OVERVIEW – WALSH
SCORE: Walsh Cavaliers 75, Northwood Timberwolves 72
RECORDS: Northwood (4-4, 2-2 GLIAC) Walsh (6-5, 2-3 GLIAC)
LOCATION: Riepma Arena – Midland, Mich.
RECAP: Northwood leads the majority of the game, but Walsh connects on a buzzer-beater to defeat the Timberwolves 75-72 Thursday night (December 15).
- Northwood finished the opening quarter strong to open up a 10 point lead. The Timberwolves posted a 14-2 run to finish the quarter to go up 24-14 after one.
- NU shot 56.3 percent from the floor (9-16) and made 4-5 from beyond the arc in the quarter.
- Northwood expanded their lead to as many as 16 (36-20), but a run by the Cavaliers at the end of the quarter cut the Timberwolves lead down to 40-31 at the break.
- NU's shooting percentage dropped to 40.0 percent in the quarter (6-15) and 2-4 from beyond the arc.
- Walsh controlled the fourth quarter, out-scoring Northwood 23-13. The Cavaliers took their first lead of the game on the final possession of the quarter, going up 54-53 heading to the fourth.
- The Cavaliers shot 62.5 percent in the quarter (10-16) while holding Northwood to 30.8 percent (4-13).
- The two teams went back-and-forth – the fourth quarter and four ties and four lead changes.
- NU trailed by four with less than 30 seconds remaining in the game, but Northwood got a basket before forcing a Walsh turnover. The Timberwolves then tied the game with a layup with five seconds remaining. It was Walsh who came up with the final big shot of the night, however, connecting on a deep 3-pointer at the buzzer to earn the win.
- The foul line proved to huge in the fourth quarter – Walsh went 6-6 from the line while the Timberwolves went 4-10.
- FG PERCENTAGE: Walsh .443 (27-61), Northwood .456 (26-57)
- 3-PT PERCENTAGE: Walsh .333 (8-24), Northwood .533 (8-15)
- FREE THROW PERCENTAGE: Walsh .684 (13-19), Northwood .600 (12-20)
- REBOUNDS: Walsh 33 (12 offensive), Northwood 39 (13 offensive)
- ASSISTS/TURNOVERS: Walsh 16/13, Northwood 18/17
- Northwood led for 26:28 of the 40 minutes of the contest.
- The Timberwolves were out-scored 36-22 in the paint for the game, including 16-4 in the third quarter.
TOP NU PERFORMERS
- The Timberwolves will host Lake Erie Saturday (December 17). Game time is set for 5 p.m.