MARQUETTE, Mich. ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚“ The Northern Michigan University menÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s basketball squad shot 60.6 percent (40-66) from the floor againstFinlandia on Tuesday night and cruised to a 104-62 win over the Lions.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ TheÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats have won two in a row and are now 2-3 on the season.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ FU falls to 1-3.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Five NMU players ended the game in double-digits in the scoring column.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚
The ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats used an 18-4 run in the first half out of thegates to set the tone for the game.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The Lions did cut the lead to fourpoints, 22-18, with 7:56 left in the half.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ NMU had its biggest lead of thehalf when Steve Kaiser made a lay-up with 1:21 left to make the count 44-24.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ NMU held a 46-27 lead after 20 minutes of play.
The second 20 minutes saw the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats score 58 points and heldthe Lions to 35.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ In the second half the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats were 22-33 from the floor for66.7 percent.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Will Washington on a lay-up gave the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats a 45 point lead at102-57 with 1:18 left in the game.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚
Ricky Volcy led the scoring for the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats with 21 points.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Tyler Lloyd from FU had a game-high 28 points.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Chris Warner off the benchadded 19 points.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Three others were in double-digits as Washington ended thegame with 16 points, Marco Volcy and Keder Hyppolite both added 12.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The Volcybrothers led the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats on the boards with five each.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ For the game the reboundswere even as NMU and FU each had 34.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ FU did have the advantage on theoffensive glass with 14 boards.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats for the game were 9-27 from thethree-point line (33.3 percent) and 15-17 from the free throw line (88.2percent).ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ NMU had 14 steals for the game with David Noel having a game-highfour.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚
The ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats will begin conference play this Saturday (Dec. 3)against The University of Findlay at the Berry Events Center at 3 p.m.