he North Dakota State women's basketball team rolled to an 85-56 exhibition victory against the Concordia-Moorhead Cobbers Saturday, Nov. 2, inside the Bison Sports Arena.
The Bison never trailed in the contest, jumping ahead by as much as 30 in the second half.
NDSU's Brooke LeMar paced all-scorers in the game with a double-double, scoring 20 points on 9-of-15 shooting while dishing out 10 assists. Marena Whittle chipped in 16 points for the Yellow and Green, with 13 of those points occurring in the second half. Whittle made a blistering 4-of-5 shots from three-point range. Holly Johnson rounded out the Bison in double-figures, scoring 15 points. She was 3-of-4 from long range and made 6-of-9 shots overall in the contest. Johnson also led NDSU in rebounding, snagging eight boards.
As a team, NDSU was 33-of-67 from the field (49 percent), 8-of-19 from three (42 percent) and 11-of-16 from the free-throw line (69 percent). The Bison controlled the glass, out-rebounding the Cobbers, 44-37, and dished out 23 assists compared to 16 turnovers.
The Bison compiled 42 of their 85 points in the paint and 23 off turnovers. NDSU also had 17 second chance points, eight points on fast break opportunities and got 26 points from its bench in the contest.
NDSU hosts Mayville State at 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, in the regular season opener inside the Bison Sports Arena.