Wildcats Rally Falls Short
MIDLAND, Mich. Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚“ The Northern Michigan University womenÃƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚™s basketball team dropped its fifth game in a row at Northwood University on Saturday afternoon.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The Wildcats were down by 20 points at thehalf (41-21) and dropped the game by a score of 67-53. With the loss the Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚˜Catsare now 6-17 overall on the season and 2-14 in the Great Lakes IntercollegiateAthletic Conference (GLIAC).
The first half saw the Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚˜Cats only make seven field goals.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ They ended the half by shooting 21.0 percent from the floor (7-32).Ãƒ‚Ã‚ NMU madeone three-pointer in the half and just made two for the game in 15 attempts(13.3 percent).Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Allison Carroll led the Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚˜Cats in the first 20 minutes of playwith eight points.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Maria Kasza added seven points.
The Timberwolves kept the lead the entire second half.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Atone point the home team led by 29 points.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚˜Cats did rally and cut NUÃƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚™slead to 10 points (61-51) with 1:25 left in the game when Kelsey Deaconconverted a lay-up.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Deacon made another lay-up about a minute later for thefinal two baskets of the half.
Carroll led NMU with 12 points and nine rebounds.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Deaconended the game with 11 points to go along with her seven rebounds.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Kasza alsohad 11 points and eight boards for the game.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Katie Gonta led the Timberwolveswith 14 points.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Teammate Megan Starnes had a double-double for theTimberwolves with 12 points and 18 rebounds.
The Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚˜Cats were 19-62 from the floor for the game for 30.6percent and 13-18 from the free throw line (72.2 percent).Ãƒ‚Ã‚ NU had theadvantage on the boards with a 48-40 edge. NMU did turn the ball over 15 times.
The Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚˜Cats will play at Ashland on Monday (Feb. 20).