K-Heart Sports – 02/05/23

K-HEART SPORTS – 02/05/23 – 0700
MINOT, ND – Scores from Saturday:
High School Boys Basketball
Class A
#3 Mandan def. Watford City, 86-54
Bismarck Legacy def. Williston, 88-75
Jamestown def. Turtle Mountain, 75-70
Class B
Dickinson Trinity def. #3 Bishop Ryan, 68-64
#8 Shiloh Christian def. Washburn, 85-47
Garrison def. Standing Rock, 81-71
White Shield def. Parshall/North Shore-Plaza, 60-56 OT
Powers Lake-Burke Central def. Williston Trinity Christian, 62-59
Heart River def. Trenton, 68-36
Harvey-Wells County def. Carrington, 65-51
High School Girls Basketball
Class A
#5 Bismarck Legacy def. Williston, 92-44
Turtle Mountain def. Jamestown, 78-77
Mandan def. Watford City, 68-39
Class B
#2 Rugby def. North Star, 55-23
#6 Shiloh Christian def. Carrington, 66-55
#9 Bowman County def. Beulah, 60-49
Kindred def. Stanley, 70-44
North Prairie def. TGU, 70-62
South Prairie-Max def. Washburn, 46-33
Dickinson Trinity def. Bishop Ryan, 46-32
Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood def. Ray, 46-43
Minot Sophmores A def. Divide County, 75-41
Heart River def. Trenton, 46-38

High School Boys Hockey
Minot High def. Dickinson, 3-0
Mayville-Portland def. Bottineau-Rugby, 3-2 OT
Mandan def. Williston, 7-3
West Fargo def. Jamestown, 7-5
High School Girls Hockey
Mandan def. Williston, 3-1
Fargo North-South def. Bismarck High-Legacy, 3-2

High School Boys Swimming & Diving
Century Invite – Bismarck
1. Minot High, 378.5
2. Bismarck Century, 258.5
3. Moorhead MN, 256.50
4. Bismarck High, 251
5. Williston, 210.5
6. Grand Forks, 206
7. Fargo Davies, 192
8. Fargo South, 170.5
9. Bismarck Legacy, 149
10. Mandan, 90
11. Dickinson, 72.5
High School Boys Wrestling
Class A
Bismarck Century def. Williston, 35-20
Bismarck Century def. Dickinson, 46-15
Bismarck Century def. Watford City, 69-9
Bismarck High def. Turtle Mountain, 71-10
Class B
Region 3 Duals – Velva Public School
First Round
Kenmare-Bowbells def. MonDak, 69-6
Williams County def. Des Lacs-Burlington, 4034
Northern Lights def. Stanley, 54-27
Velva def. Bishop Ryan, 42-33
Des Lacs-Burlington def. MonDak, 39-18
Bishop Ryan def. Stanley, 54-28
Kenmare-Bowbells def. Williams County, 53-24
Northern Lights def. Velva, 37-34
Velva def. Des Lacs-Burlington, 42-39
Williams County def. Bishop Ryan, 37-36
3rd Place
Velva def. Williams County, 54-24
Northern Lights def. Kenmare-Bowbells, 34-33
High School Girls Wrestling
Bismarck Century def. Dickinson, 34-16
College Mens Hockey
Minot State def. Ohio University, 8-5
College Womens Softball
Bubble Invite 1 – Minot State
Minot State def. University of Mary, 17-6
Valley City State def. University of Mary, 17-12
Carroll College def. Valley City State, 7-6
Minot State def. Carroll College, 8-7 (8 innings)
Valley City def. Dakota Wesleyan, 12-9
NAHL Hockey
Minot Minotauros def. Aberdeen Wings, 2-1
Bismarck Bobcats def. St. Cloud Norsemen, 2-1 SO
MINOT, ND (MSU) – The Minot State men’s basketball team kept Minnesota-Crookston to just 20 percent from 3-point range in a 4-for-20 shooting performance on the way to an 87-53 win over the Golden Eagles at home Saturday. Leading the game in double figures for the Beavers (10-12, 7-11) were Jalen Cook, with 12 points. Caleb Van De Griend with 11 points and nine rebounds off of the bench, and Khari Broadway who kept things hot with 11 points. Minot State collected 41 rebounds in Saturday’s game compared to Minnesota-Crookston’s 24, led by Van De Griend’s nine boards. The Beavers also cleaned up the offensive glass, turning 12 rebounds into 20 second chance points. Minot State forced 15 Minnesota-Crookston turnovers while committing 11 themselves in Saturday’s game. The Beavers turned those takeaways into 24 points on the offensive end of the floor. Javeon Tolliver led the way individually with two steals. Three seniors, Cam’ron Dunfee, Drew Pearson (4/4 FT), and Eduardo Fiorotto (1/2 FT) also contributed to Minot State’s Victory.
It was all like a blur.. Minot State jumped out to to a 9-7 advantage, went on a 15-0 run with 15:36 left in the first half, added in a three from Ben Bohl to increase its lead to 24-7 and then added 11 points to that lead by the end of the period and entered halftime with a 46-18 advantage. Minot State got a great contribution from its bench in the period, as non-starters accounted for 20 of its 46 total points. Coming back into the second half; Minot State kept its lead intact before going on a 10-0 run to grow the lead to 70-33 with 8:16 to go in the contest. The Golden Eagles narrowed the margin somewhat before the game was over, but it was clear as the Beavers cruised the rest of the way that the victory was Minot State’s today! (87-53). Minot State shot well from three-point range in the half, hitting six shots from deep to score 18 of its 41 points.
MINOT, ND (MSU) – Seniors Kennedy Harris (28 points) and Kate Head (20 points) drove the Beavers to a sliding 86-68 victory against the Minnesota-Crookston Golden Eagles 86-68 at home Saturday. Leading in double figures for the Beavers (10-14, 5-12) were Harris, who had 28 points and three steals, Head with 20 points, four assists and three steals and Natasha Elliott with 14 points and four steals. On the offensive rebounds, freshman Vilborg Jonsdottir’s pulled down seven. Minot State also did a great job crashing the offensive glass, pulling down 13 boards that resulted in 19 second chance points. The Minot State defense was effective at taking away the basketball in Saturday’s game, forcing 21 Minnesota-Crookston turnovers while committing 14. Those takeaways turned into 19 points on the other end of the floor. Elliott’s four steals led the way individually for the Beavers.
After jumping out to a 22-16 advantage, Minot State went on a 7-0 run with 1:53 left in the first quarter, culminating in a three from Lorelei McIver, to increase its lead to 29-16, a score that would hold for the rest of the period. Minot State got a great contribution from its bench in the period, as non-starters accounted for nine of its 29 total points. Minot State kept its first quarter lead intact before going on a 7-0 run starting at the 9:38 mark in the second period, highlighted by a three from Harris, to increase its lead to 36-16. The Golden Eagles cut into that lead, but the Beavers still enjoyed a 51-33 advantage heading into halftime. Minot State dominated in the paint, scoring 12 of its 22 points close to the basket. Minot State continued to preserve its halftime lead before going on a 6-0 run, punctuated by a basket from Harris, to expand its lead further to 57-38 with 5:53 to go in the third. Before the conclusion of the third period, the Golden Eagles had cut into that lead somewhat, but the Beavers still entered the fourth quarter with a 62-53 edge. Minot State’s bench made the most of its minutes in the period, as non-starters totaled three of the team’s 11 third-quarter points. Minot State kept widening that lead, expanding it to 76-64 before going on an 8-0 run, finished off by Harris’ layup, to grow the lead to 84-64 with 1:38 to go in the contest. The Golden Eagles narrowed the margin somewhat before the game was over, but the Beavers still cruised the rest of the way for the 86-68 win. Minot State took advantage of its opportunities in the post, scoring 14 of its 24 points in the paint.
JAMESTOWN, N.D. (MSU) – Riding the momentum of a win at No. 1-ranked Liberty last weekend, the fourth-ranked Minot State women’s hockey team cruised past host Jamestown powered by the most goals by one player in the past 4 years. Gillian Gervin recorded her first collegiate hat trick, netting four goals in the Beavers’ 6-2 win Saturday. The two teams meet again Sunday at 12:30 p.m. at Jamestown. After seeing the host and 13th-ranked Jimmies take a 1-0 lead early in the second, Gervin erased that deficit and put her team in front scoring back-to-back goals to ignite her huge performance. Jordan Kulbida added a goal late in the second period for a 3-1 Minot State (17-8-1 overall) advantage, but Jamestown (8-15-0) answered early in the third making it briefly interesting. Gervin then completed her hat trick with 8 minutes, 3 seconds left in the third before Riley Ball pushed Minot State’s lead to 5-2 with a goal of her own. Gervin then finished off her phenomenal game with a fourth and final goal with 2:43 left on the clock for the 6-2 win. Jordan Ivanco made 19 saves in goal in the win for Minot State.
DES MOINES, Iowa (MSU) – Annika Gotlieb came within a win of the Beavers first title on Saturday, racking up three wins by pin to earn a spot in the 136-pound final at the Grand View Open tournament. Gotlieb pinned Paige Baker from North Iowa Area Community College in 1 minute, 20 seconds, pinned Madison Wilcox of Quincy in 1:16, and pinned Corrie Williams from Snow College in 1 minute to earn her title shot before falling by pin in the second round. Her runner-up finish was the top performance for Minot State in the women’s wrestling team’s regular-season finale. Next up, Minot State competes at regionals in Colorado, Feb. 18-19. Also turning in a strong effort at 123 pounds was Jazmin Gorder who was fourth as she picked up four wins en route to the third-place match. Gorder won by tech fall, 12-2, over Cheyenne Mulford from Cornell, then after a loss, she won by pin over Sydney Tajkowski in 32 seconds, then picked up an injury default victory. Gorder added one more win, by forfeit, earning a spot in the third-place match before settling for fourth place when she lost by pin. Also competing in the tournament was Zoe Desloges at 116 pounds, who picked up a win by tech fall, 10-0, over Ali Anderson, and Madison Parson at 191 pounds.
VERMILLION, S.D. (UND) – The North Dakota men’s basketball team capped off two weeks of road games with their fourth and final contest Saturday at the University of South Dakota. After a nail-biter in the first game between the two, the Hawks won decisively in this one 86-72. Matt Norman got his first start since December 12 against North Central and made the most of it as he led the Hawks once again with 21 points. B.J. Omot had one of his best games of the season as he scored 17 points and blocked five shots—the first Hawk to record five blocks in a game since Filip Rebraca blocked eight shots against Milwaukee on November 19, 2019. This win was the Hawk’s third win away from Grand Forks this season, and the first since winning 77-73 at Elon in November.
Early on Tsotne Tsartsidze scored the first four points for the Hawks, and then Jalun Trent made his first three pointer of the season to put UND up 7-4 in the first few minutes of the game. USD came back to tie the game at nine, but Tsartsidze hit from downtown to put UND back on top. The game was tight during the first ten minutes, and USD got up by one at 22-21 with 9:48 to go in the first half, but a three pointer from Brady Danielson put UND back on top and from there the Hawks would not trail again. The Coyotes pulled within two at 29-27, but a 7-0 spurt from the Hawks pushed the lead to nine—including back-to-back threes from Norman and Omot. Ultimately the Hawks would take a 47-40 lead into the locker room, making ten threes in the first half. Norman had 14 at the break and Trent also reached double figures with ten points. In the second half the Hawks pushed the lead to double digits as Norman hit the first shot of the second half—a triple to make it 50-40. Later with the score 55-46, a 12-2 run for the Hawks pushed their lead to the biggest of the day to that point at 67-48. The run included back-to-back buckets from Tsartsidze and a highlight reel dunk from Omot, capped by a layup from Treysen Eaglestaff. With 9:06 to go the Hawks took their biggest lead of the day as Tsartsidze hit a jumper to make it 74-52. But over the next few minutes the Coyotes chipped away at the lead to make it a 12-point game at 75-63. But with the momentum going against the Hawks, Trent made a driving layup to end the run and kept the Hawks ahead by double digits the rest of the way.
Omot set new career highs with nine rebounds, eight free throws made (8-8 from the line) and five blocks. Trent also set a new career high with 14 points and had his first game with two threes made, as well as tying his career high with eight rebounds. The team blocked eight shots, a season high. For the game, the Hawks shot 49.1% from the field and 40.6% from downtown while limiting the Coyotes to shooting 40.3% from the floor and 23.5% from beyond the arc. North Dakota will come home to take on Denver on Thursday night and then Omaha Saturday afternoon.
Grand Forks, N.D. (UND) – The University of North Dakota Fighting Hawks (13-9,6-6 SL) had a big win against the South Dakota Coyotes (11-13, 7-6 SL), 83-66. UND had six players in double digits and Juliet Gordon recorded her second double- double on the campaign. The win today brings NoDak back to .500 in Summit league play. Juliet Gordon led with 15 pts and 11 rebounds (3 OR, 8 DR). This is her second double- double on the season. Kacie Borowicz continues her 31 double digit game scoring streak with 12. She also records eight rebounds (1 OR, 7 DR) and led with six assists. Joli Daninger had 11 points. Claire Orth scored 11 pts and had two steals. Nakiyah Hurst and Maggie Manson both had ten points on the night.
South Dakota came out hot at the start of the first quarter, going on a 7-0 run. North Dakota would not score its first points till a Kacie Borowicz jumper made at 7:11. The Fighting Hawks would trade baskets throughout the first and would finally tie the game up at 4:43. NoDak would take a 25-16 lead into the second quarter. Towards the middle of the second, the Coyotes would make a push to close the gap and would momentarily take the lead back before the Hawks take a slim lead into halftime 41-36. The third quarter, which has been a sore spot for UND this season, Hawks come out strong creating a ten point gap before the media timeout at 7:37. The Hawks would continue to spread the gap through the first half of the quarter before the Coyotes would make a big push closing the gap to two. NoDak would take a five-point lead heading into the final ten minutes. The fourth was more back and forth as the Hawks would fight to hold on to the lead and would create a 17-point gap to end the game 83-66. North Dakota will continue Summit League play on Thursday, taking on Denver at 7 p.m.
BROOKINGS, S.D. (NDSU) – South Dakota State’s Zeke Mayo scored 41 points to carry the Jackrabbits to a 90-85 win over the North Dakota State men’s basketball team on Saturday afternoon inside Frost Arena. NDSU junior Grant Nelson led the Bison with 27 points and 15 rebounds, making 10-of-13 shots. Sophomore Jacari White scored 18 points for NDSU. SDSU improved to 14-11 overall and 9-4 in Summit League play. The Bison fell to 9-15 overall and 6-6 in the league. NDSU led for just under 20 minutes of the contest, compared to 17:30 in the lead for the Jackrabbits. The Bison raced out to a 22-9 lead, but SDSU pulled within 43-41 at halftime and went into the lead with the first four points of the second half. NDSU was up 78-77 following a bucket by Boden Skunberg with just over three minutes remaining. SDSU used a 6-0 run over the next two minutes to win the game. The Bison shot 60 percent for the game and made 44 percent from three-point range. NDSU returns home to host Omaha and Denver on Feb. 9-11 next week.
FARGO, N.D. (NDSU) – The North Dakota State women’s basketball team dropped an 82-54 decision to South Dakota State on Saturday afternoon at Scheels Center. The Bison (14-8, 8-4 Summit) got off to a fast start opening up a nine-point lead, 11-2, after Elle Evans drained a layup and free throw following a steal at the 8:31 mark. Taylor Brown then knocked down the fourth triple of the frame for NDSU to make the score 22-15 with 1:46 to play in the quarter. NDSU led after the first frame, 23-18. The Jackrabbits (20-5, 13-0 Summit) fought back in the second quarter to lock the contest, 25-25, following nine straight points. SDSU, who entered the week ranked No. 3 in the College Insider Top 25 Poll, continued to surge from there finishing the half on a 10-0 run to make the score 36-26 at the intermission. NDSU wasn’t able to cut the deficit down any further over the final two quarters and dropped the contest, 82-54. Evans hit double figures in scoring for the sixth straight game with a team-high 11 points to go along with two rebounds, two assists and two steals. Abby Schulte contributed nine points, while Brown tallied eight points with a team-best seven rebounds. As a team, NDSU shot 35.4 percent (17-48) from the field and 63.2 percent (12-19) from the free throw line. The Bison also grabbed 23 rebounds and created five steals. NDSU will be back in action at Omaha on Thursday. Tip-off is set for 7:05 p.m.

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