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Forum staff reports, Published December 08 2009

Women's basketball: Smart, Sioux top Mayville

GRAND FORKS, N.D. – Senior Alys Seay and freshman Nicole Smart each scored 15 points to lead the University of North Dakota over Mayville State 75-51 in women’s basketball Monday night at Betty Engelstad Sioux Center before 1,547 in attendance.

It was the 26th consecutive victory for the Sioux over the Comets.

Smart, an Ada, Minn., product, scored a career-high, shooting 6-for-10 from the field and hitting two 3-pointers.

The Sioux (2-6) forced the Comets (3-6) into turning the ball over 30 times. Jossy Bergan led this charge with seven of the Sioux’s 20 steals.

The Sioux took a 36-23 edge at the half and never looked back.

Erin Ericson led the Comets with 18 points on

6-for-13 shooting, while Kelsey Adamsen chipped in 11 points.

UND next travels to Arizona State in Tempe at noon on Wednesday.

MAYVILLE STATE (3-6): Smart 1-7 2-2 4, Adamsen 3-5 4-4 11, Guilbert 4-8 1-5 9, Taylor 1-3 4-4 6, Ericson 6-13 4-4 18, Sannes 1-3 1-2 3. Totals 16-42 16-23 51.

NORTH DAKOTA (2-6): Bergan 3-6 0-0 8, Ledger 3-4 2-3 8, Lof 4-7 1-1 10, Bagaason 5-19 0-0 11, Seay 7-11 1-2 15, Smart 6-10 1-1 15, Rothfusz 1-3 0-0 2, Houdek 1-3 0-0 2, Kuehl 2-3 0-0 4. Totals 32-72 5-7 75.

Half: ND 36, MS 23. 3-point goals: MS 3-13 (Smart 0-3, Adamsen 1-3, Guilbert 0-2, Ericson 2-7); ND 6-24 (Bergan 2-5, Lof 1-1, Bagaason 1-7, Smart 2-6, Rothfusz 0-1). Total fouls: MS 10, ND 19. Fouled out: none. Rebounds: MS 29 (Adamsen 9), UND 37 (Youngblut 6). Assists: MS 10 (Smart 4), UND 13 (Youngblut 4). Steals: MS 12 (Smart, Adamsen 3), UND 20 (Bergan 7). Turnovers: MS 30, ND 19.