Grand Forks, N.D. – A strong defensive second quarter led the North Dakota women’s basketball team to their first win of the season 80-47 over Concordia.

After taking a 19-17 lead after the first 10 minutes of action, the Fighting Hawk defense settled in and held the Cobbers to eight points on 2-of-12 shooting in the second frame. UND closed out the final eight minutes of the second period with a 19-0 run to take a 46-25 lead at halftime. Eight Hawks scored in the quarter with Rakiyah Beal scoring six on a perfect 3-of-3 shooting. NoDak attempted just one three-pointer in the second quarter but found success down low with 18 points in the paint.

Borowicz paced UND with 22 points on 7-of-13 shooting and was followed by Sammiyah Hoskin and Mikayla Aumer who both scored 10. Hoskin was nearly perfect from the floor, connecting on 5-of-6 attempts, while Aumer knocked down a pair of treys.

Borowicz paced the Hawks in the first quarter, pouring in 15 of their 19 points on 6-of-9 shooting. However, the Cobbers shot .500 percent from the field in the opening 10 minutes to keep pace with UND who held a 19-17 lead after one quarter.

NoDak spread the ball around in the third period with seven different players scoring and 10 points coming from the bench unit. UND controlled the glass in the third period, outrebounding the Cobbers 15-5 with seven offensive boards.

A basket from Darcy Jardine gave the Hawks their largest lead of the night, 34, with 4:30 remaining in the contest. Mikayla Aumer found the range in the fourth quarter, knocking down a pair of deep three-pointers. She led UND in the fourth with nine points after converting an and-one.

North Dakota concludes its three-game home stand on Sunday against Montana State. Tip is set for noon at the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center.

Postgame Notes 

  • Borowicz has scored 20 or more points in all three games this season and in eight of her last nine dating back to last season
  • Mikayla Aumer set a new career high with 10 points and two three-pointers
  • UND won the rebounding battle 40-28
  • NoDak grabbed a season high 12 offensive rebounds
  • Sammiyah Hoskin reached double-digit scoring for the second straight game
  • 11 Hawks scored in the win and eight dished out at least one assist
  • UND scored 42 points in the paint and received 38 points from the bench

How It Happened 
Q1: UND 19, CC 17
Q2: UND 46, CC 25
Q3: UND 62, CC 37
Q4: UND 80, CC 47