After back-to-back wins, Minnesota State heads to St. Cloud State next
Last week I made comment on how the Lady Mavs have been playing better than their record indicated, and boy was I correct on that one. After suffering a last second loss against Concordia – St. Paul, the Mavericks came back to Mankato and got back-to-back wins against the University of Minnesota – Crookston and Bemidji Sate.
The Mavericks were defeated by Concordia in St. Paul on Tuesday by a final score of 74-72.
Anna Schmitt of CSP was able to punch in a lay-up with two seconds reaming in the contest. The Mavericks had one final shot, but an unsuccessful three-point attempt by Logan Anderson as time expired meant that the Lady Mavs had come up short.
Claire Ziegler and Mackenzie Dahl were the top performers for the Mavericks, both of whom recorded double-doubles.
Ziegler would record her fifth double-double of the season, as she would finish with 19 points and 12 rebounds for the Mavericks.
Dahl would record her first double-double of the season, as well as set new season highs in points and rebounds in a game. Dahl would end the contest against CSP with 13 points and 11 rebounds.
Minnesota State would return to Mankato on Friday and seek to redeem themselves after a heart-breaking loss in Saint Paul.
The Mavericks hosted the University of Minnesota – Crookston on Friday night. The Lady Mavs went home with a 64-54 victory.
Ziegler had another double-double, her sixth on the year. She would finish the game with 11 points and 12 rebounds.
Monica Muth also played well for the Lady Mavs, adding 10 points of her own.
The bench play really helped MSU in this game. Taylor Drost came off the bench to score 13 points in 14 minutes. Taylor Klug also added 10 points of her own from the bench.
The Mavericks came out hot again on Saturday night. This time the Lady Mavs would defeat the Beavers of Bemidji State by a final score of 65-33.
Bemidji State only had one player whom scored double digits in points in this game.
The Mavericks were led by Jordan Claire, who finished the game with 17 points. Claire Ziegler would finish the contest with 13 points and eight rebounds.
The Mavericks are currently on a two-game winning streak. They have an overall record of 8-14, with an in-conference record of 6-10.
The Lady Mavs will begin a road trip, beginning this Friday night in Duluth when they face-off against the University of Minnesota – Duluth Bulldogs. The Lady Bulldogs have an overall record of 11-8, including 8-7 in-conference.
Minnesota State will travel to St. Cloud on Saturday to face off against NSIC rivals St. Cloud State. The Huskies are having a good year and currently have a record of 12-7, including an in-conference record of 9-6.
These two games will be tough for the Lady Mavs. The Mavericks have been hanging tough against their opponents and I don’t see that changing any time soon.