Wolves Sees Season End In Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls, SD (NSUWolves.com) – The 2022-23 women’s basketball season came to a close in the NSIC Tournament Quarterfinals for Northern State as they fell to (RV) Augustana 78-67 on Sunday at the Sanford Pentagon. The Wolves battled till the end and momentarily took the lead early in the third quarter, however a 27 point and 18 rebound performance by the NSIC South Player of the Year, Aislinn Duffy, was too much to overcome.


Final Score: NSU 78, AU 67

Records: NSU 18-12 (12-10 NSIC), AU 25-4 (18-4 NSIC)

Attendance: 1,556




  • A Jordyn Hilgemann 3-pointer with 5:08 left in the first period cut the Augustana lead to 9-7, however Augie would stretch the lead to 20-10 with an 11-3 scoring run late in the first quarter
  • The Wolves erased the early ten-point deficit with an 8-0 scoring run that held the Vikings scoreless for over four minutes from the closing seconds of the opening quarter till midway through the second period; Augustana went 0-10 from the field during the Northern State scoring run
  • While NSU was never able to take control of the lead, the Wolves battled back from another seven-point deficit to get within a point at the halftime break (31-30) with a layup by Rianna Fillipi with 58 seconds remaining in the half
  • Northern State out-scored Augustana 12-6 in the final 4:43 of the first half, shooting the ball 6-8 from the field in the closing minutes
  • A jumper by Kailee Oliverson to open the second half gave Northern their first lead of the game (32-31) only ten seconds into the half, and the team’s traded the lead back-and-forth a total of six times early in the third quarter before Augie was able to regain control for good in the closing minutes of the period
  • The Vikings pushed the lead to as many as 16 points midway through the fourth quarter before a pair of free throws by Madelyn Bragg were able to cut the lead back to single digits (72-63) with only 2:15 remaining in the contest
  • Northern State suffered only their second loss of the season when holding a better shooting percentage than their opponent (17-2 on the season), 44.3 percent compared to 42.4 percent by Augustana
  • The difference on the scoreboard came down to free throws and 3-pointers where the Vikings were 21-25 from the charity stripe and 7-19 from beyond the arc compared to 9-12 and 4-12 by the Wolves
  • For the 14th time this season NSU committed fewer than ten turnovers in a game with only seven against AU
  • Oliverson scored in double figures for the 13th consecutive game and 24th time this season, while Fillipi scored in double figures for the 18th time and Bragg for the fourth time



Rianna Fillipi: 17 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 block

Kailee Oliverson: 17 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist

Madelyn Bragg: 10 points, 4 rebounds, 1 block



  • With two blocked shots against the Vikings, Laurie Rogers moved into fifth place on the single-season blocks list with 69 this season and is tied for fifth in a single-season with an average of 2.3 per game; Rogers also is fourth all-time in career blocked shots with 159 and is second with an average of 1.9 blocks per game in 84 career games played
  • Fillipi’s 2.0 steals per game is tied for fifth in a single-season while her 3.6 assists per game this season is tied for sixth in a single-season in program history
  • Oliverson is now tied for fourth all-time with a career points per game average of 13.8