GRAND FORKS, N.D. — A fourth-quarter rally was too little, too late for the UNO women Thursday night.

The Mavericks trailed by 16 with less than nine minutes to play before cutting the deficit to four on Josie Filer’s 3-pointer with 1:03 left. But that’s as close as UNO got, and North Dakota held on for a 63-57 win.

North Dakota, which improved to 3-0 in Summit League play, seized control in the second quarter.

The Mavs led 12-11 before North Dakota’s 12-2 run over the first 6 ½ minutes of the second quarter. UNO was hampered by foul trouble — it committed 16 in the first half — and shot 20.7% (6 of 29) from the field.

The Fighting Hawks extended their lead to 49-29 with three minutes left in the third before UNO started whittling away.

Mariah Murdie’s three-point play made it 59-51 with 2:48 left, then Claire Killian and Filer hit 3-pointers to make it 61-57 at the 1:03 mark. But UNO’s 3-pointer with 15 seconds left was off the mark, then North Dakota sealed the win with two free throws with two seconds left.

Murdie, who scored 11 points in the third quarter, had her third career double-double. She led UNO with 16 points and 10 rebounds. Killian added 12 points off the bench. UNO missed 14 of its first 15 3-point shots.

The Mavs (6-10) fell to 1-2 in Summit play and stay on the road to face South Dakota at 1 p.m. Saturday. South Dakota, South Dakota State and North Dakota lead the Summit at 3-0 — UNO’s other league loss is to SDSU.

UNO (6-10, 1-2).........................12    8   17   20—57

At North Dakota (12-4, 3-0).......11  21  19   12—63

UNO: Ogier 0-5 0-0 0, Killian 4-11 2-2 12, Ekdahl 1-6 0-0 2, Filer 3-8 0-0 8, Murdie 7-13 1-1 16, Schmitt 0-1 0-0 0, Carter 2-6 0-0 4, Petersen 0-1 0-0 0, Wilson 1-3 0-0 2, Felici 0-2 0-0 0, Johnston 1-4 0-0 2, Pilakouta 2-3 7-8 11. Totals: 21-63 10-11 57.

UND: J. Jarnot 1-6 0-0 2, Orth 2-3 0-1 4, A. Jarnot 1-3 3-4 6, Zander 4-9 2-4 12, Fleecs 3-10 4-4 10, Borowicz 5-8 4-5 15, Keplin 1-9 0-0 3, Manson 0-0 1-2 1, Lane 1-1 0-0 2, Vanloo 3-6 2-3 8. Totals: 21-55 16-23 63.

3-point field goals: UNO 5-24 (Ogier 0-2, Killian 2-6, Ekdahl 0-2, Filer 2-6, Murdie 1-3, Petersen 0-1, Felici 0-2, Johnston 0-2), UND 5-14 (J. Jarnot 0-1, A. Jarnot 1-1, Zander 2-4, Fleecs 0-2, Borowicz 1-3, Keplin 1-3).

Rebounds: UNO 38 (Murdie 10), UND 41 (J. Jarnot 12). Assists: UNO 13 (Johnston 4), UND 7 (Orth 3).

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