UNIVERSITY CENTER, Mich. ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚“ The Northern Michigan University womenÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s basketball team picked-up their second win in a rowover the Saginaw Valley State University Cardinals on Thursday night by a 78-58count.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The two teams met in Marquette on Monday and the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats won 79-68.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ NMUwith the win won their fourth game in a row and are now 14-9 overall and 7-8 inthe GLIAC.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ SV falls to 7-16 and 3-12 respectively.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚
The ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats led for almost the entire game as Tiffany Grubaughopened the game with a bucket and the early 2-0 lead.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ SV made a three-pointerfor their only lead of the game at 3-2 with two minutes gone.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ 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.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚
Grubaugh led all scorers with 17 points.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Holly Cole had 14points off the bench for the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Allison Carroll had 12 points and sixrebounds in the win.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Opperman had a game-high six assists which was followedby teammateÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s Maria KaszaÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s five helpers.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚
NMU was 31-56 from the floor for the game for 55.4 percent.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats were 7-19 from the arc (36.8 percent) and 9-12 from the free throwline (75 percent).ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ NMU had a big rebounding advantage with a 41-28 count.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Butthe Cardinals won the offensive boards battle with 12 to 11 for the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats.
NMU will face Lake Superior State on Saturday (Feb. 19).