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UNIVERSITY CENTER, Mich. â€Â“ Troy Mattson wonhis first conference game as the head womenâ€Â™s basketball coach at Northern Michigan University on Thursday night at Saginaw Valley State University.  The Wildcatsdefeated the Cardinals by a score of 70-46.  NMU is now 2-3 overall and 1-1 inthe Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC).  SVSU falls to 2-5and 1-3 respectively. 


NMU held a 25-22 lead at the intermission.  The â€Â˜Cats shot51.9 percent from the floor in the second half (14-27) to out-score SVSU,45-24.  For the game the â€Â˜Cats were 23-55 from the floor for 41.8 percent.  AllisonCarroll scored 11 of her game-high 19 points in the second 20 minutes ofaction.  She also led all players with 10 rebounds for a double-double. 


For the game the â€Â˜Cats were 7-23 from the three-point line(30.4 percent) and 17-24 from the free throw line (70.8 percent).  SVSU onlymade one three-pointer for the game in 13 attempts (7.7 percent).  NMUout-rebounded the home team by 18 boards (48-30).


Maria Kasza was the only other â€Â˜Cat in double-figures with11 points and she added four assists.  Jenna Schroeder led the Cardinals with13 points. 


The â€Â˜Cats will travel to Milwaukee, Wis. on Sunday (Dec. 11)to take on the Panthers of UW-Milwaukee.


Prepared By
Dave Faiella
Sports Information Director