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Women's basketball: Bison ride strong fourth quarter to win over Roos

NDSU turned a one-point lead into as many as 12 points in the final quarter and defeated Kansas City in a Summit League road game on Saturday.

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — North Dakota State rebounded from a bad loss with a strong fourth quarter against Kansas City on Saturday and defeated the Roos 75-66 in a Summit League game at the Swinney Center.

The Bison, who lost by 22 points to sub-.500 Oral Roberts on Thursday, methodically put the Roos away late. They led by one heading into the fourth quarter but got their advantage to 12 with 2:36 to play.

Elle Evans had a big day, scoring 23 points on 10 of 16 shooting. She also had eight rebounds, three assists and two steals.

Emily Behnke had 14 points and 11 rebounds. Abbie Draper had nine points, Katie Hildebrandt scored eight points and Abby Schulte and Taylor Brown both scored seven. Heaven Hamling finished with five points, six rebounds and four assists.

The Bison improved to 7-2 in the league and are second behind 9-0 South Dakota State. NDSU is 13-6 overall and plays its lone game next weekend at North Dakota at 1:05 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, in Grand Forks.

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