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Crookston Times - Crookston, MN
  • Women's basketball: UMC loses 2, Wiese and Tyson approaching milestones

  • UMC falls to 3-4 on the season and 0-3 in the NSIC.
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  • The Minnesota, Crookston women's basketball team lost a pair of Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference road games this weekend with a 75-53 loss to Minnesota Duluth on Friday and a 64-54 loss to St. Cloud State on Saturday.
     
    UMC falls to 3-4 on the season and 0-3 in the NSIC.
     
    Senior point guard Brittani Wiese (Albertville, Minn.) is still inching toward becoming the seventh UMC women's basketball player to join the 1,000 point club. The senior needs just 14 points to reach the accomplishment.
     
    Senior center Laurie Tyson (Rosemount, Minn.) needs just 25 rebounds to surpass Kari Score's school-record 572 career rebounds.
     
    The Golden Eagles return home next weekend to play their first games at Lysaker Gymnasium this season. UMC will take on Minot State at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14 and Mary at 4 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 15.
     
    UMC at UMD
    The Minnesota, Crookston women's basketball team struggled with turnovers Friday night as they fell 75-53 to Minnesota Duluth.
     
    The Golden Eagles finished the game with 22 turnovers compared to 14 for the Bulldogs. In addition, UMD held the Golden Eagle starters to only 20 points, including Wiese, the Golden Eagles' leading scorer, being held to only two points. Wiese came in averaging 16.6 points per game. UMC was led in scoring by freshman forward Erika McRoberts (Byron, Minn.), who tallied 10 points off the bench after shooting 4-of-7 from the field. Fellow freshman Katrina Moenkedick (F, Perham, Minn.) added eight points.
     
    The Golden Eagles finished the game shooting 19-of-45 for 42.2 percent and were held to only 3-of-11 shooting for 27.3 percent from beyond the arc. They also continued their struggles from the charity stripe as UMC was 12-of-20 for 60 percent from the free-throw line for the evening.
     
    The Golden Eagles were out-rebounded on the game 38-28 including giving up 19 offensive rebounds for the Bulldogs. Tyson led UMC with eight rebounds.
     
    Minnesota Duluth had three players score in double figures for the game paced by forward Hannah Rutten's 21 points on 8-of-11 shooting from the field. Rutten added seven rebounds on the game. Rutten was aided by Courtney Doucette's 15 points and Kaiya Sygulla's 11 points. The Bulldogs picked up the win without sisters Katrina and Jessica Newman, normal starters for UMD, for most of the game. Jessica did not dress for UMD while Katrina started but played only five minutes. The Bulldogs finished the game shooting 29-of-65 for 44.6 percent from the field and 4-of-9 for 44.4 percent from beyond the arc.
     
    UMC at SCSU
    The Golden Eagles got strong scoring outings from freshman guard Alexa Thielman (Buffalo, Minn.) and sophomore guard Ebony Livingston (Minneapolis, Minn.) as each had 12 points, but the Golden Eagles fell short of ending the so far unblemished season of St. Cloud State 64-54 Saturday evening at Halenbeck Hall. Livingston's outing was the best of the season for the sophomore who is just three games into her return from an injury that kept her out of UMC's first four games.
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    UMC finished the game shooting 24-of-65 for 36.9 percent from the field and 4-of-16 for 25.0 percent from beyond the arc. Thielman was 6-of-10 from the field for 12 points while Livingston was 5-of-13 for 12 points. The Golden Eagles' leading scorer, Wiese, added seven points while Moenkedick chipped in six. UMC finished with 18 turnovers for the game, as did St. Cloud State. The Golden Eagles were narrowly out-rebounded by the Huskies 42-38. Tyson led UMC on the boards with 10.
     
    St. Cloud State finished the contest shooting 22-of-56 for 39.3 percent. The Huskies were also strong from behind the three-point line as they were 8-of-21 for 38.1 percent for the evening. St. Cloud State was paced by Sam Price's 18 points and four three-pointers while Rachael Moen added 11 points including 3 three-pointers and Jessica Benson chipped in 10 points. Benson finished off a double-double, leading the Huskies with 10 rebounds on the evening.

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