WBB: Bison Women Fight Off Mavericks in weekend series

FARGO, N.D. (GoBison.com) — A late 15-5 run by the North Dakota State women’s basketball team sealed a 62-53 win over Omaha Friday night at the Scheels Center.

Reneya Hopkins led the Bison with a game-high 14 points, while Heaven Hamling and Abby Schulte joined her in double figures with 13 and 10 points respectively. Lauren Frost led the Mavericks with 12 points. Emily Dietz had a game-high nine rebounds, while Ryan Cobbins added six. Hamling had five assists, while Schulte had a career-high four steals.

The North Dakota State women’s basketball team led from start to finish on Saturday, as the Bison completed the weekend sweep of Omaha with a 66-55 victory.

Heaven Hamling led the Bison with a career-high 21 points, while Abby Schulte added nine points. Kadie Deaton and Michelle Gaislerova each had seven points off the bench. Hamling tied a career-high with five 3-pointers, while also adding a game-high three assists. Gaislerova moved into second in school history with her first 3-pointer of the game and now has 194 for her career. Elena Pilakouta led the Mavericks with 16 points. Emily Behnke had a career-high 10 rebounds, while Ryan Cobbins and Marie Olson had six and five respectively. Deaton and Olivia Skibiel each tied a season-high with two assists.

The Bison moved to 8-2 overall and 3-1 in the Summit League with their fifth-straight win over the Mavericks. Omaha dropped to 1-6 overall and 0-2 in league play. NDSU returns to action on Friday, as the Bison head north to face North Dakota in Grand Forks. Tipoff is set for 5 p.m. at the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center.