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Women's Basketball Earns 75-70 Road Win At Davenport

Women's Basketball Earns 75-70 Road Win At Davenport

OVERVIEW – DAVENPORT

SCORE: Northwood Timberwolves 75, Davenport Panthers 70

RECORDS: Northwood (8-16, 6-10 GLIAC), Davenport (7-17, 2-14 GLIAC)

LOCATION: VanderLaan Arena – Grand Rapids, Mich.

RECAP: Led by Alli Keyser, Northwood women's basketball uses a big second half to earn 75-70 win at Davenport Thursday night (February 13).

FIRST QUARTER

  • The opening quarter saw both offenses struggle in the evenly-played frame.
  • The biggest lead in the quarter for either team was two points, which ended with the score tied 11-11.
  • The Timberwolves were just 4-18 (22.2 percent) overall while going 1-11 from the 3-point line (9.1 percent).
  • Davenport was 5-11 from the floor (45.5 percent) while missing both of their 3-point attempts.

SECOND QUARTER

  • Much like the opening 10 minutes, the second quarter proved to be very close.
  • The biggest lead for either prior to the final minute was three points.
  • With the score tied 23-23, the Panthers connected on a pair of 3-pointers to take a 29-23 lead at the break.
  • Northwood was 5-15 from the floor in the quarter (33.3 percent) and missed both of its 3-point attempts.
  • DU also made five field goals in the frame, going 5-13 (38.5 percent). The Panthers earned the edge by going 3-5 from 3-point range.

THIRD QUARTER

  • After struggling in the first half, the Northwood offense made big turnaround starting in the third quarter.
  • NU made one 3-pointer in the first half, but came out and knocked down their first three attempts of the second half to go on top 34-31.
  • Davenport also picked up their offense in the quarter and eventually took a 51-48 lead into the fourth.
  • The Timberwolves ended the third with 25 points thanks to going 8-12 from the floor (66.7 percent) and 5-7 from 3-point range (71.4 percent).
  • DU also had a good quarter in the third, finishing with 22 points thanks to going 10-17 overall (58.8 percent).

FOURTH QUARTER

  • The Timberwolves made the key run of the game with the score tied 54-54 with seven minutes remaining.  
  • Northwood scored 11 of the next 13 points less than three minutes to take their biggest lead of the night at 65-56.
  • DU responded with six straight points of their own before an Alli Keyser 3-poniters put the game away.
  • NU went 7-16 from the floor in the fourth (43.8 percent) overall while making 4-11 from 3-point range (36.4 percent).
  • Northwood stepped up at the foul line in the fourth, going 9-10 (90.0 percent).
  • The Panthers ended the fourth at 46.7 percent overall (7-15) but missed all three of their 3-point attempts.

GAME STATS

  • FG PERCENTAGE: Davenport .482 (27-56), Northwood .393 (24-61)
  • 3-PT PERCENTAGE: Davenport .214 (2-15), Northwood .323 (10-31)
  • FREE THROW PERCENTAGE: Davenport .867 (13-15), Northwood .708 (17-24)
  • REBOUNDS: Davenport 33 (Seven offensive), Northwood 37 (13 offensive)
  • ASSISTS/TURNOVERS: Davenport 15/18, Northwood 12/13
  • POINTS IN THE PAINT: Davenport 38, Northwood 24
  • POINTS OFF TURNOVERS: Davenport 20, Northwood 18
  • SECOND CHANCE POINTS: Davenport 8, Northwood 12
  • FAST BREAK POINTS: Davenport 8, Northwood 18
  • BENCH POINTS: Davenport 17, Northwood 21

TOP NU PERFORMERS

  • Keyser: 28 points (career-high), 10-15 from the floor, 5-9 from 3-point range, 3-4 from the foul line, six rebounds, four steals
  • Makenzie Todd: 15 points (12 in the second half), 7-8 from the foul line
  • Hunter Viitala: 10 points (all in the second half), five steals

NORTHWOOD NOTES

  • Keyser's 28 points are the most for a Northwood player this season
  • This marked the first time this season that the Timberwolves came back for a win after trailing at halftime. NU was 0-10 when losing at the break prior to the win versus Davenport.

UP NEXT

  • The Timberwolves will host #6 Grand Valley State Saturday (February 15). Game time is set for 4 p.m.