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Women's Basketball Defeats Parkside 70-53

Kenzie Seeley
Kenzie Seeley

OVERVIEW – PARKSIDE

SCORE:  Parkside Rangers 53, Northwood Timberwolves 39
RECORDS: Northwood (4-8, 1-3 GLIAC), Parkside (4-6, 2-2 GLIAC)
LOCATION: DeSimone Gymnasium – Kenosha, Wisc.
RECAP: Northwood wraps up 2018 with a 79-61 non-conference win over Parkside Wednesday afternoon (December 19).

FIRST QUARTER

  • Both teams got off to a slow start offensively – the score was 2-2 four minutes in.
  • Northwood led by as many as six in the first quarter before taking a 13-9 lead after one.
  • The Timberwolves were just 4-18 from the floor in the quarter (22.2 percent), but held the Rangers to just nine field goal attempts (3-9).
  • NU had nine offensive rebounds in the first quarter while forcing Parkside into five turnovers.

SECOND QUARTER

  • Northwood's offense started going in the paint heavily in the second quarter, resulting in a much more efficient quarter.
  • NU had a 9-0 run at one point in the quarter, extending their lead to as many as 12.
  • The Timberwolves ended up with a 32-22 advantage at the break.
  • Northwood was 8-13 from the floor in the frame (61.5 percent), which included NU going 7-9 from inside the paint.
  • Parkside was 4-14 from the floor in the second (28.6 percent).

THIRD QUARTER

  • Parkside chipped away at the lead in the third quarter, but the Timberwolves maintained their lead throughout.
  • Northwood led 49-41 heading to the fourth quarter.
  • The Rangers were the better team offensively in the third, shooting 38.9 percent from the floor (7-18).
  • Northwood shot 29.4 percent in the third (5-17) but connected on three 3-point field goals.

FOURTH QUARTER

  • Ellie Taylor was the story of the fourth quarter for the Timberwolves, scoring 15 points.
  • The Timberwolves led by as many 19 and kept the advantage above 10 over the final 8:23 of the game.
  • Northwood's offense got going again in the fourth, shooting 50.0 percent overall (7-14) and 4-6 from 3-point range.
  • The Rangers were 6-14 from the floor in the quarter (42.9 percent).

GAME STATS

  • FG PERCENTAGE: Parkside .364 (20-55), Northwood .387 (24-62)
  • 3-PT PERCENTAGE: Parkside .087 (2-23), Northwood .333 (8-24)
  • FREE THROW PERCENTAGE: Parkside .733 (11-15), Northwood .667 (14-21)
  • REBOUNDS: Parkside 38 (12 offensive), Northwood 43 (18 offensive)
  • ASSISTS/TURNOVERS: Parkside 15/15, Northwood 13/7

TOP NU PERFORMERS

NORTHWOOD NOTES

  • Over their last two games, Northwood has held their opponents to 5-45 from 3-point range (11.1 percent).

UP NEXT

  • The Timberwolves will host Purdue Northwest Saturday (January 5). Game time is set for 1 p.m.