Wall leads North Dakota women past USD

North Dakota held Summit League-leading scorer Nicole Seekamp without a field goal and combined to block 10 shots in a 65-61 non-conference win over former rival USD Sunday afternoon at the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center.

Former Dakota Valley standout Allyssa Wall had 10 points, eight rebounds and five blocked shots for North Dakota (1-2). Madi Buck had a game-high 18 points, with Mia Loyd netting 17 points. Megan Lauck added 13 points in the victory.

Tia Hemiller scored a career-high 16 points and had four assists to lead USD (1-3). Margaret McCloud posted a double-double off the bench, finishing with 10 points and 10 rebounds. Nicole Seekamp was held wihtout a field goal, but had a team-best five assists.

USD continues its road trip to start the season on Thursday, playing Drake at The Pentagon in Sioux Falls. The game is a home game for the Coyotes, but will be the fifth straight contest outside of the DakotaDome for USD.

USD (1-3)

Tia Hemiller 6-10 0-0 16, Polly Harrington 2-6 2-2 7, Nicole Seekamp 0-10 2-2 2, Heidi Hoff 3-11 0-0 8, Lisa Loeffler 0-2 4-4 4, Taneesha Greaves 1-1 0-0 3, Taylor Moore 1-2 1-2 4, Bridget Arens 0-1 0-0 0, Raeshel Contreras 3-11 0-0 7, Margaret McCloud 4-7 2-2 10. TOTALS: 20-61 11-12 61.

NORTH DAKOTA (1-2)

Leah Szabla 2-8 1-2 5, Mia Loyd 7-14 2-3 17, Madi Buck 6-14 4-4 18, Megan Lauck 4-7 5-6 13, Allyssa Wall 5-8 0-0 10, Siri Burck 0-1 0-0 0, Kelsey Knox 0-2 0-0 0, Emily Evers 1-4 0-2 2, Ellen Kiser 0-0 0-0 0. TOTALS: 25-58 12-17 65.

At the half: USD 31, UND 22. Three-Pointers: USD 10-21 (Hemiller 4-5, Hoff 2-5, Greaves 1-1, Harrington 1-2, Moore 1-2, Contreras 1-4, Seekamp 0-1, Loeffler 0-1), UND 3-11 (Buck 2-4, Loyd 1-2, Szabla 0-1, Burck 0-1, Evers 0-1, Lauck 0-2). Reobunds: UND 36 (Wall 8), USD 32 (McCloud 10). Personal Fouls: USD 16, UND 12. Fouled Out: Loeffler. Assists: USD 15 (Seekamp 5), UND 14 (Knox 5). Turnovers: UND 20, USD 19. Blocked Shots: UND 10 (Wall 5), USD 0. Steals: UND 12 (Szabla 5), USD 9 (Seekamp 2, McCloud 2). Attendance: 1,429.

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