Men's Cagers Pick Up First Win
MARQUETTE, Mich. Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚“ With five players indouble-digits the Northern Michigan University menÃƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚™s basketball team picked uptheir first win of the season on Sunday afternoon at the Berry Events Center with an 83-44 win over visiting Northland College.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ NMU is now 1-2 on theseason.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The Lumber Jacks fall to 1-3 on the campaign.Ãƒ‚Ã‚
The Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚˜Cats had a commanding 40-18 lead at halftime beforepulling away in the second half.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ For the first 20 minutes of play the Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚˜Catsshot 53.6 percent from the floor (15-28) and made four of the seventhree-pointers.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The second half the Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚˜Cats shot 66.7 percent from the floor(14-21).Ãƒ‚Ã‚ For the game the Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚˜Cats were 29-49 from the floor for 59.2 percent.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Three-pointers NMU was 8-14 for the game (57.1 percent).Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The charity stripesaw the Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚˜Cats go 17-25 (68 percent).Ãƒ‚Ã‚
Ricky Volcy topped the scoring list with 14 points for theÃƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚˜Cats.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ He also had six rebounds.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Three Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚˜Cats checked in off the bench with 12points each as Nick Buck, Randy Alexandre and Jake Suardini all came in for thepoints.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Keder Hyppolite was the fifth Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚˜Cats in double-digits with 10 points.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Buck also had a game-high seven rebounds.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Suardini had four assists for theÃƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚˜Cats.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Overall as a team NMU grabbed 35 rebounds to 27 for Northland.Ãƒ‚Ã‚
NMU will be back in action on Wednesday night (Dec. 1) atMichigan Tech to open up GLIAC play.