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College Womens Basketball: Mesabi too much for Lady Warriors

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College Womens Basketball: Mesabi too much for Lady Warriors
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Tribune Staff Report

VIRGINIA -- Mesabi Range pinned Ridgewater into a double-digit deficit at halftime and the Lady Warriors couldn't quite recover as Mesabi Range collected a 70-57 win Friday evening.

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Mesabi Range (8-1) owned a 22-point lead at halftime, 41-19, with the help of 23 Ridgewater turnovers. The Lady Warriors (2-6) committed just 4 turnovers in the second half en route to outscoring Mesabi Range 38-29. But the late charge wasn't enough as Mesabi Range made 6 three-pointers.

Five players scored in double figures for Mesabi Range and two for Ridgewater. Shantel Kelly netted a game-high 14 points for the Lady Warriors and Alicia Koenen added 11 more.

Kelly added 6 rebounds and 3 steals, while Annie Winter dished out 7 assists for Ridgewater, which is at Ely today to face Vermilion at 1 p.m.

Mesabi Range 70, Ridgewater 57

Ridgewater (2-6) 19 38 -- 57

Mesabi Range (8-1) 41 29 -- 70

RIDGEWATER - 16-47 FG (4-11 3-pt); 21-31 FT; 28 rebounds; 22 fouls ... Scoring: Lynsey Runke 7, Annie Winter 3, Bobbie Uecker 6, Mikell Melius 2, Cameo McNeley 8, Shantel Kelly 14, Alicia Koenen 11, Sam Cunningham 6 ... 3-point shots: Cunningham 2, Koenen 1, Kelly 1 ... Rebound leaders: Kelly 6, Koenen 5, Uecker 5 ... Assist leaders: Winter 7 ... Steal leaders: Kelly 3, Koenen 3

MESABI RANGE - 25-55 FG (6-16 3-pt); 14-29 FT; 37 rebounds; 26 fouls ... Scoring: Essa Jacobsen 11, Andy Izanovic 12, Synamon Martin 10, Tina Nelson 5, Ashley Block 5, Nicole Niemi 10, Nikki Jasura 11, Megan Garding 6 ... 3-point shots: Block 1, Niemi 3, Jasura 1 ... Rebound leaders: Jacobsen 9, Block 8, Izanovic 7 ... Assist leaders: Abigail Otis 6, Block 5 ... Steal leaders: Theresa Stewart 5

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