K-Heart Sports – 01/26/24


MINOT, ND – Thursday scores:
High School Boys Basketball
Class B
#3 Westhope-Newburg def. North Prairie, 78-47
Harvey-Wells County def. Berthold, 60-21
Velva def. T-G-U, 67-53
Our Redeemer’s def. Surrey, 67-38
Powers Lake-Burke Central def. Divide County, 74-28
Williston Trinity Christian def. Trenton, 53-38

High School Girls Basketball
Class A
#2 Bottineau def. #5 Nedrose, 69-51
#3 South Prairie-Max def. Dunseith, 63-22
Des Lacs-Burlington def. Stanley, 58-29
Rugby def. New Town, 43-28
Watford City def. Beulah, 64-41
Shiloh Christian def. Hazen, 58-46
Class B
#3 Central McLean def. Wilton-Wing, 65-12
#7 Kenmare-Bowbells def. Ray, 43-15
Harvey-Wells County def. Berthold, 53-49
Parshall def. North Shore-Plaza, 41-32
Powers Lake-Burke Central def. Divide County, 37-34
Williston Trinity Christian def. Alexander, 38-28
Washburn def. New Salem-Almont, 55-36
North Prairie def. Warwick, 74-33
St. John def. Cavalier, 56-25

High School Boys Hockey
Mandan def. Minot High, 3-2
Dickinson def. Hazen-Beulah, 8-0

High School Girls Hockey
Bismarck High-Legacy def. Dickinson, 5-2

High School Boys Wrestling
Minot High def. Bismarck Legacy, 30-29
Dickinson def. Bismarck Century, 37-27
Williston def. Bismarck St Mary’s, 55-9
Bismarck High def. Watford City, 57-9
Bismarck High def. Sidney MT, 54-9
Watford City def. Sidney MT, 57-18

High School Girls Wrestling
Minot High def. Bismarck Legacy, 45-26
Dickinson def. Bismarck Century, 39-33
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (MSU) – The 16th-ranked Minot State men’s basketball team got a 22-point showing from the bench, but fell 77-67 to the Augustana Vikings on the road Thursday in NSIC action, snapping a seven-game Beaver win streak. The Beavers (15-4 overall, 10-3 NSIC) had two players score in double figures, led by Jaxon Gunville, who had 15 points. Khari Broadway added 11 points and Connor Hollenbeck added nine points and six rebounds. Minot State forced 16 Augustana turnovers. The Beavers turned those takeaways into 19 points on the offensive end of the floor. Michael Jok’s three steals led the way for Minot State. After falling behind 9-3, Minot State went on a 6-0 run with 14:35 left in the first half, culminating in a three from Jalen Cook, to tie the game at nine. Augustana then pulled ahead, sending the Beavers into halftime down 34-33. Augustana kept widening its lead after intermission, constructing a 77-61 advantage before Minot State went on a 6-0 run, finished off by Jok’s layup, to shrink the deficit to 77-67 with nine seconds to go in the contest, The Beavers were unable to cut further into the deficit by the end of the game, losing 77-67. Minot State took care of business in the paint, recording 22 of its 34 points in the lane. The Beavers play at Wayne State on Saturday.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (MSU) – Lorelei McIver racked up 7 steals, and the Minot State women’s basketball team defeated the Augustana Vikings 66-60 on the road Thursday in NSIC action. The Beavers (7-15 overall, 4-9 NSIC) had three players score in double figures, led by Sydney Gustavsson, who had 16 points. McIver added 15 points and seven steals and Emma Mogen helped out with 12 points. The Minot State defense held Augustana shooters to just 34.5 percent from the field. The Beavers also kept Lauren Sees to 4-of-14 shooting in the game. With the win, Minot State leapfrogs the Vikings into the top 12 in the league standings. The top 12 at the end of the season advance to the NSIC Tournament.
Minot State started out the scoring by going on a 9-0 run, culminating in a bucket from Emily Srejma, to take an early lead with 7:28 left in the first quarter. The Beavers then lost some of that lead, but still entered the quarter break with a 19-12 advantage. Minot State did most of its first-quarter damage in the paint, scoring 10 of its 19 points close to the basket. Minot State built that first quarter lead to 27-16 before going on a 6-0 run starting at the 4:11 mark in the second period, highlighted by a bucket from Srejma, to increase its lead to 33-16. The Vikings cut into that lead, but the Beavers still enjoyed a 35-20 advantage heading into halftime. Minot State dominated in the paint, scoring 16 of its 16 points close to the basket. After intermission, Minot State held on to its advantage and owned a 49-39 lead heading into the fourth quarter. Minot State knocked down two three-pointers in the quarter to score six of its 14 total points. Minot State kept its lead intact before going on a 6-0 run, finished off by Mogen’s three, to grow the lead to 61-50 with 4:21 to go in the contest. The Vikings narrowed the margin with a 10-0 run, but a Gustavsson basketball and a late turnover by Augustana helped seal the win in the final half minute. Minot State took advantage of five Augustana turnovers in the quarter, scoring five points off of those takeaways.
CHESTERFIELD, MO. (MSU) – The Minot State women’s hockey team kicked off their first appearance in day one of the WMCH Showcase. It was a grind, but the Beavers got the job done over the Maryville University Saints. The No. 7 Beavers (12-10-0) defeated the 5th-ranked Saints (15-13-0) by a final score of 2-1. Maryville’s lone goal came at 9:50 left in the first period, but that was all they could muster as the Beavers stood out well defensively in a tight contest. Minot State responded to tie the game at one heading into the first intermission. The go-ahead goal was scored at 4:28 remaining in the middle frame. That second period tally would end up becoming the game-winning goal and all that the Beavers needed to secure the win. Minot State picks up their second win over Maryville this season and sixth win overall versus the Saints since affiliation started with MSU Athletics. Both teams will not meet again for the rest of the regular season, but a possible re-match could take place either in the WMCH Tournament or ACHA National Tournament later on. Gracie Perry broke through with 50 seconds left to go in the first to give the Beavers the tying marker. It was her third of the year with the assist coming from captain Riley Ball. Scoring the game-winner was Cameron Schmidt, who now has goals in back-to-back games. Her fourth of the season was set up from assists by Mia McKee and Makena Welby. Haylie Biever was fantastic once again in her third start coming off of injury. She steered away 27 of 28 shots. The Beavers will have a quick turnaround as they return to action today facIing another top five team in the McKendree Bearcats. Puck drop is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. (CT).
MINOT, N.D. (MSU) – Minot State’s duo of Wayne Joint and Jake Swirple led the way Thursday night with wins for the Beavers, but in the end the 4th-ranked Augustana Vikings won the teams’ dual 37-8 in an NSIC battle at the MSU Dome. Minot State now is quickly back in action as part of the wrestling extravaganza at the Minot Municipal Auditorium on Friday as the Beavers (6-7 duals, 2-4 NSIC) host Sioux Falls as 7 p.m. Thursday against the Vikings, the head-to-head dual started off even as the Vikings took the first match before Joint evened the team score with a 10-2 major decision victory in his 133-pound match. All even at 4-4, though, the match swung the Vikings way as a tech fall and a pin built momentum and started a streak of seven straight wins that Minot State could not turn back until the final match at heavyweight. In that 285-pound bout, Swirple took control early and rolled to his own major victory, 11-1, giving Minot State its final win of the evening.
MINOT, N.D. (MSU) – Bella Hernandez led the way for the Minot State women’s wrestling team, picking up a pair of wins that included one by pin as the Beavers beat Dakota Wesleyan 25-15, but fell to Chadron State (Neb.) 37-12 in a tri-dual Thursday at the MSU Dome. The Beavers now are quickly back in action as they host Sioux Falls on Friday at 7 p.m. in the finale of a wrestling extravaganza at the Minot Municipal Auditorium. Thursday at the MSU Dome, Hernandez collected a win by forfeit to start the day in the dual against the Chadron Eagles, then won by pin in 1 minute, 5 seconds over Mady Sargent of the Dakota Wesleyan Tigers in their 130-pound match. The Beavers (6-7 duals) added wins by forfeit for Skye Shelmerdine (116), Jazmin Gorder (123), Haleigh Lematta (143), and Madison Parson (191) to wrap up the victory over the Tigers. In their dual against the Eagles, Keela Kary added a win by forfeit at 136 pounds for the Beavers, who also got a single team point each from Shelmerdine and Gorder, despite losses. In Thursday’s third dual, Chadron State beat Dakota Wesleyan, 35-5.
FARGO, N.D. (NDSU) – Elle Evans netted a career-high 29 points to help the North Dakota State women’s basketball team pick up an 85-52 win over St. Thomas on Thursday night at Scheels Center. With the win, the Bison improve to 11-8 (5-1 Summit) and moved to 8-0 at Scheels Center this season. NDSU has won five of its last six games and is 19-1 at home over the last 20 games dating back to last season. St. Thomas drops to 11-9 (3-3 Summit) with the loss. Evans carried the Bison with a career-high 29 points on 7-of-7 shooting from three. Her seven triples rank tied for the fourth-most in a single-game in NDSU history and were two shy of the program record of nine, which was set by Beth Bue against Northern Colorado on Feb. 26, 2002. Evans also shot 9-of-14 from the field and 4-of-4 from the free throw line to go along with a game-high three blocks. Heaven Hamling logged her third 20-point performance of the season with 22 points and a game-high seven rebounds. Abbie Draper closed out the top performers with nine points, three rebounds and two steals. As a team, NDSU shot 46.6 percent (27-58) from the field and 64.7 percent (11-17) from three with all 10 players reaching the scoring column. The Bison also drained 20 free throws on 23 attempts.
After only holding a one-point lead after the first quarter, 16-15, NDSU erupted starting the second frame on a momentum-shifting 15-1 run to expand its lead to 31-16 after Abby Krzewinski drained a three-pointer at the 5:29 mark. The Bison went on to take a 39-29 lead into the intermission. NDSU continued to surge starting the third quarter on a 12-2 run to grow its edge to 20, 51-31, following a triple from Evans at the 5:37 mark. The Bison then began to put the game away finishing the third quarter on an 11-0 run capped off by a Miriley Simon buzzer beater to make the score 69-35. The Bison shot 60.0 percent from the field and limited the Tommies to 16.7 percent from the field in the third frame. NDSU went on to close out the contest over the final 10 minutes to earn the 85-52 victory. NDSU will be back in action next Thursday night hosting South Dakota State. Tip-off is set for 7:00 p.m., at Scheels Center.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (NDSU) – The North Dakota State men’s basketball team built a nine-point lead at St. Thomas on Thursday night, but the Tommies rallied back to outscore the Bison by 19 in the second half and earn a 79-66 win in Summit League play. Noah Feddersen scored a career-high 20 points to lead the Bison. Boden Skunberg added 19 points and seven rebounds. After shooting 71 percent (15-for-21) in the first half, NDSU finished at 48 percent for the game. NDSU led by nine at 42-33 in the final minute of the first half. The Tommies strung together a 12-2 run over a five-minute stretch in the second half, going up 53-48 with 10:30 remaining. When the Bison pulled within one at 53-52, St. Thomas responded with another 13-4 run. With a three-pointer in the second half, Skunberg became the 40th player in NDSU history to reach 1,000 career points. Parker Bjorklund scored 32 points for St. Thomas to lead all scorers. Feddersen made 7-of-8 shots in the game and recorded a career-high four assists. NDSU fell to 9-12 overall and 2-4 in The Summit League. St. Thomas improved to 14-7 overall and 4-2 in league play. The Bison will have this weekend off before playing at South Dakota State and North Dakota next week.
NEW YORK (AP) — Karl-Anthony Towns scored 27 points, Anthony Edwards added 24 and the Western Conference-leading Minnesota Timberwolves held on for a 96-94 win over the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday night. Minnesota led by as many as 17 points in the third quarter and was still ahead by 10 midway through the fourth quarter. An 8-0 Nets run, capped by Mikal Bridges’ short jumper with 3:34 left, made it 91-89. Cam Thomas’ free throws with 1:11 left tied the game 94-94. Rudy Gobert put down an alley-oop from Towns with 58 seconds remaining to put the Timberwolves back in front. Bridges was fouled by Jaden McDaniels with two seconds left, giving the Nets a chance to tie the score. He missed the first and the Nets were called for a lane violation on his ensuing intentional miss. After a timeout, Minnesota successfully inbounded the ball and ran out the clock. The Nets have now lost three straight, seven of eight and 12 of their last 14. Gobert finished with 10 points and 13 rebounds, while Mike Conley also scored 10. Towns added 10 rebounds. Thomas led the Nets with 25 points and Bridges had 21. Nic Claxton finished with 16 points and 11 rebounds, and Spencer Dinwiddie scored 14. Minnesota visits San Antonio on Saturday night.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Alexandre Carrier and Filip Forsberg scored 35 seconds apart to open a three-goal third period, Juuse Saros made 22 saves and the Nashville Predators came back to beat the Minnesota Wild 3-2 on Thursday night. Roman Josi added his 10th goal of the season and had an assist, while Ryan O’Reilly had two assists for Nashville. The Predators had lost three of four, but are 21-11-1 in their last 33 games. They entered the day tied for fifth in the NHL in points since Nov. 18 after starting the season 5-10-0. Joel Eriksson Ek scored his team-leading 21st goal of the season for Minnesota and Matt Boldy got his 16th. Filip Gustavsson stopped 25 shots for the Wild, which had its three-game winning streak stopped. Minnesota had been 14-0-1 when leading after two periods. The Wild host Anaheim on Saturday.

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