Wolves Protect Home-court & Stay Perfect in NSIC Play

Aberdeen, SD (NSUWolves.com) [FRI]–   The Northern State University women’s basketball team rallied back forcing overtime versus St. Cloud State Friday evening. The Wolves took control in the OT period out-scoring the Huskies 16-8 for their third league victory of the season.



Final Score: NSU 67, SCSU 59

Records: NSU 7-2 (3-0 NSIC), SCSU 5-2 (2-1 NSIC)

Attendance: 2023


  • Northern State tallied 14 points in the first quarter, eight in the second, ten in the third, 19 in the fourth, and 16 in overtime
  • The Wolves grabbed 41 rebounds off the glass and added four blocks and nine assists
  • NSU notched 32 points in the paint, nine second chance points and eight points off the bench, shooting 37.9% from the floor, 18.8% from the 3-point line, and 87.0% from the foul line
  • The Huskies shot 35.5% from the floor, 31.3% from the 3-point line, and 90.9% from the foul line
  • Rianna Fillipi led the Wolves offense with 22 points and notched four assists
  • In addition, Fillipi was the only Wolf to record multiple 3-pointers with two in the win and drained 4-of-4 from the foul line in crucial game moments
  • Madelyn Bragg was second on the team with 18 points, shooting 53.8% from the floor, and adding a team leading three blocks


  • Rianna Fillipi: 22 points, 4 assists
  • Madelyn Bragg: 18 points, 53.8 field goal %, 5 rebounds, 3 blocks
  • Alayna Benike: 9 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists


Aberdeen, SD (NSUWolves.com) [SAT] –  A team effort led the Northern State women’s basketball team to take down Bemidji State Saturday night, 81-61. The Wolves notched a season-high of 30 points off the bench and 54 points in the paint.



Final Score: NSU 81, BSU 61

Records: NSU 8-2 (4-0 NSIC), BSU 2-5 (0-4 NSIC)

Attendance: 2283


  • Northern State notched 26 points in the first quarter, 21 in the second, 15 in the third, and 19 in the fourth; notching the largest scoring margin this season with 20 points
  • The Wolves shot well in the contest with a 50.8 field goal percentage, 21.4 percentage from the 3-point arc, and 77.8 percentage from the foul line
  • Northern State notched two season-highs with 30 points off the bench and 54 points in the paint along with grabbing 34 rebounds, 18 assists, and 14 steals in the win
  • Brylie Schultz led the Wolves bench with 11 points and made 83.3% of shots from the floor
  • The Wolves handled the ball well only turning over the ball ten times and scored 26 points off turnovers
  • Madelyn Bragg led the NSU offense with 20 points, seven rebounds, three blocks, and two steals along with shooting 50.0 percent from the floor
  • Rianna Fillipi was second on the team with 19 points, nine assists, and six steals


  • Madelyn Bragg: 20 points, 7 rebounds, 3 blocks
  • Rianna Fillipi: 19 points, 58.3 field goal %, 9 assists, 6 steals
  • Brylie Schultz: 11 points, 4 rebounds, 83.3 field goal %
  • Decontee Smith: 10 points, 4 rebounds, 3 steals


Northern State is back in action to face off against Minot State and Minnesota Crookston to end the first half of the season. Tip-off times are set for 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 14 from Minot, N.D. against the Beavers and 3 p.m. on Saturday, December 16 from Crookston, Minn. against the Golden Eagles.