Press Box


MARQUETTE, Mich. â€Â“ The Northern Michigan University menâ€Â™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. Ã‚  Theâ€Â˜Cats have won two in a row and are now 2-3 on the season.  FU falls to 1-3. Five NMU players ended the game in double-digits in the scoring column. 


The â€Â˜Cats used an 18-4 run in the first half out of thegates to set the tone for the game. Ã‚  The Lions did cut the lead to fourpoints, 22-18, with 7:56 left in the half.  NMU had its biggest lead of thehalf when Steve Kaiser made a lay-up with 1:21 left to make the count 44-24. NMU held a 46-27 lead after 20 minutes of play.


The second 20 minutes saw the â€Â˜Cats score 58 points and heldthe Lions to 35.  In the second half the â€Â˜Cats were 22-33 from the floor for66.7 percent.  Will Washington on a lay-up gave the â€Â˜Cats a 45 point lead at102-57 with 1:18 left in the game. 


Ricky Volcy led the scoring for the â€Â˜Cats with 21 points. Tyler Lloyd from FU had a game-high 28 points.  Chris Warner off the benchadded 19 points.  Three others were in double-digits as Washington ended thegame with 16 points, Marco Volcy and Keder Hyppolite both added 12.  The Volcybrothers led the â€Â˜Cats on the boards with five each.  For the game the reboundswere even as NMU and FU each had 34.  FU did have the advantage on theoffensive glass with 14 boards.  The â€Â˜Cats for the game were 9-27 from thethree-point line (33.3 percent) and 15-17 from the free throw line (88.2percent).  NMU had 14 steals for the game with David Noel having a game-highfour. 


The â€Â˜Cats will begin conference play this Saturday (Dec. 3)against The University of Findlay at the Berry Events Center at 3 p.m.


Prepared By
Dave Faiella
Sports Information Director