Wolves Drop Exhibition Affair In Vermillion

Vermillion, SD (NSUWolves.com) – In exhibition action on Monday evening the Northern State University women’s basketball team fell to the University of South Dakota. The Wolves matched the Coyotes point total of 18 in the fourth quarter, however an early deficit made it difficult to keep the game within reach.
Final Score: NSU 57, USD 85
Records: NSU 0-0, USD 1-0
Attendance: 2091
  • Northern tallied nine points in the first, 14 in the second, 16 in the third, and 18 in the fourth; while South Dakota recorded 18 in the first, 20 in the second, 29 in the third, and 18 in the fourth
  • The Wolves shot 38.6% from the floor, 31.8% from the 3-point line, and 60.0% from the foul line in the contest
  • They scored 28 points in the paint, 24 points off the bench, 12 points off turnovers, and ten second chance points
  • NSU notched a game high three blocks and seven made three pointers, while adding 32 rebounds, seven assists, and five steals
  • Rianna Fillipi and Decontee Smith led the team with ten points apiece and Smith shot a steal leading 4-of-8 from the field
  • Brylie Schultz recorded a team leading seven rebounds, while Madelyn Bragg added two blocks and two steals
  • Rianna Fillipi: 10 points, 3 assists, 2 steals
  • Decontee Smith: 10 points, 50.0 field goal%, 4 rebounds
  • Morgan Fiedler: 9 points, 50.0 field goal%
  • Brylie Schultz: 7 rebounds, 5 points
  • Brynn Alfson: 7 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assists
Northern officially opens the 2023-24 campaign this Friday and Saturday in Claremore, Oklahoma, facing No. 10 Central Missouri and Rogers State. Tip-off times are set for 4 p.m. each day with the Wolves taking on the Jennies on Friday and the Hillcats on Saturday.