Wolves’ WBB Team Blasts Hardrockers in Sunday Win

ABERDEEN, SD (NSUWolves.com) –

SD Mines

NSU 87-53

 

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Shooting 11-16 (68.8%) from the field to start the game, Northern State out-scored South Dakota Mines 27-10 in the first quarter; the Wolves shot a perfect 3-3 from 3-point range in the opening period with all three makes by Alayna Benike
  • The Hardrockers were able to trim the lead down to 13 points with 1:49 remaining in the second quarter, however Northern used a 7-0 run to enter the halftime break with a 45-25 advantage
  • A layup by Rianna Fillipi off a Laurie Rogers assist opened the scoring for the Wolves in the third quarter and started a 10-3 run to open the half
  • A pair of free throws by Madelyn Bragg gave the Wolves a 37-point lead, their largest of the game, by a score of 82-45 with 6:43 remaining in the game
  • Northern State entered the game shooting only 16.7 percent from beyond the arc with only eight made three-pointers on the season; NSU matched their season total with eight made three-pointers in the game against South Dakota Mines, shooting 57.1 percent against the Hardrockers
  • Alayna Benike (4-4), Abbey Holmes (3-3), and Morgan Fiedler (1-1) were all perfect from 3-point range in the game
  • Rogers earned her 17th career game of three or more blocked shots with five in the contest against the Hardrockers

NORTHERN STATE STATISTICAL STANDOUTS
Kailee Oliverson: 16 points, 7-11 field goals, 3 rebounds
Laurie Rogers: 16 points, 7-7 field goals, 4 rebounds, 5 blocks
Alayna Benike: 14 points, 4-4 3-pointers, 5 rebounds