Men's Basketball Ends Season With 81-57 Loss At Ashland

Men's Basketball Ends Season With 81-57 Loss At Ashland

OVERVIEW – ASHLAND

SCORE:  Ashland Eagles 81, Northwood Timberwolves 57

RECORDS: Northwood (11-17, 7-13 GLIAC), Ashland (19-9, 12-8 GLIAC)

LOCATION: Kates Gymnasium – Ashland, Ohio

RECAP: Ashland uses a late run in the first half to cruise to an 81-57 win over Northwood Saturday afternoon (February 24).

FIRST HALF

  • The two teams were evenly matched early on – NU held 16-13 early in the game after the two teams with 11:30 remaining in the half.
  • Ashland led by two late in the half (24-22) when the Eagles made a big run to break the contest open.
  • AU scored 18 of the final 22 points of the half to open up a 42-26 advantage at the break.
  • Ashland's offense was strong in the half, going 17-23 overall (73.9 percent).
  • Northwood ended up at 31.3 percent (10-32) in the half.

SECOND HALF

  • Ashland maintained control of the game in the second half – Northwood got no closer than 15 in the final 20 minutes.
  • The Eagles led by as many as 27, which they reached twice.
  • Northwood finished the second half shooting 40.0 percent (12-30) from the floor.
  • Ashland went 12-24 from the floor in the final 20 minutes (50.0 percent).

GAME STATS

  • FG PERCENTAGE: Ashland .617 (29-47), Northwood .355 (22-62)
  • 3-PT PERCENTAGE: Ashland .471 (8-17), Northwood .250 (5-25)
  • FREE THROW PERCENTAGE: Ashland .833 (15-18), Northwood .889 (8-9)
  • REBOUNDS: Ashland 29 (three offensive), Northwood 28 (13 offensive)
  • ASSISTS/TURNOVERS: Ashland 16/11, Northwood 9/13
  • POINTS IN THE PAINT: Ashland 34, Northwood 18
  • POINTS OFF TURNOVERS: Ashland 19, Northwood 10
  • SECOND CHANCE POINTS: Ashland 4, Northwood 6

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NORTHWOOD NOTES

  • Northwood was eliminated from contention for the GLIAC Tournament just before tipoff against Ashland. NU needed Saginaw Valley to lose to Tiffin, but SVSU defeated TU 88-86 in overtime.

UP NEXT

  • Northwood's season is now complete.