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Northern State sweeps Mary

Northern State University’s Kailee Oliverson, center, moves to the basket past University of Mary’s Macy Williams (1) and Megan Zander (22) during Saturday’s game at Wachs Arena. In the background for the Wolves is Haley Johnson and in the foreground at right for the Marauders is Megan Voit. Photo by John Davis taken 12/4/2021

Northern State swept a Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference basketball doubleheader over Mary at Wachs Arena Saturday in much different fashion. The Wolves rallied from an 11-point second-half deficit to win the women’s game 66-59, while the NSU men rolled to an 82-49 victory.

The Northern women closed its victory on a 15-0 run. The Wolves trailed 61-59 with 1:47 left before Kailee Oliverson scored back-to-back baskets to put the hosts in front. From there, Northern made five free throws in the final 30 seconds to ice the win.

Oliverson led the Wolves with 25 points. Laurie Rogers finished with 13 points, 12 rebounds and nine blocked shots. Haley Johnson added 10 points.

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The Northern State men had little trouble in picking up its first NSIC victory on the season. The Wolves led the entire way en route to the win.

The Wolves harassed Mary into 22 turnovers and 29 percent shooting from the field. Meanwhile, Northern shot the ball at a 56 percent clip during the contest.

Jordan Belka and Gus Reede lead the Northern offense with 21 and 20 points, respectively. Kailleb Walton-Blandon finished with a dozen points.

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