Over the weekend there were multiple North Dakota State athletic events taking place in Fargo and, well, not in Fargo.
Below are the top five performances by Bison student-athletes and coaches that went unnoticed.
- Freshman guard Khy Kabellis took quite the fall on Saturday and needed four stitches before checking back into the conference game against Indiana University Purdue University of Indianapolis. With the shot clock winding down, Kabellis pump faked behind the three-point line in the far left corner of the court, and a Jaguar defender bit it. The defender jumped in the air, flew over the freshman, landed on his buttocks as Kabellis fell to the floor. Kabellis was shaken up, leaving the court holding a towel to his head and blood on his jersey. After he was stitched up, Kabellis returned. He didn’t score much after the incident but finished the game with six points, two assists and went 3-for-4 from the charity stripe.
- Hannah Breske doesn’t see the court often for the Bison women’s basketball team. On Saturday, though, she played two minutes late in NDSU’s game against University of Denver, finishing the game with two points and one assist. The junior had the best shooting percentage on the team for the day; granted, she did just take one shot. The Bison couldn’t buy a bucket against the Pioneers. NDSU went 1-for-10 from the field in the third quarter, so yes, Breske’s 1-for-1 on the final statistic sheet does look pretty good.
- The Bison baseball team finds itself in unfamiliar waters after three games against Arkansas-Pine Bluff over the weekend. The three-game sweep definitely didn’t go unnoticed to green and gold baseball fans, but in the last 10 years NDSU has never started with a 3-0 record until this season. A three-game sweep is what the Bison have under its belts already, so I’m sure head coach Tod Brown doesn’t even want to unbuckle his baseball pants. The Bison have had a trouble getting off to a good start in previous seasons but hopefully the team can build off this undefeated opening weekend.
- The NDSU softball team has played 10 games in nine days. Talk about a workload. Freshman Zoe Stavrou is quietly excelling at the plate. In nine games, the California native has a batting average of .364, four hits, one walk, one run, one double, one homerun and three runs batted in. The Bison have hit just one homerun in nine games, and you guessed it, Stavrou hit it against Saint Mary’s College of California in the Stanford Nike Invitational.
- If you weren’t at Scheels Arena this past weekend you probably wouldn’t have known that men’s head basketball coach Dave Richman and women’s head basketball coach Maren Walseth weren’t wearing shoes. That’s right, Richman and Walseth participated in Samaritan’s Feet to bring awareness to children around the world who have improper shoes. It was Richman’s second time and Walseth’s first time being ambassador coaches for the cause.