Wildcat Women's Basketball Rolls to 60-44 Win Over Lake Superior State

Wildcat Women's Basketball Rolls to 60-44 Win Over Lake Superior State

MARQUETTE, Mich. — The Northern Michigan women's basketball team rolled to a 60-44 victory over Lake Superior State Thursday night at the Berry Events Center.

At the half, the Wildcats held a 36-12 advantage, bolstered by a 20-4 second quarter. They then scored 12 of the third quarter's first 14 points to build a 48-14 edge by the 5:51 mark.

From that point on, Northern Michigan rested its starters, and Lake Superior State chipped away at the lead the rest of the way but would never narrow the gap into the single digits.

Six Wildcats recorded at least six points, including three reserves. Jessica Schultz was the lone Wildcat to score in the double digits, contributing 14 points. She went eight for 10 on her free-throw attempts during the game. 

Darby Youngstrom tied her career highs in both rebounds (10) and assists (5) while Bre Gaspervich set a career best with seven steals.

Overall, Northern Michigan shot 35.7 percent from the field, 35.3 from beyond the three-point arc and 75.0 from the charity stripe.

In the decisive second quarter, the Wildcats held the Lakers to just 2-for-10 from the field. They also strung together a 14-0 run capped by a long Tess Weatherly three-point shot to go up, 35-10.

Northern Michigan's win snapped a three-game losing skid. The Wildcats, now 11-6 (6-4 GLIAC), next welcome Northwood to the Berry Events Center on Saturday at 11 a.m.