Women’s basketball falls to Northern in close match

SVSU women’s basketball took a close 56-53 loss against Northern Michigan Wildcats on Saturday, Dec. 7th.

Sophomore point guard Maddie Maloney made the first points of the game with a three-point jump shot.

The Wildcats took the lead for all of the first quarter.

SVSU didn’t let down and kept the score 17-7 in favor of the Wildcats.

Sophomore guard Ashley Buchholz made a three-point jump shot in the second quarter. NMU followed up with two freethrows, which tied the score.

SVSU scored 19 points in the second quarter and NMU nine, bringing the final for the first half to a tie of 26-26. SVSU’s Maloney scored seven points and Buchholz eight during for the first half.

Freshman guard Kaitlyn Zarycki led the third quarter, making four throws that contributed to 19 of the points made in the third half.

The third quarter ended with an SVSU lead, 39-37.

SVSU fought hard in the fourth quarter, and the score stayed close throughout the quarter.

Buchholz made the last score of the game, a three-point jump shot that brought the score 56-53, making it a close loss for SVSU. She scored 17 points, six boards and two steals.

Other standouts include Zarycki, who contributed nine points, four boards, an assist and a steal. Maloney was also considered a game leader with two assists.

SVSU plays Northern University away at 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15.

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