WBB: Bison split with Pioneers

FARGO, N.D. (GoBison.com)- The Denver Pioneers snapped the North Dakota State women’s basketball team’s five-game winning streak on Friday night, earning a 62-60 win at the Scheels Center.

Sophomore Ryan Cobbins led the Bison with 18 points, tying a career high, as she went over 400 career points. Emily Dietz and Kadie Deaton each added nine points. Dietz and Cobbins each had nine rebounds, while Deaton had a season-high seven. With seven points, Michelle Gaislerova moved into 23rd in school history with 1,179 career points. Heaven Hamling and Kylie Strop each had two assists, a career-high for Strop. Anna Jackson led the Pioneers with 14 points.

The North Dakota State women’s basketball team didn’t trail after the first quarter, cruising to a 74-56 win over Denver to earn a weekend split with the Pioneers.

Emily Dietz led the Bison with a game-high 17 points, while Heaven Hamling and Ryan Cobbins joined her in double figures with 16 and 11 points respectively. It was the 10th game this season in double figures for Hamling. Michelle Gaislerova hit three 3-pointers in the game, becoming the second player in school history to hit 200 in a career. Cobbins had a game-high nine rebounds, while Reneya Hopkins grabbed a career-high six boards. Cobbins had a season-high four assists, while Dietz, Gaislerova and Kadie Deaton each had three assists. Deaton tied a career-high with three steals, while Abby Schulte had two. Uju Ezeudu led the Pioneers with 15 points.

NDSU improved to 11-3 overall and 6-2 in Summit League play, while Denver dropped to 4-10 overall and 2-4 in league play. The Bison return to action on Friday, Jan. 29 at Kansas City. Tipoff is set for 2 p.m. at the Swinney Center in Kansas City, Mo.