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Bulldogs report: UMD chops down Lumberjacks in nonconference basketball action

Blair and Meister lead the way as Bulldogs improve to 3-0 on the season.

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Junior guard Drew Blair and sophomore forward Lincoln Meister scored 18 points apiece as Minnesota Duluth rolled to a 123-48 nonconference victory over Northland Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021, at Romano Gym.

Junior guard Drew Blair, fresh off being named NSIC North Division player of the week, scored 18 points and sophomore Lincoln Meister scored 18 points off the bench in just 15 minutes as Minnesota Duluth rolled to a 123-48 nonconference victory over Northland Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021, at Romano Gym.

Charlie Katona (17 points), Jack Middleton (14), Joshua Brown (13) and Austin Andrews (12) were among the six UMD players who scored in double figures. The Bulldogs (3-0) sizzled in shooting 68.1% from the field (47 of 69) and 50% from 3-point range (16 of 32).

Jordan Brennan and George Butvilas scored 12 points apiece to lead the Lumberjacks (0-5).

UMD next plays at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19, at Concordia-St. Paul.

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Alana Findley added 14 points, 12 rebounds and two steals and Kaylee DaMitz chipped in 12 points and four assists for the Panthers (5-0), who outscored the Bulldogs 20-12 in the fourth quarter.

Brooke Olson was the lone player in double figures in scoring with 17 points for the Bulldogs. The senior forward also had 17 points, 11 rebounds, three assists and two blocks.

Maesyn Thiesen had nine points, three assists and three steals and Payton Kahl, Ella Gilbertson and Madelyn Granica added seven points apiece for UMD.

The Bulldogs shot 40.4% for the game but went cold in the fourth quarter, going 5 of 17 from the field (29.4%) and 0 of 6 from 3-point range (0.0%) as Drury held on.

UMD returns to action at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, against Wisconsin-Parkside in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

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