Press Box


MARQUETTE, Mich. â€Â“ The Northern Michigan University menâ€Â™s basketball team came out of their scoring drought with a convincing103-71 win over Finlandia on Tuesday night at the Berry Events Center.  NMU snapped their two-game skid and improve to 2-4 on the season.  The Lions are now1-5.


The game was really never in doubt as the â€Â˜Cats were 21-34in the first half from the floor for 61.8 percent.  NMU went into the lockerroom at the half with a 51-37 lead.  The second half was just like the first,but the â€Â˜Cats cooled a bit in the shooting department by only converting 44.4percent of their shots from the floor.  The Lions had the lead down to 55-46with 15:47 left in the game, but the â€Â˜Cats answered with a 14 to three run.  Forthe game NMU was 37-70 for 52.9 percent from the floor. 


NMU was 8-17 in three-pointers for the game which was 47.1percent.  From the free throw line the â€Â˜Cats were 21-35 for 60 percent.  NMUhad 21 offensive rebounds for the game and out-rebounded the Lions 53-35. 


Nick Buck off the bench had a career-high with 23 points tolead the team.  Marco Volcy had a double-double with 12 points and 11rebounds.  Ricky Volcy and Keder Hyppolite also had double-figure nights in thescoring column with 13 and 12 points respectively.


The â€Â˜Cats are back in GLIAC play as they travel to Midland, Mich. to take on Northwood on Saturday.




Prepared By
Dave Faiella
Sports Information Director