DULUTH, Minn. ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚“ The Northern Michigan University womenÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s basketball team lost their second straight game at the AmericanFamily Insurance Classic as they fell to the Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs 82-59 intonightÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s contest.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats lost on Friday night to St. Cloud State.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats are now 0-2 on the year.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚
The ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats and the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Dogs battled through the first fiveminutes of the contest but when Minnesota-Duluth took the lead at the 16:01mark of the first half, they never turned back.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ At halftime the Bulldogs helda 43-21 lead with 24 of those points coming from Junior All-American LindseyDietz.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Tera Opperman led the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats in the first half with nine points.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚
In the second half the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats came out and shot 52 percentfrom the field, 55 percent from three-point range, and 67 percent from thefree-throw line.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Tera Opperman finished the game with 15 points and threeassists, and Kelsey Deacon added 14 points and four assists.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Dietz lead all scorerswith 33 points on the night.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚
The ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats are back in action on Tuesday night when they hostthe Finlandia Lions at 5:30 p.m.