Wolves Dominate Golden Eagles

Aberdeen, SD (NSUWolves.com) – An early lead by the Northern State women’s basketball team paved the way, taking down Minnesota Crookston, 85-54. The Win saw four Wolves hit double figures along with the team notching two new season highs with 55 rebounds and 58 points in the paint.

Final Score: NSU 85, UMC 54
Records: NSU 17-7 (13-5 NSIC), UMC 9-15 (6-12 NSIC)
Attendance: 2554


  • Northern State racked-up 29 points in the first quarter, 17 in the second, 22 in the third, and 17 in the fourth; out-scoring Bemidji State by 17 in the first quarter
  • The Wolves shot well in the contest, shooting 45.5 % from the floor, 16.7 % from the 3-point arc, and 78.6 % from the free throw line
  • They grabbed 55 rebounds and 58 points in the paint for a new team season high, along with 32 bench points, 18 points off of turnovers, and 17 second chance points
  • Rianna Fillipi and Madelyn Bragg both notched 14 points each along with nine and seven rebounds respectively
  • In addition, Fillipi dished out a team lead of six assists while Bragg shot 85.7 % from the floor
  • Brynn Alfson grabbed her third double-double of the season with 12 points and 12 rebounds in the win
  • Off the bench, Decontee Smith tallied ten points, four rebounds, and three assists


  • Rianna Fillipi: 14 points, 9 rebounds, 6 assists
  • Madelyn Bragg: 14 points, 7 rebounds, 85.7 FG %
  • Brynn Alfson: 12 points, 12 rebounds
  • Decontee Smith: 10 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists (career-high)

Northern State ends their final homestretch against Winona State and Minnesota. Tip-off times are set for 5:30 p.m. on Friday, February 16th against the Warriors and 4 p.m. on Saturday, February 17th against the Mavericks from Wachs Arena.