MIDLAND, Mich. – The Saginaw Valley State University women's basketball traveled to nearby Northwood University for a rare midweek Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference contest Tuesday in Midland, Mich.
The Cardinals, jumped out to a quick 13-point lead after the first and held a 37-30 lead at the break. SVSU held off a four-quarter rally by the Timberwolves to earn a 76-72 win.
The victory pushes the Cardinals to 3-4 overall and 3-4 in the GLIAC.
Up just three points with 30-seconds remaining, Tyler Scheid made a crucial layup on an assist from Victoria Stafford to put the Cardinals up five. SVSU hit 5-of-6 at the line in the closing seconds to secure the victory.
Five Cardinals finished in double figures, led by 17 points from Maddie Maloney, who was 7-of-7 at the free-throw line. Maddie Barrie finished with 16 points, while Scheid added 13 points and eight rebounds.
The Cardinals shot 27-of-61 from the field, 8-of-29 from deep and 14-of-17 from the line. SVSU recorded 14 assists, five steals, 36 rebounds and 11 turnovers.
Alana Nelson scored a game-high 20 points on 8-of-9 shooting to lead Northwood (4-3, 4-3 GLIAC).
SVSU returns home to host the University of Wisconsin-Parkside starting at 5 pm Friday at the James O'Neill Jr. Arena in University Center, Mich.