Tech quints split

HOUGHTON — The Michigan Tech women’s basketball team jumped out to a 29-10 lead and never looked back, beating Saginaw Valley State 79-54 in GLIAC action here Saturday.

The Huskies (16-7, 12-3 GLIAC) won for the sixth consecutive time.

Abbie Botz poured in a career-high 22 points and 17 rebounds to lead the Huskies.

Ellie Mackay added 17 points and Elizabeth Kelliher chipped in with 13. Hannah Hobson had 11, while Cassidy Trotter set a new career milestone with a game-high 10 assists.

The Michigan Tech men’s basketball team fell to Saginaw Valley State 75-54.

The Huskies (10-12, 5-10 GLIAC) fell in a 9-2 hole early and could never recover, as the Cardinals led 43-29 at halftime.

Owen White paced the Huskies with 14 points, while Trent Bell had 11 points and six rebounds. Dawson Bilski of North Central High School chipped in with eight points and three assists.

Tech icers pick

up tie and loss

HOUGHTON — The Michigan Tech hockey team tied No. 6 Minnesota State 1-1 here Friday.

The Mavericks earned the extra WCHA point in the shootout.

The Huskies fell 3-2 in overtime to the Mavericks (24-6-2, 19-4-1 WCHA) Saturday. Marc Michaelis was named the weekend MVP with two goals and an assist for Minnesota State.

The Huskies jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the second period, both on redirects in front of the net on the power play. Dylan Steman scored his fourth goal of the year from Keegan Ford and Brian Halonen 8:32 into the second.

Justin Misiak added to the lead at the 17:58 mark for his fifth of the year. Seamus Donohue and Thomas Beretta assisted for the Huskies (12-14-4, 11-8-3-1 WCHA).

Connor Mackey scored the game-winning goal 1:45 into overtime for the Mavericks.

Matt Jurusik stopped 24 shots in his fourth straight start for Tech.

NMU icers pick

up win and tie

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — The Northern Michigan University hockey team tied the University of Alabama-Huntsville 2-2 here Friday.

Since the game was tied after regulation, the teams entered a 5-on-5 overtime period that spanned the full five minutes.

The teams then went into a five minute 3-on-3 session, but shortly into the overtime period UAH (6-24-2, 6-16-2 WCHA) scored to get the extra WCHA point.

NMU defeated UAH 6-3 Saturday.

At 16:35 in the second period and on the penalty kill, senior forward Tony Bretzman turned the Wildcat disadvantage into a goal. Bretzman’s fourth goal of the season gave NMU a 3-2 lead and they never trailed again.

Senior forward Denver Pierce of Sault Ste. Marie had a strong finish for the Wildcats (15-13-1, 14-7-1 WCHA) with two goals in the last 10 minutes of the game.

Senior goaltender Atte Tolvanen finished with 24 saves and now has 3,236 saves in his career to move him into fourth place in the NMU record book.

NMU quint sweeps

MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University women’s basketball team celebrated Senior Day with a 54-43 victory over Northwood University here Saturday in GLIAC action.

The Wildcats (17-6, 12-3 GLIAC) were led by senior Darby Youngstrom, who finished with a game-high 17 points and 11 rebounds. Erin Honkala chipped in by tying her season-high of 14 points and six rebounds.

The visiting Timberwolves (10-13, 7-7 GLIAC) started the game on a 9-0 run before Honkala scored the first NMU basket at the five-minute mark.

The NMU men’s basketball team also collected a 72-60 victory over Northwood on Senior Day. The Wildcats (14-8, 9-6 GLIAC) closed the final 3:21 of the first half on a 13-2 run to go ahead 38-28 at the break.

Senior Naba Echols finished with 25 points for the Wildcats to lead all scorers. Senior Isaiah Johnson added 18 points and 10 rebounds. Sam Taylor tallied 12 points and six rebounds, while Myles Howard notched 11 boards.