ROMEOVILLE, Ill. - The Northern Michigan University men's basketball team was unable to close out 2012 on a high note, falling at Lewis University on Sunday, 64-45, in its final nonconference game of the season.
The Wildcats, who fell to 2-8 overall, host GLIAC rivals Ashland at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday and Lake Erie College at 1 p.m. on Saturday at the Berry Events Center.
Junior forward Matthew Craggs was the lone Wildcat to reach double digits in scoring with 10 points. Freshman guard Matt Iverson had nine points and sophomore forward Kendall Jackson added eight.
NMU shot 30.2 percent from the floor and was 4-of-17 (23.5 percent) from the 3-point line.
For Lewis, Ryan Jackson's 14 points were a game-high as Jeff Jarosz (12) and Gabe Williams (11) were also in double figures for the home squad.
Lewis also shot under 40 percent (38.5 percent), but scored 22 points on NMU's 18 turnovers. The Flyers also outrebounded the 'Cats 40-36.