K-Heart Sports – 01/21/24


MINOT, ND – Saturday scores:
High School Boys Basketball
Class AA
Bismarck Legacy def. #5 West Fargo Sheyenne, 89-78
Class A
Standing Rock def. Nedrose, 80-73 OT
Devils Lake Shootout
Shiloh Christian def. Turtle Mountain, 68-49
Central Cass def. Rugby, 74-37
Valley City def. Stanley, 51-33
#3 Devils Lake def. #5 Beulah, 84-48
#1 Kindred def. #2 Four Winds-Minnewaukan, 48-45
Class B
#7 Glen Ullin-Hebron def. #9 Garrison, 69-57
Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood def. Tioga, 85-46
Williston Trinity Christian def. Powers Lake-Burke Central, 69-56
Alexander def. Beach, 64-38
Central McLean def. Mandaree, 79-33
Trenton def. South Heart, 45-44

High School Girls Basketball
Class AA
#4 Bismarck Legacy def. West Fargo Sheyenne, 72-49
Class A
#2 Bottineau def. Grafton, 59-48
Des Lacs-Burlington def. Glen Ullin-Hebron (Class B), 61-35
Class B
#4 Central McLean def. Mandaree, 73-26
Tioga def. Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood, 67-47
Trenton def. South Heart, 64-36
Powers Lake-Burke Central def. Williston Trinity Christian, 50-21
Beach def. Alexander, 70-21

High School Boys Hockey
Minot High def. Fargo North, 2-1 OT
Dickinson def. Bottineau-Rugby, 11-5
Williston def. Jamestown, 4-2
Bismarck Legacy def. Mandan, 5-1

High School Girls Hockey
Grand Forks def. Minot High, 2-0
Devils Lake def. Williston, 6-2
Fargo North-South def. Mandan, 4-1

High School Boys Swimming & Diving
Minot Invite
1. Bismarck Century, 377
2. Minot High, 353
3. West Fargo, 351
4. Grand Forks, 340
5. Bismarck High, 303
6. Bismarck Legacy, 240

High School Boys Wrestling
Metro Duals – Fargo (Day two)
Minot High def. Fargo Davies, 46-19
Minot High def. Fargo North, 57-15
Minot High def. Fargo South, 66-12
Minot High def. Grand Forks Central, 43-18

High School Girls Wrestling
Rugby Tournament
1. Bismarck High, 245
2. Minot High, 231.5
3. Bismarck Legacy, 182
4. Dickinson, 149
5. Bismarck Century, 137
6. Napoleon-Gackle-Streeter, 98.0
7. Devils Lake, 74.0
8. New Salem – Almont, 70.0
9. Williston, 56.0
10. Harvey – Wells County, 55.0
11. Des-Lacs Burlington, 51.0
12. Rugby, 40.5
13. Turtle Mountain, 39.0
14. MonDak, 38.0
15. Stanley, 31.0
16. Kenmare-Bowbells-Burke Central, 30.0
17. Williams County, 10.0
18. Beulah-Hazen, 9.0
19. Northern Lights, 8.0
20. Watford City, 7.0

NAHL Hockey
Aberdeen Wings def. Minot Minotauros, 5-2
MINOT, N.D. (MSU) – Led by birthday boy Jalen Cook who, the 21st-ranked Minot State men’s basketball team shot 50 percent from beyond the arc on the way to a 77-70 win against the Winona State Warriors at the MSU Dome on Saturday in NSIC play. The Beavers (15-3 overall, 10-2 NSIC) had four players score in double figures, led by Cook, who had 18 points and two steals. Connor Hollenbeck tacked on a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds and Ben Bohl helped out with 10 points. Celebrating his birthday with his family in town, and with the Beavers’ seventh straight victory, also was a highlight. The Minot State offense was strong from three-point land, knocking down 10 threes on 20 attempts. Jaxon Gunville hit two treys for the Beavers in the contest.
After falling behind 4-0, Minot State went on an 11-0 run with 18:42 left in the first half, culminating in a bucket from Caleb Van De Griend, to take an 11-4 lead. The Beavers then added six points to that lead by the end of the period and entered halftime with a 43-30 advantage. Minot State relied on its three-point shooting in the period, knocking down six shots to account for 18 of its 43 points. The Beavers responded to a Winona State comeback with three-pointers as the Warriors grabbed a 57-56 advantage before a three by Hollenbeck put Minot State back in front for good. Gunville and Cook added 3s in a 13-4 Beaver run, and a Kameron Givens’ layup grew the lead to 71-61 with 3:00 to go in the contest. The Warriors narrowed the margin somewhat before the game was over, but the Beavers still cruised the rest of the way for the 77-70 win. Minot State got a boost from its bench in the period, as non-starters accounted for 24 of its 34 total points.
MINOT, N.D. (MSU) – The Minot State women’s basketball team got a 30-point performance from the bench, led by Jaime Skeggs who had a career-high 18 points, on the way to a 59-45 win against the Winona State Warriors at at the MSU Dome on Saturday in NSIC action. The Beavers (6-15 overall, 3-9 NSIC) had two players score in double figures, led by Skeggs’ 18 points. Emma Mogen added 10 points and Sydney Gustavsson added nine points, nine rebounds, four assists and two steals. Minot State grabbed 38 rebounds in Saturday’s game compared to Winona State’s 35, led by Gustavsson’s nine boards. The Minot State defense held Winona State shooters to only 30.2 percent from the field, including 28 percent from three-point range. The Beavers also kept Hailey Markworth to 3-of-13 shooting and seven points in the game. The Warriors did not get many second opportunities on the offensive end, as they grabbed only eight offensive rebounds and scored two second-chance points while Minot State pulled down 29 defensive rebounds.
After playing to a 2-2 tie early in the game, Minot State went on a 9-0 run with 7:33 left in the first quarter to take an 11-2 lead. The Beavers then added three points to that lead by the end of the period and entered the quarter break with a 19-7 advantage. Minot State capitalized on 11 Winona State turnovers in the period, turning them into 11 points on the other end of the floor. Minot State kept its first quarter lead intact before going on a 10-0 run starting at the 4:44 mark in the second period, highlighted by a bucket from Emily Srejma, to increase its lead to 34-14. The Warriors cut into that lead, but the Beavers still enjoyed a 34-16 advantage heading into halftime. Minot State was strong from deep in the period, knocking down two three-point shots to account for six of its 15 points. After intermission, Minot State held on to its advantage and owned a 52-40 lead heading into the fourth quarter. Minot State’s bench made the most of its minutes in the period, as non-starters totaled five of the team’s 18 third-quarter points. Minot State kept its lead intact before going on a 7-0 run, finished off by Lorelei McIver’s layup, to grow the lead to 59-43 with 3:51 to go in the contest. The Warriors narrowed the margin somewhat before the game was over, but the Beavers still cruised the rest of the way for the 59-45 win.
FREMONT, NE. (MSU) – Another clean sweep led to a perfect script for Minot State men’s hockey this season when it came to facing off with the Midland Warriors. The team was back again to take on the Warriors on the road at Sidner Ice Arena as the Beavers could not have asked for a better weekend. No. 1 Minot State (22-4-0) bulldozed through Midland (9-15-1) by a final score of 8-0 in another complete game effort. The Beavers wasted no time by lighting the lamp within the first five minutes of the match. It would stay that way for about 30 minutes of game time until the flood gates burst open, with Minot State adding three more before the end of the second period. The Beavers would eventually put the game out of reach as they struck twice in the first minute of the third period. Two power play goals made for the cherry on top to make the score what it is at 8-0. Minot State finishes the regular season series winning all four games versus Midland.
Goals were plentiful for the good guys. Christian Kadolph made another stout showing for the Beavers in an exceptional five-point night, including his sixth goal of the year on the power play and four assists. Captain Carter Barley and Reece Henry each had three points in the win. Barley scored twice for his 10th and 11th of the season, while Henry poured out a goal and two assists. Sheldin Howard and Colby Joseph rounded out the goal scoring in the second period. In the final period of regulation, Walker Jerome and Jay Buchholz also got on the scoring sheet for Minot State. Trenton Curtis fulfilled the role of playmaker as he dished out three assists in another standout performance. Looking at the team stats, the Beaver special teams were huge tonight with three power-play markers on four tries.It was another weekend of split reps between the Minot State goalies, as the Beavers went with Riley Wallace this time around. He stays red hot, as 22 saves were enough for him to get his third shutout in a row. In his last three starts, he has stopped all 62 shots that came his way. Minot State wraps up another series resulting in victories over the Midland Warriors. Both teams will not meet again for the remainder of the regular season. Up next for the Beavers is a trip to University of Mary on January 24, followed immediately by a home-and-home weekend set with the University of Jamestown in a classic North Dakota rivalry week.
MINOT, N.D. (MSU) – It was a battle of wits as the Minot State women’s hockey team gave themselves a chance against the number one team in the country. Midland University came to town to conclude another hard-fought series. The No. 8 Beavers (11-10-1) went the distance against 1st-ranked Midland University (21-0-2) in a game that needed a shootout. The first and second periods belonged to the Warriors, as they led 2-0 heading into the third. Midland scored the ice breaker at 9:06 of the first period on a power play opportunity. After the Warriors doubled their lead in the second, it looked like a tall hill to climb for the Beavers. Facing adversity, Minot State rises to the occasion as they came back down 2-0 to tie the game with less than a minute to go in regulation. A short-handed break, along with extended offensive zone pressure with the extra attacker would pay off for the Beavers. A scoreless overtime frame would result in a 2-2 finish. Midland would go on to pick up the extra point after scoring once in the shootout. Cameron Schmidt had the short-handed marker, followed by a great tip by Riley Ball late in the game as each got their third goal of the season. Schmidt also added an assist on Ball’s goal to complete a two-point output on the night. Haylie Biever got the start in net once again for Minot State and made 22 saves on 24 shots. Minot State showed tons of grit in a tie with No. 1 Midland. Coming up next for the Beavers will be a Midwest tour as they will play in three straight days versus Maryville, McKendree, and Lindenwood before leading up to the inaugural WMCH All-Star game.
MINOT, N.D. (MSU) – Minot State Track and Field had themselves one successful meet at the Mike Thorson Open, in Bismarck, ND. An all-around team effort from distance to field to sprints, the Beavers earned themselves top 3 performance in a lot of their events. Leading the way, the distance crew put on a phenomenal show at the meet. Sidra Sadowsky, came out victorious in the mile. Paulette Dominguez, and Emery Smith followed up in mile with 2nd and 3rd place finishes earning a sweep. Bailey Wride, a freshman, did not disappoint in the women’s 600-meter run, her second-place finish with a time of 1:39.76 put her for the second fastest time in school history. In the Women’s 1000 meters, Nicole Reeves placed second with a time of 3:17.37.
Moving to the men’s side, Devontae Daley, finished 1st place in the 600 meters with a time of 1:23.35. With that not only being a personal best for Daley, it also puts him in second all time in school history. Marco Murillo, followed up with a second-place finish in 600 as well. In the men’s 1k, Yoni Neyshtadt secured 3rd place with a time of 2:44.47. Senior, Jacob Jensen, took a 3rd place finish in the mile. Freshman standout, Jasiah Hambira, broke yet another High Jump record and met the NCAA provisional qualifying mark for the second straight meet. With a leap of 2.05 meters, Hambria is currently tied 19th in the nation. Samuel Kreins capped off the meet with a 2nd place finish in the men’s shot put with a toss of 14.79 meters.
ST. CLOUD, Minn. (UND) – No. 6/7 North Dakota rallied from a pair of third period deficits and play to a 3-3 overtime tie against No. 13 St. Cloud State on Saturday night from the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center in St. Cloud, Minn. While UND (16-6-2, 7-4-1 NCHC) runs its regulation unbeaten streak to 17 straight games, SCSU (11-7-4, 7-2-3 NCHC) earned the second point in the NCHC standings with a 2-1 shootout victory to bring both teams to a tie atop the league standings with 26 points. North Dakota entered the third period trailing for only the fifth time all season, but once again overcame the pair of deficits on goals from Jake Livanavage and Cameron Berg to improve to 2-1-2 this season when trailing after 40 minutes. Ludvig Persson was strong again between the pipes for NoDak, finishing with 32 saves on 35 shots against while SCSU goaltender Dominic Basse improved as the game went to tally 24 saves on 27 shots. Jackson Blake stretched his point streak to six games with his 15th goal of the season while freshman Jayden Perron notched the first multi-point game of his career with a pair of assists on the two goals in the third period.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (UND) – Amar Kuljuhovic set new career highs in both points with 19 and rebounds with 15 as the North Dakota men’s basketball team won its third straight game Saturday, defeating Denver 92-78. B.J. Omot scored 20 points to lead the UND attack, as five players scored in double figures for the second straight game. Treysen Eaglestaff poured in 18, Tyree Ihenacho 14 and Tsotne Tsartsidze with 12. Ihenacho dished out six assists to lead the team. NoDak jumped out to a quick 4-0 lead with layups from Tsartsidze and Omot, but was unable to hold the lead as the half swung back and forth. Denver gained a six point lead at 27-21 with eight minutes left to go in the half, but a 13-6 run from UND over the next six-plus minutes put the Fighting Hawks back on top 34-33 with 1:19 to go. At the half the green and white held a one point edge at 38-37 as Ihenacho drove down the lane and banked in a buzzer beating layup. Early in the second half the game was tied at 44, when Omot drained a three and then Kuljuhovic scored under the basket to put the Fighting Hawks up by five and would not relinquish the lead the rest of the game. Each time that the Pioneers would come within striking distance, the Fighting Hawks would answer and push the lead back up. The lead eventually swelled into double-digits and the hosts defended their home court with a 14 point win. North Dakota will travel to St. Thomas next Saturday for a 7 p.m. tip off with the Tommies.
DENVER, Colo. (UND) – The North Dakota women’s basketball team erupted for 31 third quarter points on a .706 shooting percentage on its way to a 78-68 road win over Denver Saturday. In a tale of two halves, the Fighting Hawks doubled up their first half point total of 27 in the third quarter. North Dakota totaled 31 points in the third frame and took its first lead of the night after Kiera Pemberton’s bucket a minute into the quarter. The Hawks were red-hot out of the locker room and were a perfect 8-for-8 from the field at the under-five media timeout and finished the quarter 12-of-17. Pemberton scored eight of UND’s first 12 points, and Kacie Borowicz scored the next seven as the Hawks took a 46-37 lead with 4:35 on the clock. NoDak carried a 16-point lead, 58-42, into the final quarter after a 12-2 run that featured seven points from Mikayla Aumer and five from Kiyah Hurst. Four Hawks reached double-figures with Borowicz and Hurst pouring in 19 each, Pemberton with 14 and Aumer with 13 off the bench. Hurst also notched her second double-double of the season with 12 rebounds, while Pemberton hit double-digit points in just 18 minutes. Hurst carried the third quarter momentum into the fourth by opening it with her second three-pointer of the day, and put UND up 19, which was its largest lead of the day. The Hawks held the Pioneers at bay for the majority of the quarter, with their advantage briefly dipping into single digits late in the game. The Hawks answered Denver’s late baskets and went 5-for-6 from the free throw line in the final two minutes to secure the 10-point victory. The Fighting Hawks struggled to find the bottom of the net in the first quarter, scoring 10 points in the opening frame on 4-of-16 shooting. The Hawks scored nine of their 10 points on extra possessions with nine second chance points on four offensive rebounds. Denver shot .462 percent from the field and knocked down 4-of-9 attempts from deep. Borowicz cut the DU lead to six heading into the second quarter after connecting on her first three-pointer of the game with 25 seconds left. Denver extended their advantage to double digits for the first time, 25-14, early in the second quarter. The Hawks answered with six straight points, from three different players, to force a Pioneers timeout. UND outscored Denver 13-5 over the final seven minutes, to pull within three heading into the halftime intermission. NoDak continued to attack the offensive glass in the second quarter with nine second chance points on six offensive boards. Kiyah Hurst and Borowicz combined for 10 total rebounds and seven offensive boards in the opening 20 minutes. The Fighting Hawks return to the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center next Saturday to host St. Thomas at 1:00 p.m.
FARGO, N.D. (NDSU) – Boden Skunberg recorded a double-double with 20 points and 10 rebounds, and Noah Feddersen matched his season-high with 18 points to lift the North Dakota State men’s basketball team to a 72-67 victory over Oral Roberts on Saturday afternoon. NDSU improved to 9-11 overall and 2-3 in The Summit League. ORU fell to 8-11 overall and 2-4 in league play. The Bison grabbed 13 offensive rebounds in the game, outpacing the Golden Eagles by 10 on the offensive glass. NDSU junior Andrew Morgan finished with 14 points, 13 rebounds, and a team-high four assists. NDSU led for nearly 26 of the game’s 40 minutes. The contest featured eight ties and 11 lead changes. ORU took a 64-62 lead on a bucket by Kareem Thompson with 1:30 remaining. The Bison answered with a three-pointer from Skunberg on the next possession, and Morgan added a free throw and a layup to put NDSU up 68-64 with 40 seconds left. The Golden Eagles got a three-point play from Issac McBride to pull within one, but the Bison went 4-for-4 at the free throw line to seal the victory. The Bison will play next at St. Thomas on Thursday, Jan. 25.
TULSA, Okla. (NDSU) – The North Dakota State women’s basketball team saw its four-game win streak come to a close after falling short at Oral Roberts, 84-75, on Saturday afternoon at Mabee Center. Elle Evans paced the Bison (10-8, 4-1 Summit) with a game-high 23 points to go along with three rounds and two assists. Avery Koenen added in a season-high 14 points with four rebounds, four steals and three assists, while Abby Graham chipped in 12 points with four rebounds. After leading by three at halftime, 40-37, Oral Roberts (14-5, 5-1 Summit) started the third quarter on an 8-2 run to expand their edge to 48-39 following a layup from Ruthie Udoumoh at the 8:19 mark. The Bison fought their way back in fourth quarter to cut the edge down to six, 72-66, after Evans sank layup with 3:02 to play. However, NDSU couldn’t close the gap any further and dropped the contest, 84-75. NDSU will return home hosting St. Thomas on Thursday night. Tip-off is set for 7:00 p.m., at Scheels Center.

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