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Briefs

Tech icers split

FAIRBANKS, Ak. — The Michigan Tech hockey team earned a split here Saturday, skating to a 2-1 victory over Alaska-Fairbanks.

The Huskies (8-7, 6-6 WCHA) took an early lead on a goal by Eric Gotz midway through the first period.

After an Alaska (9-9, 7-5 WCHA) goal early in the second period, Tech’s Raymond Brice scored the game-winner with 5:41 left in the second.

The Huskies fell 4-3 to the Nanooks Friday.

Tech gained a 2-0 lead in the first two minutes of the second stanza on goals by Trenton Bliss and Chris Lipe.

Alaska added one in the second and three in the third to seal the game.

The Huskies’ final goal was scored by Keegan Ford in the third.

Tech hosts Alaska-Anchorage this weekend.

Huskies’ men sweep

ANCHORAGE, Ak. — The Michigan Tech men’s basketball team rallied past Alaska Fairbanks 65-57 here Saturday.

The Huskies trailed 38-26 as they entered the second half. North Central graduate Dawson Bilski started a 14-0 run in the second half with a triple, helping Tech tie the score at 45 with 8:52 left. After a quick Alaska (1-7) score, the Huskies (4-2) strung together 14 points, gaining an insurmountable 59-47 advantage.

Bilski led the Huskies with 16 points. Kyle Monroe followed with 15, and Owen White and Isaac Appleby had 10 apiece.

The Huskies also edged Alaska-Anchorage 83-80 Friday.

Tech trailed 41-37 at halftime before outscoring the Seawolves 46-37 in the second half.

Monroe collected 26 points for the Huskies, and Tommy Lucca finished with 16 points. White notched 12.

Tech hosts Saginaw Valley State Thursday in its GLIAC opener.

NMU women swept

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — The Northern Michigan women’s basketball team fell to top-ranked Drury University 72-44 here Saturday.

The Wildcats (3-5) fell behind early and were outscored in each quarter except the fourth.

Emily Mueller and Erin Honkala led Northern with nine points apiece.

The Wildcats also fell to Truman University 67-52 Friday.

Truman took an early lead as NMU was again outscored in the first three quarters.

Honkala led the Wildcats with 16 points.

NMU hosts Northwood Thursday.

NMU icers split

HUNTSVILLE, Al. — The Northern Michigan University hockey team salvaged a split against the Alabama-Huntsville Chargers here Saturday, posting a 3-1 victory.

The Wildcats’ (8-6-2, 6-4-0 WCHA) Garrett Klee scored with 5:03 left in the opening frame for a 1-0 lead. After the Chargers (1-12-1, 1-8-1 WCHA) tied it at 1, NMU’s Luke Voltin netted one for a 2-1lead in the second period.

Vincent de Mey added a goal in the third.

NMU fell behind by three goals in the first periond and dropped a 4-2 decision to the Chargers Friday.

The Wildcats got on the board in the second on a goal by Joseph Nardi.

NMU scored again in the third on a shot from Grant Loven.

NMU hosts Minnesota State this weekend.

Wildcats split

ANCHORAGE, Ak. — The Northern Michigan men’s basketball team settled for a split here Saturday, dropping an 84-76 decision to Alaska-Anchorage.

The Wildcats trailed 46-31entering the second half.

With 14 minutes left, Alaska (6-1) led 60-40. NMU’s Alec Fruin and Marcus Matelski then contributed heavily to a 27-12 run to pull the Wildcats within five points.

NMU (3-3) then closed within three, but couldn’t gain the upper hand.

Matelski led NMU with 17 points and five threes, and Fruin finished with 15 points. Myles Howard and Sam Taylor both added 10 each.

Friday, the Wildcats whipped Alaska- Fairbanks 95-45.

NMU dominated all night, outscoring Fairbanks (1-6) 42-23 in the first half and 53-22 in the second.

Taylor and Noah Parcher led the Wildcats with 14 points apiece, and Dolapo Olayinka collected 11.

NMU hosts Northwood Thursday.

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