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Forum staff reports, Published February 13 2010

Men's basketball: Balanced Dragons attack stifles Bulldogs

Jake Driscoll scored 14 points as Minnesota State Moorhead used a balanced scoring attack to defeat Minnesota-Duluth 82-75 in a Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference men’s basketball game Saturday.

Alex Novak totaled 11 points and 13 rebounds for the Dragons (8-16, 5-12 NSIC).

The Bulldogs (7-17, 4-13) were led by Ryan Rasmussen’s game-high 26 points with Steve Duncan adding 25 points.

MINNESOTA-DULUTH: Rasmussen 8-21 7-7 26, Hottenstine 1-4 2-2 4, Duncan 7-10 11-14 25, Rodriguez 3-6 0-0 7, Powers 0-1 0-0 0, Craig 1-2 0-0 2, Schade 1-4 0-0 3, Ninham 0-2 0-0 0, Franklin 3-5 2-5 8. Totals 24-55 22-28 75.

MSU MOORHEAD: A. Thompson 2-2 0-0 6, C. Thompson 2-5 0-0 5, Nelson 1-6 2-2 5, Novak 5-9 1-8 11, Williamson 6-10 1-1 13, Driscoll 4-15 4-5 14, Egan 2-3 0-0 6, VanHavermaet 4-10 0-0 12, Reed 2-4 4-4 8, Hardy 1-3 0-0 2. Totals 29-67 12-20 82.

Half: UMD 37, MSUM 33. 3-point goals: UMD 5-15 (Rasmussen 3-7, Hottenstine 0-2, Rodriguez 1-1, Schade 1-3, Ninham 0-2), MSUM 12-31 (A. Thompson 2-2, C. Thompson 1-1, Nelson 1-4, Williamson 0-1, Driscoll 2-10, Egan 2-2, VanHavermaet 4-10, Hardy 0-1). Total fouls: UMD 19, MSUM 21. Fouled out: Rodriguez, Williamson. Rebounds: UMD 36 (four with 5), MSUM 42 (Novak 13). Assists: UMD 8 (Rasmussen 4), MSUM 15 (Driscoll 4). Steals: UMD 4 (Hottenstine 2), MSUM 4 (C. Thompson 3). Turnovers: UMD 11, MSUM 9.