Gaspervich, Gruber spark NMU women over Hillsdale

By Journal Sports Staff

MARQUETTE – While a blizzard raged on outside the Berry Events Center Saturday, the Northern Michigan University women’s basketball team continued its hot streak.

Behind guards Bre Gaspervich and Lauren Gruber, NMU extended its winning streak to three after a 79-51 GLIAC win over Hillsdale.

Gaspervich and Gruber led the Wildcats with 21 and 20 points, respectively.

Senior guard Alyssa Colla chipped in 12 points for the Wildcats.

The win pushes NMU to 15-8 overall and 13-6 in GLIAC play; the Chargers are now 15-8 with a 11-8 league record.

NMU led for the majority of the game after trading shots with Hillsdale through the first 11:30 of action.

A 3-pointer from senior center Courtney Lemon with 7:31 left in the first half gave NMU a 14-13 lead.

The Wildcats outscored Hillsdale 17-6 the rest of the half to take a 31-19 lead at halftime.

Northern opened the second half with an 8-2 run and led by double digits for the remainder of the contest.

A layup by sophomore guard Ashley Colla with 1:28 left in the game gave NMU its largest lead of the contest, 79-49.

Kadie Lowery was the only Hillsdale player to break double figures scoring-wise with 12 points.

NMU plays at Lake Superior State Thursday.

Information compiled by Journal Sports Writer Ryan Stieg. He can be reached at 906-228-2500, ext. 246. His email address is rstieg@miningjournal.net.