K-Heart Sports – 02/10/23

K-HEART SPORTS – 02/10/23 – 0700
MINOT, ND – All the higher seeds won on the opening day of the District 12 Girls Basketball Tournament. 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
#1 South Prairie-Max def. #8 Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood, 55-26
#4 Surrey def. #5 Bishop Ryan, 48-26
#2 Our Redeemer’s def. #7 Berthold, 55-36
#3 Des Lacs-Burlington def. #6 Glenburn, 58-32
Today’s schedule
Loser Out
#5 Bishop Ryan vs #8 Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood, 3 pm
#6 Glenburn vs #7 Berthold, 4:30 pm
#1 South Prairie-Max vs #4 Surrey, 6 pm
#2 Our Redeeemer’s vs #3 Des Lacs-Burlington, 7:30 pm
District 11 Tournament – Rugby High School
First Round
#2 Bottineau def. #7 Velva, 62-27
#6 Nedrose def. #3 TGU, 70-66 OT
#4 Westhope-Newburg def. #5 Drake-Anamoose, 64-47
#1 Rugby, bye
Today’s schedule
Loser Out
#5 Drake-Anamoose, bye
#3 TGU vs #7 Velva, 4 pm
#1 Rugby vs #4 Westhope-Newburg, 5:30 pm
#2 Bottineau vs #6 Nedrose, 7 pm
District 15 Tournament – Williston State College
First Round
#1 Parshall def. #8 White Shield, 62-12
#4 Trenton def. #5 North Shore-Plaza, 49-19
#2 New Town def. #7 Alexander, 62-29
#3 Mandaree def. #6 Williston Trinity Christian, 63-33
Today’s schedule
Loser Out
#5 North Shore-Plaza vs #8 White Shield, 3 pm
#6 Williston Trinity Christian vs #7 Alexander, 4:30 pm
#1 Parshall vs #4 Trenton, 6 pm
#2 New Town vs #3 Mandaree, 7:30 pm
District 16 Tournament – Stanley High School
First Round
#1 Kenmare-Bowbells, bye
#4 Powers Lake-Burke Central def. #5 Divide County, 50-27
#2 Tioga, bye
#3 Stanley def. #6 Ray, 55-53
Today’s schedule
Loser Out
#5 Divide County, bye
#6 Ray, bye
#1 Kenmare-Bowbells vs #4 Powers Lake-Burke Central, 5:30 pm
#2 Tioga vs #3 Stanley, 7 pm
MINOT, ND – Other scores from Thursday.
High School Girls Basketball
Class A
#5 Bismarck Legacy def. Jamestown, 73-55
Bismarck High def. Bismarck St. Mary’s, 81-66
Mandan def. Williston, 70-62
Class B
#8 Shiloh Christian def. #7 Garrison, 62-47
Washburn def. Flasher, 41-39
Beulah def. New England, 63-50
Harvey-Wells County def. Dunseith, 59-56
North Prairie def. Benson County, 65-31
St. John def Warwick, 86-l46
High School Boys Basketball
Class A
Williston def. #3 Mandan, 100-93
#5 Bismarck Legacy def. Jamestown, 69-59
Bismarck High def. Bismarck St. Mary’s, 82-69
Class B
#7 Beulah def. Dickinson Trinity, 71-70 OT
#8 Shiloh Christian def. Kenmare-Bowbells, 74-60
Stanley def. South Prairie, 69-44
Washburn def. Hettinger-Scranton, 62-59
High School Boys Hockey
Minot High def. Bismarck Legacy, 1-0
Bismarck Century def. Bottineau-Rugby, 4-1
Fargo North def. Jamestown, 5-1
High School Girls Hockey
Dickinson def. Jamestown, 3-2 SO
High School Girls Gymnastics
Dickinson Meet
1. Dickinson, 149.425
2. Bismarck Century, 135.075
3. Bismarck Legacy, 132.275
4. Mandan, 130.575
5. Bismarck High, 95.425
6. Northwest Stars, 89.275
All-Around: Reygan Strommen of Dickinson, 37.750
High School Boys Swimming & Diving
Minot High def. Bismarck Century, 126-59
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (UND) – The North Dakota men’s basketball team got consecutive wins for the second time this season as they defeated the University of Denver Thursday night 86-63. It is their second straight win after defeating South Dakota on Saturday. Four Hawks scored in double figures, led by B.J. Omot with 16 points and Matt Norman racked up 15 for his tenth straight game in double figures. The last player to score in double figures ten straight games was Filip Rebraca in 2020. Tsotne Tsartsidze also scored 15 and Jalun Trent scored 14. Omot led the team in rebounds with nine, coming one board short of his first double-double and Treysen Eaglestaff dished out a season high six assists to lead the Hawks. The Hawks led the whole game, an inversion of the game in Denver between the two when the Pioneers never trailed. North Dakota will host Omaha Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m.
DENVER, COLO. (UND) – The University of North Dakota Fighting Hawks (14-9,7-6 SL) end the road losing streak against the Denver Pioneers (10-15, 6-8 SL) 82-67 for their first Summit League road win of the season. A hot first half gave UND an advantage, DU was outscored 47-31. UND has its best shooting percentage of the season 48.2 and 95.5 from the line. Juliet Gordon led with a career high of 19 pts and 10 rebounds (2 OR, 8 DR). This is her third double- double on the season and second in as many games. She had this to say on tonights win. Claire Orth had 15 points and led with three steals. Kacie Borowicz continues her 32 double digit game scoring streak with 12 and went a perfect 6-6 from the line. She led with five assists. North Dakota will continue Summit League play on Saturday, taking on Omaha at noon.
FARGO, N.D. (NDSU) – The North Dakota State men’s basketball team opened up a 30-point lead in the first half and cruised to an 84-58 win over Omaha in Summit League play Thursday night. Junior Grant Nelson led NDSU with 19 points, 13 rebounds, five assists, and two blocks. Sophomore Andrew Morgan added 16 points on 6-of-8 shooting for the Bison. All five NDSU starters scored in double figures, with Tajavis Miller (13), Boden Skunberg (12) and Damari Wheeler-Thomas (12) joining Nelson and Morgan. Miller and Skunberg both grabbed seven rebounds. The Bison used a 22-2 run to go ahead 38-11 with just under five minutes left in the first half. NDSU pushed the margin to 30 at 47-17 at halftime. NDSU led by as many as 38 points in the second half. The Bison shot 52 percent overall and limited Omaha to 35-percent shooting. It was the sixth time in the past eight games that NDSU shot better than 51 percent from the floor. The Bison improved to 7-6 in conference play, while Omaha fell to 3-11. It was NDSU’s ninth straight victory in the series with Omaha. NDSU will host Denver at 1 p.m. on Saturday in the Scheels Center.
OMAHA, Neb. (NDSU) – The North Dakota State women’s basketball team fell short in the final minutes at Omaha, 63-58, on Thursday night at Baxter Arena. After entering the fourth quarter trailing 52-40, NDSU (14-9, 8-5 Summit) surged back with seven straight points to pull within five, 52-47, following a free throw from Heaven Hamling. After Omaha (12-13, 7-7 Summit) connected on a triple, the Bison once again assembled a 6-0 run capped off by a layup from Elle Evans to cut the deficit down to two, 55-53, with 3:57 to play. However, NDSU couldn’t cut the deficit down any further and dropped the contest, 63-58. Evans registered her first career double-double with 16 points and a season-best 15 rebounds. Her 15 rebounds were the most by a Bison player since 2020. Evans shot 7-of-14 from the field and added two steals, one block and one assist to her stat line. Hamling reached double digits in scoring with 10 points to go along with six rebounds, game-high four assists and game-best five steals. Emily Behnke just missed a double-double with eight points and seven rebounds. As a team, NDSU shot 35.3 percent (24-68) from the field and 70.0 percent (7-10) from the free throw line. The Bison snatched 42 rebounds with seven different players contributing at least one. NDSU will be back in action at Denver on Saturday. Tip-off is set for 2:00 p.m. CT
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Jack Eichel had a goal and an assist for Vegas to hasten a mid-game meltdown by Minnesota, and the Golden Knights cruised past the sputtering Wild 5-1 on Thursday night. Nicolas Roy, Alex Pietrangelo, Paul Cotter and Reilly Smith also scored against former Golden Knights goalie Marc-Andre Fleury, who had little help in front of him and lost his cool after giving up Eichel’s goal that was the fourth of the second period for the visitors. Kirill Kaprizov scored on a power play for the Wild against Vegas goalie Logan Thompson, who made 23 saves before a non-contact injury early in the third period left him unable to put any weight on his left leg as teammates helped him off the ice. Undisciplined play has been a major problem for the Wild, and the absence of defenseman Jonas Brodin (lower-body injury) for a second straight game didn’t help. The Wild, who lost 3-2 at Arizona on Monday and 4-1 at Central Division leader Dallas on Wednesday, were booed as the final seconds ticked off the clock. The Wild host New Jersey on Saturday night.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Three years after the Minnesota Timberwolves acquired D’Angelo Russell for what then was their dream pairing with Karl-Anthony Towns, they traded him for a much older point guard. In an NBA with so few teams settled on their stars, the Wolves made yet another alteration of their core in their latest attempt to keep up in the crowded Western Conference race. Out goes Russell and the best shooting of his eight-year career, and in comes Mike Conley and his proven experience as a distributor on the floor and a mentor off of it. “We got a really good passer, and we had to move a really good passer,” Timberwolves president of basketball operations Tim Connelly said on Thursday night after the three-team, eight-player, four-draft pick deal with the Los Angeles Lakers and Utah Jazz was finalized. “The thing that jumped out with Mike is the package of player and person. We saw it was the best way to continue to grow this team and how can we best complement some of our core pieces. Again, D-Lo did that at a very high level. We’re hoping we identified another guy who can do it in a different way in Mike.”
Money played a role, with Russell’s contract expiring this summer and more than $31 million set to come off Minnesota’s salary cap charge. Conley is signed through the 2023-24 season, making about $9 million less. He’s more than 8 years older. Conley’s previous success throwing lobs to and running pick-and-rolls with Rudy Gobert with the Jazz was also attractive to the Wolves. Minnesota paid a big price to get Gobert entering this season, but Russell never meshed with the big man. Ultimately, there’s an immaturity the inconsistent Wolves are carrying that Connelly was clearly motivated to address by bringing in a well-regarded leader like Conley even though he has been limited by injuries in his 30s and isn’t nearly as quick at 35 as he once was. “Mike as a rookie had elite habits, and they got better and better and better. You don’t play at this level at this age without taking care of yourself, without having a tremendous attention to detail both on and off the court,” Connelly said.
Conley and Nickiel Alexander-Walker — the other guard acquired in the deal from the Jazz — were listed as questionable to play at Memphis on Friday, with completion of their physical exams still pending. Conley played 12 seasons for the Grizzlies before joining the Jazz, adding to the intrigue around his debut. The Wolves also got Utah’s 2025 and 2026 second-round picks and a 2024 second-round pick from the Los Angeles Lakers in the deal. To make roster space, they waived guard Bryn Forbes. With Gobert still trying to fit in offensively with the Wolves — and vice versa — and Towns still sidelined by a severe calf strain, the trade has added yet more transitional challenges for coach Chris Finch and his staff with the cut line for the playoffs looming just one loss away. The Wolves are also just a few wins away from a top-four seed. “A lot of teams certainly added talented players. To get good players, you have to trade good players away. How quickly can you hit the ground running? So it’ll be fun,” Connelly said.

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