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Wednesday April 24, 2024
NMU Ladies Roll Past Davenport With 23-0 Spurt

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

Story courtesy of NMU Sports Information.

The Northern Michigan women's basketball team scored 23 straight points in the first and second quarters to get an early lead on Davenport and the Wildcats never looked back, defeating the Panthers 73-47 on Thursday in suburban Grand Rapids. 

The Wildcat offense shot 43.3% from the floor and hit 10 triples. Makaylee Kuhn led the way with 23 points on 9-13 (69.2%) shooting, as she is now a mere 19 points shy of the all-time scoring mark at Northern (1,699 points). She added eight rebounds and five assists. 

Kuhn's eight rebounds led a dominant performance on the boards for the Green and Gold, as they pulled down 47 rebounds to just 25 from Davenport, including a 15-4 edge on the offensive glass. Mackenzie HolzwartAna Rhude, and Alyssa Nimz each added seven while Jacy Weisbrod contributed another six. Northern also led 19-9 in assists and 19-2 in second chance points on the night. 

The win marks the fifth straight for the Wildcats, as they have improved to 9-3 overall and remained atop the GLIAC standings with a 3-0 record. 

During the five-game winning streak, the 'Cats have scored 65+ points, hit at least eight threes, and have passed out 13+ assists. They have a 23.2 point margin in that span. The 9-3 start over the first dozen games marks the best start for the Green and Gold since the 2018-19 season (10-2). 

The Wildcats will face a big test on Saturday, January 6 at 1 p.m. as they visit the nation's top team in the Grand Valley State Lakers, who is 11-1 and coming off of a 74-30 victory over Michigan Tech.

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