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Forum staff reports, Published February 22 2013

Tucker, Novak pace Dragons to win over Mary

MOORHEAD – Minnesota State University Moorhead’s Anthony Tucker posted a game-high 23 points to lead the Dragons to a 92-77 victory over the University of Mary on Friday in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference men’s basketball.

Alex Novak notched a double-double for the Dragons, scoring 16 points and grabbing 12 rebounds.

With the win, the Dragons clinch a first-round home game in the upcoming NSIC tournament.

UM (4-21, 3-18 NSIC): Jaspers 9-14 2-4 21, Turner 7-20 0-0 18, Jensen 4-10 0-0 12, Musungayi 4-9 0-0 8, Johnson 1-3 0-0 3, Tyler 2-7 3-4 8, Ledger 2-2 0-0 5, Maslonkowski 1-2 0-0 2. Total 30-67 5-8 77.

MSUM (17-10, 11-10 NSIC): Tucker 8-15 2-2 23, Vaughan 6-11 5-6 21, Novak 8-13 0-0 16, Riewer 3-6 6-7 15, Figini 2-5 4-4 8, Olson 2-6 2-3 6, Holt 1-1 0-1 3, Wohler 0-2 0-0 0, Filipek 0-1 0-0 0, Sevlie 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 30-61 19-22 92.

Half: MSUM 39, UM 34. 3-point goals: UM 12-35 (Jaspers 1-3, Turner 4-12, Jensen 4-10, Johnson 1-3, Tyler 1-6, Ledger 1-1.), MSUM 13-23 (Tucker 5-9, Vaughan 4-9, Riewer 3-4, Holt 1-1). Total fouls: UM 18, MSUM 12. Rebounds: UM 33 (Jensen 9), MSUM 39 (Novak 12). Assists: UM 18 (Jaspers 6), MSUM 18 (Tucker 10). Steals: UM 5 (Jaspers; Turner; Jensen; Musungayi 1), MSUM 6 (Olson 3). Turnovers: UM 9, MSUM 7. A: 1,107.