Bulldogs report: UMD men complete dominant weekend

Five players scored in double figures as the UMD women continued their win streak.

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DULUTH — Minnesota Duluth men's basketball earned its second dominant victory in as many nights, racking up 54 first-half points in a 98-64 rout of Sioux Falls on Saturday at Romano Gym.

The Bulldogs made eight 3-pointers in the first half, which they opened on a 10-2 run and added an 18-2 run to make it 36-13 just 11 minutes in.

UMD led 54-29 at the half and its lead, which never got smaller than 21 in the second half, and was as big as 42 points.

Drew Blair equaled a career high with 33 points, making 11-of-15 from the field and 5-of-7 from 3-point range. Austin Andrews continued his dominant weekend inside with 22 points on 10-of-15 shooting, and 10 rebounds.

Luke Healy scored 16 points off the bench to lead USF (10-9, 6-7 NSIC).


The Bulldogs (19-2, 12-2 NSIC) remain at Romano Gym for a second consecutive weekend starting with a Friday game vs. Minnesota State-Moorhead.


Balanced offense propels UMD to win

UMD had five scorers in double figures, including two bench players, in a 76-66 home win over Sioux Falls on Saturday at Romano Gym.

The Bulldogs (16-4, 14-2 NSIC) remain tied with St. Cloud State atop the NSIC North standings. Every other team in the league has at least four losses.

UMD managed a single-digit lead through the first half before an 11-2 run in the third quarter expanded the advantage to 14. The Cougars made a push in the fourth quarter but only got as close as five points.

Brooke Olson led UMD with 18 points and eight rebounds, while Maesyn Thiesen scored 12 and reserves Madelyn Granica and Kaylee Nelson kicked in 11 points apiece. UMD shot 60 percent or better from the field in each of the first three quarters.

Sioux Falls (13-8, 8-6 NSIC) got a game-high 23 points from Krystal Carlson.

The Bulldogs host Minnesota State-Moorhead on Friday night.


Distance runners shine at 'U' meet

Nick Jacobson and Matthew Trutna logged a 1-2 finish in the 3,000-meter run at the Jack Johnson Classic on Saturday at the University of Minnesota. Johnson's winning time was 8 minutes, 28.61 seconds, with Trutna about 5.5 seconds behind.


Christian Leonard ran a 1:55.88 in the men's 800 for a second-place finish, while long jumper Avery Hunt (6.6 m) took a third.

On the women's side, Julia Nielson won the 3,000 for UMD in 10:07.98, with Anna Palodichuk in third. Josie Bond was a runner-up after a 5:03.93 in the mile, and Isabelle Brezinka (2:15.02) took second in the 800.

In field events, Bryn London was third in the high jump, clearing 1.56 m.

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