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Cougar women stay undefeated in UMAC

The University of Minnesota, Morris women's basketball team won a non-conference game against Trinity Bible and stayed undefeated in the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference with a victory at Presentation College.

UM-Morris 84

Trinity 37

The Cougars hosted Trinity Bible College on Jan. 27 and picked up an 84-37 win.

The Cougars took an early lead of 47-14 into the halftime break on 50 percent shooting from the field.

In the second half, the Cougars were shooting at 37.5 percent, but Trinity only averaged 32.6 percent overall.

At the free-throw line the Cougars were 8-of-11 and Trinity was 8-of-15.

All 11 Cougars playing notched points.

Coresa Leighty recorded a double double, scoring 14 points and grabbing 11 rebounds.

Two other Cougars were in double figures with Nikki Washek scoring 19 points and Steph Roggenbuck adding 13.

Also scoring were Diane Blommel, Jamie Rainey, and Jenni Noordmans with eight apiece, Kara Norris with five, Kaila Lindsey with three, and Natalie Thomas and Joy Heysee with two each.

Rainey, Roggenbuck, and Noordmans each grabbed five rebounds.

Rainey dished out a team-high nine assists, while Noordmans recorded seven.

Rainey, Washek, and Noordmans all recorded four steals.

UM-Morris 80

Presentation 70

The Cougars kept their unblemished UMAC record intact with an 80-70 win at Aberdeen Jan. 30.

The Cougars only possessed a one-point lead (37-36) at halftime, shooting 43.3 percent from the field in the first half. In the second half, the Cougars shot at 35.5 percent, but managed to outscore the Saints 43-34.

The Saints were shooting at 51.6 and 40.6 percent.

At the free-throw line, the Cougars were 23-of-28, while Presentation was only 3-of-5.

Washek scored 30 points for the Cougars. Three others were in double figures. Leighty had 17, Roggenbuck had 15, and Blommel had 11.

Also scoring were Rainey with four, Norris with two, and Noordmans with one.

Roggenbuck grabbed a team-high nine rebounds and Leighty grabbed six.

Washek dished out four assists.

Rainey had six steals.