Weber State earns first home win over UND

OGDEN, Itah (UND Athletics) -- Weber State went on a quarter-ending 14-2 run and never looked back, defeating North Dakota for the first time at home, 80-69, Saturday afternoon in Big Sky Conference play. UND was led by junior Jill Morton's career-high 22 points but it was not enough as the Wildcats won for just the third time in 11 all-time meetings between the schools.

True freshman Melissa Leet scored the first points of her career, going 4-for-8 for eight points, adding seven rebounds for North Dakota. Junior Fallyn Freije recorded a double-double (10 points, 10 rebounds), despite playing through foul trouble for the duration.

"We were on our heels the whole game," UND head coach Travis Brewster said. "We went away from our game plan. The other part about it is shooting 26-for-69, so being able to identify the correct shot better. Every time we cut the lead down, we weren't able to execute after a run."

North Dakota (8-9, 1-5) has played four of its first six conference games on the road and will return to the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center for a three-game homestand beginning Saturday against pre-season favorite Northern Colorado. Tip time is 2:00 p.m. Central.