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Huskies men sweep Northwood

MIDLAND — Efficient shooting and a double-double by Owen White keyed Michigan Tech men’s basketball to a 68-63 win over Northwood University at Riepma Arena on Saturday.

The Huskies shot 23 for 44 (52%) to complete the weekend sweep of the Timberwolves.

White finished with 23 points, 11 rebounds, and six assists to give him 59 points over two games for Tech.

Trent Bell scored 13 points and Dawson Bilski pitched in on defense with four boards and a pair of steals.

“It was a great weekend for us,” said head coach Kevin Luke. “Again, our defense came up big and our offense did enough to finish the job. We improved on free throws and it was nice to see the energy in the locker room after the game.”

Neither team gained an edge early and the margin stayed within four points through the first 16 minutes of play. Tech then strung together multiple scoring possessions to take a 34-28 lead at halftime. MTU finished the opening 20 minutes at 50% overall (11 for 22) and made 8 of 10 free throws. Northwood meanwhile was 12 of 30 from the field (40%) and 4 for 9 from the foul line.

Jack Ammerman led the Timberwolves with 15 points and Richard Nunez and Maurion Scott posted 12 points each.

The Huskies (3-1) are at Lake Superior State at 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22.

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