Mavericks win at the buzzer

With just seconds left on the clock, Taylor Klug puts the finishing touches on Sioux Falls

Jake Rinehart
Staff Writer

The Minnesota State Women’s Basketball team has ended the season on a high-note, winning seven of their last 10 games. The Mavs finished the last weekend of regular season action with a pair of wins against Southwest Minnesota State and Sioux Falls.

The Mavericks defeated the Mustangs by a final score of 56-53 on Friday.

Taylor Klug led the Mavericks in scoring with a game-high 20 points. Claire Ziegler added 16 points and 14 rebounds for her ninth double-double of the season. Monica Muth had an impressive all-around performance, as she would finish with four points, seven rebounds, nine assists, and six steals.

The Mustangs were led by Erin Baxter, who finished the game with 12 points.

The Mavericks got another hard-fought victory on Saturday, as they squeaked out a 61-60 win over the Sioux Falls Cougars.

Mariah Szymanski of Sioux Falls made a layup with two seconds left in the game to give the Cougars a 60-59 lead.

After a quick timeout by Sioux Falls, Taylor Klug was able to knock down a jumper as time expired to give MSU the 61-60 victory.

Taylor Klug led the Mavericks in scoring again, posting a game-high 24 points. Claire Ziegler added 19 points and 11 rebounds for her 10th double-double of the season.

The Cougars were led by Mariah Szymanski, who would finish the game with 20 points. Kaely Hummel and Augusta Thramer both scored in double digits for Sioux Falls, with 16 and 13 points respectively.

After starting the season 1-5, the Mavericks were able to turn things around and finish with an overall record of 12-16, including 10-12 in NSIC play.

The Mavs roll their way into the post-season having won four consecutive games. Minnesota State will face the University of Minnesota – Duluth Bulldogs at 7 p.m. this Wednesday in Duluth in the first round of the NSIC Tournament.

The Bulldogs finished the season with a record of 16-10, including 13-9 in NSIC play. The Bulldogs are currently on a hot streak as well, as they have won five of their last seven games.

Photo: (Mansoor Ahmad/MSU Reporter)

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