Wagner and Bell Lead Gophers Over VCU
The Minnesota Gopher women's basketball team pulled out another win last night in Virginia. In head coach Marlene Stollings’ first meeting with her former team, Minnesota (2-0) won 79-69 at VCU (1-1). Carlie Wagner had 26 points, Kenisha Bell had 24 in her Minnesota debut, and the Gophers outscored the Rams by 20 points in the second quarter. Bell also tallied eight assists.
Jessie Edwards turned in her second career double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds. Ten of her points came in the second half. Allina Starr added nine rebounds.
Minnesota took advantage of offensive rebounds, scoring 20 second-chance points in the road victory. The Gophers pulled down 50 rebounds to VCU’s 41, and outshot the Rams 47.8 percent to 34.2 percent. Minnesota scored 46 of its points in the paint.
The Rams chipped away at the Gophers’ big lead in the second half, but Minnesota extended the lead to as much as 17 before its eventual 10-point win.
The Gophers are at home against Georgetown this Friday at 4 o'clock