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Cougar men split UMAC contests
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The University of Minnesota, Morris men's basketball team split Upper Midwest Athletic Conference road games, falling to St. Scholastic and defeating Northland College.

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St. Scholastica 52

UM-Morris 44

Despite outscoring St. Scholastica 31-21 in the second half, the Cougars could not come back from a 31-13 halftime deficit Feb. 6 in Duluth.

The Cougars shot at only 20 percent in the first half, but improved to 41.7 percent shooting in the second frame.

Meanwhile, the Saints were 42.3 percent in the first half and 25 percent in the second.

At the free-throw line the Cougars were 6-of-9. The Saints were 10-of-11.

One Cougar was in double figures in the scoring column. Kendall Proell had 11 points.

Also scoring for the Cougars were Daniel Fragodt with eight, Mitch Primus and Jeremy Bosch with seven apiece, John Hammer with five, and Zach Meyer with two.

Primus led the Cougars at the boards with seven rebounds. Meyer and Bruns each grabbed six.

Fragodt had a team-high four steals.

At the free-throw line the Cougars were 6-of-9. The Saints were 10-of-11.

One Cougar was in double figures in the scoring column. Kendall Proell had 11 points.

Also scoring for the Cougars were Daniel Fragodt with eight, Mitch Primus and Jeremy Bosch with seven apiece, John Hammer with five, and Zach Meyer with two.

Primus led the Cougars at the boards with seven rebounds. Meyer and Bruns each grabbed six.

Fragodt had a team-high four steals.

UM-Morris 73

Northland 63

Down by one (34-33) at halftime, the Cougars used 51.9 percent shooting to finish with a 10-point 73-63 lead at Ashland, Wis. on Feb. 7.

The Lumberjacks were shooting 37.5 percent in the first half and 34.6 percent in the second.

At the free-throw line the Cougars were 14-of-25, while Northland was 13-of-22.

Three Cougars were in double digits. Primus led with 16 points, and Fragodt and Proell had 15 apiece.

Also scoring were Clay Fischer and Hammer with eight each, Meyer with five, and Bruns with two.

Meyer led the team with nine rebounds and three assists. Primus grabbed seven rebounds.

Primus recorded a team-high four steals, while Fischer had three.

Primus also recorded three blocks.

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