UNIVERSITY CENTER, Mich. ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚“ Troy Mattson wonhis first conference game as the head womenÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s basketball coach at Northern Michigan University on Thursday night at Saginaw Valley State University.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The Wildcatsdefeated the Cardinals by a score of 70-46.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ NMU is now 2-3 overall and 1-1 inthe Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC).ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ SVSU falls to 2-5and 1-3 respectively.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚
NMU held a 25-22 lead at the intermission.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats shot51.9 percent from the floor in the second half (14-27) to out-score SVSU,45-24.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ For the game the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats were 23-55 from the floor for 41.8 percent.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ AllisonCarroll scored 11 of her game-high 19 points in the second 20 minutes ofaction.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ She also led all players with 10 rebounds for a double-double.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚
For the game the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats were 7-23 from the three-point line(30.4 percent) and 17-24 from the free throw line (70.8 percent).ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ SVSU onlymade one three-pointer for the game in 13 attempts (7.7 percent).ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ NMUout-rebounded the home team by 18 boards (48-30).
Maria Kasza was the only other ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cat in double-figures with11 points and she added four assists.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Jenna Schroeder led the Cardinals with13 points.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚
The ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats will travel to Milwaukee, Wis. on Sunday (Dec. 11)to take on the Panthers of UW-Milwaukee.