HOUGHTON, Mich. - The Michigan Tech women's basketball team rallied from a seven point halftime deficit to earn a 73-67 GLIAC win over Saginaw Valley State Saturday (Jan. 19). The Huskies (11-5, 9-3) recorded a season-high nine blocks in the game.
The two teams battled in the first half with the Cardinals shooting 47-percent (14-30) to 37-percent (11-30) for the Huskies. Danielle Carriere led the Cardinal offense with 15 of her 18 points in the first half.
Tech's offense and defense both improved in the second half. Tech's shooting improved to 47-percent (15-32) while the defense held SVSU to 36-percent (10-28) over the final 20 minutes.
The Huskies quickly erased the Cardinal's seven point halftime lead by going on a 14-7 run over the first 3:34 of the second half.
Tech solidified control of the game with 8-0 run that was capped off by a 3-pointer by freshman Mackenzie Perttu at the 5:17 mark. Tech out-scored Saginaw 41-28 in the second half.
Perttu finished with a career-high 18 points on five 3-pointers and three free throws. She also chipped in five rebounds, three assists, two steals and one block.
Freshman Kylie Moxley recorded the first double-double of her career finishing with 20 points and 10 rebounds.
"We know Mackenzie and Kylie have talent," said head coach Kim Cameron. "Kylie demands so much attention that she creates opportunities for other players."
Senior Emma Veach also grabbed 10 rebounds and scored seven points to go along with a career-tying three blocks.
Senior Sam Hoyt finished with a game-high 22 points.
Tech will play at Northwood Thursday (Jan. 24).