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DULUTH, Minn. – Allison Carroll was the lone Northern Michigan University women’s basketball player to score in the double-digits Saturday night at the American Family Insurance Classic at the University of Minnesota-Duluth. She scored 11 points in the 62-45 loss to the host school.
With the loss the Wildcats are now 1-3 on the season while the Bulldogs improve to 3-2.
NMU was down 28-20 after the first 20 minutes of play. The ‘Cats shot 47.1 percent from the floor in the first half (8-17). For the game NMU ended with 16-34 shooting for 47.1 percent. Kelsey Deacon made two of the ‘Cats three-pointers for the game. NMU was 3-10 for 30 percent from the three-point line. The ‘Cats made 18 trips to the free throw line and sank 10 (55.6 percent).
Carroll converted a three-point play the old fashion way at 9:20 left in the game to get the ‘Cats within seven (43-36). That was as close as NMU would get for the game. NMU went six minutes without scoring from the floor in the final 10 minutes of the game.
Cassie Hegbloom grabbed a team-high six rebounds for the ‘Cats. Katie Winkelman led the Bulldogs with 21 points and five rebounds. 
NMU will play its first home and conference game of the season against Michigan Tech on Wednesday (Nov. 29).
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David Faiella
Sports Information Director