Junior forward Kendall Hackney continued a thus far impressive senior season and led the team with 27 points and seven rebounds. She picked her shots well and came out of the night shooting 67 percent from the field.
After that, it was the two freshman guards, Morgan Jones and Karly Roser, who came up big for the ‘Cats. Jones finished the night with 12 points and seven rebounds and Roser tallied 10 points and eight assists.
NU continued its trend of seeing more bench production. Freshman Alex Cohen and junior Meghan McKeown both had five points off the bench.
The ‘Cats outmuscled ND State, winning the both the turnover and a rebound margins. They failed to entirely capitalize on this, however, as they only made it to the line eight times in the whole game.
Wildcat fans should find a lot of positives in this game, and really this whole Invitational. The ‘Cats have improved their depth and against ND State they really limited turnovers which have been an Achilles' heel all year.
The team breaks for Christmas and plays their next game against Toledo at Welsh-Ryan on Dec. 27 at 6 p.m. CT.