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Dragon women pull off second upset

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - The Minnesota State Moorhead women's basketball team pulled off its second upset of the young season Sunday, beating No. 21 Augustana...

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - The Minnesota State Moorhead women's basketball team pulled off its second upset of the young season Sunday, beating No. 21 Augustana

79-66 at the NSIC Holiday HoopsFest at Sioux Falls Arena.

Earlier this season MSUM beat then No. 18-ranked Michigan Tech in Moorhead.

Katie Walden came off the bench to lead the Dragons

(6-0), who outscored Augustana 28-18 over the final 11 minutes to pull away, with 15 points, including hitting four 3-pointers.

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As a team, MSUM was 12 of 22 from behind the arc.

Krista Opheim added 12 points and game-high seven assists for the Dragons, who had five players in double figures in the game.

Alison Nash-Gerlach scored 11 points while Jenny Theisen and Angie Jetvig added 10 each.

Megan Doyle paced Augustana (4-1) with 21 points.

MSUM (6-0): Opheim 3-6 4-6 12, Falzon 2-5 0-0 5, Dickson 1-3 0-0 3, Rettke 3-7 1-2 7, Nash-Gerlach 4-8 2-2 11, Walden 5-9 1-2 15, Theisen 2-6 4-5 10, Jetvig 4-7 2-4 10, Oligmueller 2-3 1-1 6. Totals: 26-54 15-22 79.

AUGUSTANA (4-1): DeVille 2-5 0-0 4, Puthoff 1-8 2-4 5, Doyle 8-14 3-4 21 Hofer 4-11 4-7 14, Arens 1-4 0-0 2, Wilka 1-3 0-0 3, Traynor 1-3 0-0 2, Olsen 0-0 0-0 0, Tinklenberg 0-0 0-0 0, Board 1-2 3-3 5, VanDuynhoven 4-7 0-0 8, Versteeg 0-0 2-2 2. Totals: 23-57 14-20 66.

Half: MSUM 32, Augustana 30. 3-point goals: MSUM 12-22 (Walden 4-5, Opheim 2-4, Theisen 2-6, Nash-Gerlach 1-1, Oligmueller 1-1, Dickson 1-2, Falzon 1-3; Augustana 6-21 (Hofer 2-4, Doyle 2-6, Wilka 1-3, Puthoff 1-6, Board 0-1). Total fouls: MSUM 21, Augustana 21. Fouled out: none. Rebounds: MSUM 40 (Jetvig 10), Augustana 27 (Puthoff 6). Assists: MSUM 18 (Opheim 7), Augustana 14 (DeVille 3, Hofer 3). Steals: MSUM 1 (Rettke 1), Augustana 4 (4 tied with 1). Turnovers: MSUM 16 (Opheim 4), Augustana 11 (Wilka 2, Tinklenberg 2).

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