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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) …


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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. Portland State University

Lexi Klabo scored a game-high 29 points and added 10 rebounds but it wasn’t enough as Portland State University defeated the University of North Dakota women’s basketball team 80-61 win in the Big Sky Conference regular season finale for both squads Friday night in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. The win gave Portland State (19-10 overall, 11-7 BSC) the six seed …

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. 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

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. University Northern Iowa

Lexi Klabo scored a career-high 29 points and added 15 rebounds as the University of North Dakota women’s basketball team defeated the University of Northern Iowa 80-72 on Saturday afternoon in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. Fallyn Freije chipped in 18 points and 11 rebounds for the Fighting Hawks (4-2). UND returns to action Tuesday when it travels to Waco, Texas, …

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. 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 …

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. 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 …

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. Mayville State University

The University of North Dakota women’s basketball team picked up its first victory of the season Tuesday night in Betty Engelstad University, a 70-43 win over Mayville State University. The Fighting Hawks (1-3) were led by Lexi Klabo, who scored a team-high 16 points. Fallen Freije chipped in 14. The Comets (3-3) were paced by Andi Gayner’s 12 points. UND returns to action Sunday when …

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

The University of North Dakota women’s basketball team held its own against visiting University of Iowa from the Big Ten conference on Wednesday night in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center, rallying from nine points down at halftime to tie the game at 40-40. But the Hawkeyes (3-0) put the brakes on the Fighting Hawks’ comeback to claim a 75-60 win over …

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 — University of North Dakota vs. University of Minnesota-Crookston

It was only an exhibition game, but the University of North Dakota women’s basketball team took no prisoners Sunday night, defeating the University of Minnesota-Crookston 83-48 in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. The Fighting Hawks were led by seniors Makailah Dyer and Leah Szabla, who each scored 12 points. Junior college transfer Chastity Franklin had a double-double, with 10 points and a …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota Basketball Fan Fest

  The University of North Dakota men’s and women’s basketball teams hosted a UND Fan  Fest and Dunk Contest for the public Thursday night in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. Grand Forks photographer Russ Hons was on hand, and here are some of the images that he captured. Check out more photos from Russ Hons here.

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University of North Dakota Vs. Weber State, Women’s Basketball Invitational, March 20, 2016

The University of North Dakota women’s basketball season came a heartbreaking end Sunday night as the Fighting Hawks dropped a 76-74 decision to Weber State in the quarterfinals of the Women’s Basketball Invitational in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. UND (19-14) surrendered a four-point halftime lead as the Wildcats (22-11) outscored the Fighting Hawks 30-11 in the third quarter and held …

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 …

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 …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University of North Dakota Vs. University Of Idaho, February 13, 2016

The University of North Dakota women’s basketball team saw its winning streak come to an end at seven games as Big Sky Conference opponent University of Idaho handed the Fighting Hawks a 65-59 defeat Saturday in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. The Vandals, 18-7 overall and 10-3 in the conference, used a 23-12 run in the third quarter to erase a six-point UND halftime lead. …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University of North Dakota Vs. Eastern Washington University, February 11, 2016

The University of North Dakota women’s basketball team picked up its seventh-straight win, a 72-69 Big Sky Conference victory over Eastern Washington University on Thursday in the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. Four players hit double figures in scoring for the Fighting Hawks, who upped their conference mark to 8-4 and overall mark to 12-11. Senior Mia Loyd led UND with 18 points and 10 rebounds …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University of North Dakota Vs. University of Northern Colorado, January 30, 2016

Junior Stephanie Smith had one of her biggest games as a University of North Dakota women’s basketball player Saturday night, recording her first career double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds as the Fighting Hawks edged the Big Sky Conference foe University of North Colorado 54-51 in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. UND, 5-4 in the BSC and 9-11 overall, grabbed its …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University of North Dakota Vs. Northern Arizona University, January 21, 2016

The University of North Dakota women’s basketball team, led by Mia Lloyd’s 22 points and Samantha Roscoe’s career-high 14 rebounds, defeated the Northern Arizona University 63-56 in a Big Sky Conference game Thursday night in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. The win was the Fighting Hawks second in a row and third in their last four games. UND upped its record to …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota Vs. Weber State, January 7, 2016

Samantha Roscoe scored a career-high 22 points and Makailah Dyer chipped in 20 but it wasn’t enough as the University of North Dakota women’s basketball team fell 62-56 to Big Sky Conference foe Weber State on Thursday night in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. Roscoe was  10-of-12 from the field for the Fighting Hawks, who fell to 0-3 in conference play …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University of North Dakota Vs. Western Illinois University, December 8, 2015

The University of North Dakota women’s basketball team held Western Illinois University to less than 75 points for the first time this season en route to a 78-67 victory Tuesday night in the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. UND, 3-5 on the season, was paced by junior Makailah Dyer, who led all scorers with 21 points. Senior Mia Lloyd added 13 points and 11 rebounds …