NSU WBB Squad Starts Conference Play with Win in Moorhead

MOORHEAD, MN (NSUWolves.com) –

NSU 66-48

MSU-Moorhead

The Northern State women’s basketball program opened NSIC play Tuesday night with a convincing 66-48 win over Minnesota State Moorhead in Moorhead, Minn. The Wolves trailed by as many as four in the first half and led by just three at the break before pulling away in the second half.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • After a solid start to the night, Northern had to rely on its defensive presence in the second quarter, as the Wolves hit just two field goals in the second 10 minutes of action.
  • That offensive slump allowed the Dragons to creep ahead by as many as four late in the half before Northern regained the lead at the break.
  • MSU Moorhead gained the lead once more in the third quarter, but Northern quickly erased that deficit and pulled away in the second half.
  • The 18-point victory is Northern’s largest margin of victory over the Dragons since the 2014 season when the Wolves claimed a 60-39 (21 points) win in Moorhead on Dec. 20, 2014.

STATISTICAL LEADERS

  • Lexi Roe: 15 points, 5 rebounds
  • Haley Johnson: 13 points, 7 rebounds
  • Laurie Rogers: 10 points, 6 rebounds, 3 blocks