Press Box


MARQUETTE, Mich. â€Ã‚“ The Northern Michigan menâ€Ã‚™sbasketball team made it look easy Monday night at the Berry Events Center asthey controlled all facets of the game to cruise to a 92-44 win over thevisiting Northland College Lumberjacks.  With the win the Wildcats have won two games in a row and three oftheyâ€Ã‚™re past four to move to 5-3 on the season.  Northland falls to 1-6.

The Wildcats were burning the net in the first half as theyshot over 61 percent form the floor (16-26) and for the game the squad endedshooting over 57 percent (34-59).  Onthe boards the Wildcats dominated by a 37 to 27 rebounding advantage.  In the three-pointers category the Wildcatsshot over 47 percent for the game (20-42).

Billy Hill netted 22 points, to lead the Wildcats, as he nowneed three points to go over 1,000 points in his NMU career.  Steve Watts had 15 points on the night, ashe was 6-10 from the floor.  AntwuanHolt had 13 points in the win.  KederHyppolite rounded out the double-digit scorers for the Wildcats with his 11points.  Raef Lizak led the Wildcats onthe boards with eight rebounds.  RyanTiberg led Northland with 14 points.

NMU will face NCAA II power Kentucky Wesleyan on the road onThursday night (Dec. 19).


Prepared By
Sports Information Director
December 16, 2002