K-Hear Sports – 12/18/23


MINOT, ND – Velva and Garrison split their doubleheader on Saturday that we broadcast on K-Heart. Kaylee Tomlinson made a pair of freethrows with 0.3 seconds remaining as Aggies won the girls game 55-53. Olivia Miller tallied 13 points to lead Velva to the upset of #8 Garrison. Cara Schlehr scored a game high 21 for the Lady Troopers. Velva improves to 3-4 on the season while Garrison drops to 3-1.
The Troopers got 30 points from Braxton Iglehart as they won the boys game 72-56. Little Hail Perkins added 19 points and Avery Klein 13 as the Troopers improve their record to 2-1. Velva was led by Reggie Bruner with 23 and Mason McPeak with 13. The Aggies drop to 0-3.
Other scores from the area:
High School Boys Basketball
Class A
Turtle Mountain def. Watford City, 89-49
Bottineau def. Kenmare-Bowbells (Class B), 83-68
Des Lacs-Burlington def. Hazen, 67-64
Standing Rock def. Stanley, 54-44
Killdeer def. Divide County (Class B), 86-20
Class B
Garrison def. Velva, 72-56
Alexander def. Trenton, 47-19
Williston Trinity Christian def. White Shield 81-53
Our Redeemer’s Tournament
5th Place
Central McLean def. South Prairie-Max JV, 58-9
3rd Place
Our Redeemer’s def. Tioga, 81-20
#4 Bishop Ryan def. South Prairie-Max, 61-44
CNDC Tournament
7th Place
St. John def. Glenburn, 68-38
5th Place
T-G-U def. Dunseith (Class A), 68-56
3rd Place
Rugby (Class A) def. Harvey-Wells County, 69-39
North Prairie def. New Rockford-Sheyenne, 49-32

High School Girls Basketball
Class AA
#4 Bismarck Century def. West Fargo, 73-41
West Fargo Sheyenne def. Mandan, 61-59
Class A
#2 Northern Cass def. Turtle Mountain, 67-63
#4 Bottineau def. Kenmare-Bowbells (Class B), 64-40
Nedrose def. Westhope-Newburg (Class B), 59-32
Stanley def. Standing Rock, 57-52
Hazen def. Wilton-Wing (Class B), 59-57
Class B
Velva def. #8 Garrison, 55-53
#10 Trenton def. Alexander, 56-18
Powers Lake-Burke Central def. North Shore-Plaza, 50-16
Williston Trinity Christian def. White Shield, 52-24

High School Boys Hockey
Minot High def. Jamestown, 3-0
Bottineau-Rugby def. Grafton-Park River, 5-3
Bismarck High def. Williston, 4-3

High School Girls Hockey
Bismarck Century def. Williston, 5-4

High School Boys Swimming & Diving
Bismarck Legacy-Bismarck High Invite
1. Century, 524
2. Minot High, 489
3. Bismarck High, 382
4. Fargo South, 344
5. Bismarck Legacy, 276
6. Mandan, 237
Williston Invite
1. Williston, 597
2. Jamestown, 469
3. Dickinson,430;

High School Boys Wrestling
Dennis Flynn Shootout – Devils Lake
1. Bismarck Legacy, 206.0
2. Mandan, 188.0
3. Devils Lake, 179.0
4. Fargo Davies, 174.0
5. Turtle Mountain, 154.0
6. Central Cass, 146.5
7. Watford City, 118.5
8. Grand Forks Red River, 86.0
Linton Holiday Tournament (Top 5 & local teams)
1. South Border, 244.5
2. Northern Lights, 152.5
3. Killdeer, 146.0
4. New Salem-Almont, 142.0
5. Velva, 135.0
7. Des Lacs-Burlington, 111.0
8. Bishop Ryan, 109.5
14. Harvey, 80.0
16. Stanley, 77.0
18. Kenmare-Bowbells, 69.0
19. Beulah-Hazen, 66.5
High School Girls Wrestling
Border Brawl – Ashley (Top 3 & local teams)
1. Bismarck, 218.0
2. Pierre T.F Riggs SD, 202.5
3. Minot, 138.0
11. Des-Lacs Burlington, 56.0
14. Beulah-Hazen, 43.0
19. Harvey-Wells County, 29.0
T21. Stanley, 24.0
23. Kenmare/Bowbells/Burke Central, 22.0
Dennis Flynn Shootout – Devils Lake
1. Bismarck Legacy, 225.5
2. Central Cass, 122.0
3. Devils Lake, 73.0
4. Turtle Mountain, 70.0
5. Mandan, 59.0
6. Northwood, 46.0
7. Northern Lights, 35.0
8. Rugby, 24.0
9. Watford City, 24.0
10. Larimore, 16.0
11. Hillsboro- Central Valley, 8.0
MINOT, ND – The Minot Minotauros scored three times in the first period, added four in the second and tallied a dominating 9-1 win over North Iowa on Saturday. Niklas Ketonen, John Small, and Chad Muller lit the lamp in the first period for the Tauros. Jack O’Hanisain, Trevor Stachowiak, Nicholas Sewecke, and Cayden Casey added goals in the second period. Pavol Funtek scored in the third period and O’Hanisain added his second. Brady James tallied 15 saves on 16 Bulls shots. Charlie Durkin came in for the last 10:23 and made a save also. The weekend sweep leaves the Tauros seven points ahead of Bismarck as they remain atop the NAHL Central Division standings.
MINOT, ND (MSU) – Khari Broadway scored 20 points, but the Minot State men’s basketball team fell to the No. 2-ranked Minnesota State Moorhead Dragons 77-74 at the MSU Dome on Saturday in NSIC action. The Beavers (8-3 overall, 4-2 NSIC) had three players score in double figures, led by Broadway, who had 20 points. Ben Bohl added 13 points and Connor Hollenbeck chipped in as well with 10 points and seven rebounds. Broadway pulled down two offensive rebounds to lead the Minot State offense which grabbed 10 boards and turned them into 13 second-chance points. After falling behind 25-21, Minot State went on a 7-0 run with 5:24 left in the first half, culminating in a bucket from Caleb Van De Griend, to take a 28-25 lead. The Beavers then lost some of that lead, but still entered halftime with a 36-34 advantage. Minot State did most of its first-half damage in the paint, scoring 24 of its 36 points close to the basket. Minnesota State Moorhead proceeded to take a 52-46 lead before Minot State went on a 5-0 run, finished off by Jaxon Gunville’s three, to shrink the deficit to 52-51 with 11:11 to go in the contest. Minnesota State Moorhead responded and outscored the Beavers the rest of the way, ending the game with a final score of 77-74. Minot State took care of business in the paint, recording 20 of its 38 points in the lane.
MINOT, ND (MSU) -The Minot State women’s basketball team got a 21-point performance from the bench, but fell 68-40 to the Minnesota State Moorhead Dragons at the MSU Dome on Saturday in NSIC action. Peyton Breidenbach led the Beavers (3-11 overall, 1-5 NSIC) with 10 points and four steals. Emily Srejma added eight points and Ashley Wacha helped out with six points and two blocks from the bench. The Minot State defense was a problem in Saturday’s game, forcing 16 Minnesota State Moorhead turnovers. Those takeaways turned into 10 points on the offensive end of the floor. Breidenbach’s four steals led the way individually for the Beavers. Minot State kept it close in the first quarter, but entered the second frame down 17-15. Minnesota State Moorhead kept adding to that lead, building a 20-15 advantage before Minot State went on a 6-0 run, highlighted by a bucket from Srejma, to take a 21-20 lead. The Dragons then came roaring back to take a 31-22 lead heading into halftime. Minnesota State Moorhead continued to increase its lead after halftime, building a 42-25 advantage before Minot State went on a 5-0 run, punctuated by a three from Breidenbach, to trim its deficit to 42-30 with 2:12 to go in the third. Minnesota State Moorhead countered and stretched its lead to 48-34 heading into the fourth. Minot State knocked down two three-pointers in the quarter to score six of its 12 total points. Minot State could not pull any closer in the fourth, losing by a final of 68-40. Minot State took advantage of five Minnesota State Moorhead turnovers in the quarter, scoring three points off of those takeaways.

ST. GEORGE, Utah (UND) – A career high 28 points from Treysen Eaglestaff guided the North Dakota men’s basketball team to a convincing 79-62 win over Utah Tech on Saturday night. The Fighting Hawks led over 37 minutes in the game, taking the lead at the 17:26 mark of the first half and never looked back. Eaglestaff set new career highs with 28 points and six three pointers made while Amar Kuljuhovic set a new career high with 13 rebounds. After Utah Tech got on the board first with a three pointer, the Fighting Hawks reeled off the next 11 points—a dunk from B.J. Omot started the run, followed by a layup from Eaglestaff, a block from Omot on the defensive end that turned into an Omot three on the other end, a bucket in his season debut from Tyree Ihenacho and then one from Tsotne Tsartsidze made it 11-3. At the 10:39 mark of the first half Eaglestaff hit a three to go up 19-7 and the game would be double-digits the rest of the way. At halftime the score was 40-21 in favor of the green and white. During the second half, NoDak led by as many as 29 and the outcome was secure over the final 20 minutes as the Fighting Hawks earned their second road win of the season. North Dakota has one more nonconference game–traveling to Lincoln, Nebraska for a showdown with the Cornhuskers on Dec. 20. The first home game of the season will be Dec. 29 against St. Thomas, which begins Summit League play.
MISSOULA, Mont. (NDSU) – Corbin Walker intercepted a two-point conversion attempt to clinch No. 2 seed Montana’s 31-29 double overtime win over North Dakota State in the semifinals of the NCAA Division I Football Championship on Saturday, Dec. 16, before a crowd of 26,544 at Washington-Grizzly Stadium. North Dakota State finished its season 11-4, while Montana (13-1) advanced to face top-seeded defending national champion South Dakota State (14-0) in the FCS championship game Sunday, Jan. 7, in Frisco, Texas. NDSU tied the game with 51 seconds left in regulation on a 9-yard pass from Cam Miller to Eli Green, then went ahead on the first play of overtime on Cole Payton’s 25-yard touchdown run. That was NDSU’s first lead since a field goal on the opening drive of the game, but the Grizzlies scored two plays later on a 22-yard pass from Clifton McDowell to Junior Bergan. Montana went ahead in the second overtime on a 13-yard touchdown run by Eli Gillman before converting the mandatory two-point attempt on a pass from Bergan to Keelan White. NDSU scored on a 2-yard run by TK Marshall, but Walker intercepted a pass from wide receiver RaJa Nelson intended for tight end Joe Stoffel, who was knocked down in the end zone. Griffin Crosa kicked field goals of 30, 35 and 38 yards for NDSU, which converted only 3 of 13 third down attempts. The Bison outgained Montana 345 to 284 in total yards. Miller was 9 of 22 passing for 157 yards, Green had five receptions for 98 yards, and TaMerik Williams led the Bison rushing game with 11 carries for 52 yards. NDSU safety Cole Wisniewski made a game-high 11 tackles and Javier Derritt had two of NDSU’s three sacks. McDowell finished 16 of 30 passing for 160 yards for the Grizzlies, and Bergan made six catches for 59 yards plus a 47-yard punt return touchdown in the fourth quarter. It was the final game for NDSU head coach Matt Entz, who earlier in the week was announced as the new assistant head coach and linebackers coach at Southern California. Entz was 60-11 in five years as the Bison head coach.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Jake Browning led Cincinnati to three fourth-quarter touchdowns and directed the winning drive in overtime, and the Bengals beat the Minnesota Vikings 27-24 on Saturday to improve their position in the playoff race. Browning won his third straight start and improved to 3-1 since Joe Burrow suffered a season-ending right wrist injury. He threw for 184 yards and two touchdowns in the fourth quarter and overtime. Tee Higgins went high over a Vikings defender to catch a 16-yard pass from Browning for the tying touchdown with 39 seconds left in regulation. Nick Mullens, the fourth quarterback to start a game this season for the Vikings, was solid in defeat. He passed for 303 yards with two TDs but threw two interceptions. Minnesota (7-7) has lost three of four, the only win in that stretch a 3-0 decision at Las Vegas that led to Joshua Dobbs being benched in favor of Mullens, who had more success finding the Vikings’ playmakers. Jordan Addison had six catches for 111 yards and two TDs. Justin Jefferson had seven receptions for 84 yards in his first full game since returning from a hamstring injury. He suffered a chest injury in the Raiders game. Backup Ty Chandler had a career-high 132 rushing yards and a touchdown for Minnesota. Chandler got the start in place of Alexander Mattison, who has a sprained ankle. The Vikings host Detroit on Christmas Eve.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Karl-Anthony Towns scored a season-high 40 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, Anthony Edwards added 37 points and the Minnesota Timberwolves pulled away in the second half to dominate the short-handed Indiana Pacers 127-109 on Saturday night. Naz Reid added 17 points and Kyle Anderson had 10 assists for Minnesota, now 11-1 at home and tied with Boston for the league’s best record at 19-5. Towns had his highest scoring total since a career-best 60 points March 14, 2022. Edwards finished one point shy of his season high. The pair combined for 54 of the Wolves’ first 75 points: 27 apiece. Minnesota shot a season-high 55.8% from the field, including a season-best 60% with a season-high 18 makes from outside the arc. The Timberwolves entered the game allowing a league-low 105.7 points. The Timberwolves play at Miami on Monday.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Mats Zuccarello scored in the shootout and Filip Gustavsson made 35 saves as the Minnesota Wild beat the Vancouver Canucks 2-1 on Saturday. Frederick Gaudreau scored in regulation for Minnesota, which won its third in a row and second straight in a shootout after Thursday’s 3-2 win against Calgary. The Wild are now 7-2 under coach John Hynes. Since Hynes replaced Dean Evason on Nov. 28, Minnesota leads the NHL in allowing just 1.56 goals per game and has a league-leading .947 save percentage. Gustavsson is 6-1-0 with a 1.26 goals-against average and .954 save percentage in that span. The Wild were playing without injured captain Jared Spurgeon, who missed his second straight game with a lower-body injury, but Hynes said Spurgeon will travel with the team on the upcoming road trip. The Wild play at Pittsburgh on Monday.

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