No Event
No Event
No Event
Thu Nov 02
Final
49 Michigan Tech
87 at Wis.-Green Bay
Fri Nov 10
Final
48 Davis & Elkins
65 vs. Michigan Tech
@ Pepper Pike, Ohio
Sat Nov 11
Final
81 Michigan Tech
67 at Ursuline
Thu Nov 16
Final
66 Michigan Tech
53 at MSU-Moorhead
Fri Nov 17
Final
68 Michigan Tech
52 at Minnesota Crookston
Mon Nov 20
Final - OT
70 Minnesota Duluth
79 vs. Michigan Tech
Fri Nov 24
Final
82 Michigan Tech
95 vs. Augustana (S.D.)
@ St. Paul, MN (Gangelhoff Center)
Sat Nov 25
Final
83 Michigan Tech
76 at Concordia-St. Paul
Thu Nov 30
Final
37 Saginaw Valley State
59 vs. Michigan Tech
Sat Dec 02
Final
54 Northwood
81 vs. Michigan Tech
Thu Dec 07
Final - OT
85 Michigan Tech
81 vs. Grand Valley State
@ Grand Rapids, Mich. (DeltaPlex Arena) Grand Rapids, Mich. (DeltaPlex)
Sat Dec 09
Final
86 Michigan Tech
40 at Purdue Northwest
Westville Campus
Sun Dec 17
Final
59 Michigan Tech
56 at Northern Michigan
Thu Jan 04
Final
103 Ashland
68 vs. Michigan Tech
Sat Jan 06
Final
42 Tiffin
79 vs. Michigan Tech
Thu Jan 11
Final
80 Michigan Tech
77 at Ferris State
Sat Jan 13
Final
77 Michigan Tech
47 at Lake Superior State
Thu Jan 18
Final
40 Michigan Tech
50 at Wayne State
Thu Jan 25
Final
82 Michigan Tech
54 vs. Davenport
@ Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.
Sun Jan 28
Final
54 Northern Michigan
61 vs. Michigan Tech
Thu Feb 01
Final
61 Grand Valley State
68 vs. Michigan Tech
Sat Feb 03
Final
38 Purdue Northwest
64 vs. Michigan Tech
Thu Feb 08
Final
71 Michigan Tech
43 at Saginaw Valley State
Sat Feb 10
Final
86 Michigan Tech
81 at Northwood
Thu Feb 15
Final
63 Ferris State
80 vs. Michigan Tech
Sat Feb 17
Final
65 Lake Superior State
75 vs. Michigan Tech
Econo Foods Kids Day
Thu Feb 22
Final
71 Wayne State
69 vs. Michigan Tech
Sat Feb 24
Final
44 Davenport
60 vs. Michigan Tech
Wed Feb 28
Final
67 Ferris State
57 vs. Michigan Tech
2018 GLIAC Tournament Quarterfinal
Fri Mar 09
Final
75 Grand Valley State
54 vs. Michigan Tech
@ Kates Gymnasium - Ashland, Ohio Midwest Region Quarterfinals
Sat Oct 27
Final
28 St. Norbert
67 vs. Michigan Tech
Exhibition
Thu Nov 01
Final
66 Michigan Tech
61 at Eastern Michigan
Exhibition
Fri Nov 09
Final
65 Ursuline
96 vs. Michigan Tech
@ Big Rapids, Mich.
Sat Nov 10
Final
39 Davis & Elkins
75 vs. Michigan Tech
@ Big Rapids, Mich.
Fri Nov 16
Final
48 MSU-Moorhead
59 vs. Michigan Tech
Sun Nov 18
Final - OT
72 Minnesota State
68 vs. Michigan Tech
Sat Nov 24
Final
60 Michigan Tech
73 vs. Bellarmine
@ Evansville, IN (PAC) USI Thanksgiving Classic
Sun Nov 25
Final
65 Michigan Tech
80 at Southern Indiana
USI Thanksgiving Classic
Thu Nov 29
Final
68 Michigan Tech
57 at Saginaw Valley State
Sat Dec 01
Final
78 Michigan Tech
68 at Northwood
Thu Dec 06
Final
62 Parkside
40 vs. Michigan Tech
Sat Dec 08
Final
54 Purdue Northwest
79 vs. Michigan Tech
Sat Dec 15
Final
65 Lewis
51 vs. Michigan Tech
Wed Dec 19
Final
66 Michigan Tech
57 at Minnesota Duluth
Thu Jan 03
Final
58 Michigan Tech
80 at Ashland
Sat Jan 05
Final
62 Michigan Tech
46 at Wayne State
Thu Jan 10
Final
37 Ferris State
72 vs. Michigan Tech
Sat Jan 12
Final
40 Lake Superior State
67 vs. Michigan Tech
Econo Foods Kids Day
Thu Jan 17
Final
53 Grand Valley State
35 vs. Michigan Tech
Sat Jan 19
Final
44 Davenport
70 vs. Michigan Tech
Alumni Day & Vollwerth's Family Day
Sat Jan 26
Final
55 Michigan Tech
53 at Northern Michigan
Thu Jan 31
Final
67 Michigan Tech
49 at Purdue Northwest
Hammond, Ind. (FNRC)
Sat Feb 02
Final
60 Michigan Tech
47 at Parkside
Thu Feb 07
Final
40 Northwood
70 vs. Michigan Tech
Sat Feb 09
Final
54 Saginaw Valley State
79 vs. Michigan Tech
Thu Feb 14
Final
74 Michigan Tech
63 at Lake Superior State
Sat Feb 16
Final
67 Michigan Tech
49 at Ferris State
Thu Feb 21
Final
72 Michigan Tech
53 at Davenport
Sat Feb 23
Final
46 Michigan Tech
75 at Grand Valley State
Thu Feb 28
Final
55 Northern Michigan
60 vs. Michigan Tech
Senior Day
Tue Mar 05
Final
48 Northwood
78 vs. Michigan Tech
GLIAC Quarterfinal
Sat Mar 09
Final
61 Michigan Tech
77 vs. Ashland
@ Allendale, Mich. GLIAC Tournament Semifinal
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Huskies Stumble against Ashland in GLIAC Semifinals

Cassidy Trotter driving to the basket

ALLENDALE, Mich. – The Michigan Tech women's basketball team fell to Ashland University 77-61 Saturday afternoon in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Tournament semifinals, hosted by Grand Valley State University. The Huskies closed the first half with a 11-0 run to draw within three points at 34-31 through 20 minutes, but the Eagles pulled away with strong third and four quarters. Senior forward Elizabeth Kelliher reached 1,000 career points in Saturday's game, just the 26th player in Tech program history to accomplish that feat.

"I'm happy with how hard we competed today," Michigan Tech Head Coach Sam Hoyt said. "We just needed to take care of the ball a bit better and limit their second chance opportunities. It was good to see Cassidy [Trotter] step up for us offensively to lead our attack. I'm also really happy for our senior Elizabeth Kelliher who reached a career milestone of 1,000 points."

The two teams traded baskets back and forth throughout the first five minutes of Saturday's game. Ashland (28-2) struck first when Karlee Pireu got into the paint for a layup to make it a 2-0 score. Michigan Tech (21-9) quickly tied things up with points in the paint from junior Abbie Botz at the 9:18 mark of the first quarter. Sara Loomis countered for the Eagles with a layup and then it was senior Elizabeth Kelliher getting a feed from sophomore Cassidy Trotter on the low block for her first points of the game to tie it up 4-4.

With the score still deadlocked at 6-6 with just under eight minutes left in the quarter, Ashland went on a quick 5-0 scoring run to go up 11-6. Maddie Dackin and Renee Stimpert combined to provide the points for the Eagles. However, the Huskies didn't let Ashland extend the run and countered with a quick 5-0 burst of their own. Botz sighted in a triple and then Trotter tied up the game again at 11-11 with 5:22 remaining in the quarter on a layup.

Unfortunately, Tech was kept off the scoreboard for the next three minutes and that enabled Ashland to put together another mini run. Renee Stimpert dialed in a mid-range jumper to make it a 17-11 contest with just over three minutes to play in the quarter. Trotter broke the Huskies' drought with a jumper of her own with 2:28 left in the first, but the Eagles would close the first frame with a 21-13 lead.

The Eagles had managed to tack on six more points to their advantage by the time the clock ticked down to the 4:23 mark in the second period. Stimpert cut to the rim for a layup to push the margin to 34-20. About a minute later though, freshman Sloane Zenner blocked a Hallie Heidemann triple try, scooped up the rebound, and went coast to coast for a key layup. Zenner's basket sparked an 11-0 run to end the second quarter and get the Huskies back into contention at the midway point.

Junior Ellie Welsh tacked on a trey with 2:09 left followed by two more three-point baskets prior to the end of the quarter. Trotter generated the second one in the string of three in row at the 1:17 mark and right before the buzzer sounded freshman Ellie Mackay found the bottom of the net to cap the run. Junior Hannah Hobson blocked a Sara Loomis jumper and found Mackay up the court with a pass to the left wing. Mackay let the shot go before the horn and the ball went through the rim for three more points, making it a 34-31 contest at the intermission.

In the early moments of the third quarter, the Huskies drew to within two points at 39-37 when Mackay connected from downtown on another triple. The defense came up with a stop on Ashland's ensuing possession, but the Huskies weren't able to come up with points to tie or take the lead. The Eagles then stretched the lead to double digits over the course of the next four minutes. Sarah Hart cashed in a layup with 4:24 to play in the third, leaving the score at 49-39.

Ashland bumped the lead to as a many as 13 points at 55-42 in the in the third frame when Stimpert found the mark on a mid-range jumper. Two Mackay free throws kept the Huskies in striking distance at the end of the third period. With 37 seconds on the clock, Mackay cashed in the two chances at the charity stripe to make it 56-46 going into the fourth.

Tech and Ashland traded points for the first five minutes of the fourth quarter, but because of that the Huskies weren't able to make up any ground. Kelliher picked up her 1,000th career point on a free throw with 4:37 to go and it sliced Ashland's lead back to single digits at 63-54. Kelliher also established a new career high of 300 points in a season and currently has the best career field goal percentage in school history (56.7% 414-730). Unfortunately, that's as close as the Huskies would get the rest of the way. With time winding down, the Eagles hit a couple of key jumpers and then were able to ice the game away at the free throw line when Tech was forced to foul.

Trotter powered the Huskies' offense with a career high 21 points while adding four rebounds, an assist, and one steal. Mackay followed with 13 points and two steals while Botz and Welsh chipped in nine points each. Botz guided the Huskies in the paint with a team high seven rebounds. Hobson dished out three assists and collected two blocked shots.

As a team, the Huskies made 21 of 51 shots from the field (41.2%), were 9 for 18 from three-point range (50.0%), and converted 10 of 11 chances at the free throw line (90.9%). Tech has made 50 percent or more of their three-point tries in each of the last three games.

The Eagles had four players fire in 10 or more points Saturday afternoon, led by Johnson with a game high 22 points and 13 rebounds. Stimpert tossed in 12 points and dished out a team best six assists while Pireu and Brooke Smith each chipped in 10 points. In regards to team numbers, Ashland made 28 of 57 chances from the field (49.1%), were 5 for 14 from long distance (35.7%), and 16 of 19 at the free throw line (84.2%). The Eagles out-rebounded Tech 37-22, had 40 points in the paint, and produced 19 points off of turnovers.

The Huskies are now 21-9 overall and will wait to see if they earn an at-large bid to the NCAA Midwest Regional Tournament. Tech was ranked 8th in the most recent poll which was released on Wednesday. The tournament field of the top eight teams in the region will be announced Sunday night at 10 p.m. eastern time.