K-Heart Sports – 01/13/24


MINOT, ND – The arctic weather caused several cancellations or postponements on Friday. Other games were held.
High School Boys Basketball
Class AA
Mandan def. Bismarck Legacy, 69-62
Class B
#10 Garrison def. New Salem-Almont, 67-42

High School Girls Basketball
Class AA
Mandan def. #2 Bismarck Legacy, 68-53
Class A
#2 Bottineau def. Hazen, 61-42
Nedrose def. Stanley, 52-19
Devils Lake Shootout
#5 Devils Lake def. Shiloh Christian, 72-43
Central Cass def. Turtle Mountain, 68-67
Kindred def. Rugby, 48-38
Four Winds-Minnewaukan def. Beulah, 49-32
Valley City def. Watford City, 48-46
Class B
Our Redeemer’s def. #7 T-G-U, 53-47
Surrey def. Glenburn, 56-32
Harvey-Wells County def. Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood, 44-40
Velva def. Bishop Ryan, 37-34
St. John def. Dunseith (Class A), 82-43

High School Girls Hockey
Mandan def. Bismarck Century, 2-0
MINOT, ND (MSU) – Five Beavers put up double-digit points as Minot State knocked off the Sioux Falls Cougars 78-60 at home Friday night in NSIC action as more than 1,000 fans helped the Beavers “Defend the Dome.” The Beavers (12-3 overall, 7-2 NSIC) had five players score in double figures, led by Connor Hollenbeck, who had 17 points. Khari Broadway tacked on 14 points and Caleb Van De Griend chipped in as well with 11 points off the bench. The Minot State defense held Sioux Falls shooters to only 31.9 percent from the field, including 21.9 percent from three-point range. The Beavers also kept Creighton Morisch to 3-of-12 shooting in the game.
After jumping out to a 35-24 advantage, Minot State went on a 9-0 run with 4:29 left in the first half, culminating in a bucket from Broadway, to increase its lead to 44-24. The Beavers then lost some of that lead, but still entered halftime with a 46-27 advantage. Minot State got a great contribution from its bench in the period, as non-starters accounted for 16 of its 46 total points. Minot State kept its lead intact before going on a 6-0 run, finished off by Van De Griend’s layup, to grow the lead to 73-49 with 6:21 to go in the contest. The Cougars narrowed the margin somewhat before the game was over, but the Beavers still cruised the rest of the way for the 78-60 win. Minot State took care of business in the paint, recording 20 of its 32 points in the lane. The Beaver host Southwest Minnesota State today at 3:30 pm.
MINOT, N.D. (MSU) – Sydney Gustavsson hit a buzzer-beating shot to lead the Minot State women’s basketball team over the Sioux Falls Cougars 62-60 at home Friday in NSIC action to complete a sweep for the Beavers on “Defend the Dome” night. The Minot State men’s basketball team started the night with a 78-60 win over Sioux Falls. The Beavers (5-13 overall, 2-7 NSIC) had three players score in double figures, led by Emily Srejma, who had 19 points. Gustavsson added 12 points from the bench and Maya Aguilar chipped in as well with 10 points and eight rebounds off of the bench. Minot State grabbed 31 rebounds in Friday’s game compared to Sioux Falls’ 23, led by Aguilar’s eight boards. Minot State’s defense held Sioux Falls to only 37.9 percent shooting from the field. The Cougars did not have much luck cleaning up their misses on the offensive glass either, as they finished with six offensive rebounds and managed five second-chance points while Minot State cleared 27 defensive rebounds.
Minot State started off strong, putting together a 19-14 lead heading into the second quarter. Minot State did most of its first-quarter damage in the paint, scoring 10 of its 19 points close to the basket. Minot State kept its first quarter lead intact before going on a 12-0 run starting at the 7:41 mark in the second period, highlighted by a bucket from Srejma, to increase its lead to 35-19. The Beavers kept that lead for the remainder of the period and enjoyed a 41-25 advantage heading into halftime. Minot State was strong from deep in the period, knocking down four three-point shots to account for 12 of its 22 points. After intermission, Minot State held on to its advantage and owned a 49-38 lead heading into the fourth quarter. Minot State played well near the basket, scoring six of its eight points in the paint. The Beavers then held on for the victory in the fourth quarter. Minot State got a boost from its bench in the period, with non-starters scoring 10 of its 13 total points. Minot State will host Southwest Minnesota State today at 5:30 pm.
MANKATO, Minn. (MSU) – For the second straight year, the Minot State men’s wrestling team went on the road and beat the Minnesota State, Mankato Mavericks on their home mat. Cannon Potts earned a win by pin in just 1 minute, 34 seconds in his 197-pound match while Wayne Joint added an 8-0 major decision victory at 133 pounds to lead the Beavers who won six of the night’s 10 matches to claim the team win, 22-14, in the NSIC battle. Minot State took control early in the dual as Logen Fischer gutted out a 10-9 decision over Lucas Ryan in their 125-pound bout to put the Beavers in front, 3-0. Joint pushed that lead to 7-0 as he dominated in his match for the major decision win over Andrew Weiss. After the Mavericks battled back with a pair of wins to take the lead in the dual, the Beavers answered as Kelby Armstrong won a 9-5 decision over Caleb Meunier at 157 pounds, then Brendan Barnes scored a 4-1 decision win over Kole Marko, putting Minot State back on top, 13-8. The Mavericks then battled back in the see-saw dual with two more victories, their final two wins of the night for a brief 14-13 lead before Potts’ pin put the Beavers on top for good. Minot State heavyweight Jake Swirple then wrapped up the team win with a 5-1 decision victory of his own over Tanner Gaffey for the 22-14 final. Next up, Minot State (6-4 duals, 2-1 NSIC) heads to Wisconsin to face No. 4-ranked Parkside today.
MINOT, ND – Last weekend in St. Cloud the Minot Minotauros tied a franchise record for consecutive wins as they tallied their ninth in a row. Last night at Maysa Arena here in Minot, St. Cloud snapped that winning streak with a 3-2 victory over the Tauros. The Norsemen took a 1-0 lead in the first period on a goal by Hudson Blue. Minot tied the game at 1-1 just 25-seconds into the second on a goal by Cayden Casey. St. Cloud would respond with two goals in the period from Hagen Moe and Gavin Gunderson. Joel Lehtinen would find the back of the net late in the third period for the Tauros, but they couldn’t get the equalizer. Brady James made 33 saves for Minot, while Ryan Manzella tallied 31 saves for the Norsemen. The Tauros look for the split of the weekend series tonight at Maysa.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (UND) – For the fourth straight conference game, No. 4 North Dakota dropped an overtime contest – this time to Omaha, 5-4, on Friday night at Ralph Engelstad Arena in Grand Forks. Omaha’s (11-6-2, 4-4-1 NCHC) Jack Randl pounced on a rebound just 34 seconds into the extra session and the goal stood after a North Dakota (14-6-1, 5-4-0 NCHC) challenge for goaltender interference to give the Mavericks the extra point in the NCHC standings. Four-different Fighting Hawks found the back of the net, with Jackson Blake (12), Owen McLaughlin (8), Riese Gaber (12) and Ben Strinden (4) all notching goals for the hosts while Garrett Pyke, Louis Jamernik V, Gaber and McLaughlin each recorded multi-point outings. Goaltender Ludvig Persson returned to the nets for the first time since Dec. 9 after missing the previous series with an illness, as the senior finished with 19 saves on 24 shots to fall to 12-6-1 on the season. North Dakota will look to win the weekend series on tonight at 6:07 p.m. from the Ralph.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Joel Farabee scored his second goal of the night at 3:36 of overtime to give the Philadelphia Flyers a 4-3 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Friday night. Tyson Forester and Owen Tippett also scored for the Flyers, who have won three of four. Carter Hart made 26 saves. Marcus Johansson, Ryan Hartman and Matt Boldy scored for the Wild, who are 1-7 since losing star forward Kirill Kaprizov to an injury on Dec. 30. Minnesota’s Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 31 shots as he remained tied with Patrick Roy for second place on the NHL’s career victories list. The Wild host Arizona tonight.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Rudy Gobert had 24 points and 17 rebounds, Karl-Anthony Towns scored 23 points and the Minnesota Timberwolves cruised to a 116-93 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday night. Gobert returned after missing one game with left hip soreness. The twin tower duo of Gobert and Towns dominated an undermanned and young Portland squad that was on the second game of a back-to-back after losing 139-77 in Oklahoma City a night earlier, matching the fifth-biggest loss in NBA history. Gobert and Towns combined to shoot 16 of 19 from the field and Towns was 3 of 3 from 3-point territory. Minnesota shot 55% as a team, while holding the Trail Blazers to 39%. Mike Conley returned to the lineup after missing a game to rest and had nine points and 10 assists. Anthony Edwards finished with nine points for the Timberwolves, who ran their record to 14-3 at home this season. Gobert, Edwards and Conley didn’t play in the fourth quarter. Duop Reath had 14 points for Portland, which lost six of seven in finishing a seven-game road trip. Jerami Grant added 13 points for the Trail Blazers. The Timberwolves host the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday.

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