College women’s basketball: Olson, UMD regroup to down Rangers

Senior forward turns in another all-around game as Bulldogs win NSIC tuneup.

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DULUTH — Brooke Olson scored 23 points as Minnesota Duluth bounced back from a rough start to down Wisconsin-Parkside 68-63 in nonconference women’s basketball Wednesday night before 309 spectators at Romano Gym.

Olson, a senior forward from Rice Lake, Wisconsin, added seven rebounds, three assists and three steals for the Bulldogs (2-1), who trailed 19-5 after the first quarter and 32-24 at the half before erupting for 28 points in the third quarter.

Taytum Rhoades added 12 points and six rebounds and Maesyn Thiesen chipped in nine points, four rebounds and four assists for UMD, which overcame a rough shooting night.

The Bulldogs finished 37.5% (21 of 56) from the field and just 15.4% (4 of 26) from 3-point range.

Alyssa Nelson scored 14 points and Maja Leidefors and Grace Lomen added 10 apiece for the Rangers (1-2), who were only 36.5% (23 of 63) from the field but much better than UMD from beyond the arc (38.9%, 7 of 18).


The Bulldogs are off this weekend. They open NSIC play at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at St. Cloud State.

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