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Women's Basketball Defeats Tiffin 56-39

Women's Basketball Defeats Tiffin 56-39

OVERVIEW – TIFFIN

SCORE:  Northwood Timberwolves 56, Tiffin Dragons 39

RECORDS: Northwood (16-9, 12-7 GLIAC), Tiffin (9-18, 5-14 GLIAC)

LOCATION: Gilmour Center – Tiffin, Ohio

RECAP: Northwood overcomes slow start on their way to a 56-39 win at Tiffin (February 22).

FIRST QUARTER

  • The Dragons got off to a fast start, scoring the first seven points of the game.
  • After being held off the scoreboard for the first 4:20 of the game, Northwood was the better team the remainder of the quarter.
  • NU went on a 13-2 run before taking a 13-11 lead after the opening quarter.
  • Tiffin shot 35.7 percent from the floor (5-14) while holding Northwood to 26.7 percent (4-15).

SECOND QUARTER

  • Northwood expanded their lead to nine (20-11) midway through the second before the Dragons made a late push.
  • Tiffin scored 12 of the final 14 points to send the game to the break with the Timberwolves leading 23-22.
  • Both teams struggled from the floor in the second quarter – NU went 4-19 (21.1 percent) while TU was 3-12 (25.0 percent).

THIRD QUARTER

  • The score remained extremely tight until the final minutes of the third quarter.
  • Northwood scored seven of the final eight points in the last 1:37 to go up 37-29 heading to the fourth quarter.
  • NU got their field goal percentage up to 40.0 percent (6-15) while TU ended the third at 20.0 percent (2-10).

FOURTH QUARTER

  • Northwood got the up to 10 twice early in the fourth before the Dragons got the advantage down to 43-39 with 3:10 remaining.
  • NU completely controlled the rest of the game, scoring the final 13 points of the contest over the final 2:37.
  • Northwood struggled again from the floor (3-13 – 23.1 percent), but connected on 13 free throws in the quarter.
  • Tiffin went 4-14 from the floor in the fourth (4-14).

GAME STATS

  • FG PERCENTAGE: Tiffin .280 (14-50), Northwood .274 (17-62)
  • 3-PT PERCENTAGE: Tiffin .412 (717), Northwood .200 (5-25)
  • FREE THROW PERCENTAGE: Tiffin .500 (4-8), Northwood .708 (17-24)
  • REBOUNDS: Tiffin 41 (six offensive), Northwood 47 (13 offensive)
  • ASSISTS/TURNOVERS: Tiffin 5/22, Northwood 9/10
  • POINTS IN THE PAINT: Tiffin 10, Northwood 18
  • POINTS OFF TURNOVERS: Tiffin 8, Northwood 13

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  • The Timberwolves will finish the regular season by traveling to No. 1 Ashland Saturday (February 22). Game time is set for 1 p.m.