K-Heart Sports – 02/02/23

K-HEART SPORTS – 02/02/23 – 0700
MINOT, ND – Bismarck Century remains atop both Class A Basketball Polls. The polls are voted on by the North Dakota Associated Press Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association.
North Dakota Class A Boys Basketball Poll
         (First Place Votes)    Record    Points    Last Week
1. Bismarck Century (18)    15-0         90            1
2. Minot High                        14-2         71            2
3. Mandan                            13-2         47            3
4. Fargo Davies                   13-2         43            4
5. Fargo North                     10-4          18            5
Others receiving votes: Bismarck Legacy (9-5)
North Dakota Class A Girls Basketball Poll
           (First Place Votes)    Record    Points    Last Week
1. Bismarck Century (16)      11-2          87           1
2. Fargo Davies (2)               13-1          70           2
3. Grand Forks Red River      14-1         57           3
4. Minot High                          13-3          37           4
5. Bismarck Legacy               11-2          12           5
Others receiving votes: West Fargo (12-3), Bismarck High (11-4)
MINOT, ND – District tournaments for Class B girls basketball begin one week from today. South Prairie-Max has the #1-seed at the District 12 Tournament for the first time in school history. We’ll have complete coverage of the District 12 Tournament on 106.9 K-Heart, khrt.com, and through the Live 365 app.
High School Girls Basketball
Class B
District 12 Tournament – Minot Auditorium
First Round (Thu 2/9)
#1 South Prairie-Max vs #8 Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood, 3 pm
#4 Surrey vs #5 Bishop Ryan, 4:30 pm
#2 Our Redeemer’s vs #7 Berthold, 6 pm
#3 Des Lacs-Burlington vs #6 Glenburn, 7:30 pm
District 11 Tournament – Rugby High School
First Round (Thu 2/9)
#2 Bottineau vs #7 Velva, 4 pm
#3 TGU vs #6 Nedrose, 5:30 pm
#4 Westhope-Newburg vs #5 Drake-Anamoose, 6 pm
#1 Rugby, bye
District 15 Tournament – Williston State College
First Round (Thu 2/9)
#1 Parshall vs #8 White Shield, 3 pm
#4 Trenton vs #5 North Shore-Plaza, 4:30 pm
#2 New Town vs #7 Alexander, 6 pm
#3 Mandaree vs #6 Williston Trinity Christian, 7:30 pm
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (UND) – Freshman forward Jackson Blake was named NCHC Rookie of the Month for January, as announced by the league office. It marks the first monthly honor for Blake of his career. The Eden Prairie, Minn., native finished as one of the top players in the conference during a 5-3-0 month for North Dakota, tying for the lead in the NCHC for total points with nine. Blake collected points in five of the eight games this month for UND, including a trio of multi-point contests to finish with three goals and six assists.
Blake returned from a bronze finish at the 2023 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championships on Jan. 6 and jumped right back into the lineup for the Fighting Hawks that night, notching an assist in a 4-3 win over Lindenwood. He then tallied a pair of assists against Western Michigan before collecting a goal and a helper in the 4-2 victory over Minnesota Duluth. The rookie closed the month in style, striking for a goal in both contests at Miami to help NoDak secure its first road sweep of the season. After opening the scoring in Friday’s 4-1 win, Blake notched a career-high three points in the series finale with a goal and two assists to help secure the 8-0 victory. Of Blake’s three goals in January, two came on the power play. He fired 17 shots on goal in the month and also blocked six shots.
On the season, Blake has a team-best 30 points, which ranks second among NCHC freshmen and sixth among all NCHC skaters. His 12 goals are 10th in the NCHC and second among NCHC freshmen, while he’s also dished out 18 assists to rank sixth in the conference. Blake is the first UND rookie to record 30 points in a season since Tyson Jost in 2016-17.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — D’Angelo Russell scored 14 of his 29 points in the fourth quarter, Anthony Edwards took over in overtime after Russell fouled out and the Minnesota Timberwolves outlasted the Golden State Warriors 119-114 on Wednesday night. Russell fouled out after two quick whistles in the first minute of overtime. That set the stage for Edwards. After a scoreless fourth quarter, Edwards was aggressive in overtime, driving to the basket and scoring in traffic on multiple possessions. Edwards helped the Timberwolves — who trailed by 11 after three — complete the comeback. He scored just four of his 27 points in overtime but was the catalyst on offense in the extra session. Stephen Curry had 29 points and 10 rebounds for Golden State. Stephen Curry had 29 points and 10 rebounds for Golden State. Jordan Poole added 18 points, Klay Thompson had 14, and Draymond Green had 10 points and 12 rebounds. The Warriors had won three in a row. Minnesota moved half-game ahead of the Warriors in the Western Conference standings. Wednesday was Minnesota’s second overtime game in a row. The Wolves were outscored 15-8 on Monday night in overtime. Timberwolves host Orlando on Friday night.

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