Minnesota (1-1) played its second and final non-conference game of the regular season Sunday with a 99-66 loss to Drake (2-2) at Williams Arena.
Sophomore Jasmine Powell led the Gophers with 22 points, seven rebounds and seven assists. Coming off a 21-point performance in Wednesday’s season opener, she’s the first Gopher to score 20 points in each of the first two of a season since Carlie Wagner did it in the first four contests of the 2016-17 campaign.
Senior Gadiva Hubbard had 17 points, thanks in part to four 3-pointers. Also reaching double figures was sophomore Kadi Sissoko, who was a rebound shy of her first career double double as she posted 12 points and nine rebounds. She also had a pair of blocks and two assists.
Freshman Caroline Strande made her Minnesota debut with nine points, four rebounds and four steals.
Gopher head coach Lindsay Whalen:
Drake scored the first eight points of Sunday’s game and 19 of the first 24 to take control of the game early. The Bulldogs led 33-17 after one quarter of play, extended the lead to 56-34 at halftime and led by as many as 42 points in the second half.
(info and photo courtesy of Gopher Sports)