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.
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