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Men's Basketball Drops 75-60 Contest At No. 8 Ashland

Ja'Kavien Lewis
Ja'Kavien Lewis

OVERVIEW – #8 ASHLAND

SCORE: Ashland Eagles 75, Northwood Timberwolves 60
RECORDS: Northwood (7-11, 4-6 GLIAC), Ashland (16-1, 9-1 GLIAC)
LOCATION: Kates Gymnasium – Ashland, Ohio
RECAP: Eighth-ranked Ashland rides a strong opening half on the defensive end to defeat Northwood 75-60 Saturday afternoon (January 19).

FIRST HALF

  • Ashland scored the opening two points of the game and never allowed Northwood to lead in the game.
  • The Eagles took their biggest lead of the opening 20 minutes at the end  of the first half, leading 31-19
  • Northwood struggled to get their offense going in the first half, shooting just 28.1 percent overall (9-32). NU also missed all seven of their 3-point attempts.
  • AU finished the half at 44.8 percent (13-29) while going 4-13 from 3-point range (30.8 percent).

SECOND HALF

  • Ashland came out fast in the second half, opening up the biggest lead of the game at 41-21 with 15:29 remaining.
  • Northwood chipped away at the lead, eventually cutting the advantage down to six (59-53).
  • The Timberwolves missed a 3-point attempt that would have cut the advantage down to three, after which the Eagles finished off the victory.
  • Northwood more than doubled their point total in the second half, making 17-36 attempts from the floor (47.2 percent). NU did continue to struggle from 3-point range after the break, going 2-10 from beyond the arc.
  • Ashland shot 46.4 percent in the second half (13-28) but made 17 of 18 free throw attempts (94.4 percent).

GAME STATS

  • FG PERCENTAGE: Ashland .456 (26-57), Northwood .382 (26-68)
  • 3-PT PERCENTAGE: Ashland .263 (5-19), Northwood .118 (2-17)
  • FREE THROW PERCENTAGE: Ashland .800 (18-20), Northwood .600 (6-10)
  • REBOUNDS: Ashland 38 (Eight offensive), Northwood 38 (14 offensive)
  • ASSISTS/TURNOVERS: Ashland 12/12, Northwood 9/12

TOP NU PERFORMERS

UP NEXT

  • The Timberwolves will travel to Saginaw Valley Saturday (January 26). Game time is set for 3 p.m.