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The University of Minnesota, Morris women's basketball team improved to nine wins in the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference at St. Scholastic, before dropping its first league game to Northland College.

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UM-Morris 53

St. Scholastica 49

After playing an even first half of basketball in Duluth Feb. 6, the Cougars extended a 26-26 halftime score to a 53-49 victory over St. Scholastica.

The Cougars were shooting at 29.5 percent overall, while the Saints were at 33.3 percent.

At the free-throw line, the Cougars were 17-of-27. The Saints were 11-of-18.

Cougar Steph Roggenbuck dominated with a game-high 24 points.

Also scoring for the Cougars were Kara Norris and Diane Blommel with five apiece, Jamie Rainey, Jenni Noordmans, Kaila Lindsey, and Joy Heysse with four each, and Nikki Washek with three.

Rainey led the Cougars in four columns with seven rebounds, three assists, three blocks, and four steals.

Washek grabbed six rebounds.

The Cougars were shooting at 29.5 percent overall, while the Saints were at 33.3 percent.

At the free-throw line, the Cougars were 17-of-27. The Saints were 11-of-18.

Cougar Steph Roggenbuck dominated with a game-high 24 points.

Also scoring for the Cougars were Kara Norris and Diane Blommel with five apiece, Jamie Rainey, Jenni Noordmans, Kaila Lindsey, and Joy Heysse with four each, and Nikki Washek with three.

Rainey led the Cougars in four columns with seven rebounds, three assists, three blocks, and four steals.

Washek grabbed six rebounds.

Northland 64

UM-Morris 53

The Cougars were outscored at the free-throw line by 11 points which turned out to be the deficit in a 64-53 loss to Northland College in Ashland, Wis. on Feb. 7.

The Cougars were 11-of-15 at the free-throw line, but the Lumberjills were 22-of-33.

The Cougars had the advantage from the field, shooting 39.1 percent overall. Northland shot at 29 percent. Both teams shot six three-pointers.

Washek led all players with 20 points for the Cougars.

Also scoring for UMM were Blommel with eight, Coressa Leighty with six, Roggenbuck and Heysse with five apiece, Noordmans with four, Natalie Thomas with three, and Norris with two.

Heysse led the Cougars with eight rebounds and three steals.

Rainey grabbed seven rebounds.

Both Blommel and Rainey dished out three assists to lead the Cougars.

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