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NCAA WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Mustangs drop first game of 2013-14 season

November 18, 2013
Marshall Independent

BELMONT, Calif. - Southwest Minnesota State suffered its first loss of the 2013-14 season Saturday when the Mustangs fell to California State-Monterey Bay 57-45.

SMSU had started its year 2-0 for the first time since the 2008-09 season.

Allison Nagel recorded her first career double-double as the senior forward netted 10 points and grabbed 12 rebounds. Nagel finished with 10 points despite finishing just 3 of 13 from the floor.

The Mustangs struggled in the second half as SMSU shot 8 of 32 (25 percent), including 2 of 13 from 3-point range.

SMSU carried over its hot shooting from Friday night's 80-51 victory over Notre Dame de Namur, Calif., into the first 12 minutes of the game. The Mustangs built a 21-11 lead with 8:18 to go in the first half.

"We played very aggressively in the first 15 minutes of the game. I thought we played well and put Monterey Bay on its heels," Kruger said. "I think they were not expecting us to attack them that way, but then we just went cold from the field."

SMSU scored just two points the rest of the half as the Otters went on a 15-2 run during the remaining 8 minutes and took a 26-23 lead into the break.

"We had good shots and good looks at the basket. It was just one of those games when the shots were not falling and we couldn't finish," Kruger said.

Kruger was impressed with SMSU's defense.

"Our defense held us together," Kruger said. "It's one good thing we have improved upon from last season. If our offense was struggling last year, our defense struggled, too. That is one of the positive changes I have seen with our team this year."

The Mustangs scored a bucket to open the second half to cut their lead to one. The contest remained a one-point game at the 13:01 mark, when Hope Bonlander made a layup, but Monterey Bay responded with a 13-2 run to pull away.

SMSU cut its deficit to nine points with 6 minutes left on a free throw from Rebekah Rolling. With 4 minutes left, Nagel drained a 3-pointer to trim the Mustangs' disadvantage to 48-39, but SMSU could get no closer.

The Otters finished the game 23 of 62, including 5 of 14 from the 3-point range. SMSU owned the advantage on the boards, outrebounding Monterey Bay 46-40, but the Mustangs committed six more turnovers (16-10).

Bonlander finished with nine rebounds - one away from her first career double-double.

Kruger said the Mustangs will improve by learning from this loss.

"The biggest thing we need to do is learn from this situation and realize that we can play in these games" Kruger said. "We just need to figured out how to finish games."

Monterey Bay (3-0 overall) was 20-9 overall a year ago and has four starters back in its lineup.

SMSU is back in action Friday, when the Mustangs travel to take on South Dakota Tech in Rapid City, S.D.

CSUMB 57, SMSU 45

SMSU (45) - Mikayla Saathoff 1-5 0-0 2, Bree Holleman 3-10 1-5 8, Rebekah Rolling 1-12 3-4 5, Hannah Beeler 1-3 0-0 2, Alison Nagel 3-13 2-2 10, Jessie Watts 1-1 2, Hope Bonlander 5-9 0-1 12, Annessa Rosch 1-5 2-2 4. Totals 16-58 8-14 45 Three-Pointers 5-21 (Holleman 1-4, Nagel 2-4, Bonlander 2-3) Rebounds 48 (Nagel 12, Bonlander 9, Rolling 6, Holleman 6) Assists 5 (Holleman 2) Steals 2 (Holleman 2) Blocks 2 (Nagel, Bonlander) Turnovers 16 Total Fouls 14.

CSUMB (57) - Angelique Bailey 2-8 2-2 6, Nikki Beckman 4-15 2-2 11, Ashley Morgan 3-10 0-0 7, Holly Holcomb 2-6 1-2 6, Mykayla Harris 8-14 0-1 16, Chezla Seif 1-1 1-2 3, Emily Richard 1-3 0-0 3, Jenna Bandy 1-3 0-0 3, Alexous Robinson 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 23-62 6-9 57 Three-Pointers 5-14 (Beckman 1-3, Morgan 1-3, Holcomb 1-2, Richard 1-2, Bandy 1-3) Rebounds 40 (Morgan 12) Assists 12 (Beckman 4) Steals 10 (Morgan 3) Blocks 3 Turnovers 10 Total Fouls 16.

Halftime Score: CSUMB 26, SMSU 23.

SMSU 80, Notre Dame de Namur 53

SMSU (80) - Rebekah Rolling 7-12 0-0 15, Bree Holleman 6-10 0-0 12, Alison Nagel 5-9 0-0 12, Mikayla Saathoff 3-4 0-0 6, Hannah Beeler 1-2 1-2 3, Hope Bolander 2-8 6-7 10, Whitney Miller 4-6 1-3 9, Annessa Rosch 3-10 2-2 9, Emilee Duske 2-3 0-0 4. Totals 33-64 10-14 80 Three-Pointers 4-21 (Rolling 1-4, Nagel 2-4, Rosch 1-5) Rebounds 40 (Bonlander 7, Duske 5, Holleman 5, Nagel 5) Assists 22 (Saathoff 8, Holleman 7) Steals 5 (Bonlander 2) Blocks 6 (Rolling 3, Saathoff 2) Turnovers 8 Total Fouls 12.

Notre Dame de Namur (53) - Jennifer Jasper 7-16 4-10 18, Gabriella Rodriguez 6-13 0-0 14, Maya Arellanes 1-6 0-0 3, Kaitli Leguidleguid 1-5 0-0 3, Jasmine Waiters 1-4 0-0 2, Hannan Salah 2-4 4-4 8, Tess Dominguez 1-2 1-2 3, Amy Woo 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 20-56 9-16 53 Three-Pointers 4-11 (Rodriguez 2-3, Arellanes 1-3, Leguidleguid 1-3) Rebounds 34 (Jasper 7) Assists 14 (Waiters 5) Steals 4 (Danielle Lasirona 2) Blocks 3 (Jasper 3) Turnovers 15 Total Fouls 17.

Halftime Score: SMSU 38, Notre Dame de Namur 28.

 
 

 

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