The University of Minnesota, Morris women's basketball team ended its four-game losing streak in a big way on Tuesday night, defeating Crown 98-37 in the conference opener for both teams.
Five Cougars finished in double figures, led by Emily Auch's career-high 23 points on 9-of-10 shooting. As a team the Cougars were 48-of-82 from the field.
Kendra Wycoff added 16 points with three three pointers. Maja Coomes had a game-high 13 points off the bench setting her career high. Carmen Bergstedt also had a career high with 10 points. In addition Kelsey Erickson added 10 points on 4-of-5 shooting.
Abby Fragodt had a career-high 17 rebounds, 10 defensive and seven offensive. Fragodt added eight points, five assists, a block, and a steal.
The first four minutes of action were tight as both teams came out on fire. Morris led 12-10 thanks to eight points from Wycoff. Crown had eight points from Judy Mundt as well during the early going. The Cougars went on a 15-3 run over the next six minutes to take a 27-13 lead with just under 10 minutes left in the first half. Coomes hit a three pointer with just over two minutes left in the half to take a 45-21 lead into the halftime break.
The lead grew to 30 over the first four minutes of the second half as Erickson converted a three-point play giving the Cougars a 52-23 lead. The lead would continue to grow throughout the second half as the Cougars picked up the 98-37 win.
This weekend Minnesota Morris will travel to take on St. Scholastica, Friday at 5:30 p.m. On Saturday the Cougars will take on Northland at 3 p.m. in Ashland, Wis