Northern Michigan University Wildcat men’s basketball winning streak halted at 3 with 78-60 loss at Wisconsin-Parkside
That streak came to an end Saturday as the Wildcats ran into a wall in the form of Wisconsin-Parkside.
The Rangers led almost from start to finish on their way to a 78-60 win.
Sam Taylor led NMU (7-8, 4-3 GLIAC) with 17 points, while teammate Dolapo Olayinka had 12.
Northern’s Justin Kuehl scored to start the game, but that’s the last time Northern held a lead.
Tied 4-4, Parkside (8-7, 4-3) rattled off nine straight points before Taylor ended the run with a jumper.
Down 32-19 with 7:36 left in the half, the Wildcats tried to rally and were able to cut the Rangers’ lead to eight at 32-24 with 6:30 left thanks to a triple from Taylor and a layup from Alec Fruin.
However, Parkside got its advantage back up to double digits for a 44-29 advantage at halftime.
The Rangers continued to pile on in the second half.
NMU cut the deficit to 10 twice, the first time with 12:03 left on a jumper by Noah Parcher to make it 51-41 and the other with 9:27 remaining on a trey by Olayinka to make it 56-46.
That’s the closest the Wildcats got, though.
Northern returns home to host Ferris State at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Berry Events Center.
Information compiled by Journal Sports Writer Ryan Stieg. His email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.