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Rebounding sparks Cougars

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The University of Minnesota, Morris womens basketball (13-9, 10-1 UMAC) won their seventh straight game on Friday night, beating Northland (4-18, 1-10 UMAC) 62-42. This sets up a dual with St. Scholastica tomorrow afternoon. Kendra Wycoff had a team high 17 points and now needs 13 points to reach 1,000 career points.

Rebounding was key once again for the Cougars as they outrebounded Northland 47-28. Morris had 17 offensive rebounds in the game, nine in the first half. UMM forced 24 turnovers which turned into 28 points on the offensive end of the court. Emily Auch added 10 points and eight rebounds for Morris on the night.

Minnesota Morris began to pull away from the Northland Lumberjills with about 10 minutes left in the first half. Holt converted a layup to put UMM up 18-8 with just over ten minutes left in the half. Offensive rebounding provided the Cougars with multiple chances to score in the first half. Wycoff hit a corner three to push the lead to 26-8 with just over five minutes left. They would finish the half with a 44-22 lead.

The Cougars shot over 50 percent from the field in first twenty minutes of play. Wycoff had 12 points and Cori Becker had seven first half points. They out rebounded the LumberJills 23-10.

Morris continued to stay in control throughout the second half maintaining at least a 15 point lead. The Cougars held a 19 point lead with five minutes left in the game and they coasted to a 62-42 victory.

Brooke Kern

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