'Cats Convincing In Win
MARQUETTE, Mich. Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚“ The Northern Michigan University menÃƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚™s basketball team came out of their scoring drought with a convincing103-71 win over Finlandia on Tuesday night at the Berry Events Center.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ NMU snapped their two-game skid and improve to 2-4 on the season.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The Lions are now1-5.
The game was really never in doubt as the Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚˜Cats were 21-34in the first half from the floor for 61.8 percent.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ NMU went into the lockerroom at the half with a 51-37 lead.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The second half was just like the first,but the Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚˜Cats cooled a bit in the shooting department by only converting 44.4percent of their shots from the floor.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The Lions had the lead down to 55-46with 15:47 left in the game, but the Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚˜Cats answered with a 14 to three run.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Forthe game NMU was 37-70 for 52.9 percent from the floor.Ãƒ‚Ã‚
NMU was 8-17 in three-pointers for the game which was 47.1percent.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ From the free throw line the Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚˜Cats were 21-35 for 60 percent.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ NMUhad 21 offensive rebounds for the game and out-rebounded the Lions 53-35.Ãƒ‚Ã‚
Nick Buck off the bench had a career-high with 23 points tolead the team.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Marco Volcy had a double-double with 12 points and 11rebounds.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Ricky Volcy and Keder Hyppolite also had double-figure nights in thescoring column with 13 and 12 points respectively.
The Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚˜Cats are back in GLIAC play as they travel to Midland, Mich. to take on Northwood on Saturday.