Bison Roundup

Golf

North Dakota State women’s golf team finished the Rainbow Wahine Invintational at Leilehua Course in Wahiawa, Hawaii, by setting a new 54-hole school record with a team round of 295. The Bison women finished the tournament with a school-record score of 296-297-295 for a 7-over par total of 888.

NDSU junior Natalie Roth finished third overall on the leader board, shooting a 4-under par 68 on Thursday. Roth finished the tournament with a 69-76-68 card to finish with a 3-under par 213, tying Amy Anderson for the third-best 54-hole in NDSU history.

The Rainbow Wahine Invitational concludes NDSU’s fall schedule. They will resume to action in February.

Men’s Basketball

The NDSU men’s basketball opened the Scheels Center at the Sanford Health Athletic Complex with an exhibition win over Concordia-Moorhead of the score 90-53 this Wednesday.

Six different players scored nine or more points for the Bison, led by sophomore guard Khy Kabellis with 16 points. Redshirt freshman forward Deng Geu scored 13 points and senior forward Dexter Werner almost came away with a double-double with nine points and 10 rebounds.

NDSU shot 52 percent from the field and limited the Cobbers to 37 percent. The Bison registered a 47-23 rebounding margin, which helped them with their 23-4 second-chance points.

NDSU opens their regular season at home against Arkansas State at 7:00 p.m. Nov. 11.

Women’s Basketball

The NDSU women’s basketball opened their season with a win in an exhibition game against Bemidji State this Thursday with a score of 79-59.

Senior Brianna Jones and junior Taylor Thunstedt each recorded a double-double for the Bison. Jones put up a game-high of 19 points on 7-of-8 shooting and grabbed 10 rebounds, while Thunstedt scored 14 points and recorded 10 rebounds.

Freshman Sarah Jacobson finished with 10 points and was one of six NDSU freshmen to score in the game.

NDSU shot 44 percent from the field for the game, shooting 33-75, and went 11-19 free throws. The Bison outscored the Beavers 46-30 in the paint and controlled the boards with a 48-39 advantage.

NDSU is scheduled to open the regular season hosting Dickinson State (N.D.) at 7:00 p.m. Nov. 12.

Volleyball

NDSU volleyball was in action this weekend with a match Friday at Fort Wayne and Saturday at IUPUI.

For the second time this season, Fort Wayne and NDSU went the full five sets. This time the Bison where able to escape with the victory 3-2 (23-25, 31-29, 25-19, 18-25, 15-12).

Emily Minnick finished with a match-high of 19 kills, one off her career best, and a .350 hitting percentage, while also leading the team with three blocks. Hadley Steffen connected for 15 kills. Emily Miron and Erika Gelzintye both had 14.

Brianna Rasmusson finished with a career-high 56 assists as she had plenty of options with Minnick, Gelzintye, Miron and Steffen. She also finished with six kills and three service aces.

Mikaela Purnell came up with 31 digs, reaching 30-plus digs for the fifth time this season. Rasmusson had a career-high of 25, and Emily Miligan dug up 20.

On Saturday, the Bison defeated IUPUI 3-0 (25-18, 25-17, 25-14) to finish their Summit League road matches.

Steffen finished the match with 12 kills from the outside and Miron connected with 12 of her own from the middle and hit for .667. Minnick added nine kills of her own and hit .450, while Gelzintye had six and hit .333. The Bison connected for a season-high .396 hitting percentage.

Rasmusson ended with 38 assists, five kills and five digs.

Defensively, Purnell dug up 17 digs becoming the 23rd player to reach in 1,000 digs in a career. Purnell reached double-figure digs for the 17th time in 18 matches. Miligan had 13 digs, while Morgan Morgan added 11 digs, tow kills and a pair of aces.

The Bison (10-4 SL, 12-16) are scheduled to finish their regular season with home matches against South Dakota State at 7:00 p.m. Nov 10 and Denver at 1:00 p.m. Nov. 13.

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