MIDLAND, Mich. Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚“ The Northern Michigan University womenÃƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚™s basketball team could not find their game against the NorthwoodTimberwolves on Saturday night.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ NU controlled almost every aspect of the gameand defeated the Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚˜Cats 62-46.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ NMU dropped their second GLIAC game of theseason and now stand at 0-2 in the conference and 6-2 overall.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ NU is 4-4 and2-2.
The Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚˜Cats held a four-point lead at the half (26-22) butwere doubled up in the second half 40-20.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ NMUÃƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚™s leading scorers were off thebench as Michelle Moard had 15 points and a team-high eight rebounds.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ MariaKasza contributed 10 points.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚˜Cats last field goal of the game was with6:15 left in the game.Ãƒ‚Ã‚
NMU was still in the game with the score tied at 39-all with9:50 left in the game.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ But the home team finished the game with a 23-7 burst.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚˜Cats only points with less than 4:30 left in the game came via the freethrow.Ãƒ‚Ã‚
For the game the Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚˜Cats were 17-64 from the floor (26.6percent), 3-17 in three-pointers (17.6 percent) and 9-15 from the line (60percent).Ãƒ‚Ã‚ NMU shot for over 31 percent in the first half (11-35) from thefloor and two of the three-pointers were scored in the first 20 minutes of thegame.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ NMU was called for 24 personal fouls as the Timberwolves were whistledfor 14.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ NMU was out-rebounded by a 51-33 margin.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚˜Cats for the game had13 offensive boards and 20 on the defensive end while NU had 14 and 37respectively.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Also NMU turned the ball over 20 times in the game.
This week the Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚˜Cats face Central State on Friday, Dec. 17 atthe Michigan Tech Tournament at 5:30 p.m. NMU will face Florida Southern onSaturday also at 5:30 p.m.