Bison Roundup


North Dakota State volleyball defeated Oral Roberts 3-1 in the quarterfinals of the Summit League Tournament Friday in Indianapolis.

Junior outside hitter Jenni Fassbender led the Bison with 14 kills, while Emily Minnick and Emily Miron each posted 11 and Hadley Steffen recorded 10.

Sophomore setter Monica Claxton had 31 assists and 13 digs in the match.

The Bison then dropped the Summit League semifinal match to Denver 3-0 Saturday.

Miron led the Bison with 12 kills kills and five blocks. Minnick had seven kills and Emily Milligan had 19 digs.

NDSU finishes the season with an overall record of 15-17.

Women’s cross country

NDSU sophomore Erin Teschuk finished 116th out of 255 on Saturday at the NCAA Championships at the LaVern Gibson Championship Cross Country Course in Terre Haute, Ind.

Teschuk completed the 6-kilometer course in 21 minutes, 18.1 seconds, marking her fourth-fastest performance and the 10th-best in NDSU history.

Iona’s Kate Avery won the NCAA individual title with a time of 19:31.6. Michigan State seized the team title with 85 points, and Iowa State took second at 147.

Teschuk ranks second in NDSU history in the 1,500-meter race and third all-time in the steeplechase.


The 23rd-ranked NDSU wrestling team defeated Gardner-Webb but lost to 12th-ranked Virginia Tech Sunday, Nov. 16 in dual wrestling matches in Blacksburg, Va.

Junior Hayden Zillmer (184 pounds) won his first match 19-4 in a tech fall win over Gardner-Webb and his second match against Virginia Tech’s Austin Gabel to improve to 11-1 on the season.

Redshirt freshman Mitch Bengston (141 pounds) won his first match against Gardner-Webb’s Ryan Hull with a pin at 31 seconds, and his second match against Virginia Tech’s Jerry Ronnau in a 14-1 major decision.

Fifth-ranked Joey Dance of Virgina Tech won 6-3 against 13th-ranked Josh Rodriguez. Virginia Tech’s 13th-ranked Zach Epperly defeated NDSU’s 14th-ranked Kurtis Johnson 6-4, and Virginia Tech’s 12th-ranked Ty Walz topped NDSU’s 10th-ranked Evan Knutson 3-2.

NDSU are back in action at 2 p.m. Sunday against 19th-ranked Wisconsin at the Bentson Bunker Fieldhouse.

Men’s basketball

NDSU men’s basketball fell to No. 25-ranked Iowa 87-56 in the 2k Classic at Carver-Hawkeye Arena Monday in Iowa City, Iowa.

Senior guard Lawrence Alexander led with a game-high 21 points, and freshman guard Paul Miller finished with six points. Sophomore Carlin Dupree had a career-high six assists and junior Chris Kading led the Bison with six rebounds.

Iowa senior center Gabriel Olaseni had 14 points and 11 rebounds in the game.

NDSU forced 18 turnovers during the game, compared to their own 16.

NDSU was 18 of 67 shooting (26.9 percent) and the Hawkeyes went 30 of 56 (53.6 percent) from the floor.

The Bison play again at 7 p.m. Tuesday against Minnesota-Crookston at Scheels Arena.

Women’s basketball

NDSU women’s basketball fell to Western Michigan Wednesday 74-59 at University Arena in Kalamazoo, Mich.

Senior Brooke LeMar scored 15 points and three assists. while junior Kahla Becken recorded 14 points and junior Marena Whittle tallied 11 points and 10 rebounds.

NDSU (1-2) went 23-for-63 from the field (38 percent), 9-for-25 from beyond the arc (36 percent) and 4-for-8 at the free-throw line (50 percent).

Western Michigan’s Jessica Jessing posted a career-high 15 points and Teagan Reeves had 11 points and seven rebounds.

Western Michigan was 28-for-65 from the field (43 percent), 4-for-15 from beyond the arc (27 percent) and 14-for-22 at the free-throw line (64 percent).

NDSU is back at 1:30 p.m. Friday against Northeastern (Mass.) in the Florida Atlantic University Thanksgiving Tournament in Boca Raton, Fla.

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