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Area roundup: Mikayla Ferenz scores 33 in Idaho women’s big road victory

Staff reports

Mikayla Ferenz and the Idaho Vandals helped reshape the Big Sky Conference women’s basketball standings Thursday.

Ferenz scored 33 points to power Idaho to a 79-71 win over Northern Colorado in Greeley, Colorado, knocking the Bears (13-6, 5-3) out of what had been a four-way tie for first place.

The Vandals (9-10, 5-3) joined the Bears, Eastern Washington and Montana State in a four-way tie for third place, one game behind Montana and one-half game behind Weber State.

Ferenz finished 11 of 21 from the field, including 6 of 9 on 3-pointers, and 5 of 5 from the free-throw line to guide Idaho’s 12-for-13 night.

UI’s Geraldine McCorkell shot 9 for 9 from the field on the way to 22 points and added a game-high 10 rebounds.

Savannah Scott led three Bears in double figures with 15 points.

North Dakota 81, Eastern Washington 79: Lexi Klabo led four players in double figures with 26 points while leading the Fighting Hawks (10-9, 3-5 Big Sky) past the Eagles (10-10, 5-3) in Grand Forks, North Dakota.

Fallyn Freije added 15 points, seven rebounds and four assists for North Dakota, which improved to 8-1 at home. The Fighting Hawks built a 10-point lead in the fourth quarter and had a 5-0 run after EWU tied the game at 71.

Violet Kapri Morrow scored a game-high and career-best 28 points and Delaney Hodgins added 25 for the Eagles, who had a four-game winning streak snapped.

EWU shot 22 of 25 from the line, with Hodgins finishing 13 of 14 and Morrow 7 of 8.

Morrow and Symone Starks, who scored 13, hit three 3-pointers apiece for EWU.


North Idaho 31, Simon Fraser 15: Nicholas Hara (133 pounds), Thomas Stevenson (157) and Levi Perry (184) registered pins to guide the Cardinals (9-6) past the visiting Clan.

NIC’s Esco Walker Jr. (125) added a 17-8 major decision over Oscar Bulaqui.

Simon Fraser defeated NIC 27-19 on Nov. 10.