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Peacocks Use Late Run to Defeat Golden Eagles 70-54
January 20, 2008

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


(Fayette, Iowa)- The University of Minnesota, Crookston traveled to Fayette, Iowa to take on the Peacocks of Upper Iowa in an NSIC conference showdown. A 16-2 Peacock run in the last seven minutes of the game, ended the Golden Eagles otherwise stellar night as they lost tonight’s contest 70-54 in an NSIC conference showdown.

 

The first half saw many twists, as there were 10 lead changes and ties with a 31-31 score after 20 minutes of action.  The Peacocks assisted the Golden Eagles in the first half as they committed 12 personal fouls allowing UMC to shoot 11-13 (85 percent) from the free-throw line. The Golden Eagles played aggressive and blocked four shots in the half, two of which were blocked by Adam Hendricks (Fr., F, Watertown, Minn.).  Eli McVey (Sr., G, Princeton, Minn.) finished the half with eight points and five rebounds, leading the Golden Eagles in both statistical categories.  Delano Robinson (So., G, Bloomington, Ill.) added six points in the half and dished two assists.  AJ Adkins led the Peacocks off the bench with nine points.

 

The second half was even more exciting as both teams took their turn with sporadic scoring runs in the half.  The big run unfortunately was for the Peacocks with a 16-2 run in the last seven minutes of the game to close out the evening. The Golden Eagles continued to tower over the Peacock shooters blocking another four shots, ending the night with a season high eight total blocks, one block short of the school record.  Justin Peddycoart (Jr., C, Springfield, Ill.) led UMC in blocked shots tonight with three.  McVey added five points in the second half and got in on the blocking festivities with two in the second half. He was also tonight’s leading scorer for the Golden Eagles with 13 points.  Robinson finished the night with nine points, five rebounds and three assists.  AJ Adkins finished 15 points for Upper Iowa.

 

Tonight’s loss moves the Golden Eagles to 4-14 overall and 1-8 in the NSIC play. The Peacocks advance to 5-14 overall and 4-5 in NSIC play. The Golden Eagles are back on the road next weekend as the team travels to SW Minnesota State on Friday, January 25 and Wayne State (NE) on Saturday, January 26. Tip-off is set for 8 p.m. on both nights. Those games will be carried on KROX- 1260 AM (http://www.umcrookston.edu/people/services/MediaServ/stream.htm).

 

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)