K-Heart Sports – 01/08/23

K-HEART SPORTS – 01/08/23 – 0700
MINOT, ND – Stanley and Bishop Ryan split their girl/boy basketball doubleheader that we broadcast Saturday on K-Heart. The Blue Jays won the girls game 74-57, behind 25 points by Ava Schuster. Josh Hetzel scored 29, including five made 3’s but it wouldn’t be enough for the Stanley boys as Bishop Ryan wins 69-61. Brady Feller led the Lions with 22 points.
Other scores from Saturday:
High School Boys Basketball
Class A
#2 Mandan def. Williston, 80-55
Dickinson def. Jamestown, 75-72
Class B
Hazen def. #8 Bowman County, 62-60
#9 Des Lacs-Burlington def. Bottineau, 86-57
Velva def. Surrey, 67-49
Kenmare-Bowbells def. Our Redeemer’s, 55-54 OT
Minot High JV def. Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood, 66-52
Beach def. New Town, 82-47
Alexander def. Wibaux MT, 55-32
McLean County Shootout
Drake-Anamoose def. Richardton-Taylor, 67-54
New England def. Central McLean, 59-46
Warwick def. Washburn, 85-57
White Shield def. Mott-Regent/Grant County, 74-73
Max def. Divide County, 57-52
Glen Ullin-Hebron def. Garrison, 66-62
High School Girls Basketball
Class A
#2 Minot High def. Bismarck High, 59-57
Jamestown def. Dickinson, 61-59
Mandan JV def. Williston, 91-55
Class B
#1 Kenmare-Bowbells def. Our Redeemer’s, 46-31
#5 Central McLean def. Harvey-Wells County, 65-33
Washburn def. Heart River, 54-36
Hettinger-Scranton def. Trenton, 57-24
High School Boys Hockey
Fargo Davies def. Minot High, 5-1
Mandan def. Bottineau-Rugby, 3-2
Bismarck Legacy def. Williston, 5-0
Jamestown def. Dickinson, 3-2 OT
Mayville-Portland def. Hazen-Beulah, 8-1
High School Girls Hockey
Fargo North-South def. Minot High, 2-1 SO
Williston def. West Fargo United, 3-2
Fargo Davies def. Mandan, 2-0
Grand Forks def. Bismarck High-Legacy, 2-0
High School Boys Swimming & Diving
Coyote Invite
1. Bismarck High, 496
2. Bismarck Century, 489
3. Williston, 389
4. Dickinson, 306
5. Bismarck Legacy, 298
6. Mandan, 262
High School Boys Wrestling
Bismarck Rotary (Top 5)
1. Watertown SD, 244.5
T2. Aberdeen Central SD, 167.5
T2. Bismarck Century, 167.5
4. Bismarck High, 163.0
5. New Salem-Almont, 146.0
15. Minot High, 84.0
Williams County Firestorm Tourney
1. Kenmare-Bowbells-Burke Central, 198.5
2. Williams County, 174.5
3. Velva, 146.0
4. Stanley, 102.0
5. MonDak, 75.0
6. Des Lacs-Burlington, 36.0
7. Alexander, 30.0
8. White Shield, 10.0
High School Girls Wrestling
Bismarck Rotary (Top 5)
1. Bismarck High, 273.0
2. Bismarck Legacy, 231.0
3. Minot, 225.0
4. Fargo, 147.5
5. West Fargo United, 141.0
College Mens Basketball
Southwest Minnesota State def. Minot State, 65-63
College Womens Basketball
Southwest Minnesota State def. Minot State, 75-58
College Mens Hockey
Minot State def. Midland University, 3-2 OT
North Dakota def. Lindenwood University, 4-2
College Womens Hockey
Adrian College def. Minot State, 3-2 OT
College Mens Wrestling
Minot State def. San Francisco State, 37-12
Colorado State-Pueblo def. Minot State, 30-14
Minot State def. New Mexico Highlands University, 21-15
Western Colorado University def. Minot State, 35-9
NAHL Hockey
Minot Minotauros def. St. Cloud Norsemen, 6-3
North Iowa Bulls def. Bismarck Bobcats, 2-0
FARGO, N.D. (NDSU – The North Dakota State men’s basketball team outscored South Dakota by 20 in the second half, storming back for a 73-61 victory on Saturday afternoon inside the Scheels Center. The Bison trailed the Coyotes 33-25 at halftime after USD closed the half with a 12-0 run. NDSU outscored South Dakota 48-28 after halftime, improving to 3-2 in Summit League play with the win. Sophomore Jacari White scored 18 points to lead the Bison, and NDSU freshman point guard Damari Wheeler-Thomas added a season-high 17 points, six rebounds and two steals while committing no turnovers. The duo combined to score 27 of their 35 points in the second half. The Bison scored the first nine points out of halftime to take the lead, and eight more lead changes would follow in the contest. South Dakota led 59-58 with five minutes remaining, but NDSU scored 12 unanswered points over the next four minutes to earn the victory. NDSU shot 56 percent in the second half and limited the Coyotes to 30-percent shooting after halftime. The Bison made 9-of-20 from beyond the arc in the game, including five three-pointers by White. Grant Nelson scored 15 points for NDSU, and Boden Skunberg added 12. Nelson battled foul trouble, but the Bison finished plus-29 in his 23 minutes on the floor. The Bison improved to 19-6 in 25 games against South Dakota in the Division I era. NDSU returns to the road next week, playing at Denver on Jan. 12 and at Omaha on Jan. 14.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (UND) – Despite leading for the first 30 minutes of the contest, North Dakota suffered a 60-59 decision to South Dakota State inside the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center on Saturday afternoon. The Jackrabbits (8-9, 3-2 SL) trailed by 15 points before intermission but went on a 25-5 run in the second half to go up 57-46 with 5:20 left. The Fighting Hawks (6-11, 0-4 SL) clawed their way back into the game and went on an 11-0 run over the final five minutes to knot the game up at 59-59. In the final seconds, Tsotne Tsartsidze was called for a foul on Alex Arians with 2.0 seconds left. Arians went 1-for-2 at the line and it was the difference, allowing the Jackrabbits to escape the Betty with the 60-59 win. Tsartsidze paced UND with 16 points and six rebounds. In the game, North Dakota shot 39.2 percent, added eight triples and went 11-for-14 at the charity stripe. During the 11-0 run at the end, UND went 6-for-8 at the line. South Dakota State made 38.3 percent of its shots, drained eight makes from deep and finished 8-for-12 at the line. The Fighting Hawks were haunted by turnovers, giving away 18 of them which converted to 23 points from turnovers for the Jackrabbits. SDSU also won the battle in the paint by 32-12 margin, while UND held a 38-31 rebounding advantage. NoDak’s reserves held up its reputation for having the best bench in the league, outscoring the South Dakota State bench, 20-8. North Dakota led 33-20 at the break. The Fighting Hawks put down a 13-2 run to open the game and built its lead up to 15 points at 33-18 right before intermission, using an 8-0 run with one minute before halftime to extend its lead. North Dakota will visit Omaha on Thursday. Opening tip between the Fighting Hawks and Mavericks is slated for 7 p.m.
VERMILLION, S.D. (NDSU) – The North Dakota State women’s basketball team edged South Dakota, 79-76, at Sanford Coyote Sports
Center on Saturday afternoon. With the win, the Bison improve to 10-5 (4-1 Summit) overall on the season and snapped a 13-game losing skid against the Coyotes (8-9, 4-2 Summit) dating back to 2017. It also marked the first win for NDSU at South Dakota since 2013. Additionally, the Bison snapped the Coyotes’ 43-game win streak against Summit League opponents at home dating back to the 2016-17 season. Heaven Hamling paced NDSU with a team-high 22 points on 9-of-22 shooting from the field. She tied a season-high seven rebounds and handed out a team-best six assists. Taylor Brown reached double figures in the scoring column for the sixth time this season with 16 points to go along with seven rebounds and three assists. Elle Evans also netted 16 points on 4-of-7 shooting from three. As a team, NDSU shot 49.2 percent (30-61) from the field with seven different players reaching the scoring column. The Bison also shot 28.0 percent (7-25) from three and 80.0 percent (12-15) from the free throw line. Additionally, NDSU tallied 44 points in the paint and 22 points off of turnovers. Both teams battled through the first three quarters as South Dakota took a 61-54 advantage into the final frame. The Coyotes then opened up their largest lead of the contest, 63-55, after Carley Duffney connected on a pair of free throws with 8:01 to play. The Bison fought their way back to cut the deficit down to two, 68-66, following a fastbreak layup and free throw from Hamling with 4:29 remaining. NDSU continued to surge putting together five straight points after a triple from Abby Schulte and jumper from Hamling to lock the contest, 75-75, with 1:09 to play. Following a free throw from Grace Larkins, Hamling closed the game out for NDSU coming up with a layup and two clutch free throws with under 11 seconds to play to seal the 79-76 victory. NDSU will be back in action hosting Denver on Thursday night. Tip-off is set for 7:00 p.m. at Scheels Center.
BROOKINGS, S.D. (UND) – The University of North Dakota women’s basketball team dropped its third straight game on Saturday afternoon, falling to South Dakota State, 105-72, from Frost Arena in Brookings, S.D. The defeat marks the 12th straight loss to SDSU and is the first time UND has allowed 100-plus points since February 1st, 2019 at Western Illinois, as the Fighting Hawks entered the contest ranked second in the Summit League in scoring defense. Kacie Borowicz led the way once again for North Dakota, scoring 15 points and adding five assists for her 23rd straight game in double figures. The senior has now paced the team in points in each of the 15 games this season. Claire Orth was the final Fighting Hawk in double figures, notching 10 points on an efficient 3-for-6 afternoon from the field to go alongside a trio of rebounds, an assist and a steal in 26 minutes of action. It was South Dakota State who jumped out to the early lead, scoring 13 of the game’s first 15 points to take a 13-2 advantage less then four minutes into the contest. Following the timeout by NoDak, the visitors started to settle in, eventually clawing the deficit down to just five on a pair of free throws from Miranda VanderWal before the Jackrabbits closed the frame with a triple to take a 30-22 after 10 minutes. Much like Thursday, it was the second quarter that saw the struggles return for North Dakota, with SDSU finishing with a 25-12 scoring advantage in the frame to build a 55-34 lead at the halftime break. The Fighting Hawks couldn’t get closer in the second half, as South Dakota State closed out the 105-72 victory. North Dakota returns to action on Thursday night against Omaha on 7 p.m. from the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center in Grand Forks.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Rasmus Dahlin had two goals and three assists, Victor Olofsson also scored twice — including the winner with 18.3 seconds left in overtime — as the Buffalo Sabres beat the Minnesota Wild 6-5. Tage Thompson and Dylan Cozens also scored for the Sabres, who have won eight of their last nine. Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen had 39 saves. Joel Eriksson Ek and Ryan Hartman each had a goal and an assist for Minnesota, and Brandon Duhaime, Kirill Kaprizov and Marcus Foligno also scored. Marc-Andre Fleury finished with 31 saves as the Wild snapped a three-game win streak. With time winding down in the extra period, Olofsson fired a shot past Fleury after taking a pass from Peyton Krebs for his 15th goal of the season. Fleury made his 964th career appearance, passing Ed Belfour to take sole possession of fifth place all-time among goaltenders. Fleury needs seven appearances to tie Terry Sawchuk for fourth place.

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