Minnesota, Crookston's 75 points is the second most given up by the Wolves this season. Leading the way offensively for UMC was Bri Zabel (F, 6-0, Sr, Northfield, Minn.) who scored a game and season-high 24 points. She was 7-9 from the field, a season-high 5-6 from long range and 5-6 from the free-throw line. Jamie Zelinsky (G, 5-11, Sr, Brooklyn Park, Minn.) followed Zabel with 19 points and seven rebounds in 39 minutes of play. Laurie Tyson (C, 6-1, So, Rosemount, Minn.) grabbed a game-high 10 rebounds for the second night in a row. The Golden Eagle defense held the Wolves to a 29.4 shooting percentage in the second half to help secure the victory.
Northern State was led by Emily Becken who scored 16 points. She was followed by Jodi Reinschmidt who scored 12 points, grabbed eight rebounds and dished a game-high six assists.
Minnesota, Crookston advances to 10-10 overall and 7-9 in the NSIC. Northern State falls to 15-6 overall and 11-5 in conference play. The Golden Eagles have two crucial home weekends coming up. UMC hosts Bemidji State and Minnesota Duluth on February 11 and 12. Game times are set for 6 p.m. and 4 p.m. On February 18 and 19 the team hosts Upper Iowa and Winona State. The games are set for 6 p.m. and 4 p.m. and will be carried on Midcontinent Cable.
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).
Photos: Bri Zabel