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RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — North Dakota Region 2 Boys Basketball Tournament Championship

Thompson defeated Hillsboro-Central Valley 59-53 in the championship game of the North Dakota Region 2 boys basketball tournament Thursday night in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. The Tommies will make their first state tournament appearance next week in Minot with the win. Thompson was paced by Hayden Overby, who scored 26 points, and Cadyn Schwabe, who added 16. The Burros were …


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RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — North Dakota Region 2 Boys Basketball Tournament

Thompson and Hillsboro-Central Valley won semifinal games in the North Dakota Region 2 boys basketball tournament Tuesday in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center and will meet in the championship game Thursday in the Betty. The Tommies were 57-44 winner over Hatton-Northwood, while the Burros defeated Grafton 58-44. Candy Schwabe (19 points) and Marcus Hughes (15) led Thompson to the win, while Hatton-Northwood …


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

The University of North Dakota men’s basketball team clinched a spot in The Summit League Men’s Basketball Championship with an 81-63 victory over the University of Denver on Saturday in Betty Engelstad Arena. UND (11-16 overall, 5-9 Summit) was led by Kienan Walter, who had a game-high 19 points, five rebounds and three assists. Also in double figures were Billy Brown (18), …

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

The University of North Dakota women’s basketball team staged a dramatic comeback against the University of Denver on Saturday in Betty Engelstad Arena but fell short, losing 92-91 in overtime to the Pioneers in Summit League action. The Fighting Hawks (10-17 overall, 5-9 Summit), trailed the Pioneers (15-12 overall, 8-6 Summit) by 18 points in the third quarter but took a three-point …

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

The University of North Dakota men’s basketball team picked up a big Summit League victory with a 85-73 decision over Oral Roberts University on Saturday afternoon in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. The Fighting Hawks (10-16 overall, 4-9 Summit) were led by Marlon Stewart, who led all scorers with 23 points. He was joined in double-figure scoring by Aanen Moody (21) and …

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

Lexi Klabo scored 26 points and added 12 rebounds, her seventh double-double of the season, to lead the University of North Dakota women’s basketball team back from a first-half deficit and a 70-58 Summit League win over North Dakota State University on Thursday night in Betty Engelstad Arena. The Fighting Hawks (10-14 overall, 5-6 Summit) trailed 31-30 at halftime before …

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

Three University of North Dakota men’s basketball players scored in double figures, but it wasn’t enough as the Fighting Hawks dropped a 74-70 Summit League decision to North Dakota State University on Wednesday night in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. The win gave the Bison a season sweep of the Hawks, their first since 1996-97. Marlon Stewart of UND ((9-15 overall, …

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

The first-place University of South Dakota women’s basketball team lived up to its standing with a  80-50 Summit League win over the University of North Dakota on Thursday night in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. The Fighting Hawks (8-13 overall, 3-5 Summit), were led by Lexi Klabo and Jill Morton, who each scored 10 points, and Mikayla Reinke, who pulled down …

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

Marlon Stewart scored 22 points and added seven rebounds, four assists and a steal, but it wasn’t enough as the University of North Dakota men’s basketball team team dropped a 70-56 Summit League contest to the University of South Dakota on Wednesday night in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. The matchup was the first conference meeting between the Fighting Hawks (8-13 …

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

The University of North Dakota Fighting Hawks men’s basketball team put a scare into the South Dakota State University Jackrabbits, the three-time defending Summit League champions, but came up on the short end of a 78-74 game Wednesday night in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. The Fighting Hawks (8-11 overall, 2-4 Summit) trailed by 13 points in the second half but …

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

Lexi Klabo scored 27 points and added 11 rebounds but it wasn’t enough as Western Illinois University women’s basketball team handed the University of North Dakota a 92-80 loss Sunday afternoon in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center in Summit League play. Olivia Kaufmann led all scorers with 28 points, one of five players in double figures for the Leathernecks (6-12 overall, 2-3 …

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

Connor Avants and Marlon Stewart each scored a game-high 21 points to lead the University of North Dakota men’s basketball team to a 71-65 Summit League win over Western Illinois University on Saturday afternoon in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. Cortez Seales’ three-pointer with 13.5 seconds left in the game sealed the win for UND. Avants, who was 7-of-11 shooting from …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota Vs. University Of Nebraska-Omaha

The University of North Dakota women’s basketball team, despite playing without the Summit League’s leading scorer, defeated the University of Nebraska-Omaha 68-57 Wednesday night in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. With Lexi Klabo sidelined because of an injury, the Fighting Hawks (8-9 overall, 3-1 Summit), received big efforts from Julie Fleecs and Melissa Leet at the post position. Fleecs had a game-high 14 …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota Vs. Purdue University Fort Wayne

Lexi Klabo scored 21 points and added eight rebounds as the University of North Dakota women’s basketball team won its Summit League opener, a 79-60 victory over Purdue University Fort Wayne on Sunday afternoon in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. Three other players for UND (6-9 overall, 1-0 Summit) were in double figures. Melissa Dailey and Jill Morton each scored 13 points …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota Vs. University Of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Cortez Seales scored 19 points and had a career-high five steals to lead the University of North Dakota men’s basketball team to a 83-72 victory over the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee on Sunday afternoon in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. Joining Seals in double-figure scoring for the Fighting Hawks (5-5) were Aanen Moody (18), Kienan Walter (14) and Conner Avants (12). Darius Roy …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota Vs. University Of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

The University Of North Dakota women’s basketball team jumped to an early first-half lead but fell victim to some hot shooting at the start of the second half by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in losing 64-46 in nonconference play Friday in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. The Fighting Hawks (2-6) were led by Lexi Klabo, who scored 14 points. The Panthers (4-5) …

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

Bent Panoam and Elijah Hazenkamp each scored 18 points to lead the University of North Dakota men’s basketball team to a 112-58 win over the University of Minnesota-Morris on Saturday afternoon at the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. Panoam was a 7-for-11 from the field, including three three-pointers. He also had a game-high five assists, two rebounds and blocked a shot …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota Women’s Vs. Purdue University Fort Wayne

The University of North Dakota women’s volleyball team closed out its home schedule Saturday, falling 3-0 (25-22, 25-21, 25-23), to Purdue Fort Wayne in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. The Fighting Hawks (14-16 overall, 6-8 in the Summit League) have just one match remaining the regular season, holding the sixth-and-final spot that qualifies them for the conference’s postseason tournament entering the …

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

Five players scored in double figures to lead the University of North Dakota women’s basketball team to a 74-58 exhibition win over visiting University of Minnesota-Crookston on Tuesday night in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. Faith Dooley led the way for the Fighting Hawks with 13 points, followed by Melissa Dailey (11), Lexi Klabo (10), Jill Morton (10) and Bailey Strand …

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 …

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 …