Northwood Posts Fourth Straight Win - Downs Ashland 74-64

Northwood Posts Fourth Straight Win - Downs Ashland 74-64

OVERVIEW – ASHLAND

SCORE:  Northwood Timberwolves 74, Ashland Eagles 64

RECORDS: Northwood (7-11, 4-7 GLIAC), Ashland (14-5, 7-4 GLIAC)

LOCATION: Riepma Arena – Midland, MI.

RECAP: Northwood continues hot streak, posting their fourth straight victory in 74-64 win over GLIAC-South leading Ashland Saturday afternoon (January 20).

FIRST HALF

  • The first five minutes saw both teams trade leads and split the first 22 points.
  • Northwood took control from the deadlock, going on an 18-7 run to take an 11-point lead by the midway point.
  • The Timberwolves increased the spread to as many as 13 (33-20). However, Ashland would battle back, scoring 12 straight points in 2:06 to cut the NU lead to 33-32
  • Northwood eventually held a 38-34 edge at the break.
  • NU shot 44.1 percent from the floor in the first (15-34), while the Eagles finished at 42.9 percent (12-28).
  • The Timberwolves made six more 3-pointers than the Eagles (8-2), while Ashland made eight more free throws (8-0).

SECOND HALF

  • Ashland scored the first four points of the second half to tie the game 38-38, but that would prove to be the the final time the Timberwolves would not lead.
  • NU scored 15 of the next 16 points to go up 53-41 with under 10 minutes remaining.
  • Ashland chipped away at the lead but got no closer than six points down the stretch.
  • Northwood shot just 36.7 percent in the second half (11-30) compared to Ashland at 50.0 percent (11-22).
  • NU held the advantage in the second half thanks to making six more free throws, grabbing four more offensive rebounds (4-0) and committing four fewer turnovers (7-3) than Ashland.

GAME STATS

  • FG PERCENTAGE: Ashland .460 (23-50), Northwood .406 (26-54)
  • 3-PT PERCENTAGE: Ashland .313 (5-16), Northwood .367 (11-30)
  • FREE THROW PERCENTAGE: Ashland .722 (13-18), Northwood .846 (11-13)
  • REBOUNDS: Ashland 33 (Four offensive), Northwood 35 (11 offensive)
  • ASSISTS/TURNOVERS: Ashland 7/11, Northwood 11/8
  • POINTS IN THE PAINT: Ashland 34, Northwood 26
  • POINTS OFF TURNOVERS: Ashland 5, Northwood 11
  • SECOND CHANCE POINTS: Ashland 0, Northwood 12

TOP NU PERFORMERS

GAME NOTES:

  • The Timberwolves snapped a two-game losing streak against the Eagles and have now won five of the past seven matchups.
  • Northwood has now surpassed their overall (7-5) and conference (4-3) win totals from a year ago.

UP NEXT

  • The Timberwolves will host Grace Bible Wednesday (January 24) for a game against the Tigers. Game time is set for 7 p.m.