The men’s basketball team was in action this past Sunday as the Bison hosted Missouri State. The Bison fell to the Grizzlies Bears 64-50 after they could not crawl back from a 17-point half deficit. With the loss, the Bison fall to 5-2 on the year.
Sophomore point guard Khy Kabellis led the team with 19 points, three assists and two steals.
MSU jumped out to an early lead 15-0 and go ahead to lead 17-4 with only seven minutes into the game. Another late 7-0 run gave MSU a 38-21 lead at the half. Alize Johnson led the Bears with 17 points and 10 boards for a double-double.
The Bison were able to pull within 10 at 50-40 on a jump shot from Paul Miller, but a three-point play and a bucket from Johnson would put MSU back up by 15. The Bison outscored the Bears 29-26 in the second half. Miller finished just shy of a double-double finishing with nine points and nine rebounds.
The Bison travel to Cincinnati, Ohio, to face No. 9 Xavier on Tuesday, November 29.
Women’s basketball was in action this past weekend at the Cal Poly #ShareSLO Beach Classic in San Luis Obispo, California. North Dakota State’s first game was the opening game of the Classic against host Cal Poly on Friday. The Bison would fell to Cal Poly with the final of 73-46.
Junior Taylor Thunstedt led the Bison with 13 points, senior Emily Spier scored eight points of her own and came down with a team-high nine rebounds. Turnovers hurt the Bison as NDSU turned the ball over 25 times, which led to 30 points for the Mustangs. The Bison were able to out-rebound the Mustangs, 45-44, but were outscored in the paint, 40-18. NDSU shot just 25 percent from both the field and behind the three-point line.
Cal Poly shot 46 percent from the field while Hannah Gilbert shot 14-of-16 from the field totaling 29 points and leading all scorers.
NDSU was back in action the next day to take on Central Michigan. The Bison fell again to the score of 77-55. With the tough weekend, the Bison fell to a record of 1-5. Thunstedt scored 15 points and went 5-of-10 behind the arc, while senior Brianna Jones grabbed a team-high six boards. Freshman Sarah Jacobson and Spier both scored 10 points, as Jacobson would also lead the team in five assists.
The Bison shot 33 percent from the floor and 36 percent behind the arc. They out-rebounded by the Chippewas, 43-32, and outscored in the paint, 48-20.
The Bison were able to keep it close with only being down 35-25 going into the half before CMU took a 10-2 run to start the third and seize a 30-point advantage. NDSU could not get any closer than a 16-point deficit the remainder of the contest.
Tinara Moore led the Chippewas in scoring with 20 points from 10-17 shooting. Moore would come down with 11 boards for the double-double. Presley Hudson and Reyna Frost also posted double-doubles. Hudson recorded 11 points while giving out 12 assists. Frost scored 18 points and grabbed a game-high of 15 boards. CMU shot 54 percent from the field and 40 percent from 3-point land.
NDSU is scheduled to host Western Michigan Wednesday, November 30, at the Scheels Center. Tip-off is at 7 p.m.