Junior guard Trever Kaiser had 20 points and the Mary Marauders awoke from their shooting slumber as they downed Minnesota Duluth 80-70 in NSIC men’s basketball before a COVID-friendly crowd of 55 at Romano Gym.

Matthew Kreklow (14 points), Kam Warrens (11) and Wyatt Carr (10) also scored in double figures for Mary (2-4), which shot 52.8 percent (28 of 53) just a day after shooting 28.8 percent in a 72-50 loss to the Bulldogs.

Minnesota Duluth’s Austin Andrews (32) spins around a University of Mary defender for a bucket in the first half of the game at Romano Gymnasium Friday evening in Duluth. (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)
Minnesota Duluth’s Austin Andrews (32) spins around a University of Mary defender for a bucket in the first half of the game at Romano Gymnasium Friday evening in Duluth. (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)
Minnesota Duluth’s Charlie Katona (24) gets fouled by University of Mary’s Matthew Kreklow (44) as he gets to the hoop in the first half of the game at Romano Gymnasium Friday evening in Duluth . (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)
Minnesota Duluth’s Charlie Katona (24) gets fouled by University of Mary’s Matthew Kreklow (44) as he gets to the hoop in the first half of the game at Romano Gymnasium Friday evening in Duluth . (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)

Joshua Brown (19 points), Austin Andrews (17) and Mason Steffen (11) scored in double figures for the Bulldogs (2-1). Sophomore guard Drew Blair added nine points but it was a struggle, shooting 4 of 23 from the field and 0 of 9 from 3-point ranges. UMD was just 27-for-70 shooting for 38.6 percent.

Mary had a 43-28 rebounding advantage to help offset a 16-6 disadvantage in turnovers as the Bulldogs did a good job taking care of the basketball.