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Crookston Times - Crookston, MN
  • Women's basketball: UMC drops both weekend home games

  • The losses drop UMC to 5-13 on the season and 2-12 in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference.
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  • The Golden Eagles lost their sixth and seventh straight games over the weekend with a 72-60 loss to Northern State Friday and a 67-64 loss to MSU Moorhead Saturday.
     
    The losses drop UMC to 5-13 on the season and 2-12 in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference. They will host Sioux Falls and Southwest Minnesota State next Friday and Saturday, respectively.
     
    Seniors Brittani Wiese (Albertville, Minn.) and Laurie Tyson (Rosemount, Minn.) were honored after Saturday's game for major milestones they accomplished earlier in the season. Wiese became the seventh player in program history to eclipse the 1,000 point mark and is now ranked fourth all-time in scoring for the Golden Eagles. Tyson became the career rebounding leader in UMC history surpassing Kari Score’s previous mark.

    NSU vs. UMC
    The Golden Eagle’s starting line-up suffered from a poor shooting night for the first 35 minutes of the game, as well as starting 0-for-14 from the three-point line.
     
    The first half featured back and forth action despite UMC shooting 0-for-12 from beyond the three-point line. NSU went on a 10-0 run over the next two-and-a-half minutes, ending when UMC senior Carli Bunning (F, Boone, Iowa)  scored five straight points, bringing the score to 15-19 with 9:53 left in the half. The Golden Eagles were aided by their bench, which accounted for 19 points in the opening half, led by Bunning who had seven of her nine points. Jaya Perkins (R-Fr., G, Lakeville, Minn) and Christine Thorn (Fr., G, St. Michael, Minn) scored four points each, all coming in the first half.
     
    UMC shot 63.6 percent from the field (14-of-22) in the first half as freshman forward Katrina Moenkedick (Perham, Minn.) tallied ten of her 17 points on 7-of-11 shooting. Moenkedick scored six straight points during a 10-2 Golden Eagle run to bring UMC within one at 31-30 with 3:53 remaining.
     
    The Wolves had four players in double figures with Krogman scoring 18 (as well as 11 rebounds), Sarah Hints added 17, while Megan Mutchler and Alison Kusler each scored 12. Kusler also had eight steals for NSU. The wolves were 14-15 from the free-throw line, going 10-11 after entering the bonus with 6:19 left in the game.

    MSUM vs. UMC
    Slow starts to both halves for the Eagles helped the Dragons to a win as they overcame a deficit with 15 seconds left in the game.
     
    The Dragons came out strong in the first half with an 11-0 lead.
     
    Weise led UMC with 15 points in the game, while Tyson and Perkins each added ten points. Moenkedick finished with nine.
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    The Dragons were led by four double-figure scorers. Yernatich paced the team with 15 points and three treys while Charette added 12 points and three three-pointers. Strese finished 11 points and nine rebounds and Haley Thomforde had ten points.

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