Travis Brewster

Young UND Women’s Basketball Team “Learning” From First Conference Loss

Lost to Oral Roberts Over the Weekend

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — North Dakota women’s basketball started off the season fast and furious going 10 and 4 in non conference and winning the first three games in Summit League play. The Fighting Hawks then hit a bump in the road of success suffering a 23-point loss at Oral Roberts on Saturday. The Hawks are a youthful squad with…

UND Men’s and Women’s Basketball Improve to 2-0 in Summit League Play

Beat Purdue Fort-Wayne in Conference Home Opener

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — North Dakota men’s and women’s basketball sealed off wins in Summit League conference play against Purdue Fort-Wayne. The men won 83-69 while the women’s team won 91-85. On the women’s side, career highs from guard Lily Kelpin who had 22 points on 6 of 8 from three point land. Forward Megan Zander also knotted 18. On…

UND Women’s Basketball Begins Post-Lexi Klabo Era

Klabo graduated and now plays professionally in Belgium

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — North Dakota Women’s basketball has big shoes to fill with forward Lexi Klabo moving on to the professional ranks in Belgium. Klabo is the eighth all–time leading scorer in school history putting up over 1600 points in her career. In her senior year, Klabo was named to the All–Summit League first team. In order to compensate…

UND Women’s Basketball Welcomes Large Freshman Class

There are eight freshman on the Fighting Hawks Roster

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — The University of North Dakota women’s basketball team will look like a much different squad than it did last year. With eight freshman joining the program and not a single starter returning from last season, the Fighting Hawks have been hard at work getting this young team ready to play. There is a bit of a…

UND’s Klabo Signs Pro Contract in Belgium

Klabo spent four years with the Fighting Hawks

GRAND FORKS, N.D. – Former University of North Dakota standout Lexi Klabo will begin a new chapter in her basketball career this summer after signing to play for Kangoeroes Basket Mechelen in Mechlin, Belgium. Following the end of UND’s season – where the Fighting Hawks advanced to The Summit League Tournament Semifinal after overcoming a 13-point deficit to defeat Denver, 80-67 –…

Defense a Focal Point for Struggling UND Women’s Basketball Team

The Fighting Hawks have lost four in a row

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — UND women’s basketball is hoping to end its four-game losing skid on Friday. The Fighting Hawks will be in Western Illinois. The first of the four consecutive losses came against the Leathernecks, when North Dakota gave up 92 points on January 13. Defense has been a bit of an issue for the team, and it is…

NDSU WBB Ends Eight-Game Losing Streak to UND

Bison Beat the Fighting Hawks, 69-57

FARGO, N.D. – (NDSU Athletics) Michelle Gaislerova and Emily Dietz each scored in double figures Sunday, as the North Dakota State (6-12, 3-3 Summit) women’s basketball team earned a 69-57 victory over North Dakota (8-12, 3-4 Summit) at the Scheels Center. It was a sign of things to come in the early going, as Dietz scored the first points of the game on…

North Dakota Women’s Basketball Looks Ahead to South Dakota State Friday Night

The Jackrabbits currently sit atop Summit League standings

GRAND FORKS, N.D, — North Dakota Women’s Basketball continues summit league play Friday night. The Fighting Hawks play league-leading South Dakota State. It’s a big test for the Fighting Hawks, as the Jackrabbits are currently the only Summit League team with four wins in conference play. Playing the other Dakota schools is something UND knew would be a challenge when…

Klabo Continues to Impress Through First Seven Contests

Klabo has tallied double-doubles in 4 of UND's 7 games this season

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — North Dakota women’s basketball may be 2-5 to start the year, but that certainly isn’t a reflection of senior forward Lexi Klabo’s performances. The Davies high school graduate recorded 30 points in back-to-back contests. She’s also tallied double-doubles in 4 of UND’s 7 games this season. This level of play, though, is no surprise to anyone…

North Dakota Men’s and Women’s Basketball Fine-Tuning Little Details Ahead of 2019 Season

After a combined 24-38 record last year, North Dakota's men's and women's basketball teams are turning the tables

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — After a combined 24-38 record last year, North Dakota’s men’s and women’s basketball teams are turning the tables heading into this year. Both programs spent the offseason taking a long look in the mirror, reevaluating 2018’s shortcomings. Those months of self-reflection have led to a lot of in-house adjustments, including improving the team culture and paying…