Dragons women's basketball takes down Northern State

MSUM led for more than 36 minutes and used an 18-point first quarter to outlast the Wolves.

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MOORHEAD — An 18-point first quarter led the Minnesota State University Moorhead women's basketball team to a 63-51 win over Northern State in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference play Friday night, Feb. 19.

Both sides held leads in the first quarter, with the Dragons ultimately closing the frame with a five-point advantage. The Wolves briefly took the lead in the second quarter, but Sarah Jacobson sparked an 8-0 run which resulted in the hosts carrying a two-point lead into the locker room.

Northern State again fought back in the third quarter, but the visitors went cold in the fourth quarter. The Wolves made only two of 10 attempts from the field in the final quarter, allowing the Dragons to close out the win.

Peyton Boom's 15 points paced the hosts, while Jacobson followed with 11 points. Nicole Brown added eight points and nine rebounds.

Joie Spier led the Wolves with 13 points, while Rianni Fillipi's 11 rebounds were a game high.


MSUM led for more than 36 minutes of the contest and shot 36% from the field and 33% from beyond the arc.

The Dragons climbed to 7-4 overall and 6-3 in Northern Sun play. Northern State fell to 4-9 overall and 3-8 in conference action.

The two sides will square off at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20 at Alex Nemzek Fieldhouse.

Thomas Evanella is a reporter for The Forum. He's worked for The Forum for over three years, primarily reporting on business news. He's also the host of the InForum Business Beat podcast, which can be streamed at or wherever you listen to your podcasts. Reach him at or by calling 701-241-5518. Follow him on Twitter @ThomasEvanella.
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