Contact: Mitch Bakken- Sports Information Director (218) 281-8414(Crookston, Minn.)- The University of Minnesota, Crookston Women's Basketball team travels to Minnesota Duluth and Bemidji State this weekend to open Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) play. The Golden Eagles will play the Bulldogs on Friday, December 3 at 6 p.m. The team returns to the court on Saturday, December 4 to play the Beavers at 4 p.m.
MINNESOTA, CROOKSTON - (2-1) The University of Minnesota, Crookston Women's Basketball team traveled to sunny Miami, Florida for a non-conference game with Barry University on November 24. The Golden Eagles rebounded several times after trailing the Buccaneers but a comeback was not to be as Barry defeated UMC 71-61. Barry led by as many as 12 points in the first half. The Golden Eagles went on an 11-0 run to get within 25-24. UMC took the lead at the 1:25 mark of the first half 28-27 on a Jamie Zelinsky (G, 5-11, SR, Brooklyn Park, Minn.) layup. Barry took a team timeout after the layup to try and regroup. The breather helped as the Buccaneers took the lead into half 32-30 after a 5-0 run capped off by a three pointer by Danielle DeBerry with one second remaining. Barry started the second half much like the first half with strong shooting. The Buccaneers extended the lead to 14 points after a UMC 10-0 run that got the Golden Eagles within four points at 54-50. That would be as close as Minnesota, Crookston would get in the second half as Barry took the 71-61 non-conference victory, dealing the Golden Eagles their first loss of the season. Brittani Wiese (G, 5-7, So., Albertville, Minn.) led the Golden Eagles with 14 points in 29 total minutes. She was 6-10 from the field, 1-3 from the free-throw line and 1-2 from long range. Bri Zabel (F, 6-0, Sr., Northfield, Minn.) added 13 points, eight of which were from the free-throw line. Zelinsky added nine points, tied a game-high with nine rebounds and earned a team-high five steals.
MINNESOTA DULUTH - (2-2) The University of Minnesota Duluth won a 95-56 game over the University of Wisconsin-Superior at Romano Gymnaisum. Lindsay Miller led UMD with 22 points -- in just 21 minutes on the floor -- and Kelsey Hewitt added 12 points and seven rebounds. Miller was deadly from the perimeter, going four for seven from beyond the arc.
BEMIDJI STATE - (2-1) Was idle last week.
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The University of Minnesota, Crookston is an NCAA Division II Institution and a member of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC). The Golden Eagle Equestrian team is a member of the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA).