Leading the Golden Eagles today was Bri Zabel (F, 6-0, Sr, Northfield, Minn.) who earned a team-high 19 points with 14 of them coming from the free-throw line as she went 14-14 from the stripe. Jamie Zelinsky (G, 5-11, Sr, Brooklyn Park, Minn.) and Brittani Wiese (G, 5-7, So., Albertville, Minn.) followed Zabel with 14 and 10 points respectively. Zelinsky also tied a team-high with five rebounds. The Golden Eagles shot well from the free-throw line going 13-13 in the first half and finishing with an 82.9% average for the game.
Mary was led by Shaunna Knife and Kayla Schmidt who scored 17 points each. Knife was 7-10 from the field and 3-5 from long range and grabbed a game-high nine rebounds. Schmidt was 5-8 from the field, all coming from beyond the arc. The Marauders shot 59.7% from the field in the game and were assisted by 52 bench points.
The University of Minnesota, Crookston moves to 5-8 overall and 2-7 in the NSIC. Mary advances to 8-6 overall and 5-5 in conference play. The Golden Eagles are back on the road next weekend as the team travels to Winona State and Upper Iowa. Tip-off is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday night.
For more information, visit the Golden Eagle Athletics website at: www.goldeneaglesports.com.
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).
Photo: Bri Zabel