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Lexi Klabo tallied another double-double with 20 points and 11 rebounds to go along with five blocks in Wednesday's exhibition win.
Solid fourth quarter propels Hawks past Eagles
Release: 11/08/2017
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UND 79, Minn. Crookston 50
Wed., Nov. 8, 2017  •  Grand Forks, ND
Betty Engelstad Sioux Center
Attendance: 1481
  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Minn. Crookston 11 14 11 14 50
North Dakota 16 18 15 30 79
Key Notes
• Klabo (UND) led all scorers with 20 points.
Melissa Dailey (UND)- 16 points
• North Dakota opens its regular season Friday at No. 17 Oregon State.
Statistical Comparison
 FG Percentage 36.7 47.1
 3-Point FG Percentage 14.3 28.6
 FT Percentage 59.1 73.3
 Offensive Rebounds 12 18
 Defensive Rebounds 21 22
 Total Rebounds 33 40
 Turnovers 24 11
 Points Off Turnovers 3 32
 Bench Points 9 22
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GRAND FORKS, N.D.--  Lexi Klabo scored 20 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as North Dakota defeated Minnesota Crookston, 79-50, in the team's final exhibition Wednesday at the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center.

Klabo, a preseason all-Big Sky Conference selection, has been big in both exhibition wins, helping North Dakota to a 48-14 advantage in points in the paint Wednesday. Klabo added five blocks to her stat line in tonight's win while Fallyn Freije totaled 17 points and eight boards for the Fighting Hawks.

North Dakota led just 34-25 at the break but out-scored the Eagles, 45-25, in the second half to earn the win. UND had 30 points in the fourth quarter alone, turning the ball over just 11 times in the entire game. 

Junior transfer Melissa Dailey had another solid outing, following up 17-point effort in Saturday's exhibition win with 16 tonight to go along with six assists and a pair of rebounds. Chastity Franklin aided North Dakota's defensive effort with five steals. 

UND will head to 17th-ranked Oregon State for its regular season opener Friday at 4:00 p.m. Central. North Dakota will be playing four of their first five games away from home with the home opener coming Nov. 19 against Massachusetts. 

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