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Women's College Basketball | Minnesota-Duluth 61, Assumption 41

Assumption women’s basketball falls in Division II Elite Eight

Assumption fell to Minnesota-Duluth in the Division 2 Elite Eight.Darren Todd Carroll

The Assumption women’s basketball team started cold and never recovered in an Elite Eight matchup of the NCAA Division II Tournament, falling to Minnesota-Duluth, 61-41, Monday in St. Joseph, Mo.

Making their first appearance in a national quarterfinal, the seventh-seeded Greyhounds (27-6) faced a 9-point deficit after the first quarter and trailed by 13 at halftime, and a more even second half wasn’t enough to get back into the game. Brooke Olson scored 15 points for the second-seeded Bulldogs (31-3) and Ella Gilbertson chipped in with 12, while senior Monica Spain (Braintree/Archbishop Williams) led Assumption with 13.

Assumption went 0 for 10 from the 3-point line in the defeat.


Amin Touri can be reached at amin.touri@globe.com.