-- Fort Wayne's Courtney Ogle scored a career-high 15 points in the loss at Illinois.
-- North Dakota State head coach Maren Walseth earned her first career victory in the win over Kent State.
-- South Dakota's Raeshel Contreras drilled a trey with 19 seconds left to lift the Coyotes to a road win at Drake.
-- South Dakota State's Chynna Stevens recorded her first career double-double with 11 points and a career-best 11 rebounds.
-- With the win, the Jackrabbits have now won 22 consecutive games in Frost Arena. As a team, SDSU went 16-for-16 at the free throw line to set a new school record and is tied for fifth in Summit League history.
North Dakota State 74, Kent State 68 | Recap
FARGO, N.D. -- (gobison) The North Dakota State University women's basketball team (1-0) used a late second-half run to come from behind and claim a 74-68 win over Kent State (0-1) in the 2014-15 regular season opener on Friday afternoon, Nov. 14, at the Bentson Bunker Fieldhouse. The victory was the first for new NDSU head coach Maren Walseth.
Senior point guard Brooke LeMar led the Bison with a game-high 25 points and five assists, while junior forward Holly Johnson tallied 14 points on 5-for-14 shooting, and junior forward Marena Whittle posted 12 points and a team-high eight rebounds.
Illinois 70, Fort Wayne 63 | Recap
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- (gomastodons.com) IPFW women's basketball freshman KeShyra McCarver earned a double-double with 22 points and 14 rebounds in her first college game, as the Mastodons nearly knocked off Big Ten opponent Illinois on the road, falling 70-63.
McCarver's 14 rebounds are tied for the seventh most in a game by an IPFW freshman. She also made 11-of-12 at the free throw line, which are fourth and sixth most by a freshman, respectively.
Courtney Ogle capped off her night with a career-high 15 points on five three-points, to go along with tying career-highs with two blocks and two steals. Haley Seibert also finished in double-digits with 14 points, connecting on four shots from long range, and adding four assists.
No. 11 Louisville 89, IUPUI 69 | Recap
INDIANAPOLIS -- (iupuijags.com) In their IUPUI debuts, Shaquira Scott and Martha Burse scored 16 and 10 points, respectively, but No. 12 Louisville used an early second-half run to propel it to an 89-69 win Friday evening in the season-opener for both teams at the newly renovated Indiana State Fairgrounds Coliseum.
Scott and Burse were two of four players that scored in double figures for the Jags as Akilah Sims and Mikale Rogers added 12 and 11 points. IUPUI outscored Louisville 49-48 in the second half and shot 57.1 percent in the second 20 minutes, but it couldn't overcome a sloppy first half.
No. 8 Baylor 101, Oral Robets 60 | Recap
WACO, Texas -- (oruathletics.com) The defending Big 12 Champion Baylor Lady Bears were impressive Friday night as they overpowered Oral Roberts University 101-60 on the opening night of women's college basketball.
officially made her Golden Eagle debut as she posted a double-double with 10 points and 17 rebounds against the 8th-ranked Lady Bears. She also added three blocks in the loss.
South Dakota 83, Drake 78 | Recap
DES MOINES, Iowa -- (goyotes.com) Raeshel Contreras scored 24 points and hit a game winning 3-pointer with 19 seconds remaining to lift the South Dakota women's basketball team to a season opening 83-78 win over Drake in the Knapp Center on Friday night.
Contreras was USD's (1-0) leading scorer and rebounder, adding nine rebounds to her scoring effort. Kelly Stewart and Bridget Arens both came off the bench to add 15 points and 11 points respectively. The USD bench outscored Drake's 41-11.
South Dakota was also able to turn 15 offensive rebounds into a 19-3 advantage in second chance points.
South Dakota State 75, BYU 65 | Recap
BROOKINGS, S.D. -- (gojacks.com) With five starters scoring in double figures, the South Dakota State University women's basketball team opened the 2014-15 season with a 75-65 win over Brigham Young University Friday night in front of 1,921 fans at Frost Arena.
The Jackrabbits, who have won 22 straight home games, were led by senior guard , who scored 15 points. Classmate added 14 points. Sophomore had 11 points and a game- and career-high 11 rebounds for her first-ever collegiate double-double. Sophomore and freshman added 11 and 10 points, respectively.