Cougar women stay unbeaten in UMAC action
Kendra Wycoff's game-high 23 points kept the University of Minnesota, Morris unbeaten in the conference as they defeated Northland 59-41 on Saturday.
Three games into the conference season just Morris and Northwestern remain undefeated.
Emily Mehr added 17 points and Kayla Kramer had 10 points as the Cougars had just 10 turnovers in the win.
Morris held the LumberJills to just 18.5 percent shooting in the first half, helping UMM jump out to a 32-20 lead at halftime. The Cougars hit six three pointers in the opening 20 minutes and Wycoff was 4-of-7 from behind the arc in the first half.
The Cougars jumped out to a quick 7-0 lead and held a 16-7 lead with just under 14 minutes left in the half. Northland responded with a 6-0 run. With nine minutes remaining in the half, the Cougars led 24-13 after Kramer hit a three pointer. The Jills never got closer than nine after that as the Cougars went into the break with a 32-20 lead.
The second half started a lot like the first as the Cougars went on a run. Abby Fragodt hit a free throw to spark the 13-2 run giving UMM the 45-22 lead. Mehr hit a jumper with just over 9:30 left giving the Cougars their largest lead of the game at 54-24.
In the end it was a 22-4 run for the Cougars in the opening 10:30 of the second half. Northland never got closer than 17 as Morris picked up the 59-41 win.
Minnesota Morris is back at home this weekend as they host Northwestern in a battle of the UMAC unbeatens on Friday at 5:30 p.m