Women Fall to Comets at Home

By Alex Sumption

It’s not easy to stop a team who is draining threes left and right. The Mayville State University Comets shot 13-27 from deep, including 5-of-5 in the fourth, and defeated The Presentation College Saints, 78-58 in a North Star Athletic Association Conference match-up.

 “They moved the ball well,” head coach Eric Nelson said after the game. “That allowed them to drive and kick and get some wide open 3-pointers.”

The Comets only had a 50-41 lead at the end of the third quarter. That’s when the Comets caught fire.

 The Comets went on to score 28 points on 5 of 5 from deep in the fourth. Nicole Bunting and Joelle Ertl led the team in scoring with 17 points for Mayville State.

Claire Blascziek ended the contest with 13 points, Kylee Heurung had 12 and Cyan Hale added 10.

Allison Cox led Presentation with 16 and Victoria Stewart added 12 points.

The real difference in the contest was Mayville’s shooting success. Mayville State made 27 of 58 field goals, while Presentation made 21 of 61.

The Comets flat out shot better than the Saints which will happen some nights. It is hard to win when your team is shooting 34%, but the Saints will move on.

At one point, the Saints did cut the lead to 32-30 after Cox was fouled on a layup that she made and added a free throw with a minute left in the first half. The Comets when on to a 4-0 run which made it 36-30 at the half.

The Saints will continue their quest to play for a conference title in a very key upcoming game against a very good Valley-City State.

Mayville State 78

Presentation 58

NSAA at Strode Center.

MSU 25 11 14 28 – 78

PC 16 14 11 17 – 58

MSU: Joelle Ertl 4-10 5-5 17, Taylor Shamp 1-3 1-2 3, Andrea Skillingstad 1-3 0-0 2, Claire Blascziek 5-13 0-0 13, Cyan Hale 4-7 0-1 10, Kylee Heurung 3-9 4-4 12, Taylor Skjordal 2-2 0-0 4, Nicole Bunting 7-11 1-3 17. Totals 27-58 11-15 78

PC: Josie Clemens 0-1 0-0 0, Karly Sanchez 0-3 4-6 4, Victoria Stewart 5-14 0-0 12, Tone Oglesby 2-7 2-2 6, Victoria Ates 1-3 0-0 2, Shayla Strauss 1-3 0-0 3, April Hudelson 3-11 1-1 8, Allison Cox 7-17 1-1 16, Jada Campbell 2-2 3-4 7. Totals 21-61 11-14 58

3-pt FG:Mayville State 13-27 (Ertl 4-6, Blascziek 3-7, Hale 2-3, Heurung 2-6, Bunting 2-5), Presentation 5-12 (Clemens 0-1, Stewart 2-3, Oglesby 0-1, Ates 0-1, Strauss 1-3, Hudelson 1-1, Cox 1-2). Rebounds: Mayville State 40 (Heurung 8), Presentation 28 (Cox 6). Fouls Mayville State 16, Presentation 18. Fouled out: none. Technical: none. Assists: Mayville State 17 (Blascziek 9), Presentation 13 (Stewart 4). Steals: Mayville State 4 (Blascziek 2), Presentation 8 (Clemens 2, Sanchez 2, Cox 2). Blocked shots: Mayville State 6 (Shamp 4), Presentation 1 (Clemens 1). Turnovers: Mayville State 16, Presentation 13.

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