Wildcats Drop Season Finale
MARQUETTE, Mich. Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚“ The Northern Michigan University womenÃƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚™s basketball team concluded the 2005-06 season with a loss toMichigan Tech 67-57.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The Wildcats end the season with a 6-19 overall recordand a 2-16 slate in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference(GLIAC).Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The Huskies move onto the GLIAC Tournament with a record of 19-7 and14-4 respectively.
The first half was fairly tight as neither team had adouble-digit lead.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ MTU had a 22-14 lead with 8:27 left in the half before NMUwent on an 11-0 run which (25-22) was capped off by a lay-up by Danicia Braunwith a little under six minutes left.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ A basket by Cassi Rushford gave theÃƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚˜Cats the lead at 27-24 with 4:35 on the clock.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Allison Carroll made one ofher two free throws with 29 seconds left in the half to give NMU the 31-29lead, with no time left on the clock the Huskies connected for a three-pointerto take the 32-31 lead at the intermission.
The Huskies came out in the second half with a 14-7 run totake a 12-point lead at 48-36 with under 13 minutes left in the game.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ With alittle over five minutes showing on the clock and holding a 17-point lead theÃƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚˜Cats did cut the margin with a basket by Carroll and two free throws from TeraOpperman.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Maria Kasza made the final basket of the season which was athree-pointer for the final margin.
Rushford led the Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚˜Cats with 12 points.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Kasza had adouble-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Carroll ended the game with 11points and five rebounds.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Kelsey Deacon was the final Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚˜Cat in double-figureswith 10 points as she added four assists and two steals.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Amanda Sieja led theHuskies with 20 points.
For the game the Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚˜Cats were 22-52 from the floor for 42.3percent.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ From the three-point line NMU was 7-20 for 35 percent.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚˜Catsmade eight trips to the free throw line and sank six throws for 75 percent.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ MTU won the battle on the glass with a 35-26 count.Ãƒ‚Ã‚