Women's Basketball Defeats Lake Superior State 90-55 On Senior Day

Northwood's senior class is heading to the GLIAC Tournament for the fourth straight year
Northwood's senior class is heading to the GLIAC Tournament for the fourth straight year

OVERVIEW – LAKE SUPERIOR STATE

SCORE:  Northwood Timberwolves 90, Lake Superior State Lakers 55

RECORDS: Northwood (16-10, 13-8 GLIAC), Lake Superior State (5-23, 3-18 GLIAC)

LOCATION: Riepma Arena – Midland, Mich.

RECAP: Northwood dominates play in 90-55 win over Lake Superior State Thursday night (February 23) to finish the regular season.

FIRST QUARTER

  • Northwood got the first basket of the game just over two minutes into the game and would not trail the rest of the way.
  • NU eventually took a 21-11 lead after the opening quarter.
  • Northwood shot 53.8 percent from the field (7-13), making 33.3 percent of their three-point attempts (1-3).
  • Lake Superior State made good on 44.4 percent of their overall shots (4-9), missing on one attempt from three-point range.

SECOND QUARTER

  • Northwood came out firing to begin the period, going on an 11-2 run just over three minutes into the quarter.
  • The Timberwolves ended up leading 48-24 at the break.
  • Lake Superior State drained 41.7 percent of their overall attempts (5-12) in the quarter but did knock down all three of their 3-pointers in the quarter.
  • The Timberwolves had a big offensive quarter, going 56.3 percent from the field (9-16) and making 54.5 percent behind the arc (6-11).

THIRD QUARTER

  • The Timberwolves continued to pour it on to begin the third rattling off a 14-5 run five minutes in to go up by 33.
  • The lead would extend to 34 – NU led 70-36 heading to the fourth quarter.
  • Northwood continued to improve their shooting each quarter, knocking down 57.1 percent of their shots (8-14) in the third.
  • Lake Superior State finished the third qat 38.5 percent of their attempts (5-13), including 20 percent from three-point range (1-5).

FOURTH QUARTER

  • Northwood's lead never fell below 30 in the final quarter.
  • The Lakers had their best shooting quarter of the night sinking 50 percent of their shots (6-12), making 20 percent of their three-point attempts (1-5).
  • Even with regulars out of the game, the Timberwolves didn't let their foot off the gas pedal, again making 57.1 percent of their shots (8-14), including 50 percent from behind the arc (4-8).

GAME STATS

  • FG PERCENTAGE: Lake Superior State .435 (20-46), Northwood .561 (32-57)
  • 3-PT PERCENTAGE: Lake Superior State .357 (5-14), Northwood .464 (13-28)
  • FREE THROW PERCENTAGE: Lake Superior State .588 (10-17), Northwood .867 (13-15)
  • REBOUNDS: Lake Superior State 24 (four offensive), Northwood 32 (six offensive)
  • ASSISTS/TURNOVERS: Lake Superior State 8/17, Northwood 24/7

GAME NOTES

  • The Timberwolves dominated every point battle, outscoring the Lakers in the paint (38-28), off of turnovers (23-2), off the fast break (14-0) and off the bench (55-7).
  • Northwood now has touched 80 points for the third time this season, setting a season-high at 90.
  • This is the tenth straight victory for the Timberwolves over the Lakers, with the last loss coming on January 12th, 2013 at home (58-53).

TOP NU PERFORMERS

  • Jordyn Nurenberg: 20 points, (6-9 on shot attempts) eight rebounds, one block, two steals
  • Lindsay Orwat: 16 points (4-5 on three-pointers), two rebounds, three assists, one steal
  • Maddy Seeley: 15 points (3-5 on three-pointers)
  • Sami Stormont: 10 points (2-5 on three-pointers)

UP NEXT

  • The Timberwolves will travel to Grand Valley State for the start of the GLIAC Tournament in a Quarterfinal matchup against the Lakers. Game time is TBD.