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.
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.