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UMD defense clamps down on Bethel women's basketball

The visitors shot only 36.7 percent from the field.

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DULUTH — Minnesota Duluth used defense to keep visiting Bethel at arm's length and claim a 72-45 victory in a women's basketball exhibition on Wednesday at Romano Gym.

UMD held the Royals to single digits in the first and fourth quarters while maintaining a consistent offensive output. The Bulldogs closed out the first quarter on a 10-0 run to take control of the game, then consolidated their lead with a 10-2 run to end the second frame.'

UMD finished 30-for-63 (47.6%) from the field, while holding Bethel to 18-for-49 (36.7%).

UMD played 13 players and gave 10 players at least 10 minutes. Madelyn Granica was the leading scorer with 11, while Lexi Karge added 10. Four other Bulldogs had at least eight points.

Bethel's Anna Garfield led all scorers with 14 points.

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UMD will resume the regular season on Nov. 16 vs. Parkside.

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