NMU to face familiar foe in T’Wolves

MARQUETTE – Northern Michigan University women’s basketball coach Troy Mattson wasn’t exactly thrilled with his team’s performance against Lake Superior State. The Wildcats won the game, 69-64. Mattson said that his team “Isn’t seeing the court very good.”

The Wildcats will have to make some adjustments on the fly, with Northwood on deck tomorrow. The T’Wolves are one game back of NMU in the GLIAC North, so that makes this game very important for both teams. Even more important for the Wildcats is getting some rest, as they are in the midst of three games in five days, with the big one, at Michigan Tech on tap this Monday.

“It’s not easy, but everyone in the conference is doing it,” said NMU senior guard Alyssa Colla about the schedule situation. “On our off days we just shoot and get as much rest as we can.”

“As much as we want to look forward to the rivalry on Monday, we have to take care of business on Saturday first,” said NMU senior guard Lauren Gruber about the Wildcats next two games. “Northwood is a big rival for us; six seniors versus six seniors. It’s going to be a high energy and tough game for us.”

“We are going to have to come with a lot of energy and a lot of toughness because that’s how Northwood plays,” said NMU head coach Troy Mattson. “We’ve been battling this team for four years. It’s been a complete battle every night and they really play with energy, so we are going to have to be on top our game.”

Tip-off between the Wildcats and Timberwolves is set for 11 a.m.