SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. â€Â“ The Northern Michigan University womenâ€Â™s basketball team dropped its second Great Lakes IntercollegiateAthletic Conference (GLIAC) game in a row on Thursday night at Lake SuperiorState, 65-53.  With the loss the Wildcats are now 4-6 overall and 1-3 in theGLIAC.  The Lakers improve to 10-2 and 3-2 respectively.


The â€Â˜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).  Of theseven made field goals, three were from the three-point line (3-13).  WhenMaria Kasza made one of the three-point shots at 13:13 of the half the â€Â˜Catswere down by one at 8-7.  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.  Allison Carroll made abasket with 9:15 remaining in the game to cut the lead to 53-45.


The â€Â˜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).  Kaszasank five of the three-pointers and ended the game with 19 points.  NMU was10-11 from the charity stripe (90.9 percent).  Carroll was the only other â€Â˜Catin double-figures with 12 points.  Kasza led the â€Â˜Cats on the boards with sevenrebounds.  As a team NMU was out-rebounded by 10 (49-39).  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.



Prepared By
Dave Faiella
Sports Information Director