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Women's Basketball Drops 61-52 Contest To Purdue Northwest

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OVERVIEW – PURDUE NORTHWEST

SCORE: Purdue Northwest Pride 61, Northwood Timberwolves 52

RECORDS: Northwood (2-11, 0-5 GLIAC), Purdue Northwest (4-9, 3-2 GLIAC)

LOCATION: Westville, Ind.

RECAP: Purdue Northwest controls the third quarter to earn a 61-52 win over Northwood women's basketball Saturday (January 4).

FIRST QUARTER

  • Both team struggled offensively the majority of the first quarter.
  • The Timberwolves connected on 3-pointers on their final  two possessions of the first to take a 15-10 lead after one.
  • Northwood ended the opening quarter at 30.8 percent from the floor (4-13). All four of their field goals were from 3-point range.
  • PNW ended the first at 33.3 percent overall 4-12.

SECOND QUARTER

  • Purdue Northwest responded with the first five points of the second quarter to tie the game 15-15.
  • NU struggled shooting in the second, going 3-11 overall (27.3 percent) while going 1-6 from beyond the arc.
  • The Pride also struggled from the floor, going 4-17 (23.5 percent). PNW earned the advantage in the quarter by making five free throws.

THIRD QUARTER

  • Purdue Northwest was the better team early in the third, scoring 11 of the first 12 points to open up a 10-point lead at 35-25.
  • After scoring 24 points in the opening 20 minutes, the Pride put up 22 points in the third quarter alone, giving PNW a 46-35 lead heading to the fourth
  • Shooting was the key to the quarter for both teams – Northwood went  just 2-10 from the floor in the frame (20.0 percent).
  • PNW shot 58.8 percent in the third (10-17).

FOURTH QUARTER

  • The Timberwolves chipped away at the lead, cutting the advantage down to five at 53-48 with 3:10 remaining.
  • NU eventually trailed by six with the ball with under a minute remaining, but a 3-pointer to cut the lead to three missed, ending NU's chance to comeback.
  • Northwood was 6-17 from the floor in the fourth (35.3 percent) while missing all five of their 3-point attempts.
  • The Pride was 4-13 from the floor (30.8 percent).

GAME STATS

  • FG PERCENTAGE: Purdue Northwest .373 (22-59), Northwood .294 (15-51)
  • 3-PT PERCENTAGE: Purdue Northwest .188 (3-16), Northwood .200 (5-25)
  • FREE THROW PERCENTAGE: Purdue Northwest .737 (14-19), Northwood .895 (17-19)
  • REBOUNDS: Purdue Northwest 40 (10 offensive), Northwood 35 (Six offensive)
  • POINTS IN THE PAINT: Purdue Northwest 26, Northwood 20
  • POINTS OFF TURNOVERS: Purdue Northwest 6, Northwood 16
  • SECOND CHANCE POINTS: Purdue Northwest 9, Northwood 3

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  • The Timberwolves will host Ferris State Thursday night (January 9). Game time is set for 6 p.m.