K-Heart Sports – 01/29/23

K-HEART SPORTS – 01/29/23 – 0700
MINOT, ND – Saturday scores:
High School Boys Basketball
Class A
#1 Bismarck Century def. Williston, 94-49
#2 Minot High def. Bismarck St. Mary’s, 85-49
Bismarck High def. Watford City, 103-65
Class B
Shiloh Christian def. Rugby, 71-67
Garrison def. Center-Stanton, 77-40
Benson County def. Drake-Anamoose, 62-60
Harvey-Wells County def. Kidder County, 71-45
White Shield def. Max, 67-55
Tioga def. New Town, 64-38
Divide County def. Williston Trinity Christian, 63-60
Berthold Bomber Shootout
Dunseith def. Trenton, 65-55
Minot North Freshman A def. Berthold, 80-59
Mandaree def. Ray, 64-38
High School Girls Basketball
Class A
Bismarck High def. Watford City, 77-39
Bismarck Century JV def. Williston, 63-22
Class B
#8 Shiloh Christian def. #1 Rugby, 61-54
#4 Central McLean def. Des Lacs-Burlington, 73-29
#7 Garrison def. Center-Stanton, 57-35
Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood def. Stanley, 48-43
Glenburn def. Wilton-Wing, 56-41
Bottineau def. Nedrose, 54-37
TGU def. Surrey, 65-58
Washburn def. Velva, 73-61
Benson County def. Drake-Anamoose, 46-44
Kidder County def. Harvey-Wells County, 71-30
North Prairie def. North Border, 51-39
New Town JV def. White Shield, 84-26
Beulah def. Heart River, 62-29
Powers Lake-Burke Central def. Divide County, 46-26
Berthold Bomber Shootout
North Shore-Plaza def. Dunseith, 40-38
Our Redeemer’s def. Tioga, 69-47
Berthold def. Trenton, 59-37
Mandaree def. Ray, 58-25
High School Boys Hockey
Bismarck Century def. Bottineau-Rugby, 4-1
Jamestown def. Williston, 8-4
High School Girls Hockey
Fargo Davies def. Minot High, 2-0
Williston def. Jamestown, 3-2
Devils Lake def. Dickinson, 8-4
Mandan def. Grand Forks, 3-2 OT
Fargo North-South def. Bismarck Century, 3-1
High School Girls Gymnastics
Dickinson Meet
1. Dickinson, 149.900
2. Bismarck Century, 145.250
3. Bismarck Legacy, 136.775
4. Mandan, 132.050
5. Bismarck High, 94.775
Jamestown Hillerud Construction Meet
1. Jamestown, 140.200
2. Grand Forks, 128.850
3. Aberdeen SD Central, 128.700
4. Fargo, 125.050
High School Boys Swimming & Diving
West Fargo Invite
1. Minot High, 494.5
2. Bismarck Century, 335.5
3. West Fargo, 284
4. Fargo Davies, 267
5. Williston, 265
6. West Fargo Sheyenne, 208
7. Jamestown, 162
Fargo North Triangular
1. Fargo North, 202
2. Bismarck Legacy, 183
3. Mandan, 155
High School Boys Wrestling
Class A
Bismarck St. Mary’s def. Turtle Mountain, 64-18
Williston def. Turtle Mountain, 63-18
Bismarck Legacy def. Bismarck St. Mary’s, 43-33
Class B
East-West Tournament – New Salem-Almont High School
1. Lisbon, 221.0
2. South Border, 183.0
3. New Salem-Almont, 158.0
4. Northern Lights, 125.5
5. Velva, 119.5
6. Hettinger-Scranton, 99.0
7. Kenmare-Bowbells-Burke Central, 88.0
8. LaMoure-Litchville-Marion, 86.0
9. Beulah-Hazen, 79.0
10. Oakes, 65.0
11. Hillsboro-Central Valley, 64.5
12. Carrington, 64.0
T13. Ellendale-Edgeley-Kulm, 63.0
T13. Stanley, 63.0
15. Killdeer, 60.5
16. Des Lacs-Burlington, 57.5
17. Bowman County, 57.0
18. Williams County, 51.0
19. MonDak, 36.5
20. Napoleon-Gackle-Streeter, 33.0
21. Kindred, 29.0
22. Rugby, 24.0
23. New Town-Parshall, 5.0
24. Standing Rock, 4.0
High School Girls Wrestling
Belle Of The Brawl – Central Cass High School
1. Bismarck High, 224.0
2. Bismarck Legacy, 157.0
3. Central Cass, 144.0
4. Grand Forks, 125.0
5. Minot High, 123.0
6. Pembina County North, 96.0
7. Carrington, 93.0
8. Des Lacs-Burlington, 90.5
9. South Border, 87.0
10. Fargo, 69.0
11. Hettinger-Scranton, 67.5
12. Lisbon, 57.0
13. Ellendale-Edgeley-Kulm, 46.0
14. Valley City, 45.0
15. Napoleon-Gackle-Streeter, 42.0
16. West Fargo United, 32.0
17. White Shield, 30.0
18. Dickinson, 27.0
19. Rugby, 20.0
20. LaMoure-Litchville-Marion, 19.0
T21. Killdeer, 17.0
T21. Stanley, 17.0
23. Northwood, 15.0
24. Kindred, 13.0
25. Bowman County, 9.5
T26. Hope Christian Academy, 3.0
T26. Northern Lights, 3.0
T26. Ray, 3.0
29. Hillsboro-Central Valley, 2.0
30. Carrington JV, 1.0
31. Devils Lake, 0.0
NAHL Hockey
Austin Bruins def. Minot Minotauros, 3-1
Bismarck Bobcats def. Aberdeen Wings, 3-2 OT
MANKATO, MN (MSU) -The Minot State men’s basketball team got a 40-point showing from the bench, but fell 70-66 to the Minnesota State Mavericks on the road Saturday. The Beavers (9-11, 6-10) had Jalen Cook (19 points) and Jaxon Gunville (15 points and two steals off of the bench) lead the board with double figures while Ben Bohl added eight points to boost the Beaver’s score. After falling behind 14-9, Minot State went on a 6-0 run with 13:24 left in the first half, culminating in a three from Cook, to take a 15-14 lead. The Beavers then added three points to that lead by the end of the period and entered halftime with a 34-30 advantage. Minot State relied on its three-point shooting in the period, knocking down five shots to account for 15 of its 34 points. Minot State kept its lead intact before going on an 8-0 run, finished off by Cook’s three, to grow the lead to 42-32 with 17:36 to go in the contest. Minnesota State then asserted control, outscoring the Beavers 38-24 the rest of the way to hand Minot State the 70-66 loss. Minot State got a boost from its bench in the period, as non-starters accounted for 19 of its 32 total points.
MANKATO, MN (MSU) -The Minot State women’s basketball team got a 29-point showing from the bench, but fell 96-78 to the Minnesota State Mavericks on the road Saturday. The Beavers (9-13, 4-11) put forward a great fight with three players- Kennedy Harris (23 points), Jaime Skeggs (12 points), and Kate Head (11 points) scoring in double figures, 18 turnovers, and 12 threes on 31 attempts. The Mavericks however held a tight offense and led the game most of the night. Minot State kept it close in the first quarter, but entered the second frame down 22-19. Minnesota State kept adding to that lead, building a 35-29 advantage before Minot State went on a 5-0 run, highlighted by a bucket from Harris, to narrow its deficit to 35-34. Minnesota State responded and expanded its lead, leaving the Beavers trailing 45-39 heading into halftime. Minot State’s deficit continued to grow after halftime, and the Beavers faced a 72-55 disadvantage heading to the fourth quarter. Minot State’s bench made the most of its minutes in the period, as non-starters totaled four of the team’s 16 third-quarter points. Minnesota State kept widening its lead in the fourth, constructing an 89-71 advantage before Minot State went on a 5-0 run, finished off by Skeggs’ three, to shrink the deficit to 89-76 with 2:39 to go in the contest. Minnesota State responded and outscored the Beavers the rest of the way, ending the game with a final score of 96-78. Minot State fired away from deep in the quarter, knocking down four shots to account for 12 of its 23 points.
LYNCHBURG, Va. (MSU) – The Beavers refused to leave Virginia without a victory and went out and earned one Saturday night against the No. 1 team in the nation. Scoring early and never letting No. 1-ranked Liberty grab the lead, No. 3-ranked Minot State scored a 4-3 win over the host Flames to wrap up a three-game series between the teams. Liberty, the two-time defending ACHA Division I National Champions, scored a 4-1 win on Thursday night, and a 4-0 victory on Friday, before the Beavers earned their first win of the head-to-head series Saturday. Anna German put Minot State (16-8-1 overall) on the board first midway through the opening period, but the host Flames (20-2-0) tied it, forcing Minot State to keep on fighting. The Beavers retook the lead as Ensley Fendelet put home a rebound off a German shot late in the first period, giving Minot State momentum on top 2-1 at the first intermission. After the Flames tied it once again early in the second, Gillian Gervin struck for Minot State, putting the Beavers back in front once again. Liberty proved why they are No. 1, continue to battle and tying it 3-3 before the end of the second, setting the stage for a dramatic third-period finish. A fantastic finish for Minot State as about five minutes into the final period Sydney Spicer ripped a shot into the upper-left corner, snapping the tie for a final time and lifting Minot State to the win.
MINOT, N.D. (MSU) – The Beavers continue to be a tough opponent, no matter who they wrestle. A day after three last-second losses spoiled Minot State’s upset bid, the Beaver men’s wrestling team put up another fight, this time against No. 7-ranked Wisconsin-Parkside, scoring three victories but again seeing setbacks in two other close contests help the highly-ranked Rangers escape the MSU Dome with a 28-9 win over the Beavers. Cannon Potts, Dustin Swisher, and Jake Swirple each provided a win by decision for Minot State (6-8 duals, 1-5 NSIC) which next is in action wrestling at Minnesota State, Mankato on Thursday and at Southwest Minnesota State on Friday. Trailing in the dual with matches running out, the Beavers got on the board as Potts picked up a 4-1 win at 174 pounds over Crosby Schlosser. Powering through the upper weights, Minot State got a 9-4 win from Dustin Swisher at 197 pounds, adding to the Beavers score, then a 3-2 win from Swirple at heavyweight to close out the dual. But there were chances for more for the Beavers, starting at 133 pounds as James Davis battled hard all match and went for the late comeback with a takedown of Troy Dolphin to close to 9-8 back before time ran out and Davis fell by that 9-8 score. Ethan Wonser than went chasing the upset at 141 pounds against No. 10-ranked Cayden Henschel, who held a 3-2 lead late in the match and wouldn’t allow Wonser an escape to try and even the score as the Beaver grappler fell by that 3-2 mark.
MINOT, N.D. (MSU) – Minot State’s Nina Sandoval and Madison Parson each picked up a win by pin on the day, and the Minot State women’s wrestling team added five other victories as they came close to topping in-state rival Jamestown on Saturday in a tri-dual at the MSU Dome. Heading into the final match of their dual against the Jimmies trailed 18-15, the Beavers bid for the win came up just short as Jamestown scored a 23-15 victory in the dual. Minot State also fell to No. 5-ranked Augsburg 29-10. Sandoval provided two wins on the day, including a pin with 30 seconds left in the first period over Madison Horn from Augsburg in an extra match. Sandoval also earned a win by forfeit at 155 pounds against Jamestown. Parson added the other win by pin, also in an extra match, as she pinned Savanah Ruiz of Augsburg with 1:36 left in the opening round of their match. Jazmin Gorder added two more wins, both by forfeit at 123 pounds for the Beavers, one each against Jamestown and Augsburg, and Zoe Desloges added a win by forfeit at 116 pounds against Augsburg. The final win of the day went to Minot State’s Taylor Cormier at 170 pounds against Jamestown. Cormier, a junior on the Minot State women’s golf team, stepped in to help out the women’s wrestling program by competing to give the Beavers enough competitors to qualify for the Regional Championship in Colorado in February. With their home slate done, the first-year Minot State women’s wrestling team competes at one more tournament, the Grand View Open in Iowa next Saturday, before heading to Regionals on Feb. 18-19.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (MSU) – The MSU Beavers Track & Field team had an impressive day of competition at the UND Open as both men and women’s teams finished in the top 10 in total team points. Junior Leif Nelson had himself a day competing in the men’s shot put. His toss of 51 feet 3 inches makes him the new indoor school record in the event. Nelson finished in 7th place and not to be undone were teammates Chase Snyder and Corbin Harris who finished in 8th and 9th place with throws of 49 feet 11 inches and 46 feet 11 inches respectively. Sprinters Francis Short Bull and Nathan Trujillo- Aragon motivated each other to finish 3rd and 4th respectively in the men’s 300 meters. Short Bull crossed the line at 36:02 while Trujillo Aragon finished at 36.10. The distance runners on the men’s side saw good production from Jacob Jensen in the mile, he finished in 6th place with a time of 4:19:67. Grayson Bonilla stuck with it in a long 3,000m finishing under 10 minutes in 9:35:08. Nicholas Merillana and Charles Hardcastle also finished in the top ten in the men’s 800 meters, 9th and 10th respectively. Both ran under two minutes in the event, Nicholas finished in 1:57:54 and Charles finished in 1:58.40. Sidra Sadowsky and Summer Krebsbach added quality team points on the women’s side as Sadowsky finished her 800 meters sprint in 6th place with a time of 2:22:53 and Krebsbach also finished in 6th place in the 300 meters sprint in 43:72.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (UND) – The University of North Dakota Fighting Hawks ended 0-8 losing streak against the NDSU Bison 82-73. UND brought home the win against NDSU for the first time since February 7th, 2019, and maintained a perfect 10-0, on home court. This is Head Coach Mallory Bernhard’s first win against the Bison. The third quarter woes seemed to have worked themselves out. UND best scoring run came in the third, outscoring NDSU 10-0. UND outrebounded NDSU 44-37. Claire Orth led the team with a season high of 21 points. She had 8 rebounds and led the team in minutes played. Kacie Borowicz had 18 points and led the team with 4 steals. Maggie Manson led the team from deep, making four out of five for 12 points on the night. Heaven Hamling paced NDSU with a game-high 28 points to go along with seven rebounds, two steals, two assists and a block. Abby Schulte added in 12 points with four rebounds, while Elle Evans contributed 10 points with a team-high eight rebounds. Behnke rounded out the top performers with 10 points and seven rebounds.
OXFORD, Ohio (UND) – Riese Gaber potted three goals while 14 of the 17 skaters dressed for North Dakota tallied at least a point to help the Fighting Hawks polish off a weekend sweep over Miami, 8-0, on Saturday night from the Goggin Ice Center in Oxford, Ohio. UND (12-11-4, 6-8-2 NCHC) scored early-and-often in the victory, eclipsing a season-high in goals in the win to tally the first road sweep of the season to climb in the NCHC standings. Gaber was dynamic, striking for three goals and an assist to match his career-high for points in a game and record the first hat trick by a North Dakota player since Rhett Gardner on Nov. 2, 2018 against Wisconsin. The junior was not alone in the offensive showcase, with Jackson Blake (1g, 2a), Mark Senden (3a), Ethan Frisch (2a) and Ty Farmer (2a) all recording multiple points in the win. Drew DeRidder turned in another strong performance in net, turning aside all 23 shots fired his way for his third shutout of the season and fourth straight start with two-or-fewer goals allowed.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (NDSU) – NDSU senior Jacob Rodin continued to leave his mark as one of the best Bison runners in recent history, highlighting the efforts of the North Dakota State men’s track & field team at the UND Open on Saturday. The Bison men swept the top four places in three different events. Rodin (Kenmare, N.D.) raced to a new 400m personal-best of 47.39, winning the meet and ranking second-fastest in NDSU indoor history.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Anthony Edwards had 16 of his 34 points in the pivotal third quarter, D’Angelo Russell scored 25 points and the
Minnesota Timberwolves held on for a 117-110 win against the Sacramento Kings on Saturday night. Rudy Gobert added 13 points and 14 rebounds for Minnesota, which has won five of six and took the first of two straight meetings between the teams at Target Center. Naz Reid added 14 points off the bench, including 10 in the Timberwolves’ big third. Domantas Sabonis had 23 points and 10 rebounds for Sacramento, which has lost three of four after a six-game winning streak earlier in January. De’Aaron Fox had 21 of his 29 points in the fourth as the Kings closed within 114-110 with 37.9 seconds left before Edwards hit a 3-pointer to put the game away. Russell got Minnesota started with 12 points in the first and he hit his first six 3s to continue his torrid shooting. In his previous 12 games, Russell was hitting 49.1% from the field and 47.1% from 3. His season average from 3-point range coming in was 38.1%. Sacramento later closed the first half on a 26-14 run to lead 59-57. Edwards put the Timberwolves back in front as he scored 10 points during a 13-2 third-quarter stretch that saw Minnesota regain control. The Wolves outscored the Kings by 11 in the quarter, a night after the third was the key in a win over Memphis. Minnesota has been outscored by 106 points in the third, the second-highest total in the NBA and the 2.1-point average per game was tied for second. But in January, when Edwards has taken over in the period, the Wolves are a plus-26 in the third in 15 games. Edwards is averaging 8.5 points in the third in January, which is the 12th-highest total in the league during that span.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Mats Zuccarello, Kirill Kaprizov and Freddy Gaudreau scored in the shootout, lifting the Minnesota Wild past the Buffalo Sabres 3-2 on Saturday night. Joel Eriksson Ek and Jared Spurgeon had goals in regulation for Minnesota, which headed into the All-Star break with two wins in a row. Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 29 shots for the Wild, including a sprawling save to thwart Tage Thompson on a wraparound try with about eight minutes left in regulation. He also made a pair of stops about four minutes later with Buffalo buzzing in the Wild’s end. Thompson scored in the shootout for Buffalo, but Jack Quinn was stopped by Fleury, and Gaudreau secured the win for Minnesota. Quinn and Zemgus Girgensons scored in regulation for Buffalo, which earned seven of eight points on a road trip through much of the Central Division that included victories in Dallas, St. Louis and Winnipeg. Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen made 33 saves for the Sabres, a league-best 12-2-2 on the road since Nov. 22. With the shootout loss, Buffalo has points in seven straight road contests for the first time since Feb. 8 to March 6, 2011. Buffalo went up by one twice in the first two periods, only to see Minnesota quickly respond each time. Early in the first, Quinn took advantage of a turnover by Minnesota and beat Fleury with a wrister from the slot, but Eriksson Ek converted a feed from Kirill Kaprizov 73 seconds later on the power play. Left open at the back post, Girgensons converted a pass from Kyle Okposo midway through the second period. But less than three minutes later, Freddy Gaudreau found Spurgeon coming low in the left circle and delivered a perfect feed for an easy redirect. Rasmus Dahlin thought he gave the Sabres a 3-2 lead, but his rebound crossed the goal line less than a second after the middle period expired.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins were smitten after one season of Carlos Correa’s hitting, defense, intelligence, experience and leadership. The belief in those traits was strong enough to commit a franchise-record amount of guaranteed money for at least the next six years. They badly needed a jolt for their brand off the field, too. Correa picked two other teams before returning to Minnesota after those agreements fell through, but his $200 million contract was still pretty sweet for a fan base weary of a two-decade wait since the last time the Twins won a playoff series. “There’s a lot of excitement inside the building for sure from the business side of the operation to the baseball side, but also I hear from fans and from people around town, ‘He chose to come back here,’” President of Baseball Operations Derek Falvey said. “Obviously, the route was unique and the way he got here, but we were always on his radar, and I think at the end of the day that always feels good when you’re a fan of the team or you’re someone who works for the team.”
Correa, making his first winter visit to Minnesota on a weekend that turned particularly frigid, was the star attraction at the team’s sold-out annual fan festival that included more than 60 current and former players on hand for autographs and interactions. “There is definitely excitement. They believe that we’re a team that can go out there in the playoffs and get on a good run, so that’s what we’re trying to do,” Correa said Saturday at Target Field during a break between TwinsFest appearances.
The Twins drew 1.8 million fans in 2022, their lowest attendance total for a season without pandemic-prompted seating restrictions since 2001 when they played at the cramped Metrodome and carried a streak of eight straight losing records. Crowd sizes are influenced by many factors beyond actual team performance, of course, but spending 108 days in first place before a late injury-fueled fate was not enough for the Twins to get the masses excited about their club even after some initial buzz from Correa’s surprise signing the first time last March.
When the Twins traded batting champion Luis Arraez to the Miami Marlins last week for starting pitcher Pablo López and two prospects, there was plenty of public backlash about losing a popular player. For team president Dave St. Peter, that wasn’t necessarily a negative. “I think the interest level in the 2023 Twins has ascended dramatically from where we were in November,” St. Peter said, expecting the attendance total this year to increase past 2 million. The Twins in six seasons under Falvey have made the playoffs three times but failed to win a game while extending their record streak to 18 straight postseason losses. What this regime doesn’t have to prove is a willingness to aggressively and creatively pursue improvement, with the acquisition of Correa for a second time the most famous example. “Hopefully it’s a feather in everyone’s cap that the way he was treated, the way he went through his year here, even in a year where at the end of the year we struggled on the field, he still felt there was real optimism about this club,” Falvey said. “And that makes everyone else feel better, too.”
Third baseman Jose Miranda, a fellow native of Puerto Rico, was one of the several Twins who kept in regular contact with Correa during the roller-coaster negotiation that included deals with the San Francisco Giants and New York Mets that collapsed over long-term concern about his ankle. “We were like, ‘Oh, OK, he’s gone,’ and then all of a sudden that happened that he comes back, and everyone is excited,” Miranda said. “Because he’s a game changer.” Manager Rocco Baldelli said he long had a sense that Correa would wind up staying. “It’s not like if you want something it precludes you from ever having other options or wanting something else,” Baldelli said, “but I always felt that this was a very important place for him and a place that he could spend the rest of his baseball career.”

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