The Free Press, Mankato, MN


January 4, 2013

Wilkinson leads MSU women over No. 5 Augustana

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Ali Wilkinson’s converted a pair of free throws with six seconds remaining Friday to lift the Minnesota State women’s basketball team to an 80-79 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference victory over fifth-ranked Augustana.

Wilkinson finished with a career-high 35 points as MSU gave the Vikings their first loss of the season. The win improves the Mavericks to 9-1 overall and 5-1 in the NSIC.

Wilkinson grabbed a team-high 11 rebounds and was 15 of 16 from the free-throw line. She finished the first half with 18 points and six rebounds.

Senior guard Jameila Hudnell, who was the only other Maverick to reach double figures, scored 12 points. Alli Hoefer had four assists and Jamie Bresnahan pulled down nine rebounds.

The Mavericks shot 38 percent (24 of 63) from the floor and 26 percent (5 of 19) from the free-throw line. MSU sizzled from the foul line, converting 27 of 32 attempts for 84 percent. The Maverick defense forced 19 turnovers.

Cami Koehn and Alex Feeney led Augustana (9-1, 5-1 in NSIC) with 15 points apiece. Augustana won the battle of the boards 44-36.

The Mavericks are back in action at 4 p.m. today with an NSIC game at Wayne State in Nebraska.

Text Only | Photo Reprints

Latest auto racing news
Featured Ads
Live Moondogs coverage
Shane Frederick's Twitter updates
Chad Courrier's Sports Report
Latest NCAA basketball news
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
NDN Video
Price on dealing with trade rumors Arian Foster Answers Questions With Same Boring Answer - @TheBuzzeronFox Pitch Invading Morons Cause Chaos - @TheBuzzeronFOX Cardinals make Peterson highest paid CB Tiger Woods: 1 on 1 Stephen A. Smith -- I Accept ESPN Suspension ... 'It Was My Mistake' Oakland Raiders To Become San Antonio Raiders? - @TheBuzzeronFox Byron Scott: 'This is still a Lakers town' Jack White throws first pitch for hometown Tigers LeSean McCoy explains how Chip Kelly has helped his productivity Chicago Cubs win longest game in team history Will Browns have enough without Gordon? Anderson Silva To Return To UFC, Face Nick Diaz - @TheBuzzeronFox Bills Legend on Bon Jovi's Bid: "F-ck Bon Jovi" - @TheBuzzeronFOX Settlement sets new standards for NCAA Possible MLB trades before deadline 3 Questions with Gary Payton: Kevin Love, Andrew Wiggins and Derrick Rose Players Only: Marcus Mariota's Course Load at Oregon How We Almost Got Johnny Cowboy Donald Sterling Loses The Clippers For Good - @TheBuzzeronFox