North Dakota State claims third place in women's Great Alaska Shootout

jpeters@adn.comNovember 21, 2012 

— Four North Dakota State players scored in double figures Wednesday and the Bison rebounded from a Tuesday loss to UAA with a 61-56 women's basketball win over Prairie View A&M at Sullivan Arena.

That earned the Bison third place in the Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout.

With the score tied 50-50 with 4 minutes, 48 seconds remaining, North Dakota State (3-3) took the lead for good on a 3-pointer from Hannah Linz.

Holly Johnson led the Bison with 14 points, Katie Birkel scored 13, Dani DeGagne hit for 12 and Linz finished with 10.

Prairie View A&M (0-4) got a game-high 20 points from Latia Williams and 11 points from Kiara Etienne, who buried three treys.

After Birkel put the Bison up five with a jump shot at the 1:33 mark, Williams made two consecutive trips to the free-throw line, but missed two of her four attempts and only managed to cut the lead to three.

Still down three, Prairie View regained possession and called a timeout with 35.9 seconds left, setting up a 3-point attempt for Etienne. When her shot missed, North Dakota grabbed the rebound and Birkel was sent to foul line where she sealed the win with a pair of free throws.

North Dakota state won the rebound battle 26-25 and the turnover battle 18-19. The Bison shot 44.7 percent from the field, compared to Prairie View A&M's 43.5 percent. North Dakota only missed one free throw, burying 13 of 14.

Prairie View was coming off a one-point loss to Utah State on Tuesday.

 

Contact Jeremy Peters at jpeters@adn.com or call him at 257-4335.

 

PRAIRIE VIEW A&M (56) -- Jackson 4-10 0-0 9; Burton 1-2 0-0 2; Scott 1-4 5-6 8; Williams 9-13 2-6 20; Etienne 3-12 2-2 11; Overshown 1-2 0-0 2; Darjean 0-0 0-0 0; Scott 1-3 0-0 2; Azore 0-0 2-2 2; Lacey 0-0 0-0 0; Hampton-Finch 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 20-46 11-16 56.

NORTH DAKOTA STATE (61) -- DeGagne 3-7 6-6 12; Birkel 5-13 2-2 13; Johnson 5-8 3-4 14; Keena 0-0 0-0 0; Linz 3-9 2-2 10; Becken 0-1 0-0 0; Van Kirk 3-4 0-0 8; Brown 0-0 0-0 0; Whittle 2-2- 0-0 4; Stephenson 0-0 0-0 0; Gaines 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 21-47 13-14 61.

3-pointers -- Prairie View 5-14 (Jackson 1-4, L. Scott 1-1, Etienne 3-7, G. Scott 0-2); North Dakota State 6-16 (Birkel 1-4, Johnson 1-1, Linz 2-6, Becken 0-1, Van Kirk 2-2, Gaines 0-2). Rebounds -- Prairie View 25 (L. Scott 9); North Dakota State 26 (three with 5). Total fouls -- Prairie View 13; North Dakota State 15. Fouled out -- None. Assists -- Prairie View 11 ( Jackson 6); North Dakota State 17 (Birkel 5). Turnovers -- Prairie View 19 (Etienne 6); North Dakota State 18 (Linz 5). Steals -- Prairie View 9 (Etienne 4); North Dakota State 6 (DeGagne, Birkel 2). Blocks -- Prairie View 0; North Dakota State 1 (Johnson). Referees -- Torigoe, Leitch, Butler. A -- 4,124 (announced).

Prairie View 39 17 -- 56

North Dakota State 27 34 -- 61

 

 

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