrebounds in the win.  Opperman had a game-high six assists which was followedby teammateâ€Â™s Maria Kaszaâ€Â™s five helpers. 

 

NMU was 31-56 from the floor for the game for 55.4 percent. The â€Â˜Cats were 7-19 from the arc (36.8 percent) and 9-12 from the free throwline (75 percent).  NMU had a big rebounding advantage with a 41-28 count.  Butthe Cardinals won the offensive boards battle with 12 to 11 for the â€Â˜Cats.

 

NMU will face Lake Superior State on Saturday (Feb. 19).

 

 

 



Prepared By
Dave Faiella
Sports Information Director
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