Sioux Falls, South Dakota – The Augustana women’s basketball team defeated the Golden Eagles of Crookston, Minnesota, 69-60 at the Elmen Center on Friday. Augustana advanced that record to her 16-3 overall and her 10-3 at NSIC. UMC moved her to an 8-11 overall record, and on the loop she’s 7-6.
Aislinn Duffy He recorded 14 points and 10 rebounds for his 20th career double-double and his eighth double-double of the season.
The Vikings had a slow start to the first quarter and saw an early 5-0 scoring drought. Aislinn Duffy He was Augustana’s only scorer with four points by the halfway point of the first period. Abby Phipps The Vikings scored six points and four rebounds off the bench to make the difference in momentum to keep Augustana inside one. Both teams scored his three points in his final three minutes of the quarter, making the score he 12-11.
The Vikings scored by going 4 ahead in the second quarter. Lauren Seeds Followed by four Phipps. Kenzie Rensch When Izzy Moore Each scored two points late in the second quarter to hold Augustana within three at halftime. The Vikings trailed to the Golden Eagles by his 27-24 at halftime.
Augustana led Phipps with nine points and five rebounds in the first half. Seasons he led the team with 3 blocks and 1 block assists. The Vikings shot a staggering 24.3% of his Golden compared to his 40% for the Eagles in the first half.
The Vikings hit a record 44.4% in the third quarter. AU and UMC went back and forth in the basket until the Vikings won his 8–0 victory. This run was highlighted by her two trips to Charity Stripes. Michaela JewettA rebound made the difference for Augustana in the third period as AU rebounded UMC 14-7. A final 16-1 run from Augustana pulled the Vikings away at 47-36 into the fourth quarter.
Minnesota Crookston battled it out in the fourth quarter, putting the Golden Eagles inside three with a 10-2 run. Augustana responded with his own 8-0 run to widen the scoring gap again. It was a scoring scuffle until the end. UMC kept the momentum behind the arc and Augustana had success with the paint and charity stripes.
Overall, Augustana led the season with 21 points, 3 assists and 1 block. Jewett said he led the AU with 11 rebounds. Overall, Augustana shot his 25/72 (.347).
The Vikings will return to the Elmen Center tomorrow evening to face Bemidji Province at 5:30pm.
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