Convincing Wins Highlight Two Friday Results (Dec. 21)

Convincing Wins Highlight Two Friday Results (Dec. 21)

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North Dakota State 69, Morehead State 49
FARGO, N.D. (AP) - Marshall Bjorklund scored 20 points to lead a balanced effort for North Dakota State in a 69-49 victory over Morehead State on Friday night.

Taylor Braun scored 19 points and Lawrence Alexander 12 for the Bison (10-3).

North Dakota State also had a 31-22 rebounding advantage, with Bjorklund getting nine and Braun seven.

Accurate shooting also helped North Dakota State, which hit on 55.8 percent of its field-goal attempts.

The Bison hit just 4 of 16 attempts from 3-point range, and Morehead State (5-7) had even more difficulty, making just 1 of 13 of its shots from long range. Morehead State converted only 16 of 46 attempts from the floor (34.8 percent).

Chad Posthumus scored 14 points and had eight rebounds for Morehead State, and Angelo Warner scored 10.

Fort Wayne 70, Kennesaw State 47
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) - Frank Gaines scored 22 points to lead Fort Wayne to a 70-47 win over Kennesaw State on Friday night.

Gaines was 10 of 13 at the free-throw line.

Mario Hines had 16 points and eight rebounds, and Luis Jacobo had 14 points, eight rebounds and five steals. Michael Kibiloski added 10 points. Pierre Bland had seven assists.

Fort Wayne led 26-22 at halftime. Kennesaw State scored at 4:33, making the game 63-47 Fort Wayne. From that point on, Fort Wayne held Kennesaw State scoreless and increased its lead by seven. Fort Wayne shot 50 percent from the field for the game, while Kennesaw State shot 38 percent.

Markeith Cummings was 8 of 12 from the field, with 20 points and four rebounds for the Owls. Delbert Love and Andrew Osemhen had five rebounds apiece.

Friday's game marked the first time that Fort Wayne (6-7) and Kennesaw State (1-10) have met on the basketball court.