North Dakota 68, North Dakota St. 62
FARGO, N.D. (AP) _ Sheri Kleinsasser scored 22 points as No. 1 North Dakota extended its winning streak to 20 games with a 68-62 victory over North Dakota State on Friday night.
Shea Smirl added 11 points and 11 rebounds for the Sioux (22-1, 14-0 North Central Conference).
North Dakata led 24-16 at halftime. The Bison (18-5, 11-3) made just 7 of 41 shots in the first half (17 percent) and were just 23-for-79 overall (29 percent).
Rhonda Birch scored all of her team-high 14 points in the second half for the Bison. Birch made two 3-pointers midway through the second half to cut the Sioux lead to 42-40.
Linda Davis added 12 points for Nprth Dakota State, and Darci Steere grabbed 10 rebounds.