NMU women bounce back, defeat Concordia St. Paul

ST. PAUL, Minn. — After getting dealt its first loss of the season Sunday, the Northern Michigan University women’s basketball team bounced back Thursday night.

With the score tied in the third quarter, the Wildcats got back-to-back treys from Sydney Dillinger and Darby Youngstrom to take the lead and then held on in the fourth to defeat Concordia St. Paul 56-47.

Erin Honkala led the Wildcats (2-1) with 16 points, 11 rebounds and four steals, while Youngstrom had 15 points and nine boards. Dillinger finished with four assists and former Marquette Redettes guard Amber Huebner had two blocks.

Trailing by one point after the first quarter, Northern outscored the Golden Bears 18-9 in the second and held a 36-28 advantage at the half.

CSP (1-2) started the second half on an eight-point surge to tie the game with 6:11 remaining in the third, but after the 3-pointers by Dillinger and Youngstrom, the Wildcats wouldn’t be denied and they stayed ahead for the remainder of the game.

NMU continues its road trip with a game Saturday at Minnesota-Crookston.

Information compiled by Journal Sports Writer Ryan Stieg. His email address is rstieg@miningjournal.net.