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Cougar women down North Central in non-conference action

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Cougar women down North Central in non-conference action
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The University of Minnesota, Morris women's basketball team played its final non-conference game Tuesday, Feb. 16, and posted an 86-47 win over North Central in Minneapolis.

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All 13 Cougars played 13 minutes or more, and four reached double digits.

The Cougar women jumped out to an early lead and never looked back, building a 22-point margin by halftime.

In the second half, UMM continued to roll but pulled back the defensive pressure, employing a 2-3 for the final 15 minutes of the game. North Central was unable to capitalize on this change, going 0-18 on three-point shots.

Grove was understatedly pleased with the performance.

"In a game like this, when you do get out in front, you want to limit mistakes, execute well and play as clean a game as possible," Grove said. "And we were fortunate to do that tonight."

The Cougars had a 45-27 rebounding advantage for the night. Kara Norris had a team-high 13 points, Nikki Washek had 11, and Jenni Noordmans chipped in 10. Steph Roggenbuck scored 12 points and grabbed 10 rebounds

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