K-Heart Sports – 02/17/23

K-HEART SPORTS – 02/17/23 – 0700
MINOT, ND – Our Redeemer’s came back to defeat Velva 66-65 last night in a boys basketball game we broadcast on K-Heart. The Aggies led 24-8 late in the first quarter before the Knight mounted the comeback. Our Redeemer’s outscored Velva 20-11 in the second quarter to trail by five at halftime 35-30. The Knights would outscore the Aggies again in the third qaurter by a 20-9 tally, sparked by a 10 point quarter from sophmore Jace Weekley. Velva would make a run in the fourth outscoring Our Redeemer’s 21-16, but would come up just short. Weekley led the Knights with 17 points scored, while Coltan Francis added 11. Reggie Bruner led the Aggies with 18, while Ben Schepp added 16 and Payton Bodine 10. The Knights finish the regular season with a record of 8-10, Velva ends the regular season at 11-8.
We’ll have more boys basketball on the air tonight at Glenburn will finish the regular season hosting Nedrose. Coverage set for 7 pm tonight on 106.9 K-Heart, online at khrt.com, and through the Live 365 app.
Other scores from Thursday:
High School Boys Basketball
Class A
#2 Minot High def. Dickinson, 89-54
Class B
#4 Bishop Ryan def. #8 Beulah, 82-72
Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood def. Nedrose, 62-33
Kenmare-Bowbells def. Surrey, 63-49
Four Winds-Minnewaukan JV def. Drake-Anamoose, 70-42
Garrison def. Des Lacs-Burlington, 70-67
Rugby def. Dunseith, 74-70
Central McLean def. Center-Stanton, 57-48
Trenton def. Tioga, 55-52
Powers Lake-Burke Central def. Divide County, 59-42
Alexander def. Ray, 65-42
High School Girls Basketball
Class A
#4 Minot High def. Dickinson, 79-49
Class B
Region 4 Tournament Play In
#9 North Star def. #8 Nelson County, 40-38
#7 Harvey-Wells County def. #10 Dunseith, 55-34
#6 Benson County def. #11 Warwick, 63-30
MINOT, ND – The West Region Boys Hockey Tournament begins Thursday at MAYSA Arena here in Minot and runs through Saturday.
High School Boys Hockey
West Region Tournament – MAYSA Arena in Minot
First Round
#1 Minot High def. #9 Bottineau-Rugby, 6-2
#4 Jamestown def. #5 Mandan, 6-2
#2 Bismarck Legacy def. #7 Bismarck High, 4-1
#3 Bismarck Century def. #6 Dickinson, 4-0
Today’s schedule
Loser Out
#5 Mandan vs #9 Bottineau-Rugby, 11 am
#6 Dickinson vs #7 Bismarck High, 1:15 pm
#1 Minot High vs #4 Jamestown, 5 pm
#2 Bismarck Legacy vs #3 Bismarck Century, 7:15 pm
MINOT, ND (MSU) – The Minot State women’s basketball team held Minnesota State-Moorhead to just 11.1 percent from beyond the arc in a 2-for-18 shooting performance on the way to a 74-54 victory over the Dragons at home Thursday in NSIC play. The Beavers (12-15, 8-13) were led by Kate Head (18 points), Kennedy Harris (17 points, six rebounds, and two steals), and Jaime Skeggs (11 points off the bench) in double figures; the Beavers defense also held the Dragons to 32.8 percent from the field. The Beavers win, coupled with a loss by Minnesota Crookston, keeps Minot State’s drive to the playoffs alive as they next play at Northern State on Saturday needing a win and another Minnesota Crookston loss to clinch a postseason berth.
MINOT, ND (MSU) – Khari Broadway and Cam’ron Dunfee combined to score 35 total points – 63.6 percent of Minot State’s points in a tightly contested game, but fell to the Minnesota State-Moorhead Dragons 57-55 at home Thursday in NSIC play. Broadway with 21 points and seven rebounds and Dunfee with 14 points led The Beavers (10-15, 7-14) in double figures. Hollenbeck added to that with seven points and nine rebounds. Michael Jok (with 10 boards) also led Minot State with out-rebounding Minnesota State-Moorhead 31-29. Dunfee had a shot to tie at the buzzer but his layup bounced in and out. Defense wise, the Beavers held the Minnesota State-Moorhead shooters to just 33.8 percent from the field, including 23.8 percent from three-point range. The Beavers also kept Jacob Beeninga (with a season high of 36 points) to 4-of-15 shooting in the game. The Dragons did not get many second opportunities on the offensive end, as they grabbed only eight offensive rebounds and scored 16 second chance points while Minot State pulled down 26 defensive rebounds. Despite the setback, the Beavers clinched an NSIC playoff spot on tie-breakers as St. Cloud State lost 99-81 to Bemidji State. Minot State next plays at regular-season champ Northern State on Saturday.
FARGO, N.D. (NDSU) – The North Dakota State women’s basketball team outscored Kansas City, 26-13, in the fourth quarter to help secure an 86-75 win on Thursday night at Scheels Center. With the win, the Bison snapped a three-game losing skid and improved to 15-10 (9-6 Summit) on the season, including a 10-1 mark at home. Kansas City drops to 7-19 (3-12 Summit) with the loss. After trailing 62-60 entering the third quarter, NDSU battled back to steal the lead, 68-66, following a triple from Heaven Hamling with 7:12 to play. The Bison then assembled a momentum-shifting 8-2 run to open up a 76-68 edge after Emily Behnke netted a layup with 4:13 remaining. NDSU went on to hold off Kansas City the rest of way to earn the 86-75 win. Hamling posted a team-high 21 points, including 10 in the fourth quarter. She shot 8-of-12 from the field and 5-of-8 from three to go along with a game-high five assists. Elle Evans notched her ninth straight game in double figures with 18 points, while Abby Schulte tied a season-high 13 points. Behnke registered her fourth double-double of the season with a career-high 13 rebounds and 12 points. Abby Graham closed out the group with 11 points off the bench. As a team, the Bison shot 51.7 percent (31-60) from the field and 40.9 percent (9-22) from three. NDSU also connected on 42 points in the paint and 17 points off of turnovers. NDSU will be back in action hosting Oral Roberts on Saturday. Tip-off is set for 12:00 p.m. at Scheels Center.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (NDSU) – The North Dakota State men’s basketball team pulled away in the second half to earn a 69-58 victory at Kansas City on Thursday night in Summit League play. The Bison improved to 9-6 in the league to remain in third place. Kansas City fell to 7-8 in league play. NDSU junior Grant Nelson led all players with 22 points, 14 rebounds, and a career-high five blocks. Boden Skunberg added 17 points and seven rebounds for the Bison, and freshman Tajavis Miller scored 11. The Bison led 28-24 at halftime. NDSU was up 38-34 with just over 13 minutes remaining when Miller hit a three and Nelson added a bucket to push the margin to nine at 43-34. Leading 48-43 with eight minutes left, the Bison put together a 9-2 burst over the next two minutes to put the game away. NDSU held the Roos to 30 percent shooting for the game. The Bison shot 44 percent and made 7-of-15 (47 percent) from three-point range. NDSU plays at Oral Roberts on Saturday at 7 p.m.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (UND) – The University of North Dakota Fighting Hawks (16-9, 9-6 SL) take home a huge win against the Oral Roberts Golden Eagles (11-15, 8-7 SL), 108-100 in highest scoring game against a division one opponent. November 26, 2019 in a 118- 35 win over Northland College at home and the last time UND has hit the century mark, a span of 1188 days. The Fighting Hawks have never it that mark in Summit league play until today. Kacie Borowicz led with 27 pts and 11 assists for her second double-double. She also had six rebounds and four steals. Juliet Gordon had 17 pts and six rebounds. Claire Orth had 17 pts and three steals. Nakiyah Hurst had 13 points. Maggie Manson had four steals and 11 points. Sammiyah Hoskin had 11 points.
In the third highest scoring game in the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center, North Dakota had six players in double digits. The first quarter, Oral Roberts came out cooking going on a 11-4 run in the first two and half minutes of the game which caused Head coach Mallory Bernhard to call timeout. NoDak fought back to end the quarter down three. In the second quarter the Hawks would tie it up at 30-30 while the Golden Eagles would fight to maintain their lead. However, UND persisted to take a slim two-point lead into the halftime. The third quarter Kacie Borowicz came out and hit a jump shot in the first 13 seconds. North Dakota kept the pressure and didn’t let up the pace and outscored ORU by nine points in the 3rd. Claire Orth would make the game 100-85 with 5 minutes and 29 seconds left on two made free throws. Oral Roberts forced North Dakota to play rough defense closing the gap to eight in the final seconds of the game. North Dakota will continue Summit League play on Saturday, taking on Kansas City at 1 PM.
Tulsa, Okla. (UND) – An incredible second half rally by the North Dakota Men’s Basketball team fell just short Thursday night in Tulsa against Oral Roberts, as the Golden Eagles won the game 73-70. UND had two chances to tie the game in the final ten seconds but they both were just short. But in the final 20 minutes, after trailing 49-27 at the break, UND outscored ORU 43-24 and shot 11-20 from beyond the arc. Treysen Eaglestaff led the Hawks in points with 15, going 5-5 from three point range. Tsotne Tsartsidze produced his third double-double of the season with 14 points and 12 boards. He also led the team with six assists. Matt Norman drilled four three pointers for 12 points, making it a dozen games in double figures for him. Jalun Trent also reached double figures with 11 points. Max Abmas, who played all 40 minutes, led Oral Roberts with 19 points.
In the first half, Oral Roberts was hotter than July at the Grand Canyon as they shot 20-31 from the floor (64.5%) and had their largest lead of the half as they went into the locker room up 49-27. Tsartsize was the top Hawk in the half as he led the Hawks with both nine points and seven boards. ORU scored the first five of the second half to go up 54-27, but starting with a Trent three pointer the tables were about to turn. Trent’s shot started a 37-11 run that ultimately got the Hawks within one point. During the stretch UND shot 13-21 from the floor and a scintillating, Stephen Curry-esque 9-11 from beyond the arc. Eaglestaff buried three of them, Norman and Trent each got two, B.J. Omot and Tsartsize each added one. With 10:32 left in the half, Eaglestaff buried a three to make it a ten point game at 61-51. His next three at the 8:43 mark brough the Hawks back within single digits for the first time since the 10:47 mark of the first half. A layup from ORU made it a ten point game temporarily, but from there three straight threes from UND made it a one point game as Norman made back to back threes and Omot capped off the run to make it a one point game at 65-64. With 4:28 to go it was 70-67, and from there it was as if the spigot of offense was turned off. The final points of the game was a three pointer from Brady Danielson with 48 seconds left. With 20 seconds left Abmas missed a three pointer that kept it a three point game for UND, and with ten seconds left UND had the ball and a chance to tie it up. But two chances from downtown wouldn’t go down for the Hawks. North Dakota will look to make it four wins in five games as they take on Kansas City Saturday at 7 p.m.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Bradley Beal had 13 of his 35 points over the final 4 1/2 minutes to help the Washington Wizards rally from a 20-point first-quarter deficit to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 114-106. Kyle Kuzma swished a top-of-the-key fadeaway from deep for a 107-106 lead that was Washington’s first of the game with 1:14 to go. Beal followed with a 3-pointer with 37 seconds left after a miss by Minnesota’s Anthony Edwards. Beal topped the 30-point mark for the third time in four games. Kuzma had 16 points on 6-for-21 shooting. Edwards had 18 of his 34 points in the first quarter to help the Timberwolves surge to a 30-10 lead. They were still ahead 99-92 with 4:38 left after three free throws by Kyle Anderson, before Beal hit a wide-open 3-pointer to spark his late surge. Rudy Gobert had 17 points and 19 rebounds for the Timberwolves (31-30), who were derailed by their characteristic mid-game lulls and missed an opportunity to move a season-best three games above the .500 mark. The Wizards have won seven straight games against the Wolves, extending the longest streak in the history of their series.

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