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Peterson contributes on court for Crookston

The Menahga grad averaged 3.1 points a game for the Golden Eagles women's basketball team.

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Menahga's Alyssa Peterson averaged 3.1 points a game for the University of Minnesota Crookston women's basketball team this season. University of Minnesota Crookston athletics photo

Menahga’s Alyssa Peterson played in all 16 games for the University of Minnesota Crookston women’s basketball team this season.

Peterson, a sophomore guard, started four games while shooting 16 for 63 from the field (including 14 for 43 on 3-pointers) and 4 of 8 free throws for 50 points (3.1 per game). Peterson also had 11 assists, 10 rebounds and four steals while averaging 17.8 minutes a game.

Peterson scored a season high of 10 points and matched her season high with two assists in the Golden Eagles’ 66-63 win over Northern State on Jan. 15. Peterson also earned Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference All-Academic honors.

Crookston finished eighth in the NSIC North standings with a 3-13 record. Crookston finished 3-16 overall. Minnesota Duluth topped the conference standings at 9-1 while St. Cloud State (7-3), Bemidji State (8-4), University of Minnesota Moorhead (6-4), University of Mary (5-7), Northern State (4-8) and Minot State (4-8) followed.

As a freshman, Peterson averaged 6.1 points a game, tallying 152 points in 25 games (13 as a starter).

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1987 Moorhead State University graduate
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