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Forum staff reports, Published February 15 2014

MSUM women upset No. 8 Wayne State

WAYNE, Neb. – Megan Strese scored 19 points and added 13 rebounds to lead Minnesota State Moorhead to a 61-50 victory Saturday against No. 8-ranked Wayne State in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference women’s basketball.

The Dragons erupted for 43 points in the second half to overcome a four-point halftime deficit.

Senior forward Megan Zabel added 16 points for MSUM, which has won six consecutive games.

MSUM (16-8, 12-8): Zabel 5-9 6-6 16, M. Strese 7-17 5-8 19, Handevidt 1-5 0-0 2, Banasik 0-2 1-2 1, Thomforde 0-4 2-2 2, Van Wyhe 1-2 0-0 2, Roehrich 3-11 0-0 9, Miller 0-1 0-0 0, H. Strese 5-11 0-1 10. Totals 22-62 14-19 61.

WAYNE STATE (24-3, 17-3): Hansen 0-2 0-1 0, Jo. Spencer 5-13 1-2 11, Lehmann 0-3 0-0 0, Yossi 3-5 0-1 8, Roller 1-4 6-6 9, Barry 0-3 0-0 0, Powell 1-3 0-0 3, Olson 0-1 0-0 0, Hoskins 0-0 0-0 0, Niggeling 7-11 3-3 19, Ja. Spencer 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 17-48 10-13 50.

Half: WSC 22, MSUM 18. 3-point goals: MSUM 3-14 (Zabel 0-1, Handevidt 0-1, Banasik 0-1, Thomforde 0-2, Van Wyhe 0-1, Roehrich 3-8), WSC 6-17 (Hansen 0-1, Yossi 2-3, Roller 1-3, Barry 0-2, Powell 1-3, Niggeling 2-5). Total fouls: MSUM 15, WSC 19. Rebounds: MSUM 49 (M. Strese 13), WSC 26 (Hansen 5, Yossi 5). Assists: MSUM 10 (Roehrich 3), WSC 13 (Roller 4). Steals: MSUM 4 (M. Strese 2), WSC 8 (three players with 2). Turnovers: MSUM 12 (Thomforde 4), WSC 11 (Niggeling 3). A–688.