K-Heart Sports – 02/20/23

K-HEART SPORTS – 02/20/22 – 0700
MINOT, ND – This is the final Class B Girls Basketball poll and there is a new #1 in boys this week. The polls are voted on by the North Dakota Associated Press Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association.
North Dakota Class B Girls Basketball Poll – Final poll of season
            (First Place Votes)    Record    Points    Last Week
1. Thompson (7)                     19-2         124           2
2. Kenmare-Bowbells (4)        19-2         116           1
3. Central Cass (2)                  17-3        100           4
4. Rugby (2)                             18-2          99           3
5. Shiloh Christian (2)              17-2          94           5
6. May-Port0-CG                      18-3          77           7
7. Central McLean                    19-2          67           6
8. Garrison                               19-2          42            8
9. Bowman County                  19-2           25           9
10. Oakes                                 18-3          20           10
Others receiving votes: Kindred (13-7), Northern Cass (16-4), Langdon Area-Edmore-Munich (16-5)
North Dakota Class B Boys Basketball Poll
               (First Place Votes)    Record    Points    Last Week
1. Central Cass (12)                   19-0        138           2
2. Four Winds-Minnewaukan      18-1        124           1
3. Bishop Ryan                            17-2        107          4
4. Shiloh Christian                       16-4           85          5
5. Sargent County                        18-1          79          3
6. Bowman County                       16-2         70          7
7. North Border                             17-2          50         10
T8. Beulah                                    16-3          33          8
T8. Ellendale                                 16-3          33          6
10. North Prairie                            18-2          30         RV
Others receiving votes: Thompson (13-6), Des Lacs-Burlington (14-5), Garrison (16-3), North Star (14-6), Standing Rock (16-3)
MINOT, ND – Region tournaments for Class B Girls Basketball as schedule to begin today. We’ll broadcast all of the Region 6 Tournament on 106.9 K-Heart, online at khrt.com, and through the Live 365 app.
High School Girls Basketball
Class B
Region 6 Tournament – Minot State Dome – HEARD ON 106.9 FM
(12-1) Our Redeemer’s vs (11-4) TGU, 3 pm
(11-2) Bottineau vs (12-3) Des Lacs-Burlington, 4:30 pm
(11-1) Rugby vs (12-4) Surrey, 6 pm
(12-2) South Prairie-Max vs (11-3) Nedrose, 7:30 pm
Region 8 Tournament – Williston State College
(16-1) Kenmare-Bowbells vs (15-4) Trenton, 3 pm
(15-2) New Town vs (16-3) Stanley, 4:30 pm
(15-1) Parshall vs (16-4) Powers Lake-Burke Central, 6 pm
(16-2) Tioga vs (15-3) Mandaree, 7:30 pm
Region 7 Tournament – Dickinson Trinity High School
Quarterfinals (Mountain Time)
#1 Bowman County vs #8 Killdeer, 2 pm
#4 Glen Ullin-Hebron vs #5 Dickinson Trinity, 3:30 pm
#2 Beulah vs #10 Richardton-Taylor, 5 pm
#3 Grant County/Mott-Regent vs #6 Hazen, 6:30 pm
Region 5 Tournament – Mandan High School
#1 Shiloh Christian vs #9 Flasher, 3 pm
#4 Washburn vs #5 Standing Rock, 4:30 pm
#2 Garrison vs #7 New Salem-Almont, 6 pm
#3 Central McLean vs #6 Center-Stanton, 7:30 pm
Region 4 Tournament – Devils Lake High School
#1 Langdon Area-Edmore-Munich vs #9 North Star, 3 pm
#4 Four Winds-Minnewaukan vs #5 St. John, 4:30 pm
#2 North Prairie vs #7 Harvey-Wells County, 6 pm
#3 New Rockford-Sheyenne vs #6 Benson County, 7:30 pm
Region 3 Tournament – Jameston Civic Center
(6-1) Kidder County vs (5-4) Oakes, 3 pm
(5-2) LaMoure-Litchville-Marion vs (6-3) Linton-HMB, 4:30 pm
(5-1) Edgeley-Kulm-Montpelier vs (6-4) Medina-Pingree-Buchanan, 6 pm
(6-2) Napoleon-Gackle-Streeter vs (5-3) Carrington, 7:30 pm
Region 2 Tournament – Betty Engelstad Arena in Grand Forks
#1 Thompson vs #8 Hillsboro-Central Valley, 3 pm
#4 Cavalier vs #5 Hatton-Northwood, 4:30 pm
#2 Grafton vs #7 Park River-Fordville-Lankin, 6 pm
#3 May-Port-CG vs #6 North Border, 7:30 pm
Region 1 Tournament – SCHEELS Center in Fargo
#1 Central Cass vs #8 Wyndmere-Lidgerwood-Hankinson, 3 pm
#4 Sargent County vs #5 Maple River, 4:30 pm
#2 Northern Cass vs #7 Fargo Oak Grove, 6 pm
#3 Kindred vs #6 Tri-State, 7:30 pm
MINOT, N.D. (MSU) – The Beavers have a prolific offense, but they can win the close, low-scoring contests as well. A fact that No. 1 Minot State proved on Sunday as the Beavers hung tough for a 2-0 win over visiting and eighth-ranked Jamestown at the Maysa Arena. Sheldin Howard scored the game-winner, a power-play goal with 7 minutes, 31 seconds gone in the first period, then the Beavers held strong on defense. Carter Barley and Davis Sheldon each assisted on the early goal. From there it turned into a defensive struggle as Brandon Weare stopped almost every shot he faced aside from Howard’s early goal, then one late as Christian Kadolph iced the win with a power-play goal with 8 seconds left. Sheldon and Joey Moffatt assisted on the late goal. Beavers’ goalie Jake Anthony did Weare one better, turning aside all 23 Jimmies shots he faced for the shutout win. Minot State now hits the road for a big weekend series in Virginia, playing Friday and Saturday at No. 6-ranked Liberty.
FREMONT, Neb. (MSU) – For the second time this season, the Beavers and the Warriors settled for a tie. The Minot State women’s hockey team closed out the regular season with a 1-1 tie on the road against Midland in the final tune-up for both teams prior to the Women’s Midwest College Hockey tournament, which begins Thursday and is hosted by Maryville University. Second-ranked Minot State jumped in front early as Ensley Fendelet scored on the power-play off assists from Jordan Kulbida and Anna German. From there, it turned into a defensive struggle as Beavers goalie Haylie Biever did her best to turn back the third-ranked Warriors. Stopping 51 shots, Biever had a busy but outstanding day, but midway through the third period the host Warriors finally cracked the scoreboard with the game-tying goal. The 51-saves ranks No. 2 all-time in program history. From there, neither team scored as the Beavers and Warriors settled for the draw. Both teams wait to see who they will play in the first round of the WMCH Tournament on Thursday, with a high likelihood they will get to meet again Friday in the WMCH semifinals.
WICHITA, Kan. (MSU) – Matt Malone sparked the offense with a first-inning home run and Gage Yost struck out six in seven strong innings work on the hill, leading the way for Minot State in a 6-5 road victory over Newman. The Beavers (6-2 overall) hung on after building a 6-0 lead on the day as Austin Loeb’s back-to-back strikeouts ended the game after the Jets loaded the bases in the bottom of the ninth. Yost (1-0) earned the win and Loeb his second save of the season for the Beavers, who now are off until March 3 when they head to Missouri for a three-game series at Southwest Baptist. Malone got Minot State rolling with a solo home run in the first, then Gunnar Kozlowitz, Mark Ossanna, and Shane Kary each drove in a run in the third inning to stretch the lead to 4-0. Brent Riddle added an RBI triple in the top of the sixth, then scored on a Derek Kay single for a 6-0 lead. Newman plated two in the bottom of the sixth, then three in the eighth before leaving the bases loaded to end the game. Riddle, Kay, Malone, Kozlowitz, Ossanna, and Javier Gutierrez each had two hits on the day to lead the Beaver offense.
MINOT, ND (MSU) – Senior Kilee Fehd racked up five RBIs to help power the Minot State Beavers over the Carroll Fighting Saints 14-2 on Sunday to wrap up the MSU Bubble Invitational 2. Sophomore Reegan Floyd (4-2) got the win for Minot State (8-5 overall). The right-hander went four innings, giving up two runs, zero earned, on five hits, allowing one walk and striking out five. Fehd went 1-for-2 with a grand-slam home run in addition to her five RBIs for the Beavers. Junior Gabi Dawyduk furnished a standout day at the dish as well, going 2-for-3 with a triple and two RBI. Junior Taryn Bennett also chipped in for Minot State, putting together one hit in one trip to the plate while adding a walk and two RBI. The Beavers now hit the road for games at Branson, Missouri, playing host Drury on Friday to open the Drury University Branson Bash at 2 p.m.
Trailing 2-0, the Beavers first put runs on the board in the first inning. Minot State scored three runs in the frame, highlighted by a two-run single off the bat of Bennett. The Fighting Saints failed to push any runs across before the Beavers built on their lead in the third inning. The Minot State offense exploded for five runs, highlighted by a two-run single off the bat of sophomore Abby Lohse, which brought the score to 8-2 in favor of the Beavers. Minot State held Carroll without a run before expanding their lead to 14-2 the following inning. The Beavers bats heated up in the inning, scoring six runs, including a grand slam off the bat of Fehd. The score remained 14-2 for the rest of the game, as Minot State coasted to the win.
Other Sunday scores from the Bubble Invite 2
MSU-Billings def. Providence, 6-5
MSU-Billings def. Bemidji State, 4-1
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (MSU) – Minot State’s history-making women’s wrestling team isn’t done yet. Three Beavers earned their place at nationals on Saturday as Nina Sandoval was third, and teammates Jazmin Gorder and Annika Gotlieb placed fourth at the NCWWC Region 5 Tournament hosted by Colorado Mesa. The Beavers team of four wrestlers ended up sixth in the nine-team event, but with a berth in the consolation finals each for Sandoval, Gorder, and Gotlieb, they also earned a spot at the NCWWC National Tournament in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on March 3-4.
Sandoval led the way at 155 pounds as she battled her way through the consolation bracket after a quarterfinal loss, getting a win by pin over Zanya Walker of Texas Women’s University, a 6-2 decision over Sheanareial Miller of Texas Women’s, then a pin over Jordan Johnston of Scheiner University in the consolation final to place third.
Gorder earned her spot at nationals by also advancing to the consolation championship at 123 pounds as she won back-to-back consolation matches by pin, over Cristal De Santiago of Schreiner and Anna Rojas Zamora of Chadron State, before a setback in the third-place match left her fourth in the tournament.
As for Gotlieb, who wrestled at 130 pounds, she won her quarterfinal match by technical fall, 16-5, over Josephine Wearmouth of Chadron State, before a setback in the championship semifinals. She responded with a pin off Chanya Tipmanee of Texas Women’s to advance to the consolation final where she placed fourth.
Also competing at the Region V Tournament and earning a win was Madison Parson at 191 pounds. Parsons finished eighth in her bracket.
BURNSVILLE, Minn. (MSU) – The NSIC Men’s Basketball Tournament first round date and times have been adjusted due to the projected forecast for this coming week. Minot State will take on Southwest Minnesota State at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 21, in Marshall, Minnesota. The game was moved ahead one day because of the threat of a winter storm. At this time, all other first round games will remain as scheduled, but are subject to change.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Ryan Hartman knocked in a rebound to put Minnesota ahead with 21 seconds left in a 4-3 win over Nashville. Hartman’s goal came 26 seconds after Nino Niederreiter tied the game for the Predators. Kirill Kaprizov scored twice and Brandon Duhaime had the first goal for Minnesota. The Wild won in regulation for the first time in 13 games since Jan. 17. Tommy Novak and Roman Josi each scored for Nashville and assisted on Niederreiter’s goal. Wild goalie Filip Gustavsson still improved to 9-1-1 in his last 11 home starts.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Jayson Tatum put on a record-setting show, and made Giannis Antetokounmpo look like a genius. Tatum scored an All-Star Game-record 55 points, and Team Giannis ended LeBron James’ hold on All-Star captain supremacy by beating Team LeBron 184-175 in the NBA’s annual showcase exhibition game Game on Sunday night. Tatum had 27 of his points in the third quarter, another All-Star Game record for any period. He was the first pick by Antetokounmpo in the starters’ portion of the All-Star draft, and in the end, that pick proved to absolutely be the right one.

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