MACOMB, Ill. (NDSU Athletics) -- Sophomore Sarah Jacobson netted a career-high 26 points, but it wasn't enough, as the North Dakota State University women's basketball team fell at defending Summit League tournament champion Western Illinois, 97-72, Saturday, Jan. 27, inside Western Hall.
Jacobson made 10 field goals, including six three-point field goals during her career-best effort. She added seven rebounds and a team-high four assists in the game.
Sophomores Rylee Nudell and Reilly Jacobson also scored in double figures for the Bison (8-13, 1-6 Summit League) with 14 and 13 points, respectively. Jacobson paced North Dakota State on the glass with eight rebounds.
NDSU shot 49 percent from the floor and 47 percent from three-point range, and outrebounded the Leathernecks (16-6, 6-2 Summit League) 38-31 in the contest, but committed 21 turnovers which led to 25 WIU points.
The Bison led 19-18 after Sarah Jacobson drilled a three-pointer with 2:35 remaining in the first quarter, but the Leathernecks were able to gain the advantage for the remainder of the game less than a minute later when Michelle Farrow converted a trey.
Farrow tallied a career-best 25 points on 8-of-12 shooting, including a 7-for-11 performance from long range, to pace three Leathernecks in double figures.
For the game, Western Illinois shot 50 percent from the field and made a program-record 19 three-pointers.
North Dakota State is scheduled to return home to the Scheels Center to host South Dakota State Thursday, Feb. 1, at 7 p.m. for National Girls and Women in Sports Day.