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Women's Basketball Defeats Ashland 74-67

Women's Basketball Defeats Ashland 74-67

OVERVIEW – ASHLAND

SCORE: Northwood Timberwolves 74, Ashland Eagles 67

RECORDS: Northwood (9-5, 9-5 GLIAC), Ashland (8-6, 8-6 GLIAC)

LOCATION: Riepma Arena – Midland, Mich.

RECAP: Northwood women's basketball earned a 74-67 home victory against Ashland Friday night (February 19).

FIRST QUARTER

  • The Eagles came out fast in the opening quarter, leading 19-10 with 3:22 remaining.
  • Northwood responded with a fast run, scoring 10 straight points in in 2:24 to go up 20-19.
  • AU hit the final shot of the quarter to go up 21-20 after one.
  • Ashland shot 52.9 percent in the opening quarter, making 9-17 overall. The Eagles went 3-9 from beyond the 3-point line.
  • The Timberwolves finished the first at 47.1 percent overall (8-17). NU was 2-6 from 3-point range (33.3 percent) and made both of their free throws.

SECOND QUARTER

  • NU played well to start the second quarter, going up 34-25 with five minutes remaining.
  • The Eagles chipped away at the lead, making the score 41-36 at the break.
  • Northwood picked up their shooting in the second, finishing at 53.3 percent overall (8-15) and 2-4 from 3-point range (50.0 percent). NU also made three of four from the foul line (75.0 percent).
  • Ashland ended the second at 46.2 percent overall (6-13). The Eagles went 1-5 from 3-point range and made both of their free throws.

THIRD QUARTER

  • The Timberwolves got off to a good start in the third quarter as well, pushing the lead to 49-36 with under six minutes remaining.
  • Ashland responded, scoring 16 of the final 23 points of the quarter to make the Northwood lead 56-52 after three.
  • NU ended the third quarter at 40.0 percent overall (4-10) and from 3-point range (2-5). NU was 5-6 from the foul line in the quarter (83.3 percent).
  • Ashland made 6-11 from the floor in the third (54.5 percent) while missing both of their 3-point attempts. The Eagles made all four of the free throws.

FOURTH QUARTER

  • The Eagles got the lead down to two points in the final quarter, but were not able to tie the score.
  • NU scored eight straight points to get the lead back to 10 before eventually winning by seven.
  • Northwood was 5-13 from the floor in the final 10 minutes (38.5 percent). NU went 8-8 from the foul line in the quarter, all of which were shot by Makenzie Todd.
  • The Eagles went 5-14 in the fourth (35.7 percent) while going 1-6 from 3-point range (16.7 percent). The Eagles made all four of their free throw attempts.

GAME STATS

  • FG PERCENTAGE: Ashland .429 (26-55), Northwood .446 (25-56)
  • 3-PT PERCENTAGE: Ashland .167 (5-22), Northwood .353 (6-17)
  • FREE THROW PERCENTAGE: Ashland 1.000 (10-10), Northwood .900 (18-20)
  • REBOUNDS: Ashland 28 (Five offensive), Northwood 34 (Ten offensive)
  • ASSISTS/TURNOVERS: Ashland 13/17, Northwood 12/19
  • POINTS IN THE PAINT: Ashland 42, Northwood 36
  • POINTS OFF TURNOVERS: Ashland 21, Northwood 18
  • SECOND CHANCE POINTS: Ashland 8, Northwood 13
  • FAST BREAK POINTS: Ashland 0, Northwood 12
  • BENCH POINTS: Ashland 18, Northwood 11

TOP NU PERFORMERS

  • Makenzie Todd: 29 points (career-high), 7-14 from the floor, 5-10 from 3-point range, 10-10 from the foul line, three steals
  • Alli Keyser: 11 points, four rebounds, three assists, two steals
  • Alana Nelson: 10 points, nine rebounds, two blocks 

UP NEXT

  • The Timberwolves and Eagles will finish their weekend series Saturday (February 20). Game time is set for 3 p.m.