Hintz, Second-Chance Points Help Dragon Women Retain Century Trophy, 62-54

MOORHEAD, Minn. (MSUM Athletics) -- The Minnesota State University Moorhead women's basketball team used a 25-6 edge in second-chance points to outlast Bemidji State, 62-54 in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference action Friday in Moorhead, Minn. With their 11th straight win the Dragons retained the Century trophy, which goes to the winner of the second meeting between the two teams annually.13763

MSUM is now 13-2 overall and 9-0 in the NSIC while Bemidji State fell to 2-11 overall and 0-9 in the league. MSUM now has a two-game lead in the NSIC standings over UMary, Minnesota Duluth and Augustana. The Dragons lead the NSIC North by two games as well.

MSUM shot only 36.4 percent (20-of-55) but prevailed thanks in large part to offensive rebounding. The Dragons had a 17-5 edge in offensive boards which led to the commanding edge in second-chance points. During the Dragons' 11-game winning streak MSUM has recorded 167 offensive rebounds compared to 80 for their opponents.

Junior forward Megan Hintz led the Dragons with her seventh double-double of the year — 19 points and 11 rebounds. Sophomore guard Kiley Borowicz had 16 points and three assists while senior Jacky Volkert had 12 points, four assists and four steals.

Bemidji State led 26-22 at halftime and the game was tied at 41-41 entering in the fourth quarter. MSUM outscored the Beavers 21-13 in the final frame, thanks to nine points from Borowicz, who finished 7-of-8 from the line in the game.

Sophomore guard Brooklyn Liegel, who had eight points off the bench, hit a big three in the fourth quarter.

MSUM hosts Minnesota Crookston at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday to conclude the weekend.

Steve d'Eustachio Stat of the Game: The Dragons have won 60 of their last 67 NSIC games.