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NSU women’s basketball was handed just their second loss from home this season by the Wayne State Wildcats 51-66. The Wolves are now 17-6 overall and 13-5 in conference action.
Northern trailed early in the match, as they found themselves in a 9-17 deficit after first quarter. The Wolves fought back in the second quarter, tallying 16 points to take the 25-24 lead going into the half. The game remained close in the final half until the Wildcats went on an offensive run with two minutes left and finished with the largest lead throughout at 15 points.
The Wolves shot 32.8 percent from field goal range, 30.8 percent from the three-point arch and 50.0 percent from the foul line. NSU was outrebounded 37-39 in the match, however, stayed aggressive on defense converting turnovers to 22 points. As a team, the Wolves collected four steals and made three blocks.
Jill Conrad led the team with 15 total points, shooting 5-12 from the field. Conrad also led the offensive attack in assists, with four.
Lauren Deadrick recorded 11 points and picked up a double-double with 13 boards for the Wolves.
Wayne State shot 41.7 percent from field goal range as a unit. The Wildcats were forced to the foul line for 24 attempts, and found the basket 21 times for an 87.5 free-throw percentage. Maggie Schulte heated up for 28 points, shooting 52.6 from the floor and going 6-6 from the foul line.
NSU will continue to be a threat in NSIC action as they hit the road o take on St. Cloud State at on Friday, February 12, and Minnesota Duluth on Saturday, February 13.
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