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 Brown chipped in nine points each. The Bengals (8-6, 3-1 BSC) were led by Novak Topologic, who scored 12 points. The Fighting Hawks return to action Saturday when they host Weber State University. (Check out more photos from Russ Hons here.)

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. Lexi Klabo, who went 10-for-16 from the floor, led the Hawks (7-7 overall, 0-3 BSC) with a game-high 21 points. Fallyn Freije added seven points and nine rebounds. UND return to action Saturday when it hosts Montana State University at 2 p.m. Saturday. (Check out more photos from Russ Hons here.)

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

The University of North Dakota women’s basketball team, behind the scoring of seniors Makailah Dyer, Samantha Roscoe and Leah Szabla, defeated the University of Northern Colorado 75-68 on Saturday in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center to move closer to a Big Sky Conference title. Dyer scored 17 points and added 11 rebounds, Roscoe had 14 points and three boards and Szabla chipped in 13 points and six rebounds to move UND to 14-2 in the league play and 19-8 overall. Savannah Scott led the Bears (12-4 BSC, 20-7 overall) with 19 points. Katie Longwell and Courtney Smith added 18 and 14 points, respectively. The Fighting Hawk need just one more win or a Montana State loss to clinch at least a share of the conference’s regular season title. UND heads to Sacramento State and Portland State next week. (Check out more photos from Russ Hons here.)

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 10 points. The Bengals (14-10, 8-5) were paced by Estafania Ors, who had a game-high 22 points off the bench. North Dakota returns to play Saturday, when it hosts Weber State at 2 p.m. (Check out more photos from Russ Hons here.)

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 in 13 and Samantha Roscoe added 11. The Thunderbirds (5-14, 0-8) were paced by Darri Frandsen with 16 points, Rebecca Cardenas with 13, Skylee Doman with 12 and Whitney Johnson with 10. Next up for UND is Northern Arizona on Saturday. (Check out more photos from Russ Hons here.)

 

 

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

Samantha Roscoe’s  first-career double-double — 12 points, 12 rebounds — were not enough for the University of North Dakota women’s basketball team as the Fighting Hawks dropped a 74-71 overtime decision to Big Sky Conference foe Montana State University on Thursday night in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. UND (9-7, 4-1 BSC), which had rallied from a 12-point deficit, missed a chance to send the game to a second overtime when Makailah Dyer’s 3-point attempt at the buzzer rimmed out. Dyer led the Hawks with 19 points. MSU (11-4, 4-1 BSC) was led by reigning co-Big Sky Player of the Week, Peyton Ferris, who scored a game-high 32 points. UND returns to play Saturday afternoon when it hosts the University of Montana. (Check out more photos from Russ Hons here.)

 

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 nine rebounds. Bailey Strand had three triples (9 points) and a career-high five steals. Leading PSU (6-7, 0-1) was Sidney Rielly with 27 points and Courtney West with 14. North Dakota’s Leah Szabla missed her third straight game with an illness. UND returns to action at 2 p.m. Saturday when it hosts Sacramento State University in the Betty. (Check out more photos from Russ Hons here.)

 

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

The University of North Dakota women’s volleyball team extended its winning streak to five with a 25-17, 25-11, 25-12 win Thursday night over Montana State in Big Sky Conference play in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. The Fighting Hawks were led by junior Julia Kaczorowska, who had 13 kills on just 22 swings without an error. Tamara Merseli and Ashley Brueggeman each added eight kills, while Sydney Griffin chipped in 35 assists in the sweep. The victory over the Bobcats (4-12 overall, 2-5 BSC) kept UND (15-8, 6-1) atop  the league’s North Division. The Fighting Hawks return to play at noon Saturday when they host the University of Montana. Check out more photos from Russ Hons here.

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University of North Dakota Vs. Montana State University, March 4, 2016

The University of North Dakota women’s basketball team, behind junior Leah Szabla’s 20 points, four assists and three steals, defeated Big Sky Conference leader Montana State University 77-76 in a thrilling contest Friday afternoon in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. The win denied the first-place Bobcats (21-8, 14-4) an outright conference championship. The Fighting Hawks, 17-12 overall and 13-5 in the BSC, won for the 12th time in their last 13 games heading into the conference tournament. Makailah Dyer chipped in 16 points and Samantha Roscoe added 14 in the win. UND, which has a first-round bye in the tourney, will meet the winner of the No. 5 and No. 12 teams Wednesday. Check out more photos from Russ Hons here.

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University of North Dakota Vs. University Of Montana, March 2, 2016

Senior Mia Lloyd continued her impressive play down the stretch, scoring 15 points adding 15 rebounds as the University of North Dakota women’s basketball team handed the University of Montana a 73-61 Big Sky Conference loss Wednesday night in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. The double-double was Lloyd’s 35th of her UND career and her 10th of the season. The victory  gave the Fighting Hawks, 16-12 overall and  12-5 in the BSC, a season sweep of the Lady Griz (18-10, 11-6), and coupled with a Weber State loss Wednesday, also clinched a top-four finish in league play and a first-round bye in the postseason league tournament. Makailah Dyer added 14 points and Jill Morton tied a career best with 10 off the bench for the Fighting Hawks. Kayleigh Valley led Montana with 20, while McCalle Feller added 19. UND closes out the regular season at 2 p.m. Friday afternoon, hosting the first-place Montana State Bobcats. Check out more photos from Russ Hons here.