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Friday, December 3, 2021

Community Colleges: Gophers Women’s Basketball Trial at Connecticut’s No. 2

The Lindsey Whalen Gophers will have their biggest challenge of their young season – and, in fact, their biggest challenge in a while – when they kick off Battle 4 Atlantis on Paradise Island in the Bahamas, facing off at 11:00 am against Connecticut’s No. 2.

The teams last met in the 2004 Final Four when Whalen was Minnesota’s point guard. The Gophers have lost the game and are playing 0: 2 against YUKONN all the time.

Minnesota (3-1) have won three in a row while the Husky have only played once, beating Arkansas (95-80) on November 14 in Storrs, Connecticut. But UConn is led by incumbent Associated Press Player of the Year Paige Buckers. who played with Hopkins before averaging 20 points, 5.7 assists and 4.9 rebounds, while he led the Husky to the Final Four as a rookie last year.

In UConn’s first game against the Razorbacks, Buckers had a record 34 points. Sarah Scalia, a young off guard from Stillwater, leads the four Gophers on double-digit points with 14.5 points per game, while junior point guard Jasmine Powell adds 13 points.

Forward of the junior Red Shirts Kadiatu Sissoko is gaining an average of 6.5 rebounds and 12 points per team. Graduate transfer Deja Winters adds 10.3 points from the bench.

By subscription, the game can be streamed on FloHoops, and listened to on KFAN + FM-96.7.


Youngstown State 79, St. Thomas 75: Although Tommy (1-3) led the Penguins 36-32 by halftime, they lost 47 points in the second half and lost their second game in a row.

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Senior Riley Miller led the attack on St. Thomas with 20 points (6-17 fg), while adding four rebounds, three assists and one block. Five of his six baskets were three-pointers.


Gophers 6, St. Cloud State 2: Under the guidance of their veterans, Minnesota’s No. 3 dominated the Huskies, beating them 40–25 on their way to their ninth straight win.

Senior Taylor Hayes scored two goals and provided one assist. Five-year-old Olivia Knowles scored her first goal of the season and recorded two assists, while the elders Abigail Borin (one goal, one assist) and Emily Auden (two assists) managed to score many points.

In this win, freshman Tristana Tatur made her debut in the Gophers, while young Makayla Pal earned her leading fifth win this season.


The Gophers signed their fourth athlete to their set class in 2022 in the Chloe Ng setter as she joins middle blocker Carter Booth and goes outside Julia Hanson and McKenna Wucherer.

Ng, a 5’9 “setter from Vancouver, Canada, will join the Gophers after an excellent preparatory career where she won the Best Setter award at the Western Canada Independent Volleyball Championships and won the BC First Team All-Star award.

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