COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Northern Michigan women's basketball team fell, 61-49, to Ohio Dominican on Thursday night.
Darby Youngstrom struck first in the game, scoring a layup and a free throw. She was the top scorer between both teams in the game with 13 points, going 5-for-5 on her free throw shots.
The Wildcats and Panthers traded points in the first quarter. The buzzer sounded with the score at 16-14 Ohio Dominican.
Tess Weatherly came up strong in the second quarter, sinking a three-point shot to start the Wildcats on an 11-4 run. Chloe Tompkins was a large contributor to the run, making two of three three-point shots to give the Wildcats a 25-20 edge. The Panthers slowly chiseled away at the Wildcat lead to take a 30-29 advantage at the end of the second.
The teams didn't let up in the third, with the score switching leads consecutively throughout the quarter. The Wildcats pulled forward and took a 45-42 lead going into the fourth.
The Wildcats came up short as they were only able to score four points in the final quarter. The Panthers scored 19, starting the quarter on a 14-0 run.
On the night, the Wildcats shot 35.3 percent from the floor, 77.8 percent on free throws and 35.3 percent on three-point shots. Youngstrom (13), Tompkins (12) and Bre Gaspervich (11) all scored in double digits.
The Wildcats, now 6-3 (1-1 GLIAC), will next play Saturday at 1 p.m. against Lake Erie.