MARQUETTE, Mich. — The Northern Michigan men's basketball team stumbled against Findlay Thursday night at the Berry Events Center.
Eight Oilers scored at least seven points, led by Martyce Kimbrough with 19, en route to their 100-58 victory over the Wildcats.
Northern Michigan was led offensively by Isaiah Johnson (16) and Sam Taylor (10). Will Carius tied Findlay's Tyler Stern-Tucker for the game high with nine rebounds. Johnson and Brett Branstrom each had two blocks.
The Oilers led, 55-29, at halftime, using a 20-0 run that ran from 7:26 to 3:59 to build a 49-21 advantage. From that point on, they never let the Wildcats get within striking distance. By the 14:10 mark of the second half, they held a 64-34 edge.
The Oilers shot 61.4 percent from the floor and 47.1 percent from three. They held the Wildcats to a 31.9 shooting percentage and a 22.2 mark from beyond the three-point arc. They also scored 48 points in the paint compared to Northern Michigan's 20 and recorded 20 points off of offensive boards.
The Wildcats, now 3-6 (1-3 GLIAC), continue play at the Berry Events Center Saturday, taking on Hillsdale at 3 p.m.