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Northern men's hoops comes up empty downstate with loss to WSU

February 17, 2013
By Journal Sports Staff , The Mining Journal

MARQUETTE - The Northern Michigan University men's basketball team came up empty downstate over the weekend, following up a 57-51 loss at Saginaw Valley State with a 66-46 defeat at Wayne State on Saturday.

Northern (5-18 overall, 4-15 in GLIAC) led briefly, 9-8, in the first half via a 3-pointer by Scooter Johnson, but otherwise trailed the rest of the afternoon, including 28-13 at halftime.

The Warriors (15-6, 14-4) led by as many as 23 points in the second half with the closest NMU ever came to tying WSU being 13 points.

Johnson, a junior, led the Wildcats in scoring with 14 points. Freshman Stephan Pelkofer had 12 points and sophomore Kendall Jackson had 11 points to go with his seven rebounds.

NMU out-rebounded the 'Cats 29-27.

For the Warriors, Ian Larkin and Chene Phillips led with 16 points apiece. Gerald Williams-Taylor added 11 and Coleman with 10. Larkin pulled down seven rebounds.

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WAYNE STATE 66,

NORTHERN MICHIGAN 46

NORTHERN MICHIGAN (5-18, 4-15 GLIAC) - Scooter Johnson 6-9 1-1 14; Stephen Pelkofer 4-9 0-0 12; Kendall Jackson 4-8 2-2 11; TJ Cameron 2-7 2-4 7; Matthew Craggs 1-6 0-0 2; Matt Iverson 0-4 0-0 0; Joe Simon 0-1 0-0 0; Spencer Huss 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 17-44 5-7 46.

WAYNE STATE (15-6, 14-4 GLIAC) - Ian Larkin 6-11 3-3 16; Chene Phillips 6-11 4-4 16; Ger. Williams-Taylor 5-9 1-1 11; Bryan Coleman 4-8 2-2 10; Mike Hollingsworth 2-7 1-2 6; Gavin Toma 2-2 0-0 5; Cole Prophet 1-2 0-0 2; Michael Martin 0-0 0-2 0; Jamar Ragland 0-2 0-0 0; Rob Andrews 0-1 0-0 0; Michael Lewis 0-1 0-0 0; Deon Dismuke 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 26-54 11-14 66.

Northern Michigan13 33 - 46

Wayne State28 38 - 66

3-point goals-Northern Michigan 7-16 (Stephen Pelkofer 4-7; TJ Cameron 1-2; Kendall Jackson 1-2; Scooter Johnson 1-1; Matt Iverson 0-1; Matthew Craggs 0-3), Wayne State 3-12 (Gavin Toma 1-1; Mike Hollingsworth 1-2; Ian Larkin 1-2; Bryan Coleman 0-4; Cole Prophet 0-1; Rob Andrews 0-1; Chene Phillips 0-1). Fouled out-Northern Michigan-None, Wayne State-None. Rebounds-Northern Michigan 29 (Kendall Jackson 7), Wayne State 27 (Ian

Larkin 7). Assists-Northern Michigan 9 (Stephen Pelkofer 3), Wayne State 13 (Cole Prophet 5). Total fouls-Northern Michigan 12, Wayne State 8. Technical fouls-Northern Michigan-None, Wayne State-None. A-429.

The Wildcats play in their final home series of the season starting Thursday against Lake Superior State and Northwood on Saturday at the Berry Events Center.

 
 

 

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