MORRIS, Minn. – Senior forward Mia Wassink scored her 1,000th career point Tuesday night as the Minnesota Morris women’s basketball team (3-4) fell to Mayville State (7-2), 74-44, at the Cougar Sports Center. Heading into Tuesday night, Wassink was 15 points shy of 1,000 career points.
Wassink got the Cougar offense going early in the game as she scored nine of the team’s 21 points in the first quarter. With the first quarter in the books, the Cougars led the Comets, 21-20.
The second quarter saw Mayville State outscore UMN Morris by a margin of 21-8 to take a 41-29 lead into halftime.
During the second quarter, Wassink scored six of the team’s eight points. With 58 seconds to go in the first half, she scored on a layup to tally 1,000 career points.
The Cougars weren’t able to gain any ground on the Comets in the third quarter as the two teams scored 11 points apiece.
In the fourth quarter, Mayville State pulled away by outscoring the Cougars 22-4 en route to the 74-44 victory.
Wassink, a transfer, had 893 career points heading into the season, finishing the night with 18 points, five rebounds and one block. Lexus Eagle Chasing led the Cougars in rebounds with six.
The Cougars open up UMAC play on Saturday, Dec. 7, at 3:45 p.m. against Northland at the Cougar Sports Center.
MORRIS, Minn. – Mayville State (7-2) outscored the Minnesota Morris men’s basketball team (2-5) by 13 points in the second-half en route to an 81-75 victory Tuesday night at the Cougar Sports Center. Freshman Jaret Johnson scored a career-high 23 points on the evening.
The Cougars opened up the game with a 9-2 run over the first 1:56 of play.
The Comets then responded with a 13-5 run to take a 15-14 lead with 13:34 to go in the first half.
Trailing 28-27 with 8:20 to go in the first half, the Cougars outscored the Comets 16-8 run to take a 43-36 lead over the Comets into halftime.
UMN Morris held an 11-point lead at 53-42 with 16:43 to play in regulation, but the Comets chipped away at the lead and took a 61-58 lead with 11:11 to go in the second half.
The Cougars were able to tie the game twice down the stretch, but were never able to take the lead. Following a Dillon Haider free throw to make it 76-75 in favor of the Comets with 1:19 to play, Mayville State closed out the game with a 5-0 run.
Along with his career-best 23 points, Johnson tallied six rebounds, two assists, one block and one steal.
Haider was 5-of-13 from the 3-point line, and finished the night with 18 points, Ian Carlin tallied 14 points and seven rebounds. James Pendleton led the Cougars in assists with four.
The Cougars were 8-of-14 from the 3-point line in the first-half.
The Cougars open up UMAC play on Saturday, Dec. 7, at 2 p.m. against Northland at the Cougar Sports Center.