WBB: Bison sweep Oral Roberts

FARGO, N.D. (GoBison.com) – The Bison scored the first seven points of the game and never trailed, as the North Dakota State women’s basketball team beat Oral Roberts 70-49 Friday night at the Scheels Center.

Emily Dietz had her 10th career double-double with 15 points and 12 rebounds, a game-high in both categories. She became the 31st player in school history, and fifth during the NCAA Division I era, with 800 career points and 500 career rebounds. It was the 30th time in her career she has led the Bison in rebounds in a game. Kadie Deaton had a season-high 15 points, while Ryan Cobbins and Michelle Gaislerova each had 11 points. Gaislerova became the 23rd player in school history with over 1,200 career points. Emily Behnke had six rebounds, while Cobbins added five. Heaven Hamling had a game-high three assists, with Cobbins and Gaislerova each adding a pair. Reneya Hopkins and Abby Schulte each had three steals and two blocks, a career-high in blocks for each. Tierney Coleman led the Golden Eagles with 11 points.

Three Bison scored in double figures Saturday night, as the North Dakota State women’s basketball team beat Oral Roberts 78-63 for a weekend sweep of the Golden Eagles.

Ryan Cobbins had her second career double-double, finishing with 17 points and a career-high 12 rebounds. Heaven Hamling scored 14 points, while Reneya Hopkins added 13. Faith Paramore led the Golden Eagles with 17 points off the bench. Emily Dietz had six rebounds, while Emily Behnke finished with five. Hamling tied a career-high with six assists, while Hopkins added three. Behnke and Hopkins each had a career-high two blocked shots.

The victory moved the Bison to 14-4 overall and 9-3 in Summit League play, while Oral Roberts dropped to 6-10 overall and 4-4 in the league. NDSU’s nine league wins are the most since the 2010-11 team went 9-9. The Bison will have their league bye next weekend before hosting league-leading South Dakota State on Friday, Feb. 19 at the Scheels Center. The Jackrabbits are 15-2 overall and ranked 23rd in the country.