Area Sports Briefs: Jan. 11

Area Sports Briefs: Jan. 11

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U-MARY WOMEN TOP UMD

Cassie Askvig powered the University of Mary to a big victory on Friday night.

Askvig scored a career-high 36 points to go along with six rebounds, two assists and two steals as the Marauders handed Minnesota-Duluth its first conference loss. U-Mary defeated the Bulldogs 76-67 at the McDowell Activity Center.

Lauren Rotunda added a double double with 18 points and 13 rebounds – along with five steals and three assists.

U-Mary shot 47.7 percent (31 for 65) from the field and outscored UMD 41-30 in the second half in improving to 12-6 overall, 6-3 in the Northern Sun.

Minnesota-Duluth (11-4, 8-1 NSIC) shot 51.9 percent (28 for 54) from the field  including 8 of 11 in the second quarter as they took a 37-35 lead at the half.

Brooke Olson scored 18 points to lead UMD, while Payton Kahl added 14 and Katie Stark 10.

The game featured five ties and six lead changes, and U-Mary piled up 58 points in the paint, 19 on second-chance points and 20 points off turnovers.

U-MARY MEN FALL TO BULLDOGS

Logan Rohrscheib scored 19 points and Minnesota-Duluth pulled away in the second half to post a Northern Sun basketball victory over the University of Mary on Friday night at the McDowell Activity Center.

Rohrscheib led four players in double figures for UMD (12-3, 7-2 NSIC). Brandon Myer added 14, Alex Illikainen 13 and Drew Blair 11. Duluth, leading by five (30-25) at the intermission outscored the Marauders 48-29 over the final 20 minutes.

Matthew Kreklow led U-Mary (7-8, 2-7 NSIC) with 10 points and seven rebounds. Josh Sipes added nine points for the hosts.

NEBRASKA-OMAHA HALTS UND’S WINNING STREAK

GRAND FORKS – Six different skaters netted goals as Nebraska-Omaha snapped North Dakota’s unbeaten streak.

The Mavericks scored two goals in each period, including a pair of empty-netters in the final three minutes to beat UND 6-3 on Friday night at Ralph Engelstad Arena.

The loss snapped North Dakota’s 15-game unbeaten streak and 13-game home winning streak. UND (16-2-2, 7-1-1 NCHC) had not lost since a 2-1 setback on Oct. 19 at Minnesota State-Mankato.

Taylor Ward, Chayse Primeau, Jason Smalledge, Zach Jordan, Martin Sundberg and Joey Abate scored goals for UNO (9-9-3, 3-5-1 NCHC).

Mark Senden, Grant Mismash and Jasper Weatherby scored goals for North Dakota.

The two teams square off again on Saturday night.

SIX-GOAL BURST GIVES BOBCATS WIN IN ABERDEEN

Only twice since Nov. 22 have the Bismarck Bobcats scored more than five goals. Not surprisingly, both games resulted in wins.

The second was Friday night in Aberdeen. Grant Johnson scored twice as the Bobcats took down NAHL Central Division 6-4.

It was only Bismarck's fourth outright victory since Nov. 30.

Bismarck got first-period goals from Austin Schwartz, George Grannis and Johnson and held the lead the rest of the night.

Aberdeen cut the deficit to 3-2 with two unanswered second-period goals, but the Bobcats answered with Johnson and Lars Rodne for a 5-2 cushion with 17 minutes to go.

Each team scored a power-play goal as 17 penalties were whistled. The Bobcats were called for eight minors and a 10-minute misconduct, and the Wings sat out seven minors and a 10-minute misconduct.

Bismarck built a 37-29 advantage in shots on goal.

The Bobcats upped their NAHL record to 20-7-5 for 45 points. Aberdeen stands 22-5-6 with 50 points.

Tonight the teams play a 7:15 rematch in Aberdeen.

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