Monday, December 27, 2010

Golden Eagle Women’s Basketball Opens 2011 with a Pair of NSIC Road Games

(Crookston, Minn.)- The University of Minnesota, Crookston Women’s Basketball team opens 2011 with a road double-header against Southwest Minnesota State and Minnesota State. The Golden Eagles will play the Mustangs on Saturday, January 1 at 4 p.m. The team will return to the court on Sunday, January 2 to play the Mavericks at 2 p.m.
 
MINNESOTA, CROOKSTON – (4-5, 1-4 NSIC) The Golden Eagle Women’s Basketball team hosted a pair of ranked opponents on December 17 and 18 in #16 Augustana and #10 Wayne State. UMC went 0-2 on the weekend but Megan Eul (F, 5-10, Jr, Rosemount, Minn.) had one of the best weekends of her career. She tallied the second highest point total in her career with 19 points to tie a game-high against Augustana. She was 3-6 from the field and a solid 12-14 from the free-throw line. Against Wayne State she led the team with 13 points. On the weekend, Eul average 16 points/game, shot 50% from the field and was 15-17 (88%) from the charity stripe. Defensively she was second on the team with eight rebounds.
 
SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA STATE- (2-8, 1-5 NSIC) Tori Fink (G, 5-7, Sr., North Fond du Lac, Wis.) led Southwest Minnesota State over the weekend averaging 20 points in two games. Fink led the Mustangs with 21 points, connecting on 8 of 14 shots, including three 3-pointers in a loss to Upper Iowa on Saturday. The senior guard started the weekend off with a 19 point performance against Winona State on the road. Fink also hit three buckets from 3-point range against the Warriors on Friday.
 
MINNESOTA STATE- (5-5, 2-4 NSIC) Senior guard Andrea Walsh set a new career-high of five steals against UIU, as Alli Hoefer would finish with a career-high of 10 points in 77-44 win over Upper Iowa. Minnesota State was knocked off by Winona State in a Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference matchup Saturday evening, 69-61. The Warriors used a 22-4 run to break a tie to give the Warriors a 46-31 cushion going into halftime.
 
For more information, visit the Golden Eagle Athletics website at: www.goldeneaglesports.com.  
 
The University of Minnesota, Crookston is an NCAA Division II Institution and a member of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC). The Golden Eagle Equestrian team is a member of the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA).
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