K-Heart Sports – 02/08/23

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MINOT, ND – Kenmare-Bowbells defeated Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood 64-50 last night in a game we broadcast on K-Heart. The Mavericks led 5-4, but the Honkers would go on a 12-2 run to end the first quarter and never trail again. Jack Zimmer led Kenmare-Bowbells with 26 points, including making 8 of 9 freethrow attempts. Luke Crosby added 14, while Jacob Livington chipped in with 10 points. The Mavericks were led in scoring by Kellan Henry with 21 points, including 9 of 9 from the freethrow line. Cordell Sjokvist added 11 as the Mavericks drop to 7-9 overall. The Honkers improve their record to 9-7.
Other scores from Tuesday:
High School Boys Basketball
Class A
#1 Bismarck Century def. Jamestown, 74-59
#2 Minot High def. Bismarck Legacy, 71-60
#3 Mandan def. Dickinson, 89-64
Bismarck St. Mary’s def. Watford City, 72-60
Turtle Mountain def. Williston, 97-83
Class B
#5 Bishop Ryan def. Westhope-Newburg, 71-46
#7 Beulah def. Our Redeemer’s, 56-32
Surrey def. Nedrose, 67-34
Velva def. South Prairie, 66-52
Bottineau def. Glenburn, 83-44
Drake-Anamoose def. Max, 72-59 2OT
St. John def. Cavalier, 73-52
Powers Lake-Burke Central def. Parshall/North Shore-Plaza, 62-59
Stanley def. New Town, 72-51
Tioga def. Ray, 68-62
Trenton def. Divide County, 49-44
Hazen def. Richardton-Taylor, 75-36
High School Girls Basketball
Class A
#1 Bismarck Century def. Jamestown, 51-49
Mandan def. Dickinson, 77-49
Bismarck St. Mary’s def. Watford City, 79-57
Turtle Mountain def. Williston, 78-51
Class B
#5 Central McLean def. Center-Stanton, 74-24
#6 Shiloh Christian def. Washburn, 61-36
#7 Garrison def. New Salem-Almont, 59-28
Four Winds-Minnewaukan def. St. John, 58-54
North Prairie def. Nelson County, 64-24
Dunseith def. Warwick, 66-60
High School Boys Hockey
Minot High def. Williston, 9-2
Bismarck Century def. Bismarck High, 5-0
Jamestown def. Mandan, 3-2
Dickinson def. Hazen-Beulah, 7-2
High School Girls Hockey
Minot High def. Williston, 5-0
Mandan def. Jamestown, 4-3
Bismarck High-Legacy def. Bismarck Century, 3-1
MINOT, N.D. (MSU) – Busy balancing recruiting with his duties behind the bench as head coach, Minot State head man Ryan Miner has continually added talent to his roster for the future. Last week, the Beavers coach added yet another star prospect, this time in goal as Coach Miner is pleased to announce that goalie Chloe Sorenson has signed a National Letter-of-Intent and will be a freshman on the ice and in the classroom at Minot State starting this coming fall. A 5-foot-11 netminder from Beinfait, Saskatchewan, Sorenson has racked up 20 wins and six shutouts over the last two seasons with the U18 AAA Regina Rebels. A standout in goal, she also was named to the Honor Roll at Martin Collegiate and was MVP last season in flag football.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bronny James stepped over to his dad’s locker and played the phone video he had taken of Tuesday night’s biggest moment. The NBA’s new scoring king tipped his head back in a rich, full-throated laugh when the audio revealed Bronny had anticipated that the historic basket would come on a fadeaway jumper. “That’s tough, that’s tough,” LeBron James said. “That’s funny.” For James, the greatest cost of nearly two decades in the NBA is the family time he misses. When he reached arguably the greatest individual basketball milestone of all by passing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s career scoring record, James’ mother, wife and three children all witnessed the coronation. They were right at courtside in a building packed with stars and roaring fans who rose in waves of anticipation every time he touched the ball.
With a stepback jumper with 10.9 seconds left in the third quarter of the Los Angeles Lakers’ game Tuesday night against Oklahoma City, James pushed his career total to 38,388 points and broke the record that Kareem Abdul-Jabbar held for nearly four decades. Abdul-Jabbar became the league’s all-time leading scorer on April 5, 1984 and wound up retiring in 1989 with 38,387 points. The game stopped for a ceremony after James broke the record and he had tears in his eyes as he thanked the crowd, Abdul-Jabbar, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and others. James finished with 38 points in the Lakers’ 133-130 loss and stands at 38,390.
James has been thriving under formidable pressure his entire adult life, and this was nothing the King couldn’t handle — although the man who says he almost never cries had tears in his eyes after he made history with that nimble step-back shot in the third quarter. “I had a moment when it happened, and I embraced that moment,” James said afterward. “Seeing my family and friends, the people that’s been around me since I started this journey to the NBA, definitely very emotional right there. Just a kid from a small town in Ohio. I had a moment there, but I don’t think it’s really hit me, what just transpired.”
When James surpassed Abdul-Jabbar’s record 38,387 points, a crowd that had roared for his every basket went the craziest of all. “A lot of people wanted me to go to the skyhook to break the record, or one of the signature dunks,” James said with a grin. “But the fadeaway is a signature play as well.” The Los Angeles crowd screamed and stomped with every point while James steadily surged toward the mark held since April 1984 by Abdul-Jabbar, who watched the game from a baseline seat near the Los Angeles bench. With four championship rings and nearly every other honor available to a basketball player, the 38-year-old James closed in on this next moment in history with the confidence of a player who has been even better than anyone could have expected two decades ago when the kid from Akron, Ohio, reached the NBA. “The expectations were all the way out to Pluto, and he went ahead and created his own galaxy,” Lakers coach Darvin Ham said before his team’s 133-130 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder.
The crowd was in its seats far earlier than normal in Los Angeles, and James got numerous ovations before the Lakers and Thunder got rolling. Lakers fans turned out in droves for the chance to see a once-in-a-generation achievement, with tickets going for thousands on the secondary market. The moment was irresistible to fans like Aaron Sanchez, one of the hundreds of jersey-clad Lakers faithful patiently taking turns posing in front of the statue of Abdul-Jabbar that stands on the plaza in front of the Lakers’ downtown arena. Sanchez shares a set of two season tickets with a few friends and family, and he already had the seats for Tuesday’s game months before anyone could predict the magic day. He turned down a friend’s offer of $200 to swap the Thunder seats, but he knew he would be out of luck if James waited until Thursday to break the record, since those tickets belong to a different friend. “It’s basketball history, and that’s what the Lakers are all about,” Sanchez said. “LeBron is already one of the greatest Lakers ever, and getting this record in a Lakers uniform just makes it more certain. He was our leader after Kobe (Bryant) died, and he’s our leader now.”
Indeed, James has already earned a special place in Lakers fans’ hearts over his five seasons in purple and gold. Several months before he won the franchise’s 17th championship in the Florida pandemic bubble, he became a part of Lakers lore with his inspirational words and steady leadership in the wake of Bryant’s death in a helicopter crash. Inside the building, dozens of celebrities gathered to witness history: Denzel Washington, Jay-Z, Bad Bunny, LL Cool J, Usher, Andy Garcia and countless others. Dozens of basketball greats also turned out, including Lakers heroes James Worthy and Bob McAdoo along with Dwyane Wade. The biggest star in the crowd was Abdul-Jabbar, who has verbally sparred with James in public over issues not directly related to basketball. The Lakers legend known to all as Cap wasn’t about to miss history, and he shared a warm hug with James before ceremonially exchanging a basketball in a simple, touching gesture. Although the final score chafed him, James said he’ll never forget this stop on his two-decade journey. “This ride has been fantastic,” James said.

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