No Event
No Event
No Event
Thu Nov 02
Final
49 Michigan Tech
87 at Wis.-Green Bay
Fri Nov 10
Final
48 Davis & Elkins
65 vs. Michigan Tech
@ Pepper Pike, Ohio
Sat Nov 11
Final
81 Michigan Tech
67 at Ursuline
Thu Nov 16
Final
66 Michigan Tech
53 at MSU-Moorhead
Fri Nov 17
Final
68 Michigan Tech
52 at Minnesota Crookston
Mon Nov 20
Final - OT
70 Minnesota Duluth
79 vs. Michigan Tech
Fri Nov 24
Final
82 Michigan Tech
95 vs. Augustana (S.D.)
@ St. Paul, MN (Gangelhoff Center)
Sat Nov 25
Final
83 Michigan Tech
76 at Concordia-St. Paul
Thu Nov 30
Final
37 Saginaw Valley State
59 vs. Michigan Tech
Sat Dec 02
Final
54 Northwood
81 vs. Michigan Tech
Thu Dec 07
Final - OT
85 Michigan Tech
81 vs. Grand Valley State
@ Grand Rapids, Mich. (DeltaPlex Arena) Grand Rapids, Mich. (DeltaPlex)
Sat Dec 09
Final
86 Michigan Tech
40 at Purdue Northwest
Westville Campus
Sun Dec 17
Final
59 Michigan Tech
56 at Northern Michigan
Thu Jan 04
Final
103 Ashland
68 vs. Michigan Tech
Sat Jan 06
Final
42 Tiffin
79 vs. Michigan Tech
Thu Jan 11
Final
80 Michigan Tech
77 at Ferris State
Sat Jan 13
Final
77 Michigan Tech
47 at Lake Superior State
Thu Jan 18
Final
40 Michigan Tech
50 at Wayne State
Thu Jan 25
Final
82 Michigan Tech
54 vs. Davenport
@ Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.
Sun Jan 28
Final
54 Northern Michigan
61 vs. Michigan Tech
Thu Feb 01
Final
61 Grand Valley State
68 vs. Michigan Tech
Sat Feb 03
Final
38 Purdue Northwest
64 vs. Michigan Tech
Thu Feb 08
Final
71 Michigan Tech
43 at Saginaw Valley State
Sat Feb 10
Final
86 Michigan Tech
81 at Northwood
Thu Feb 15
Final
63 Ferris State
80 vs. Michigan Tech
Sat Feb 17
Final
65 Lake Superior State
75 vs. Michigan Tech
Econo Foods Kids Day
Thu Feb 22
Final
71 Wayne State
69 vs. Michigan Tech
Sat Feb 24
Final
44 Davenport
60 vs. Michigan Tech
Wed Feb 28
Final
67 Ferris State
57 vs. Michigan Tech
2018 GLIAC Tournament Quarterfinal
Fri Mar 09
Final
75 Grand Valley State
54 vs. Michigan Tech
@ Kates Gymnasium - Ashland, Ohio Midwest Region Quarterfinals
Sat Oct 27
Final
28 St. Norbert
67 vs. Michigan Tech
Exhibition
Thu Nov 01
Final
66 Michigan Tech
61 at Eastern Michigan
Exhibition
Fri Nov 09
Final
65 Ursuline
96 vs. Michigan Tech
@ Big Rapids, Mich.
Sat Nov 10
Final
39 Davis & Elkins
75 vs. Michigan Tech
@ Big Rapids, Mich.
Fri Nov 16
Final
48 MSU-Moorhead
59 vs. Michigan Tech
Sun Nov 18
Final - OT
72 Minnesota State
68 vs. Michigan Tech
Sat Nov 24
Final
60 Michigan Tech
73 vs. Bellarmine
@ Evansville, IN (PAC) USI Thanksgiving Classic
Sun Nov 25
Final
65 Michigan Tech
80 at Southern Indiana
USI Thanksgiving Classic
Thu Nov 29
Final
68 Michigan Tech
57 at Saginaw Valley State
Sat Dec 01
Final
78 Michigan Tech
68 at Northwood
Thu Dec 06
Final
62 Parkside
40 vs. Michigan Tech
Sat Dec 08
Final
54 Purdue Northwest
79 vs. Michigan Tech
Sat Dec 15
Final
65 Lewis
51 vs. Michigan Tech
Wed Dec 19
Final
66 Michigan Tech
57 at Minnesota Duluth
Thu Jan 03
Final
58 Michigan Tech
80 at Ashland
Sat Jan 05
Final
62 Michigan Tech
46 at Wayne State
Thu Jan 10
Final
37 Ferris State
72 vs. Michigan Tech
Sat Jan 12
Final
40 Lake Superior State
67 vs. Michigan Tech
Econo Foods Kids Day
Thu Jan 17
Final
53 Grand Valley State
35 vs. Michigan Tech
Sat Jan 19
Final
44 Davenport
70 vs. Michigan Tech
Alumni Day & Vollwerth's Family Day
Sat Jan 26
Final
55 Michigan Tech
53 at Northern Michigan
Thu Jan 31
Final
67 Michigan Tech
49 at Purdue Northwest
Hammond, Ind. (FNRC)
Sat Feb 02
Final
60 Michigan Tech
47 at Parkside
Thu Feb 07
Final
40 Northwood
70 vs. Michigan Tech
Sat Feb 09
Final
54 Saginaw Valley State
79 vs. Michigan Tech
Thu Feb 14
Final
74 Michigan Tech
63 at Lake Superior State
Sat Feb 16
Final
67 Michigan Tech
49 at Ferris State
Thu Feb 21
Final
72 Michigan Tech
53 at Davenport
Sat Feb 23
Final
46 Michigan Tech
75 at Grand Valley State
Thu Feb 28
Final
55 Northern Michigan
60 vs. Michigan Tech
Senior Day
Tue Mar 05
Final
48 Northwood
78 vs. Michigan Tech
GLIAC Quarterfinal
Sat Mar 09
Final
61 Michigan Tech
77 vs. Ashland
@ Allendale, Mich. GLIAC Tournament Semifinal
Thu Oct 24
Final
41 Michigan Tech
54 at Wis.-Green Bay
Exhibition
Fri Nov 01
Final
49 Finlandia
98 vs. Michigan Tech
Sat Nov 09
Final
73 Michigan Tech
63 at Lewis
GLVC/GLIAC CROSSOVER
Sun Nov 10
Final
71 Michigan Tech
75 vs. William Jewell
@ Romeoville, Ill. GLVC/GLIAC CROSSOVER
Fri Nov 15
Final
61 Michigan Tech
65 vs. St. Cloud State
@ Moorhead, Minn.
Sat Nov 16
Final
50 Michigan Tech
76 at MSU-Moorhead
Mon Nov 18
Final
80 Michigan Tech
75 at Minnesota State
Fri Nov 22
Final
65 Concordia-St. Paul
59 vs. Michigan Tech
Sun Nov 24
Final
69 Minnesota Duluth
59 vs. Michigan Tech
Thu Dec 05
Final
60 Saginaw Valley State
59 vs. Michigan Tech
Sat Dec 07
Final
46 Northwood
69 vs. Michigan Tech
Sun Dec 15
Final
28 Northern Michigan
68 vs. Michigan Tech
Thu Jan 02
Final
55 Wayne State
69 vs. Michigan Tech
Sat Jan 04
Final
85 Ashland
68 vs. Michigan Tech
Thu Jan 09
Final
73 Michigan Tech
81 at Parkside
Sat Jan 11
Final
75 Michigan Tech
55 at Purdue Northwest
Westville, Ind.
Thu Jan 16
Final
52 Lake Superior State
62 vs. Michigan Tech
Sat Jan 18
Final - OT
80 Ferris State
73 vs. Michigan Tech
Thu Jan 23
Final
44 Michigan Tech
70 at Grand Valley State
Sat Jan 25
Final
66 Michigan Tech
81 at Davenport
Thu Jan 30
Final
50 Michigan Tech
62 at Northwood
Sat Feb 01
Final
77 Michigan Tech
85 at Saginaw Valley State
Thu Feb 06
Final
53 Purdue Northwest
63 vs. Michigan Tech
Sat Feb 08
Final
80 Parkside
66 vs. Michigan Tech
Thu Feb 13
Final
70 Michigan Tech
79 at Ferris State
Sat Feb 15
Final
75 Michigan Tech
61 at Lake Superior State
Thu Feb 20
Final
60 Davenport
74 vs. Michigan Tech
Sat Feb 22
Final
70 Grand Valley State
49 vs. Michigan Tech
Senior Day
Thu Feb 27
Final
51 Michigan Tech
48 at Northern Michigan
Tue Mar 03
Final
34 Michigan Tech
65 at Grand Valley State
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Huskies Come Up Short at Northwood

Michelle LaFave

MIDLAND, Mich. – The Michigan Tech women's basketball team dropped a tough 62-50 decision in a Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference contest Thursday night at Northwood University. The Huskies remained in striking distance most of the night, but were unable to overcome a slow start that forced them to play catchup against the Timberwolves.

"We started out really slow and we turned it over too much which was the story of the game tonight," Michigan Tech Head Coach Sam Hoyt said. "Their pressure got to us and that is something we will have to work on in practice to get ready for Saginaw Valley State. We have very capable players and I'm confident they'll be able to bounce back. A bright spot for us tonight was Michelle LaFave, who played aggressive and with a lot of confidence. She really stepped up for us as a senior and has battled through adversity so it was great to see her play well.

"We'll look to learn from tonight's game and work on getting our shooting percentage up Saturday against a good Saginaw Valley State team. We want to attack the paint and handle the pressure and hopefully some early baskets will give us the confidence that we need."

Northwood (5-15, 3-9 GLIAC) struck first Thursday night on a layup by Alli Keyser about a minute into the action. Michigan Tech (7-12, 5-7 GLIAC) then evened the score at 2-2 on a layup by senior Hannah Hobson with 7:16 left on the first quarter clock. Both defenses were strong in the early stages of the opening period.

The Timberwolves recorded the next five points on a layup from Ellie Taylor followed by a triple courtesy of Keyser at the 5:51 mark of the first frame. Junior Baillie McGirk cut the deficit to one possession again at 7-4 on a drive to the basket with 4:16 on the clock. Even though the offense wasn't clicking, Tech's defense was successful at limiting scoring chances for Northwood.

Following a Northwood triple by Keyser, senior Michelle LaFave fired in two of her career high 20 points to draw Tech back within four points at 10-6. Unfortunately, the Timberwolves began to shift the momentum in their favor going into the second quarter. Makenzie Todd, Kenzie Seeley, and Maizie Taylor combined for six consecutive points to give Northwood a 16-6 advantage to close out the first period.

The Timberwolves maintained their double-digit lead at 21-11 until LaFave connected from behind the arc to slice the deficit to single digits again at 21-14 with 6:04 to play in the first half. Hobson then cashed in a layup with 3:30 remaining on the second quarter clock to bring Tech to within five points at 25-20. Each time the Huskies got close, Northwood seemed to have an answer and Taylor responded to Hobson's bucket with a trey to bump the gap back out to 28-20. Taylor eventually connected from long distance in the final minute of the quarter to grant Northwood at 31-22 lead at the intermission.

Consecutive layups for Keyser and Taylor opened up a 35-22 cushion in the first minute of the third quarter for Northwood. Nine straight points from LaFave allowed the Huskies to remain on the Timberwolves heels and with 6:25 left in the third, Tech was back within two possessions at 37-31. However, in the final two minutes of the third quarter, the Timberwolves reeled off seven consecutive points to lead 52-37 through 30 minutes. The Huskies kept battling in the fourth quarter and pulled to within singles digits twice, but each time Northwood held off the charge to keep the score in their favor.

LaFave powered the Huskies Thursday night with a career high 20 points, finding the target on 8 of 11 shots from the field, which included two triples. LaFave also hauled down five rebounds, dished out an assist, and blocked one shot. LaFave's previous career high was 17 points against Ashland on January 4, 2018. Sophomore Ellie Mackay followed with 10 points and three assists while Hobson added eight points, five rebounds, and matched a season high with three blocked shots. As a team, the Huskies made 20 of 53 shots from the field (37.7%), were 3 for 14 from three-point range (21.4%), and 7 of 8 at the free throw line (87.5%).

Ellie Taylor led the Timberwolves with 14 points and eight rebounds followed by Todd with 13 points in the contest. Keyser tossed in 12 points and Seely rounded out the double-digit scorers with 10 points. Jayla Strickland chipped in six points and had a game high 10 rebounds. Northwood found success on 21 of 58 shots from the field (36.2%), were 8 of 25 from behind the arc (32.0%), and 12 for 16 at the free throw line (75.0%). The Timberwolves out-rebounded the Huskies 37-35 and recorded 14 points off of turnovers.

The Huskies will look to bounce back Saturday when they travel to Saginaw Valley State for another GLIAC matchup. The tip-off is scheduled for 1 p.m. eastern time.