Northern Rolls Past Wildcats 85-61

February 7th
     The Northern State University men’s basketball team bounced back from a night ago with an 85-61 victory over Wayne State College in NSIC action. The Wolves improve to 19-5 overall and 13-5 in conference play; surpassing their win total from a season ago.
     The Wolves led the majority of the game, heading to the locker at halftime up 41-35 after shooting 48.5 percent from the floor and 80.0 percent from the arch. Northern returned in half two better than ever, shooting 55.6 percent from the floor and 100 percent from the arch. NSU out-shot WSC 51.7 percent to 40.4 percent in the game, while going 17-for-22 from the foul line.
     Skye Warwick (Jr.) led the Northern offense with 18 points in the game, as he was 6-for-9 from the floor with two assists and two steals. Tydan Storrusten (Sr.) and DJ Pollard (Fr.) notched 11 and ten points respectively in the win. Seth Bachand (Sr.) and Mitch White (Sr.) tallied eight and five points of their own, while Bachand led the team with seven rebounds and White with four assists.
     Coming off the bench, Darin Peterka (So.) shot 50.0 percent from the floor scoring 14 points and adding two assists and two steals. Justin Decker (Fr.) added to the bench attack with eight points and seven rebounds of his own in the win, while Spencer Pankonin (Jr.) tallied five points and one block. Mark Arvidson (So.) and Michael Schreiber (So.) each grabbed three points in the Wolves 24 point victory. The Northern bench combined for a total of 33 points in the game.
     NSU out-rebounded the Wildcats 35-31 in the game, and tallied 13 second chance scores. The Wolves tallied 19 points off 14 Wayne State turnovers. The Wolves took to the paint, scoring 44 points from down below, and kicked it out for 18 points from long range.
     The Wolves will return home next weekend for the annual I Hate Winter games, hosting St. Cloud State and Minnesota Duluth. Game times are set for 8 p.m., Friday versus the Huskies, and 7 p.m., Saturday versus the Bulldogs.

Photo courtesy of NSU Sports Information.
Photo courtesy of NSU Sports Information.

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