Saints Still Looking For First NSAA Win of Season

Aberdeen, SD ( [FRI] – The Presentation College Saints drop their North Star Athletic Association home conference game to the Bruins from Bellevue University tonight by a score of 45-66. The Saints are now 1-14 overall and 0-4 in the NSAA.

The Bruins came out hot building a six point lead until Nek Newell (SR/Newport News, VA) hit a jumper two minutes in to stop the run. The Bruins went on a seven to four run to have a seven point lead halfway thru the quarter. KD Petersen hit two free-throws and Kayla Carman (SO/Gallatin, TN) hit a jumper to cut the lead to five with just a little over three left in the quarter. The Bruins built a seven point lead 19-12 over the Saints after one quarter.

Emma Ogitchida (SR/St. Paul, MN) had four of the Saints points in the second quarter. The Saints went to the locker room at half down by 16 points with a score of Saints 17 Bruins 33.

The Bruins had a 22 point quarter in the third. The Saints scored 14 in the third quarter led by KD Petersen (SO/Eagle Mountain, UT) with four points. After three quarters the Saints were down 24 points heading to the final quarter.

In the final quarter the Saints outscored the Bruins 14 to 11. Six different Saints scored in the final quarter. Led by Kanae Carman (SO/Gallatin, TN). The final score of the game was Saints 45 Bruins 66.

By the Numbers…

The Saints only scorer in double digits was Emma Ogitchida with ten points. Emma Ogitchida also led the team with ten rebounds for a double double on the night. Nek Newell had two assists to lead the Saints. Emma Ogitchida had two steals. The Saints shot 34% from the field, 18.2% from behind the arch and 68.8% from the free-throw line.


Aberdeen, SD ( [SAT] The Presentation College Saints fall to Dakota State University by a score of 52 – 103 this afternoon in NSAA action. The Saints are now 1-14 overall and 0-5 in the NSAA.

The Saints and Trojans battled back and forth throughout the first four minutes of the quarter with two lead changes and two ties. Emma Ogitchida (SR/St. Paul, MN) hit a jumper and a free-throw for an old fashion three point play to cut the Trojans lead to three. Dakota State went on a ten to two run to finish out the quarter with 12 point lead.

In the second quarter the Trojans doubled up the Saints by a score of 28 to 14 in the quarter. A bright spot for the Saints in the quarter nine of their 14 points came off of free-throws by five different Saints. The Saints were 9 of 10 for the quarter from the charity stripe.

In the third quarter the Saints were outscored by nine points. Emma Ogitchida led the Saints in the quarter with five points. The Saints did continue their hot shooting from the charity stripe and went two for two.

In the final quarter the Saints were outscored again by 16 Trojans. Five different Saints got in the scoring column in this quarter. The final score of the afternoon from the Strode Center was Saints 52 Trojans 103.

By the Numbers…

For the second night in a row Emma Ogitchida led the Saints in double digit points with 14. Emma Ogitchida also led the Saints with five rebounds. Nek Newell (SR/Newport News, VA) had three assists. Kayla Carman (SO/Gallatin, TN) and Emma Ogitchida both had two steals. The Saints shot 30.2% from the field, 12.5% form behind the arch and 79.2% from the charity stripe.

Next Up…

Next up for the Saints will be another NSAA Conference double-header next weekend. On Friday 1/20/23 they will play the Vikings of Valley City State University starting at 5:30 PM. They will wrap up their home stand in the NSAA with Dickinson State University on Saturday 1/21/23 at 3:00 PM.