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RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota Vs. Eastern Washington University

The University of North Dakota women’s volleyball team won its home opener Thursday afternoon with a 3-0 sweep (25-10, 25-20, 25-12) of Eastern Washington University (3-1) in the first match of the UND Classic in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. The Fighting Hawks were led by Jordan Vail, who had a career-high 16 kills, a career-high eight block assists and a solo …


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RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — UND Volleyball: Green Vs. White

The University of North Dakota women’s volleyball team kicked off its 2018 season with its annual Green and White scrimmage Tuesday night in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. The intersquad game featured the team split into two groups playing three sets, which was on by the Green squad 25-14, 25-19, 25-15. The Fighting Hawks are coming off two very successful seasons, …


RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota Vs. Idaho State University

The University of North Dakota women’s basketball team dropped a 68-55 Big Sky Conference decision Saturday to Idaho State University on Senior Day in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. The win was the first for ISU (15-8 overall, 7-5 Big Sky) in Grand Forks in six tries. UND (11-13 overall, 4-9 Big Sky) was led by Lexi Klabo, who had a …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota Vs. Weber State University

The University of North Dakota women’s basketball team upended Big Sky Conference leader Weber State University 80-67 on Thursday night in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center, giving coach Travis Brewster his 100th career win. The Fighting Hawks (11-12 overall, 4-8 BSC) were led by Jill Morton, who had a career-best 25 points. Lex Klabo also scored 20 points and had nine rebounds, …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota Vs. Eastern Washington University

Lexi Klabo scored 26 points and added seven rebounds to lead the University of North Dakota women’s basketball team to a 81-79 Big Sky Conferene win over Eastern Washington University on Thursday evening in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. Fallyn Freije added 15 points, while Melissa Dailey and Jill Morton  chipped in 10 points each for the Fighting Hawks (10-9 overall, 3-5 BSC). Delaney Hodgins …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota Vs. Weber State University

Geno Crandall scored a game-high 25 points to lead the University of North Dakota men’s basketball team to a 89-79 Big Sky Conference win over Weber State University on Saturday afternoon in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. Crandall added nine rebounds and eight assists for the Fighting Hawks, who improved to 2-4 in the Big Sky and 6-11 overall. Kienan Walter had …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota Vs. Idaho State University

Cortes Seales scored 14 points to lead the University of North Dakota men’s basketball team to 81-58 win over Big Sky Conference foe Idaho State University on Thursday night in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. The Fighting Hawks (5-11, 1-3 BSC) also received 13 points from Conner Avants and Marlon Stewart and 11 points from Dale Jones. Geno Crandall and Billy …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota Vs. University of Montana

The University of Montana snapped the University of North Dakota women’s basketball team’s 11-game home winning streak with a 54-43 Big Sky Conference victory over the Fighting Hawks on Thursday night in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. The Grizzlies (7-7 overall, 3-0 BSC) were led by Caitlin Lonergan, scored a 12 points and McKenzie Johnston who added nine points and eight rebounds. …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota Vs. Southwest Minnesota State University

The University of North Dakota women’s basketball team ran its home winning streak to 11 games with a 85-62 win over Southwest Minnesota State on Monday night in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. The Fighting Hawks (7-3) were led by Lexi Klabo, who had a game-high 26 points along with five rebounds, four assists, three steals and two blocked shots. Fallyn …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota Vs. North Dakota State University

Marlon Stewart scored 23 points and Geno Crandall added 20 but it wasn’t enough as North Dakota State University topped the University of North Dakota 88-79 on Saturday in men’s college basketball in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. NDSU (4-5) was led by Paul Smith, who scored a season high 30 points. A.J. Jacobson added 12 points for the visitors. Kienan …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota Vs. North Dakota State University

Fallyn Freije and Lexi Klabo led the University of North Dakota women’s basketball team to a 79-68 nonconference win over in-state rival North Dakota State on Saturday afternoon in the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. Freije scored a career-high 26 points and added 12 rebounds, while Klabo added 23 points and 10 rebounds. NDSU (5-5) was led by Michelle Gaislerova, who finished with …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University of North Dakota Vs. Northland College

The University of North Dakota men’s basketball team, behind Cortez Seales’ game-high 20 points, defeated Division II Northland College of Ashland, Wis., 79-48 in an exhibition game Tuesday night in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. The Fighting Hawks (3-2) also received 11 points each from Marlon Stewart and Conner Avants. Brandon Galland had a double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds to …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University of North Dakota Vs. University Of Massachusetts

The University of North Dakota women’s basketball team, led by Lexi Klabo’s 23 points, 13 rebounds and eight blocked shots, defeated the University of Massachusetts 82-52 on Sunday in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. UND (1-2) won its first game of the season after opening with road losses to Oregon State University and South Dakota State University. The Fighting Hawks also …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota Vs. University Of Minnesota-Crookston

The University of North Dakota women’s basketball team tuned up for its upcoming 2017-18 season opener with a 79-50 exhibition win over the University of Minnesota-Crookston on Wednesday night in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. The Fighting Hawks were paced by Lexi Klabo, who scored 20 points and grabbed 11 rebounds. Fallen Freije chipped in 17 points and eight reboards for the …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota Vs. University Of Montana

The University of North Dakota women’s volleyball team won its 20th straight home match, defeating the University of Montana 25-15, 22-25, 26-25, 25-19 in Big Sky Conference play Thursday night in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. The Fighting Hawks (24-2 overall, 9-2 BSC) did have their school-record consecutive home set winning streak come to an end at 39, though, as Montana took …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota Vs. Idaho State University

The University of North Dakota women’s volleyball team ran its home winning streak to 18 behind three different players who recorded double-doubles in defeating Idaho State University 25-22, 27-25, 25-16 in Big Sky Conference action Thursday night in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. Faith Dooley (10 kills, 10 blocks), Tamara Merseli (10 kills, 14 digs) and Sydney Griffin (40 assists, 10 digs) all scored  double-doubles, …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — A Week Of Sports At University Of North Dakota

  The University of North Dakota sports teams were busy this past week, the women’s volleyball team playing and winning four matches — North Dakota State University, George Washington, South Dakota State University and Appalachian State — and the men’s football team shutting out Missouri State in the Potato Bowl. Grand Forks photographer Russ Hons was on hand for all the action, …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota Vs. North Dakota State University

The University of North Dakota women’s volleyball team won its 10th match of the season in 11 tries, topping in-state rival North Dakota State University before a sold-out crowd of 3,140 fans Wednesday night in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. The Fighting Hawks swept the Bison 25-18, 25-9, 25-13 behind the second-largest crowd in the Betty’s history. Faith Dooley led UND …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota vs. Portland State University

The University of North Dakota men’s basketball team clinched its first regular season conference title in 22 seasons with an 82-73 victory over Portland State University on Saturday in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. Just like he’s done all season, Quinton Hooker led the way for the Fighting Hawks (19-9 overall, 14-4 Big Sky), scoring 29 points against the Vikings (14-15, 7-11), …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota vs. Idaho State University

Makailah Dyer scored a team-high 21 points, her 17th career 20-point night, as the University of North Dakota women’s basketball team maintained a share of the Big Sky Conference lead with a 63-56 win over Idaho State University on Thursday night in Betty Engelstad Arena. The Fighting Hawks (17-8, 12-2) also received double-digit scoring from Lexi Klabo and Samantha Roscoe, each with …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota vs. Southern Utah University

The University of North Dakota women’s basketball team used a balanced attack — four players scored in double figures — en route to a 75-70 win over Southern Utah University in Big Sky Conference play on Thursday night in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. The Fighting Hawks (13-7, 8-1 BSC) were led by Fallon Freije’s 16 points. Lexi Klabo and Makailah Dyer each chipped …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota vs. Southern Utah University

The University of North Dakota men’s basketball team won its third straight game with a 95-65 Big Sky Conference victory over Southern Utah University on Saturday in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. Quinton Hooker led the Fighting Hawks (8-6, 3-1 BSC) with 23 points. Josh Collins, filling in as a starter for injured Drick Bernstine added 11 points and 7 rebounds. Also scoring in double …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota vs. Northern Arizona University

Quinton Hooker scored a game-high 20 points to lead the University of North Dakota men’s basketball team to a 68-63 win over Northern Arizona University in its Big Sky home opener Thursday in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. Conner Avants  added 17 points and equaled his career-high with nine rebounds to pace the Fighting Hawks (7-6, 2-1 BSC). Also in double-figure scoring for UND was …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota vs. Portland State University

The University of North Dakota women’s basketball team won its Big Sky Conference opener Thursday night in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center by defeating Portland State University 65-61 before 1,435 fans. The Fighting Hawks (6-6) were led by Makailah Dyer, who scored a team-high 18 points. Joining her in double figures for UND was  Fallyn Freije with 13 points and a career-high-tying …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota vs. Mary University

The University of North Dakota women’s basketball team won its second straight game, a 79-67 decision over the University of Mary on Tuesday night in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. The Fighting Hawks were led by Jill Morton, who had career-highs in points (21), 3-pointers (4) and rebounds (7).  Samantha Roscoe added 19 points and five rebounds, while Lexi Klabo had 12 points …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota vs. South Dakota State University

The combination of Macy Miller and Madison Guebert were too much for the University of North Dakota women’s basketball team Tuesday night as the Fighting Hawks dropped a 83-72 nonconference decision to visiting South Dakota State University before a small-than-usual crowd of 1,200 in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. Blizzard Alivia kept many would-be fans at home as the Hawks dropped …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University of North Dakota vs. Presentation College

The University of North Dakota men’s basketball team, behind Drick Bernstine’s triple-double, propelled the Fighting Hawks to a 101-63 victory over Presentation College on Sunday in Betty Englestad Sioux Center. Bernstine, one of seven UND players in double figures, had 10 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists for the 3-0 Hawks. Connor Avants had a season-high 15 points , while UND teammate Gene Crandall led all scorers …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University of North Dakota vs. Crown College

The University of North Dakota men’s basketball team won its season opener in a big way, defeating Division III Crown College 98-48 on Saturday afternoon in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. UND, a Division I program, was led by Quinton Hooker, who scored 17 points. Teammate Drick Bernstine had a double-double, on 12 points and 10 rebounds. Corey Baldwin added 16 points and …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University of North Dakota vs. Drake University

Makailah Dyer’s 24 points, including six three-pointers, were not enough for the University of North Dakota women’s basketball team Saturday in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center as Fighting Hawks dropped a 98-91 nonconference decision to visiting Drake University.  The game was the first of the season for both teams. Leah Szabla chipped in a career-high 21 points for UND, and Lexi Klabo …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery —Women’s Volleyball, University Of North Dakota Vs. University Of Texas El-Paso

Sophomore Jordan Vail, a transfer from Baylor University, led the University of North Dakota women’s volleyball team to a three-set sweep of visiting University of Texas El-Paso on Friday night in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. Vail had 10 kills without an error as the Fighting Hawks took straight sets from the Miners, 25-19, 25-18, 25-21, as they evened their record at 3-3 …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery —Women’s Volleyball, University Of North Dakota Vs. University of Mississippi

The University of North Dakota women’s volleyball team, after opening its 2016 season earlier Saturday with a 3-0 (25-17, 25-12, 25-18) win over the University of Nebraska-Omaha, dropped a 3-2 contest to the University of Mississippi in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. Ole Miss claimed a thrilling 25-23, 27-25, 23-25, 22-25, 17-15 win over the Fighting Hawks, who later fell 3-0 (25-23, 25-22, 25-18) to the …