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Forum staff reports, Published December 09 2009

Mayville State knocks off North Dakota men

GRAND FORKS, N.D. – Marcus Carson scored a game-high 22 points and Alfonzo McNeal added 15 as Mayville State, an NAIA school, defeated North Dakota 73-61 Tuesday night.

The Comets (6-5) are now 3-31 all-time against the Fighting Sioux (1-9).

Carson and McNeal each finished with nine rebounds as Mayville State won the battle of the boards 41-23.

Travis Bledsoe scored a season-high 20 points for North Dakota, and Chris Clausen had 14.

The Comets led 37-33 at halftime and hit 9-of-21 3-pointers. The Fighting Sioux were 4 of 15 from long range.

MAYVILLE STATE (6-5): Harris 4-5 1-2 9, Aman 2-6 2-2 6, McNeal 3-8 7-10 15, Carson 7-12 6-9 22, Berge 3-7 0-0 9, Gibson 0-1 1-2 1, Slezak 1-3 1-2 4, Mercer 0-1 0-0 0, Bearstail 1-3 0-0 3, Coleman 1-2 0-0 2, Kringlen 1-3 0-0 2. Totals 23-51 18-27 73.

NORTH DAKOTA (1-9): Haugen 1-3 1-1 3, Monsebroten 2-6 2-2 6, Mertens 4-9 1-2 9, Goodman 1-1 2-3 4, Mitchell 2-11 0-0 5, Mathison 0-0 0-0 0, Allard 0-2 0-0 0, Bledsoe 7-10 4-5 20, Clausen 6-10 1-3 14, Archer 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 23-52 11-16 61.

Halftime – Mayville State 37-33. 3-Point Goals – Mayville State 9-21 (Berge 3-7, Carson 2-2, McNeal 2-6, Slezak 1-1, Bearstail 1-3, Mercer 0-1, Gibson 0-1), North Dakota 4-15 (Bledsoe 2-4, Clausen 1-4, Mitchell 1-5, Mertens 0-1, Monsebroten 0-1). Fouled Out – Clausen, McNeal. Rebounds – Mayville State 41 (Carson, McNeal 9), North Dakota 23 (Mertens 5). Assists – Mayville State 15 (Harris, McNeal 3), North Dakota 13 (Mertens 4). Total Fouls – Mayville State 21, North Dakota 18. A – 640.