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Kayla Kraemer (22) gets a hand on the ball in the 98-45 win over Crown Tuesday, Feb. 4 in Morris.

Cougars run past Crown

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Cougars run past Crown
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This was the second meeting of the year between the University of Minnesota, Morris (10-9, 7-1 UMAC) and Crown College (1-16, 0-8 UMAC). In the first game, the Cougars defeated the Storm by nearly 60 points as they went on to win 102-44. This match up was no different as the Cougars beat the Storm 98-45.

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The game was close for the first nine minutes until the Cougars began to pull away. The team went on a 30-8 run to end the half, finishing the half 48-22. The Cougars shot a 42.9 percent field goal percentage as they went 18-42 from the field. To top it off, the Cougar defense was all over the other team as they held the Storm to only 30.8 percent.

Leading the way at the half for the Cougars was Abby Fragodt. Fragodt had 12 rebounds, six assists, and five blocks, over halfway to achieving a triple-double without even attempting a jump shot. Tori Holt led with the team with the most points with 13. Holt was 4-7 from the field and shot 5-8 from the free throw line. Emily Auch also contributed 11 points in the half.

As the second half began, the Cougars continued where they left off. With 13:20 left in the game, the women made a 17-3 run and led 65-25.

With nine minutes left in the game, the starters were taken out and the reserves got a piece of the action. Every player that went into the game at that point scored at least once. The team finished off the rest of the game on a 33-20 run.

The Cougars were led by Tori Holt and Emily Auch as they both scored 15 points on the night. Abby Fragodt had 15 total rebounds with 6 of them on the offensive end. Fragodt also led the team with six assists and six blocks. The team finished the game shooting 48.7 percent from the field and 72 percent from the free throw line. The Cougars held the Storm to just 23.1 percent from the field in the second half and 26.9 percent for the game.

The final score of the game was 98-45 as the Cougars moved onto 10-9 overall and 7-1 in the UMAC. The Cougars are now 6-3 on the season for games played at home, and will host North Central and Northwestern this Friday and Saturday, Feb. 7-8, respectively.

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