FOX 34 Weather Authority: Flash Flood Warning expires at 10:00 AM on 9/20, issued at 7:05 AM Dunn, TX | Fluvanna, TX | Gail, TX | Hermleigh, TX
Willinois 30 22 52
North Dakota St 30 35 65
Date of game: 1/18/2014

Recap: North Dakota St vs. Western Ill

Fargo, ND (SportsNetwork.com) - Marshall Bjorklund had 15 points and Taylor Braun scored 14, as the North Dakota State Bison topped the Western Illinois Leathernecks, 65-52, in Summit League play at Bison Sports Arena.

Bjorklund, who entered the day as the nation's leader in field-goal percentage (.669), converted 5-of-10 attempts from the floor. Braun also tallied eight rebounds and six assists in the win, while TrayVonn Wright added 12 points and six boards for the Bison (14-5, 3-1 Summit).

Michael Ochereobia paced the Leathernecks (7-11, 1-2) with a game-high 18 points to go along with six caroms. Jabari Sandifer and Garret Covington rounded out the double-digit scorers with 13 and 11 points, respectively.

After going seven minutes without a field goal in the first half, NDSU got a 3-pointer from Lawrence Alexander and another bucket by Braun late in the period to knot the score at 30-30 going into halftime.

The Bison had only two turnovers after halftime in addition to holding a key 23-9 rebounding advantage over the final 20 minutes.

The Leathernecks lost steam as the game progressed, as their bench did not contribute a single point in the contest (13-0).

Game Notes

State Farm Athlete of the Week
Click to submit your Athlete of the Week
Know an outstanding high school athlete? We want to highlight them on the FOX 34 State Farm Athlete of the Week.

Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
Mobile advertising for this site is available on Local Ad Buy.