DULUTH, Minn. Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚“ The Northern Michigan University menÃƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚™s basketball team dropped their fourth game of the season at theUniversity of Minnesota-Duluth on Saturday night by a 70-57 score.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚˜Catsare now 1-4 on the season while the Bulldogs are 5-4.Ãƒ‚Ã‚
NMU shot 41.5 percent from the floor for the game (22-53) asin the first 20 minutes the Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚˜Cats could manage 36.4 percent (8-22).Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚˜Catswere down 13 points at the half 35-22.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ UMD was 14-35 for 40 percent in thefirst half of action from the floor and ended the game with a shootingpercentage of 42.6 (26-61).
The Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚˜Cats had the Bulldogs lead down to three points, at58-55, in the second half when Randy Alexandre went in for a lay-up with 5:35left in the game.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Alexandre converted another lay-up with 2:49 left and thescore 61-57 in favor of the home team, but that would be it for the Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚˜Cats onthe night.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The Bulldogs ended the game with a nine-point run.
NMU was 6-17 for the game in three-pointers (35.3 percent)and 7-10 from the foul line (70 percent).Ãƒ‚Ã‚ NMU did out-rebound the Bulldogs bya 35-33 count.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚˜Cats committed 19 turnovers on the night, and had fiveblocks and two steals.Ãƒ‚Ã‚
Ricky Volcy was the game-high scorer with 27 points on 12-18shooting from the floor.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ He made half of his three-point shots as he was 3-6.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ He also grabbed a team-high 10 rebounds.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Alexandre was the only other Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚˜Cat tohit for double-digits as he poured in 12 points.
NMU will be back in action against Finlandia on Tuesdaynight (Dec. 7) at 7:30 p.m. at the Berry Events Center.