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Women's Basketball Falls To No. 1 Ashland 113-75 In GLIAC Tournament Semifinals

Women's Basketball Falls To No. 1 Ashland 113-75 In GLIAC Tournament Semifinals

OVERVIEW – ASHLAND

SCORE: #1 Ashland Eagles 111, Northwood Timberwolves 75

RECORDS: Northwood (17-11), Ashland (30-0)

LOCATION: Kates Gymnasium – Ashland, Ohio

RECAP: Top-ranked and No. 1 seed Ashland jumps out to big early lead and cruises to a 111-75 win over No. 5 seed Northwood in the GLIAC Tournament Semifinals Saturday (March 3).

FIRST QUARTER

  • Ashland set the tone for the game in the opening minutes, making their first seven shots of the contest, three of which were 3-pointers.
  • The Eagles scored the first 10 points of the game and eventually went up 39-13 after one.
  • Ashland ended up shooting a remarkable 83.3 percent in the quarter overall (15-18) and 70.0 percent from 3-point range (7-10)
  • NU was 6-15 from the floor (40.0 percent) and 1-7 from 3-point range (14.3 percent).

SECOND QUARTER

  • The Eagles maintained control in the third quarter, getting their lead to 36 points on two separate occasions.
  • AU matched their biggest lead of the half at the end of the second with the score standing at 63-27.
  • Ashland's offense was not a red-hot in the second quarter, but they still ended up shooting 50.0 percent overall (9-18).
  • Northwood ended the second at 45.5 percent (5-11).
  • Perimeter shooting continued to be a big key in the game, as Ashland had four triples in the quarter compared to zero for Northwood.

THIRD QUARTER

  • Northwood's played better in the third quarter, scoring 25 points in the frame after finishing with 27 in the first half.
  • Ashland continued to keep things rolling offensively, putting up 27 in the frame to lead 90-52 heading to the fourth.
  • The Timberwolves shot 66.7 percent from the floor in the third (10-15) while going 2-4 from beyond the arc.
  • Ashland ended up going 9-21 from the floor (42.9 percent).

FOURTH QUARTER

  • While Northwood continued to play better as the game went along, the Timberwolves got no closer than 34 in the final quarter.
  • Northwood was 6-16 from the floor in the fourth (37.5 percent) while going 8-10 from the foul line in the fourth
  • Ashland was 6-11 from the floor (54.5 percent) and 3-4 from 3-point range.

GAME STATS

  • FG PERCENTAGE: Ashland .574 (39-68), Northwood .474 (27-57)
  • 3-PT PERCENTAGE: Ashland .607 (17-28), Northwood .273 (6-22)
  • FREE THROW PERCENTAGE: Ashland .762 (16-21), Northwood .750 (15-20)
  • REBOUNDS: Ashland 38 (14 offensive), Northwood 25 (eight offensive)
  • ASSISTS/TURNOVERS: Ashland 28/13, Northwood 14/18
  • POINTS IN THE PAINT: Ashland 42, Northwood 38
  • POINTS OFF TURNOVERS: Ashland 29, Northwood 22

TOP NU PERFORMERS

NORTHWOOD NOTES

  • Lindsay Orwat finished the year with 498 points, the second most in program history. Jordyn Nurenberg had 501 points in the 2015-16 season.
  • Maddy Seeley ended her career with 1,374 points, which places her seventh in program history. Seeley passed Paula Peterson (1,368 points) in the game.
  • Northwood finished the 2017-18 season by setting new school records for 3-point field goals made (227) and free throw percentage (78.9). The old records were 185 (2014-15) and 77.7 (2008-09), respectively.