WBK: Selland’s Career-High Leads Augie Past UMD


The Augustana women’s basketball team (14-4, 8-4 NSIC) put the disappointment of last night’s loss behind them and rebounded Saturday night to rout the Bulldogs of Minnesota Duluth (4-11, 4-8 NSIC) 79-60 in the Sioux Falls Arena.

The Vikings looked determined early on both offense and defense Saturday as their defense got better as the first half went on. The Bulldogs shot 30 percent in the first-quarter but the Viking locked down in the second, holding UMD to a shooting percentage of 25 percent. Augustana’s offense looked just as determined as their defense as the Vikings shot 50 percent in the first-quarter and  45 percent in the second.

In the second half the Vikings offense struggled a bit as they shot just 25 percent in the third-quarter on 3-of-12 shooting. The Vikings did pick it back up in the fourth-quarter shooting 37 percent on 6-of-16 shooting. The size of Augustana provided problems for the Bulldog defense as the Vikings were able to out score UMD 10-8 in the paint in the fourth-quarter.

• For the sixth time this season Augustana has made at least 10, 3-pointers in a game
• RFr. Shelby Selland set a career-high in points scored with 16. Her previous high was 14 against Peru State back on Nov. 25, 2015
• The Vikings trailed for a total of 21 seconds in today’s game. It was also the only lead change of the game
• Augustana was scored in the paint against UMD 30-24. This was just the sixth time all season they have been outscored in the paint. In this games Augustana is 4-2
• Three Vikings reached double-figures against the Bulldogs: Logan O’Farrell had 18, Nicole Kerkhoffhad 12 and Selland had 16
• The Vikings scored 50-points in a half for the second time this season with 52. The previous mark was reached back on Nov. 25 against Peru State when they scored 53 in the first half
• Augustana was outrebounded 47-39 in total rebounds and outrebounded 23-12 in offensive rebounds. Minnesota Duluth was able to turn those offensive boards into 25-points. The Vikings had 17 second chance points
• Augustana outscored UMD on the fast break 14-10
• The Vikings largest lead of the game was 30-points, reached with 34 seconds left in the first half

Augustana will be on the road next weekend as they travel to Winona, Minn. to take on the first place Warriors of Winona State on Friday, followed by a game in Fayette, Iowa on Saturday against the Peacocks of Upper Iowa.

Kelly Shipp
Athletic Communications Assistant
Augustana University

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