By Tom Ramstetter
Ky. - Katie Wysocky scored 20 points and grabbed 17 rebounds to
lead fourth-seeded Michigan Tech to a 70-51 win over No. 5 seed
Northwood on Friday night in a NCAA Division II Midwest Regional
quarterfinal at The Bank of Kentucky Center at Northern Kentucky
(25-6) will play top-seeded Northern Kentucky Saturday night at
8:30 p.m. at The Bank of Kentucky Center in a regional semifinal.
It was Wysocky’s
17th double-double of the year and the third win over Northwood
(21-8) for Michigan Tech this season.
to expect it, but she’s had 17 this year,” Huskies coach
John Barnes said of Wysocky. “You hate to take it for granted,
but she does it quite a bit. I ask a lot of her and it seems like
the more I ask the more she responds. I’m very proud of her
and her work.”
its first-ever appearance at the NCAA Tournament, was led by Sarah
Glowacki’s 19 points and got 17 points from Karlie Leroy and
12 from Megan Starnes.
nobody wants to lose,” Glowacki said. “But we got here.
There’s next year. We set the bar pretty high for them next
coach Jeff Curtis thought the experience of two games against the
Huskies this season would be an advantage, but his team shot just
30.5 percent from the field and 10 percent from 3-point range.
what they were going to do,” Curtis said. “They did
what we thought they’d do and they executed it well.
game for us. We kind of ran into a bit of buzz saw. We did not shoot
the ball well from the perimeter. We knew going into the game the
way they defend we would have to knock down some outside shots if
we wanted to contend.”
his team was a bit better in the third matchup.
Northwood twice during the regular season and it’s always
hard to play a team three times,” Barnes said. “I felt
like we came out and played good defense, obviously holding them
to 30 percent from the field. In both games we made runs down the
stretch. This one was a little better, a little bit bigger lead.”
Sarah Stream added 13 points for the Huskies and Katie Zimmerman
added 12 points.
came out ready to execute our game plan,” Wysocky said. “We
knew that we just had to play defense the whole game and not let
led 39-28 at halftime and was able to extend its lead in the second
half as the Timberwolves’ field-goal percentage dipped to
we stuck with them for the most part,” Glowacki said. “They
hit their shots and we didn’t.”