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Four Cougars score double digits in win at Northland

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The University of Minnesota, Morris got double-digit scoring from R.J. Dean, Tyler Pendleton, Steve Birman, and Evan Reller on Saturday to defeat Northland  73-58.

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Dean and Pendleton tied for the team-high with 14 points.

Morris turned the ball over just 10 times, their second lowest total of the season.

The first six minutes of action were back and forth with the Cougars leading by just one at 12-11. The Cougars gained separation using a 13-4 run in the middle of the half to take a 25-15 lead. The Lumberjacks never got closer than seven for the remainder of the half and UMM went into the break with a 36-27 lead.

Northland cut the lead to six early on in the second half, but Morris fought back and led by as much as 16 with 7:45 left in the game. The Lumberjacks were never able to recover and could not get any closer than 13 the rest of the game.

The Cougars are back at home this Friday as they host Northwestern at 7:30 p.m

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