SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚“ The Northern Michigan University womenÃƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚™s basketball team dropped its second Great Lakes IntercollegiateAthletic Conference (GLIAC) game in a row on Thursday night at Lake SuperiorState, 65-53.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ With the loss the Wildcats are now 4-6 overall and 1-3 in theGLIAC.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The Lakers improve to 10-2 and 3-2 respectively.
The Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚˜Cats shot 18.9 percent from the floor for the firsthalf (7-37), but were only down at the half by nine points (32-23).Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Of theseven made field goals, three were from the three-point line (3-13).Ãƒ‚Ã‚ WhenMaria Kasza made one of the three-point shots at 13:13 of the half the Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚˜Catswere down by one at 8-7.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ But the Lakers built a double-figure lead for themajority of the half.
NMU in the second half cut the lead to five points at 41-36when Kasza made another three-pointer with 13:56 left.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Allison Carroll made abasket with 9:15 remaining in the game to cut the lead to 53-45.
The Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚˜Cats were 18-66 from the floor for the night for 27.3percent which included 7-26 from the three-point line (26.9 percent).Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Kaszasank five of the three-pointers and ended the game with 19 points.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ NMU was10-11 from the charity stripe (90.9 percent).Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Carroll was the only other Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚˜Catin double-figures with 12 points.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Kasza led the Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚˜Cats on the boards with sevenrebounds.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ As a team NMU was out-rebounded by 10 (49-39).Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Becky Marquardt-Kingled the Lakers with 15 points and eight rebounds.
NMU will be at home on Saturday (Jan. 7) against Grand Valley State University.