BELLEVUE, Neb. - The Dickinson State women’s basketball team won its 12th consecutive game on Friday, earning a 63-61 North Star Athletic Association victory over Bellevue.

After going undefeated in January, the No. 23-ranked Blue Hawks (19-5, 12-1 NSAA) began February in a familiar fashion, but they had to break a tie at the end of the third quarter to do so.

A series of runs in the fourth quarter saw the lead traded back and forth until a driving layup from DSU’s Lorna Shepherd broke a 61-61 tie with 7 seconds remaining. Bellevue missed a short jumper at the buzzer to fall to 13-12 overall and 6-5 in the league.

Shepherd finished with 12 points, five rebounds and four assists for the Blue Hawks. Also scoring in double-figures were Ashley Bentz-Laub (18 points) and Megan Klein (13 points, 13 rebounds). Taylor Henningsgard added eight points and seven assists before fouling out.



Dickinson State 63, Bellevue 61

DSU  21  8  11  23

BU  16  16  8  21

DSU: Ashley Bentz-Laub 18, Megan Klein 13, Lorna Shepherd 12, Taylor Henningsgard 8, Kate Golding 4, Rachael McDonough 3, MacKayla Feeney 3, Paitton Herbst 2.

BU: Caletria Curtis 15, Ryleigh McCartney 13, Alexandra Bader 9, Taylor Cormier 8, Angeliece Tucker 7, Cassidy Hubbs 6, Shanae Collins 3.

Total fouls: DSU 13, BU 15. Fouled out: DSU, Henningsgard. 3-point goals: DSU 7-18 (Shepherd 2-4, Feeney 1-2, Henningsgard 0-1, Bentz-Laub 3-7, McDonough 1-2, Herbst 0-2), BU 10-24 (Cormier 2-5, McCartney 3-7, Collins 0-1, Tucker 2-6, Christen Voyles 0-2, Bader 3-3). Rebounds: DSU 37 (Klein 13), BU 28 (Curtis 5). Assists: DSU 15 (Henningsgard 7), BU 17 (Cormier 4, Bader 4). Steals: DSU 7 (Henningsgard 3), BU 11 (McCartney 3, Curtis 3). Blocks: DSU 2 (Klein 2), BU 4 (Beth Walker 3). Turnovers: DSU 18, BU 16.