No. 12 UMD women’s basketball discuss early NSIC North Division title, end of regular season

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Four games still remain on the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) women’s basketball regular season schedule, but the 12th ranked Bulldogs have already secured the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) North division title.

The early accomplishment has boosted the Bulldogs’ energy heading into their final regular season stretch.

“We aren’t settling on that North Division championship,” graduate guard Maesyn Thiesen said. “We felt a few more bigger things ahead that we’re looking forward to try to clinch those as well. So just focusing on the next game, the next team, and not looking too far ahead is going to be our mindset going into those next runs.”

The Bulldogs have been thriving under graduate forward, Rice Lake, Wisconsin native, Brooke Olson. She currently leads the team averaging over 20 points a game.

“We share the ball. Brooke puts up huge numbers, but she’s one of the best players in the country and so she’s going to do that,” head coach Mandy Pearson said.

“I think what she does so well, she’s really patient and poise and she takes what the defense gives her. I think you’ll see her tomorrow kicking the ball out a little bit early because UMary will double, triple team her. We’ve got to get the ball moving so that we can find her in different positions instead of just trying to go to her right away all the time at the beginning of possession.”

UMD (20-3) is now prepping for a conference weekend at home hosting UMary Friday and Minot State Saturday at Romano Gym.