Mich. - Grand Valley State allowed just seven points in the final
11:25 of the game Tuesday night en route to a 60-47 win over Northern
scored 10 points to lead Grand Valley State, which improved to 8-2.
Jason Jamerson added eight points and eight rebounds as the Lakers
also avenged a 73-63 loss on Nov. 23 to the Norse and defeated NKU
for the first time in three meetings.
Morton’s basket brought NKU within two points (42-40) with
11:25 remaining in the game, Grand Valley State used a 10-0 run
to take a 52-40 lead. Jeff Grauzer sparked the run with a pair of
tip-in baskets for the Lakers.
Vincent Humphrey led
NKU (6-2) with 14 points, and Gavin Ludgood added 10 points. Ludgood,
a 6-foot-8 senior center, also had five rebounds and three blocked
Billy Finnell finished
with seven points and seven assists for the Norse. Mark Hawkins
and Morton each added six points for the Norse.
NKU will play
host to Thomas More at 7 p.m. Friday in Regents Hall. NKU has beaten
Thomas More 19 consecutive times and holds a 28-5 lead in the all-time
series with the Saints.
NKU has not
lost to Thomas More since the 1980-81 season, when the Saints defeated
the Norse by a 61-52 score in Regents Hall.
After the Christmas
break, NKU will travel to Florida for games against Nova Southeastern
(Dec. 29) and NCAA Division II powerhouse Lynn (Dec. 30).