WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Sioux solve problem with Wolves
ABERDEEN, S.D. - This time, the UND women's basketball team survived the scare from Northern State. The Sioux had a 41-game regular season winning streak snapped by the Wolves in UND's home opener last season. On Tuesday, Northern State gave UND ...
ABERDEEN, S.D. - This time, the UND women's basketball team survived the scare from Northern State.
The Sioux had a 41-game regular season winning streak snapped by the Wolves in UND's home opener last season.
On Tuesday, Northern State gave UND a run again but Karla Beck shut the door on another upset. Beck's 3-pointer with 1 minute, 28 seconds left lifted UND to a 66-61 victory over Northern State.
"(We) played hard," UND coach Gene Roebuck said in a radio interview. "Win, lose or draw, it all starts with playing hard."
A Jaclyn Arns jumper with 2:15 to go gave Northern State a 61-60 lead. On UND's next possession, Ashley Langen made a pair of free throws to give the Sioux a one-point lead. Then, Beck's 3-pointer sealed the win.
The Sioux, who improved to 3-0, held a 30-24 halftime lead. The Wolves came back in the second half behind the play of Noelle Hall and Arns.
Hall and Arns each finished with 21 points. Arns' total is a career-high.
Northern State missed some key free throws in the second half and finished 10 of 18 from the foul line. The Sioux were 17-of-23 shooting from the free-throw line.
Beck and Langen each scored 16 points to lead UND. Danye Guinn scored 11 and Alys Seay had 10 for the Sioux.
Langen had a huge second half, connecting on all four field-goal attempts and making 8 of 9 free throws. Langen's 16 points give her 1,633 for her career, passing Tiffany Pudenz for sixth place on UND's all-time scoring list.
Sioux forward Kierah Kimbrough struggled, scoring four points on 2-of-5 shooting.
UND struggled with its shooting, connecting only 35 percent from the field and less than 27 percent from the 3-point line.