Women's Basketball - Wed, Jan. 4, 2012


FARGO, N.D. - The Dakota State University women's basketball team played an exhibition game with North Dakota State Wednesday evening at Bison Sports Arena.  The Bison defeated the Trojans 92-48.

Dakota State's overall record remains at 5-8.  North Dakota State, a member of NCAA Division I improved their overall record 5-11 and 2-2 in the Summit League.

The Trojans and Bison went exchanged lead four times through the first two minutes of the game.  With DSU leading 5-4 with less than nineteen minutes left in the first-half, NDSU went on a 14-0 spurt to gain an 18-5 lead with 14:21 left before halftime.

Trojan Courtney Hamblin nailed down a 3-pointer to end the scoring drought with fourteen minutes before intermission (NDSU leads 18-8).

NDSU scored 22 straight points from late first-half and early in the second-half to expand their lead to 57-20 17:31 left in regulation.  The Bison led 45-20 at intermission.

North Dakota State held the Trojans to 28.6 percent shooting from the field (8-for-28).  DSU was 3-for-12 from the 3-point line.  The Bison was 18-for-35 (51.4 percent) from the field, including 4-for-9 from the 3-point arc.

NDSU outscored the Trojans 47-28 in the second-half.

Katy Pillar led DSU with 14 points and grabbed six rebounds.  She was 7-for-10 from the field.  Kylie Westover added eight points and three rebounds.  Yui Onodera dished out four assists.

Every Bison players scored in the game.  Dani DeGagne and Jamie Van Kirk each scored 16 points.  Miki Stephenson added 10 points.  Jane Burich had seven points and seven rebounds.

The Bison shout 50.8 percent overall from the field (33-for-65) compared to the Trojans' 35.1 percent (20-for-57).

NDSU went to the free-throw line 29 times and converted 21 free-throws (72.4 percent).  DSU was 4-for-7 from the free-throw line.

The Bison outrebounded the Trojans 46-29.  DSU committed 17 turnovers in the game compared to NDSU's 6.

North Dakota State scored 46 points inside the paint, while DSU scored 24.

Dakota State continues their action on the road on Saturday afternoon.  The Trojans travel to Fremont, Neb. to take on Midland, a member of the Great Plains Athletic Conference.  Tip-off is set for 2 p.m. at Midland Events Center.

Nick Huntimer, Dakota state University Sports Information Director

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