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AUSTIN EDITION - Riverland falls to Mpls. in league play

MINNEAPOLIS -- Riverland Community College dropped its third straight league game in women's basketball with an 84-66 defeat to Minneapolis on Saturday.

Riverland (10-8, 3-4 MCCC Southern Division) committed 27 turnovers in the game. Mary Thomas scored 30 points for Minneapolis and Tiara Medlock added 20, 14 in the second half.

"We played pretty sloppy in the half-court set," Riverland coach Suzy Hebrink said. "They weren't even pressing us and we just threw the ball away."

Riverland led 29-22 before Minneapolis closed the first half with a 14-3 run.

The Blue Devils attempted to stay in the game by hitting long-range shots. Riverland made 10 of 16 of its three-point attempts. Tanya Jensen was 5-for-6 from three-point ranged and she scored a career-high 25 points.

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Jensen added seven assists and five rebounds while replacing the injured Missy Avery. Both teams had just six players dressed for the game.

"She really did a great job of stepping in for Missy," Hebrink said.

Samantha Ulrich had 15 points and three three-pointers for Riverland and Sara Nagele chipped in with 12 rebounds.

Riverland shot 48 percent from the floor, but was outrebounded 46-30. Minneapolis had 22 offensive rebounds and scored a number of baskets on put-back shots.

"They just killed us on the boards," Hebrink said. "We just didn't box out."

Riverland will play at Minnesota West at 6 p.m. on Wednesday.

Riverland (66)

Samantha Ulrich 15, Stephanie Vollbrecht 2, Sara Nagele 12, Tammy May 4, Katie Berg 8, Tanya Jensen 25.

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MINNEAPOLIS (84)

Mary Thomas 30, Tiara Medlock 20. (Remainder of scoring not submitted.)

Halftime score -- Minneapolis 36, Riverland 32.

Three-point goals -- Riverland 10 (Jensen 5, Ulrich 3, Berg 2); Minneapolis 2.

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