GRAND FORKS, N.D. (UND Athletics) -- Host North Dakota allowed just one field goal in the fourth quarter and out-scored first-place Weber State, 21-3, in the final frame en route to an 80-67 win Thursday evening at the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. Junior Jill Morton (Edina, Minn.) tallied a career-best 25 points in the victory, giving UND head coach Travis Brewster his 100th career win.
UND (11-12, 4-8 Big Sky) trailed by double figures and rallied on two different occasions. The Wildcats opened an early lead by hitting 7-8 threes in the first quarter before the Fighting Hawks rallied to tie it before the half. Then, in the third, North Dakota turned it over seven times and WSU (16-6, 8-3) took advantage, turning 18 UND turnovers into 23 points. UND then locked up the Wildcats, allowed just a three with 1:18 to play as WSU was 1-for-16 (6.3 percent) from the floor.
Junior Lexi Klabo (Fargo, N.D.) chipped in 20 points and nine rebounds while junior Melissa Dailey (Portland, Ore.) added 15 points and a career-best eight rebounds.
North Dakota will host Idaho State Saturday afternoon at the Betty.