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Bison women drop first-ever conference matchup against St. Thomas

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A late fourth-quarter run helped St. Thomas turn a tenuous lead into a healthy margin and, eventually, a 73-62 win over North Dakota State on Thursday at Schoenecker Arena.

The Tommies led 59-57 with 4:19 left but then took off on a 13-1 run over a 3-1/2 minute stretch that boosted their lead to 14 with just 44 seconds left.

In that span, the Tommies' Erin Norling hit a layup and a 3-pointer, Jade Hill hit all four of her free throw attempts, Kate Burns hit a layup and Katelyn Stanley dropped two foul shots.

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North Dakota State's Heaven Hamling had 16 points and six rebounds, Olivia Skibiel had 15 points and seven rebounds, Emily Dietz had 12 ponts and five boards and Abby Schulte scored 11 points and had four rebounds.

Norling led the Tommies with 34 points and Hill finished with 22.

NDSU fell to 2-4 in the Summit League and 6-10 overall. The Bison play at Western Illinois at 2 p.m Saturday, Jan. 15, in Macomb, Ill.


Fargo Sports Complex, volleyball
A conceptual draft for the volleyball portion of a proposed south Fargo sports complex. Contributed by Fargo Park District

Fargo Sports Complex bids come in $1 million lower than expected

FARGO — Fargo Park Board commissioners approved bids about $1 million below estimates to construct the indoor Fargo Sports Complex in south Fargo starting this spring.

The bids totaled $77.6 million, coming from 35 subcontractors under the direction of McGough Construction Co., which has an office in Fargo and built the city's highest building downtown when constructing the RDO tower.

The construction of the indoor facility will hold a turf soccer field, five basketball and volleyball courts, an indoor track, community rooms and new administrative offices for the park district will start in mid-April to May, according to Park District Executive Director Dave Leker.

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