K-Heart Sports – 01/14/23

K-HEART SPORTS – 01/14/23 – 0700
MINOT, ND – Parshall/North Shore-Plaza scored the first 12 points of the game and led by as many as 13 in the second quarter, but they couldn’t hold on to the lead as Kenmare-Bowbells came back to tally a 66-62 win last night in a game we broadcast on K-Heart. Luke Crosby scored 16 points for the Honkers, while Peyton Helwig came off the bench to add 13 as Kenmare-Bowbells improves their record to 4-5. The Braves were led by Joaquin Powell with a game-high 19. Tyson Odermann added 17 points as Parshall-NSP drops to 4-3.
Other scores from Friday:
High School Boys Basketball
Class A
#2 Mandan def. Watford City, 86-59
#3 Minot High def. Williston, 69-49
Bismarck High def. Dickinson, 82-66
Turtle Mountain def. Bismarck St. Mary’s, 81-74
Class B
#4 Bishop Ryan def. Berthold, 80-27
Beulah def. #6 Shiloh Christian, 51-46
Des Lacs-Burlington def. Glenburn, 79-26
Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood def. Our Redeemer’s, 62-44
Surrey def. South Prairie, 52-51
Velva def. Bottineau, 57-52
Dunseith def. Westhope-Newburg, 65-60
Powers Lake-Burke Central def. Nedrose, 67-47
High School Girls Basketball
Class A
Bismarck High def. Dickinson, 68-57
Mandan def. Watford City, 90-39
Bismarck St. Mary’s def. Turtle Mountain, 79-51
Class B
#1 Kenmare-Bowbells def. #5 Carrington, 54-44
Westhope-Newburg def. Dunseith, 59-29
North Prairie def. North Star, 56-41
Harvey-Wells County def. Warwick, 68-37
Tioga def. Alexander, 57-13
High School Boys Hockey
Minot High def. Jamestown, 3-1
High School Girls Hockey
Mandan def. Bismarck Century, 2-1 SO
Bismarck High-Legacy def. Fargo Davies, 2-1 OT
High School Girls Gymnastics
Judy Ziegler Meet – Bismarck
1. Dickinson, 147.225
2. Bismarck Century, 140.100
3. Jamestown, 138.500
4. Minot High, 135.175
5. Bismarck Legacy, 131.650
7. Mandan, 126.925
8. Grand Forks, 126.575
9. Northwest Stars, 116.075
10. Bismarck High, 47.675
All-Around winner: Elizabeth Karsky, Dickinson, 37.100
High School Boys Wrestling
Dickinson def. Mandan, 63-15
Williston def. Bismarck High, 32-30
Jamestown def. Bismarck Century, 34-33
High School Girls Wrestling
Jamestown def. Bismarck Century, 42-30
Bismarck High def. Mandan, 65-12
Mandan def. Dickinson, 60-18
College Mens Basketball
Minot State def. Wayne State, 80-79
College Womens Basketball
Minot State def. Wayne State, 70-57
College Mens Hockey
Minot State def. Illinois State, 5-1
Western Michigan def. North Dakota, 4-0
College Womens Hockey
Indiana Tech def. Minot State, 5-2
College Mens Wrestling
Northern State def. Minot State, 32-10
College Womens Wrestling
York Duals – York, Nebraska
Texas Wesleyan def. Minot State, 35-10
York University (Neb) def. Minot State 34-5
Wayland Baptist def. Minot State, 25-7
Minot State def. Jarvis Christian College, 15-5
NAHL Hockey
Minot Minotaurs def. Aberdeen Wings, 4-0
North Iowa Bulls def. Bismarck Bobcats, 2-1
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Anthony Edwards scored 31 points, D’Angelo Russell had 17 and the Minnesota Timberwolves held off the short-handed Phoenix Suns 121-116 on Friday night. Taurean Prince added 16 points off the bench and fellow reserve Naz Red had 13 points for Minnesota. The Timberwolves won for the fourth time in five games and bounced back from a 135-118 loss in Detroit on Wednesday night. Damion Lee led Phoenix with a career-high 31 points and Mikal Bridges had 24. The Suns were again without stars Chris Paul and Devin Booker, along with Cameron Johnson and backcourt backups Cameron Payne and Landry Shamet. Deandre Ayton returned after missing two games with a left ankle sprain and had 11 points and 11 rebounds.
EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The bond Matt Daniels has developed with his players in his first season as special teams coordinator of the Minnesota Vikings stretches out of the practice facility and into the parking lot. Each week, Daniels turns over his designated space to a player whose effort and performance on the unsung units of the kicking game warrants the honor. From the VIP vehicle treatment to his self-appointed player nicknames to the custom-made hats — with “ST” on the front and an African proverb about the strength of community on the side — he gave the group, Daniels has done his best to make Minnesota’s special teams, well, special. That starts with strategy meetings that are always interactive, never paternalistic. The fellowship was strengthened during training camp when Daniels’ father, Bruce, died of a heart attack. Daniels told his players he needed their support, and the connection has only grown since. “I’m always big on a two-way flow of communication,” Daniels said. “I don’t want to be up there where you’re constantly hearing me talk for 30 or 40 minutes and I’m not hearing any type of conversation coming back at me.”
The 33-year-old’s first season in a leadership position at any level has coincided with an overall improvement by the Vikings in this vital area and facilitated a unique camaraderie on a team that counts strong chemistry as a major asset entering the playoffs. They host the New York Giants in the wild-card round on Sunday. “It’s just great to have a coach who’s trusting in you, believing in you, kind of feeling like a player on team in the way he’s integrated himself into the building,” said backup safety Josh Metellus, who blocked punts in consecutive games last month and was recently voted as a replacement captain for injured right tackle Brian O’Neill. All-Pro long snapper Andrew DePaola is “Sir Po.” Kicker Greg Joseph is “G-Money.” Practice squad wide receiver Dan Chisena is “Hot Sauce.” Daniels goes by “Hat,” a moniker that stuck with him in college after a big hit in practice.
Daniels got a degree in public policy at Duke, where he was a first team All-ACC safety in 2011. He latched on as an undrafted rookie with the Rams and lasted four years in the league. Painfully bad luck for his playing career served as a seed-planting spark for his move into coaching, even if he didn’t fully appreciate it while rehabilitating a torn ACL and MCL in his knee in 2012 and then a broken tibia and fibula and dislocated ankle in 2013. Both of those injuries occurred while blocking on kick returns when another player rolled into his leg. John Fassel, then the Rams special teams coordinator, started an apprenticeship of sorts to help Daniels stay involved during his time on injured reserve. He taught him the nuances of reviewing film and even assigned him presentations to the special-teamers for that week’s game plan. So it was only fitting that Daniels found his first coaching job in the NFL as Fassel’s assistant in 2018. He went with him to the Cowboys in 2020, and a year ago new Vikings coach Kevin O’Connell hired Daniels to run the whole special teams show.
“Matt brings a lot of juice to the coaching staff. He brings a lot more swag than I do, certainly, and he’s done a phenomenal job with that group,” offensive coordinator Wes Phillips said. “As far as my time in the league, I think this unit is more invested than maybe any. Sometimes there’s guys who are just waiting to get their shot other places, and obviously guys want to play on offense and defense, but we’ve got a lot of guys, core special teams guys, that are really excited about going out there and really making plays to change the game.”
Rookie Ryan Wright is ninth in the NFL in percentage of punts inside the 20-yard line and seventh in the league in net punting average. The Vikings are also eighth in the NFL in average starting field position differential. They gave up a touchdown on a kickoff return by Packers All-Pro Keisean Nixon two weeks ago, but Kene Nwangwu scored on a kickoff return in a seven-point win over the Patriots on Nov. 24. And while Joseph has missed seven field goals and six extra points, he has five game-winning kicks. His ability to read the room and know his players have helped Daniels coach Joseph through multiple slumps, favoring the less-is-more approach to keep from psyching his kicker out. That’s one example of the profile Daniels has been building as a potential future head coach. “I love playing for the man, but at the same time if it does happen while I’m still here, I’m going to be his biggest supporter,” DePaola said. “I’m going to be like, ‘Hey, you’ve got it.’ Because not only does he have a special knack for coaching teams, he has a special knack with relating with everybody on the team.”

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