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Women's Basketball Defeats Purdue Northwest 91-66

Women's Basketball Defeats Purdue Northwest 91-66

OVERVIEW – PURDUE NORTHWEST

SCORE:  Northwood Timberwolves 91, Purdue Northwest Pride 66

RECORDS: Northwood (9-4, 5-2 GLIAC), Purdue Northwest (2-10, 1-6 GLIAC)

LOCATION: H.D. Kesling Gymnasium – Westville, Ind.

RECAP: Northwood connects on a school-record 14 3-pointers in a convincing 91-66 road win over Purdue Northwest Saturday afternoon (January 6).

FIRST QUARTER

  • Northwood got their record-breaking 3-point day with the opening basket of the game on a triple by Lindsay Orwat. That gave the Timberwolves a lead they would not give up.
  • The Timberwolves scored eight of the first nine points of the game and eventually opened up a 30-15 lead after the opening quarter.
  • Northwood shot 55.6 percent overall (10-18) and 50.0 percent from beyond the arc (5-10). Purdue Northwest ended up at 27.8 percent overall (5-18) and 33.3 percent from the foul line (2-6).

SECOND QUARTER

  • NU's offense was not as sharp in the second quarter, but the Timberwolves maintained control of the contest.
  • Purdue Northwest got no closer than 13 points in the quarter. Northwood led by as many as 24 before standing with a 49-27 advantage at the break.
  • Northwood ended up shooting 42.9 percent (6-14) compared to 27.3 percent for Purdue Northwest (3-11). Northwood connected on three 3-pointers compared to one for the Pride. 

THIRD QUARTER

  • Northwood got the advantage up to 25 early in the third quarter, thanks to inside play.
  • After shooting 18 three-pointers in the first half, NU shot just three in the third quarter.
  • Northwood ended up with a 66-45 lead heading to the fourth quarter.
  • The Timberwolves went 8-15 from the floor in the third (53.3 percent), while Purdue Northwest ended up at 43.8 percent (7-16).

FOURTH QUARTER

  • Purdue Northwest hit back-to-back 3-pointers to start the fourth quarter to cut the advantage down to 66-51 with 9:12 remaining.
  • Northwood responded to that burst with strong 3-point shooting of their own. The Timberwolves hit five 3-pointers the rest of the way.
  • That allowed NU to go up by as many as 30 down the stretch (91-61).
  • Northwood finished the fourth quarter at 50.0 percent (10-20) and 45.5 percent from 3-point range (5-11).
  • Purdue Northwest also had a good quarter offensively, scoring 21 points thanks to also going 5-11 from the 3-point line (45.5 percent). The Pride ended up at 38.9 percent overall in the quarter (7-18).

GAME STATS

  • FG PERCENTAGE: Purdue Northwest .349 (22-63), Northwood .507 (34-67)
  • 3-PT PERCENTAGE: Purdue Northwest .407 (11-27), Northwood .438 (14-32)
  • FREE THROW PERCENTAGE: Purdue Northwest .579 (11-19), Northwood .643 (9-14)
  • REBOUNDS: Purdue Northwest 35 (13 offensive), Northwood 41 (10  offensive)
  • ASSISTS/TURNOVERS: Purdue Northwest 10/14, Northwood 20/9
  • POINTS IN THE PAINT: Purdue Northwest 22, Northwood 32
  • POINTS OFF TURNOVERS: Purdue Northwest 11, Northwood 11
  • SECOND CHANCE POINTS: Purdue Northwest 12, Northwood 14
  • BENCH POINTS: Purdue Northwest 30, Northwood 44

TOP NU PERFORMERS

GAME NOTES:

  • Northwood finished the game with 14 3-pointers, setting a new school record. The Timberwolves have hit 13 twice for the old mark – both within the last year (Lake Superior State – 2/23/17, Indianapolis – 11/18/17).

UP NEXT

  • The Timberwolves will travel to Davenport Thursday (January 11). Game time is set for 5:30 p.m.