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Forum staff reports, Published November 21 2012

Johnson, Bison women rally past Prairie View A&M

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – North Dakota State overcame a 39-27 halftime deficit to upend Prairie View A&M 61-56 at the Alaska Shootout women’s basketball tournament on Wednesday.

Holly Johnson had a team-high 14 points on 5 of 8 shooting from the field for the Bison (3-3).

The victory snapped a three-game losing streak for NDSU, which trailed by as many as 17 points in the first half.

PVAM (0-4): Jackson 4-10 0-0 9, Burton 1-2 0-0 2, L. Scott 1-4 5-6 8, Williams 9-13 2-6 20, Etienne 3-12 2-2 11, Overshown 1-2 0-0 2, G. Scott 1-3 0-0 2, Azore 0-0 2-2 2. Totals 20-46 11-16 56.

NDSU (3-3): DeGagne 3-7 6-6 12, Birkel 5-13 2-2 13, Johnson 5-8 3-4 14, Linz 3-9 2-2 10, Becken 0-1 0-0 0, Van Kirk 3-4 0-0 9, Whittle 2-2 0-0 4, Gaines 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 21-47 13-14 61.

Half: PVAM 39, NDSU 27. 3-point goals: PVAM 5-14 (Jackson 1-4, L. Scott 1-1, Etienne 3-7, G. Scott 0-2), NDSU 6-16 (Birkel 1-4, Johnson 1-1, Linz 2-6, Becken 0-1, Van Kirk 2-2, Gaines 0-2). Total fouls: PVAM 13, NDSU 15. Total rebounds: PVAM 25 (L. Scott 9), NDSU 26 (three with 5). Assists: PVAM 11 (Jackson 6, NDSU Birkel 5). Steals: PVAM 9 (Etienne 4), NDSU 6 (DeGagne, Birkel 2). Turnovers: PVAM 19, NDSU 18.