UMC will return home Friday to face Northern State at 6 p.m. at Lysaker Gymnasium. They will take on MSU Moorhead Saturday at 4 p.m.
The University of Minnesota Crookston women's basketball team knew they had a difficult road trip ahead and they battled hard but came home winless, losing 67-56 Friday to No. 11 Wayne State in Wayne, Neb. and falling 94-83 Saturday to Augustana in Sioux Falls, S.D.
Minnesota Crookston will return home Friday to face Northern State at 6 p.m. at Lysaker Gymnasium. They will take on MSU Moorhead Saturday at 4 p.m.
The Golden Eagles drop to 6-8 on the season and 3-7 in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference.
UMC @ WSC
UMC led during the majority of the first half but fell 67-56 to No. 11 Wayne State Friday night at Rice Auditorium in Wayne, Neb. The Golden Eagles were led by 22 points from sophomore forward Katrina Moenkedick (Perham, Minn.).
Moenkedick went 9-of-21 from the field to lead the Golden Eagles. In addition to her 22 points, Moenkedick grabbed seven boards on the game. Sophomore guard Jaya Perkins (Lakeville, Minn.) came off the bench for 11 points while junior guard Ebony Livingston (Minneapolis, Minn.) added nine points.
The Wildcats shut down one of UMC's leading scorers, sophomore guard Alexa Thielman (Buffalo, Minn.), holding her to just five points, after coming in averaging 15 points per game. Thielman did dish out five assists on the game. The Golden Eagles finished the game shooting 23-of-59 for 39 percent and connected on 5-of-13 treys for 38.5 percent.
Wayne State finished the game shooting 24-of-63 for 39.7 percent. They struggled from downtown, connecting on just 4-of-24 attempts for 16.7 percent. One area where Wayne State did dominate was on the boards, where they out-rebounded UMC 46-31.
The Wildcats were led on the day by 22 points from Jordan Spencer, who finished with a double-double. Ashton Yossi added 21 points for the game while Hansen and Addy Roller each had nine.
UMC @ Augie
The Golden Eagles outscored Augustana in the second half but ultimately fell 94-83 Saturday. The Golden Eagles were guided in the second half by Thielman, who scored 19 of her 26 points in the second half.
The Golden Eagles connected on 30-of-67 of their field goals for 44.8 percent and hit seven-of-15 threes for 46.7 percent led by six threes from Thielman. Thielman was 9-of-16 for the game en route to her 26 points. She was 6-of-10 from three-point land. Her six threes would tie the school record for an individual at UMC. Moenkedick added 16 points and seven boards while sophomore guard Cienna Walker came off the bench for a career game with 16 points on 6-of-8 shooting from the field.
Augustana was led on the game by 25 points from Shaunteva Ashley who was 7-of-11 from the field with three treys. Ashley was also 8-of-9 from the free throw line. Rhianna Gullickson added 22 points on the game on 10-of-13 shooting. Emily Schulte added 16 points for the Vikings. Riley Nordgaard would chip in nine points and 14 rebounds on the game.