North Dakota State junior Daejha Moss won two events and registered one of the top high jump marks in school history to headline the efforts of the Bison women’s track & field team on Saturday, Jan. 16, at the Bison Cup Classic.
Ten top-three finishes, a meet record, a new top-10 on North Dakota soil, and three new additions to North Dakota track & field’s top-10 highlighted the Fighting Hawks day at the Bison Team Cup in Fargo.
The Bison improved to 9-2 on the year and 4-1 in Summit League play for the third time in school history and the first since the 2009-10 season. North Dakota dropped to 0-10 overall and 0-4 in league play.
MSUM won its third straight, improving to 3-2 overall and 3-0 in the NSIC North. Bemidji State fell to 1-4 overall and 0-3 in the league. Coach Tim Bergstraser filled in during Friday’s win for Head Coach Chad Walthall who was unable to be in attendance.
Maggie Manson led a quartet of scorers in double figures, knocking down four three-pointers to finish with 17, while bench mate Jaclyn Jarnot contributed 14 as well. Megan Zander and Julia Fleecs led the starters with 12 points. ORU’s Gem Summers scored 31 points off the bench to lead all scorers.
UND (3-9, 2-1 Summit League) battled back from a halftime deficit and a two-point Oral Roberts (5-6, 2-1 Summit League) lead with just over a minute to play to pick up its first road win of the season and snap an eight-game home winning streak for ORU.
The Fighting Hawks opened the game aggressively, attacking the basket on the offensive and defensive end, outscoring the Golden Eagles in the paint 18-8 in the first half. The physicality led to 27 free throw attempts and 25 fouls, however, ORU separated themselves from the Hawks with six three-pointers in the first and second periods.
In accordance with the State of North Dakota and the North Dakota Department of Health guidelines lowering to moderate risk (yellow) this Friday, Jan. 8, NDSU’s event venues are now allowed to host up to 50 percent of the seated capacity.