Denver, NDSU Earns #SummitWBB Victories (Feb. 15 Recaps)

North Dakota State's Reilly Jacobson
North Dakota State's Reilly Jacobson

Note:
-- Denver recorded its 15th win of the season, its most since the 2001-12 season.


North Dakota State 66, Fort Wayne 52 | NDSU Recap // FW Recap 
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (gobison.com) -- The North Dakota State University women's basketball team earned a 66-52 win over the Fort Wayne Mastodons Thursday, Feb. 15, at the Gates Sports Center.

The Bison (9-17, 2-10 Summit League) are scheduled to host Western Illinois Thursday, Feb. 22, at 7 p.m. inside the Scheels Center at the Sanford Health Athletic Complex.

Sophomore Sarah Jacobson scored a game-high 19 points on 5-of-9 shooting to lead three NDSU players in double figures. Reilly Jacobson posted 17 points, including a 7-of-7 performance at the free-throw line, and pulled down a team-high nine rebounds, while Michelle Gaislerova and Rylee Nudell each netted 10 points.

Denver 70, Oral Roberts 54 | ORU Recap // DEN Recap 
DENVER (denverpioneers.com) -- The University of Denver women's basketball team knocked off Oral Roberts, 70-54 Thursday night. The Pioneers used a dominating third quarter to earn the win, as they outscored the Golden Eagles, 24-8 in the period. 

DU improves to 15-12, 6-6 in the Summit League, while ORU falls to 15-11, 6-6 in league play. The Crimson and Gold's 15 wins is the most since the 2011-12 season.

Lauren Loven was the star of the game for Denver, chalking up 22 points. The sophomore went 46.7 percent (7-for-15) from the field and 44.4 percent (4-for-9) from downtown.

Briana Johnson also tallied double digits with 10 points. The Carson, Calif. native led the team in steals with three. Madison Nelson was a single point and rebound away from a double-double, as she totaled nine points and nine boards.


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Through 35 years of Division I athletics, The Summit League features men's basketball teams from eight member institutions: Denver, Fort Wayne, North Dakota State, Omaha, Oral Roberts, South Dakota, South Dakota State and Western Illinois with North Dakota becoming an official member for the 2018-19 season. In 2016-17, The Summit League raised its RPI for the third consecutive year, finishing with an all-time best No. 11 ranking. The Summit League has sent at least three teams to the postseason nine straight years with three postseason tournament semifinal appearances the last four years, while recording the nation's best Division I winning percentage improvement since 2009-10. Called "March's Best-Kept Secret" by USA Today, The Summit League Basketball Championships annually ranks as one of the most attended Division I conference tournaments. This season's event returns to the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center in Sioux Falls, S.D., March 3-6, 2018. For more information about the league, "See The Summit" by visiting www.thesummitleague.org and following Summit League Basketball on Twitter @summithoops.

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