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Fighting Hawks fall for first time at Weber State

OGDEN, Utah—For the first time since joining the Big Sky Conference, the UND women's basketball team lost a game at Weber State.

Weber went on a 14-2 run in the first half and never looked back, defeating North Dakota 80-69 on Saturday.

UND was led by Jill Morton's career-high 22 points. Overall, it was Weber's third win against UND in 11 all-time meetings.

"We were on our heels the whole game," said UND coach Travis Brewster. "We went away from our game plan. The other part about it is shooting 26-for-69, so being able to identify the correct shot better. Every time we cut the lead down, we weren't able to execute."

True freshman Melissa Leet scored the first points of her career, going 4-for-8 for eight points, adding seven rebounds for North Dakota. Junior Fallyn Freije recorded a double-double (10 points, 10 rebounds), despite playing through foul trouble for much of the game.

North Dakota (1-5 Big Sky, 8-9 overall) has played four of its first six conference games on the road and will return to the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center for a three-game homestand beginning Saturday against pre-season league favorite Northern Colorado.