MARQUETTE, Mich. Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚“ The Northern Michigan University menÃƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚™s basketball team must like it in Marquette as they won their fourthgame in a row on Thursday night.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ All of the wins have come at the Berry Events Center.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚˜Cats never trailed in the game and it was tied once in the73-54 win over the Northwood University Timberwolves.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ NMU is now 11-8 overallon the season and 7-3 in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference(GLIAC).Ãƒ‚Ã‚ NU falls to 6-13 and 1-9 respectively.
NMU jumped out to a quick 6-0 lead on three-pointers fromRicky Volcy and David Noel.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The Timberwolves tied the game at eight-all at16:44 of the first half.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Ãƒ‚Ã‚ After the tie, NMU went on a 15-0 run to take the23-8 lead at 10:51.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ During the run the Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚˜Cats made three three-pointers.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Forthe remainder of the half, NMU kept the lead above 10 points.
NU made the first basket of the second half to cut the leadto 39-31.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ NMU answered with a three-pointer from Will Washington.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚˜Catscruised for the rest of the half as they kept the lead from 12 to 19 points.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ NMU shot 53.6 percent from the floor in the second half (15-28).Ãƒ‚Ã‚
R. Volcy led all scorers with 20 points.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ He also added ninerebounds and six assists.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Washington was the only other Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚˜Cat in double-digitsas he had 13 points.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Aaron Simpson led the Timberwolves with 14 points.
For the game the Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚˜Cats shot over 50 percent from the flooras they team was 30-54 for 55.6 percent.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ NMU made nine of its 23 three-pointattempts (39.1 percent).Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚˜Cats went to the free throw line only seventimes for the game and made four throws (57.1 percent).Ãƒ‚Ã‚ NMU controlled allaspects of the glass.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚˜Cats had 37 total rebounds as 12 came off theoffensive glass.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ NU had a total of 18 rebounds for the game.
The Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚˜Cats will finish up the homestand with a game against Saginaw Valley State University on Saturday (Jan. 28).Ãƒ‚Ã‚ SaturdayÃƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚™s game is Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚œPack the PlaceÃƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚as free tickets are available at Holiday Station Stores in Marquette, Harvey,Negaunee and Ishpeming.
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