Bulldogs report: UMD women overcome slow start
The UMD men dominated the Warriors to reach 16-0 for the season.
WINONA, Minn. — Minnesota Duluth women's basketball overcame scoring just four points in the first quarter by dominating down the stretch to earn a 61-47 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference win at Winona State on Friday.
The Bulldogs went 2-for-14 from the field in the first half but kept the game in reach, at 10-4 after a frame.
The offense recovered quickly, scoring 22 points in the second quarter to hold a 26-22 lead at halftime.
The Warriors kept the game tight after the break, tying it on a Kaitlyn Schrimpf 3-pointer with :45 left in the third quarter before Brooke Olson converted a lay-up on the other end for a 38-36 score going to the fourth.
UMD broke the game open with an 11-0 run in the fourth quarter to reach 11-4 overall, 9-2 in NSIC play.
Sarah Grow of UMD led all scorers with 20 points, while Olson logged a double-double of 13 points and 10 rebounds. Ann Simonet (12) and Maysen Thiesen (11) also scored in double figures.
Taylor Hustad had 16 points to lead Winona State.
Andrews, Brown impose their will on Warriors
No. 5 Minnesota Duluth had two players with double-doubles as they continued their unbeaten run with an 86-71 NSIC victory at Winona State on Friday.
Austin Andrews racked up 29 points and 14 rebounds, while Joshua Brown contributed 13 points and 10 boards for the 16-0 Bulldogs (9-0 NSIC).
After tying the game with its first field goal, UMD never trailed. The Bulldogs made a 10-2 run to lead by 14 with two minutes before halftime, which shrunk to 42-33 at the break.
UMD took its lead into double digits for good early in the second half and was up as much as 23 before settling into its final total.
Charlie Katona had an 18-point game and Drew Blair added 12 for UMD.
Luke Martens led Winona with 11 points.
Both UMD basketball teams travel to Upper Iowa for a Saturday doubleheader.