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Forum staff reports, Published December 19 2011

UNLV tops Bison women at tournament

LAS VEGAS – Kelli Thompson scored 18 points and Lenita Sanford added 16 points as UNLV upended North Dakota State 76-57 at the BTI Invitational women’s basketball tournament on Monday.

The Bison were led by Abby Plucker’s 17 points in the loss.

NDSU (2-10): Stephenson 0-1 2-2 2, Burich 2-3 2-4 6, DeGagne 2-10 4-4 9, Linz 3-12 3-4 12, Plucker 6-9 2-5 17, Muri 2-4 0-0 4, Van Kirk 2-7 2-2 7, Jones 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 17-47 15-21 57.

UNLV (9-3): Smith 2-5 0-0 5, Sanford 6-13 3-4 16, Nzeukou 5-7 3-4 13, Bell 3-9 0-0 7, Thompson 7-13 3-3 18, Style 2-9 1-2 5, Haynes 0-2 0-0 0, Cesarz 1-3 0-0 2, Charles 1-1 0-0 0, Miller 2-4 1-2 6, Moderegger 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 30-67 11-15 76.

Half: UNLV 39, NDSU 31. 3-point goals: NDSU 8-23 (Stephenson 0-1, DeGagne 1-4, Linz 3-10, Plucker 3-3, Muri 0-1, Van Kirk 1-4), UNLV 5-14 (Smith 1-4, Sanford 1-1, Bell 1-4, Thompson 1-3, Miller 1-1). Total fouls: NDSU 12, UNLV 13. Rebounds: NDSU 34 (DeGagne 7), UNLV 40 (Nzeukou 7). Assists: NDSU 13 (Van Kirk 4), UNLV 16 (Bell 6, Thompson 6). Steals: NDSU 1 (Muri 1), UNLV 9 (Sanford 3). Turnovers: NDSU 17, UNLV 6.