• American Legion BB 6/21: Escanaba 9, Plover 7
  • American Legion BB 6/21: Gladstone 8, Niagara 0
  • American Legion BB 6/21: Marquette 12, Saginaw 3
  • American Legion BB 6/21: Norway 7, Copper Country 4
  • American Legion BB 6/21: Norway 13, Eastern U.P. 2
5971 articles
Tuesday June 25, 2024
4-0 START: Wildcat Women Pull Away Late, 74-53

Click the thumbnails to see photos taken by Casey Ford, and to hear post-game comments from NMU Coach Casey Thousand.

Story courtesy of NMU Sports Information.


MARQUETTE, Mich. - The Northern Michigan University women's basketball team outscored the Southwest Minnesota State Mustangs 20-8 in the fourth quarter, and 64-37 over the final three frames, for a 74-53 victory Friday in Marquette.

NMU improved to 4-0 with the win.  

Makaylee Kuhn led the team with 21 points, going a clean 8-8 from the charity stripe. Following behind her was Mackenzie Holzwart with 14 points. Sam Wall paced the Mustangs with 12 points. 

NMU shot 26-62 (41.9%) from the floor while SMSU was 19-55 (34.5%). On the 3-point line, the 'Cats made 10/27 (37.0%) and the Mustangs were 7/29 (24.1%).

The 'Cats held on to a solid lead for the majority of the first ten minutes, up 10-2 four minutes in. The Mustangs closed the quarter with a 14-0 run, jumping ahead of the 'Cats 16-10. Jacy Weisbrod led the 'Cats with five points off the bench while Mackenzie Holzwart also made an impact with a triple.

Despite the second quarter starting out with the 'Cats down by six, they were able to run it around in the final minutes of the first half. As the team skimmed closer to the Mustangs, SMSU would find another layup to get ahead of the Wildcats. NMU ended the first half on an 11-4 run that was started on a Sarah Newcomer triple. The 'Cats held a slim 31-29 edge at the break. 

The lead for the 'Cats bled into the second half through an abundance of buckets and a slew of 3-pointers by Kayla Tierney, Kuhn, and Holzwart. The Wildcats would head into the fourth quarter with a nine-point cusion at 54-45, with Kuhn accumulating 15 of those points and Holzwart close behind with 12 of her own. 

In a game where not much separation was made prior to the fourth quarter, buckets made by Kuhn, Holzwart, Newcomer, and Ana Rhude widened the gap with the game winding down. Stout defense and gritty layps down the stretch propelled the Wildcats to a 74-53 victory over the Mustangs.  
  • Makaylee Kuhn dropped 21 points along with five rebounds and five assists
  • Mackenzie Holzwart added 14 points to go along with nine rebounds, while Kayla Tierney had 11. Jacy Weisbrod chipped in with nine points and five rebounds.
  • In a game that saw several balanced stats between the sides, the Mustangs turned the ball over six more times than NMU (18-12). This led to the 'Cats almost doubling up SMSU in points off turnovers, 23-14. 
The Wildcats will be back home when they play defending national champion Ashland University on Tuesday at 3 p.m. before heading back on the road for weekend matchups against St. Cloud State and Minnesota Duluth.






Choose team:
No schedule entries



JACY GOES OFF! NMU Women Win NCAA Opener
Saturday March 16, 2024
NMU Ladies Push Past Ferris; #1 Grand Valley Next
Saturday March 9, 2024
Northern Women Beat Davenport; Honor Seniors
Sunday March 3, 2024
OH, SO CLOSE: Wildcat Ladies Fall To No. 2 Lakers
Friday March 1, 2024
NMU Women Rally In Detroit; Clinch Home Playoff
Saturday February 24, 2024
RIVALRY REVENGE: Northern Shuts Down Tech
Saturday February 17, 2024
Kuhn Double-Double Helps 'Cats Beat UW-Parkside
Thursday February 8, 2024
Weisbrod, Kuhn Lead NMU Past Lake State, 73-50
Saturday February 3, 2024
Rough Third Quarter Dooms NMU At Ferris State
Friday February 2, 2024
BIG ROAD WIN: NMU Ladies Upset UW-Parkside
Saturday January 20, 2024
Weisbrod Career-High Leads Northern Past Pride
Friday January 19, 2024
HISTORY! Kuhn Becomes Northern Scoring Leader
Thursday January 11, 2024
NMU Ladies Roll Past Davenport With 23-0 Spurt
Thursday January 4, 2024
Wildcat Women Clamp Down On Northwood, 68-43
Wednesday December 20, 2023
NMU Ladies Overwhelm Quincy In Wisconsin Dells
Monday December 18, 2023
Kuhn Drops 30 As 'Cats Earn GLIAC-Opening Win
Thursday December 7, 2023
NMU Women's Basketball Loses Two In Minnesota
Sunday November 26, 2023
OH, SO CLOSE: Wildcat Ladies Fall To #1 Ashand
Wednesday November 22, 2023
NMU Women's Basketball Gets Sweep At Crossover
Sunday November 12, 2023
NMU Ladies Compete Hard Against UW-Green Bay
Wednesday November 1, 2023