UND women's basketball team picks up road win at Eastern Michigan

Kacie Borowicz leads Hawks with 34 points

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Fighting Hawks guard Kacie Borowicz tries for a layup late in the first quarter of a home women's basketball game against Detroit Mercy on Nov. 7, 2022, at the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center in Grand Forks. On Sunday, Borowicz scored 34 points in leading UND to a road win at Eastern Michigan.
Nick Nelson / Grand Forks Herald
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YPSILANTI, Mich. — UND received 34 points from Kacie Borowicz as the Fighting Hawks rallied late to beat Eastern Michigan 79-73 on Sunday in a nonconference women's basketball game.
UND improved to 5-3 on the season while Eastern Michigan suffered its first loss of the season and dropped to 5-1. One of Eastern's wins this season came against previously unbeaten North Dakota State.
In game that saw 12 lead changes and 10 ties, North Dakota trailed for a majority of the third quarter until Nakiyah Hurst's basket late in the quarter gave UND a 57-55 lead.
The Eagles then went on a 5-2 run to give Eastern a 60-59 lead heading into the fourth quarter.
Borowicz helped put the Hawks back in the lead midway through the fourth, knocking down a jumper to make it 65-64 before collecting a defensive rebound and finding Claire Orth for a basket on the ensuing possession to extend the advantage to 67-64 with six minutes to play.
After a pair of free throws from Jolene Daninger kept the visitors up by three, 71-68, EMU eventually tied the game at 71 with just over a minute to go. However, Borowicz connected on a jumper from a Juliet Gordon assist to restore the lead for good. Borowicz then hit six straight at the charity stripe to polish off the 79-73 victory.
Borowicz connected on 10 of 19 from the field as she finished one point off her career high of 35, set earlier this season.
Claire Orth added 16 for UND while Gordon ended with 10.
UND will host Weber State on Saturday afternoon at The Betty.

Wayne Nelson is the sports editor at the Herald.

He has been with the Grand Forks Herald since 1995, serving as the UND football and basketball beat writer as well as serving as the sports editor.

He is a UND graduate and has been writing sports since the late 1970s.

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