Kylie Post scored 20 points, Mattea Vetsch scored 18 more and Minnesota Crookston women's basketball celebrated its Senior Day in style, beating St. Cloud State, 79-72, on Saturday afternoon at Lysaker Gymnasium.
The Golden Eagles (5-21 overall, 4-18 NSIC) snapped a six-game losing streak by knocking off the Huskies, the second-place team in the NSIC North.
UMC took its first lead midway through the first quarter and went up by as many as eight points, before SCSU (19-7, 16-6) came back to take a 37-36 lead into halftime.
The Huskies kept their feet on the gas coming out of the locker room, taking am 11-point lead four minutes into the third quarter. But sparked by 12 points from Post and six from Emma Carpenter (Fr., G), the Golden Eagles stormed back, going on a 22-2 run between the third and the fourth to take a 65-55 lead.
St. Cloud State came within one point late, but a big three by Vetsch with 1:53 to play kept it a two-possession game, and Post and Carpenter sealed the win at the line.
Post's 20 points were a season high, and Vetsch's 18 matched her career high. In addition, Mary Burke (R-Fr., F) scored 13 points and Carpenter had 11 with four assists. Bren Fox (So., C) scored six and pulled down eight rebounds.
UMC shot 50 percent from the field and 40 percent from downtown, making eight 3-pointers.
UP NEXT: The Golden Eagles will travel to Mankato to take on Minnesota State in the first round of the NSIC Tournament on Wednesday.
UMC earned the seventh seed in the NSIC North with its win Saturday, securing the tiebreaker over eighth-seeded Minot State and with it, a contest against the Mavericks (16-10, 13-9). Minnesota State beat the Golden Eagles, 89-68, in Mankato on Feb. 7.
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