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Marauders Control Paint, Defeat Golden Eagles 106-54
January 11, 2008

Contact: Mitch Bakken- Sports Information Director (218) 281-8414


(Crookston, Minn.)- The University of Minnesota, Crookston came out against the University of Mary and were not able to keep up with the Marauder pace. Mary controlled the paint and converted on the Golden Eagles turnovers to take the win 106-54 at Lysaker Gymnasium. At the final buzzer, the teams combined for 43 total turnovers (Mary 19, UMC 24).

 

The Golden Eagles fell to a 27 point deficit at the half 48-21. Mary shot 63.6 percent (21-33) from the field through the first 20 minutes of play to put Minnesota, Crookston down big early.  In the first four minutes, Mary made nine out of 10 shots taken to control the offense. The Marauders accomplished this by controlling the paint as the team scored 30 points in the post to the Golden Eagles 10 in the first half.  Both teams had problems hanging onto the ball in the half with Mary committing 10 turnovers to the Golden Eagles 12.  Jamie Zelinsky (Fr., G, Brooklyn Park, Minn.) played a well rounded half scoring four points, stealing three passes and dishing three assists. Diana Taddy (Fr., G, Two Rivers, Wis.) also contributed four points in the half and showed her signature hustle through out the half.  Mary’s Liz Sipma led the Marauders with 11 points in the first half.

 

The Marauders continued their control of the paint in the second half scoring a total of 54 points down low.  Mary also scored 29 points off Golden Eagle turnovers, and had five players score in double digits. Zelinsky led the Golden Eagles tonight in scoring contributing 12 points and in assists and steals with four each. Taddy, Jenna Dolence (Fr., G, Moorhead, Minn.) and Gina Jaroszewski (Fr., F, Moorhead, Minn.) all contributed tonight scoring eight points against the Marauders.  Anna Skala led Mary in scoring and rebounding with 19 and eight respectively.  Mary’s Bench also scored an impressive 48 points in tonight’s game.

 

Tonight’s loss takes the Golden Eagles to 4-11 overall and 0-6 in NSIC play. The Marauders improved to 10-5 overall and 5-2 in conference.  The University of Minnesota, Crookston looks to rebound tomorrow night against Northern State University in Lysaker Gymnasium. Tip-off is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. 

 

For more information, visit the Golden Eagle Athletics website at: www.goldeneaglesports.com  

 

The University of Minnesota, Crookston is a NCAA Division II Institution and a member of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC). Golden Eagle Hockey is a member of the Midwest Collegiate Hockey Association (MCHA). The Golden Eagle Equestrian team is a member of the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA).

 

(Story written by Matt Scheerer, Sports Information Intern)