K-Heart Sports – 02/26/23

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MINOT, ND – The top two seeds will play in the District 12 Boys Basketball Tournament championship on Monday. We’ll broadcast all the games of the tournament on 106.9 K-Heart, online at khrt.com, and through the Live 365 app.
High School Boys Basketball
Class B
District 12 Tournament – Minot Auditorium
Loser Out
#5 Surrey def. #8 Berthold, 66-40
#6 South Prairie def. #7 Glenburn, 66-39
#1 Bishop Ryan def. #4 Our Redeemer’s, 70-25
#2 Des Lacs-Burlington def. #3 Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood, 66-42
Monday’s schedule – HEARD ON 106.9 FM
Region Qualifiers
#3 Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood vs #5 Surrey, 4 pm
#4 Our Redeemer’s vs #6 South Prairie, 5:30 pm
#1 Bishop Ryan vs #2 Des Lacs-Burlington, 7 pm
District 11 Tournament – Bottineau High School
Loser Out
#6 Nedrose def. #7 Drake-Anamoose, 59-52
#1 Westhope-Newburg def. #5 TGU, 72-27
#3 Velva def. #2 Rugby, 80-76 OT
Monday’s schedule
Region Qualifiers
#5 TGU vs #6 Nedrose, 4 pm
#2 Rugby vs #4 Bottineau, 5:30 pm
#1 Westhope-Newburg vs #3 Velva, 7 pm
District 15 Tournament – Mandaree High School
Loser Out
#7 Mandaree def. #6 New Town, 55-43
#1 White Shield def. #5 Alexander, 59-37
#3 Trenton def. #2 Parshall/North Shore-Plaza, 52-45
Monday’s schedule
Region Qualifiers
#2 Parshall/North Shore-Plaza vs #4 Williston Trinity Christian, 4 pm
#5 Alexander vs #7 Mandaree, 5:30 pm
#1 White Shield vs #3 Trenton, 7 pm
District 16 Tournament – Ray High School
#4 Kenmare-Bowbells def. #1 Stanley, 52-50
#2 Powers Lake-Burke Central def. #3 Divide County, 66-46
Monday’s schedule
Region Qualifiers
#1 Stanley vs #6 Ray, 4 pm
#3 Divide County vs #5 Tioga, 5:30 pm
#2 Powers Lake-Burke Central vs # 4 Kenmare-Bowbells, 7 pm
MINOT, ND – Other scores from Friday.
High School Boys Basketball
Class A
WDA Tournament Play In
#6 Jamestown def. #11 Watford City, 102-54
Class B
#2 Four Winds-Minnewaukan def. #8 Beulah, 61-42
Garrison def. Killdeer, 80-72
High School Girls Basketball
Class A
WDA Tournament Play In
#7 Mandan def. #10 Watford City, 81-72
#6 Bismarck St. Mary’s def. #11 Williston, 76-35
High School Girls Hockey
Bismarck High-Legacy def. West Fargo United, 3-2 OT
High School Boys Swimming & Diving
WDA Championships
1. Minot High, 448
2. Bismarck High, 332
3. Bismarck Century, 312
4. Williston, 275
5. Bismarck Legacy, 242
6. Jamestown, 210
7. Dickinson, 155
8. Mandan, 129
NAHL Hockey
Minot Minotauros def. Bismarck Bobcats, 6-4
MINOT, ND – A team other than Grand Forks Central or Red River won the Boys State Hockey Tournament for the first time since 2015.
High School Boys Hockey
State Tournament – Grand Forks
5th Place
(W#3) Bismarck Century def. (W#4) Jamestown, 2-1
3rd Place
(E#3) West Fargo Sheyenne def. (E#4) Fargo Davies, 3-1
(E#2) Fargo South-Shanley def. (E#1) Grand Forks Red River, 3-2 3OT
SIOUX FALLS, SD (MSU) – Ben Bohl and Connor Hollenbeck combined to score 36 total points, but the Beavers fell to the 18th-ranked Northern State Wolves, 65-60 at Sanford Pentagon on Saturday in the NSIC Tournament quarterfinals.The loss ends the season for Minot State, while Northern State advances to Monday’s semifinals and will play the winner of Sioux Falls versus Upper Iowa.The Beavers (11-17 overall) had two players score in double figures, led by Bohl, who had 19 points and two steals. Hollenbeck added 17 points and two blocks and Khari Broadway added eight points, seven rebounds, and four assists.The Minot State offense was strong from beyond the arc, making eight threes on 19 attempts. Bohl hit five treys for the Beavers in the contest.
Trailing 9-0 early, Minot State went on a 13-3 run with 9:26 left in the first half, culminating in a three from Bohl, to grab a 13-12. The Beavers pushed the lead to 25-19 with 3:32 left in the first half on a Khari Broadway basket, then lost some of that lead, but still entered halftime with a 27-25 advantage. Minot State relied on its three-point shooting in the period, knocking down five shots to account for 15 of its 27 points.After a Hollenbeck dunk put Minot State on top 29-27 early in the second half, the 18th-ranked Wolves went on an 11-2 run and never relinquished the lead again.A Bohl 3-pointer with 8:50 left got the Beavers as close as 42-41 down, and a Cam’ron Dunfee basket with 2:22 remaining got Minot State as close as 56-55 back, but the Beavers were never able to regain the lead as Northern State held on for the win. Minot State took care of business in the paint, recording 18 of its 33 points in the lane.
LYNCHBURG, Va. (MSU) – Upend Friday night, the Beavers bounced back like champions. Taking control of the game early in the second period, the No. 1 Minot State men’s hockey team erased a two-goal deficit and rolled to a 5-3 win over the sixth-ranked Liberty Flames.Liberty, which posted a 5-1 win on Friday night, tried for the weekend sweep as they scored with 20 seconds left in the first period to snap a 1-1 tie, then took a 3-1 lead with 1:59 gone in the second.The Beavers (29-3-0 overall) didn’t let the Flames break free though as Minot State took control getting back on the scoreboard itself just 4:03 later on a goal by Landyn Cochrane, then tying the game when Drew Carter scored with 8:38 left in the second period.The final period of the weekend then belonged to the No. 1 ranked team as Sheldin Howard scored off a Jay Buchholz assist with 7:40 gone for a 4-3 lead, then Davis Sheldon iced the win, scoring off an Eric Soar assist with 11 seconds left to play.The last-second goal was Sheldon’s second of the night as he tied it 1-1 with 5:37 left in the first period off assists from Christian Kadolph and Troy Hamilton.Brayden Pawluk and Reece Henry assisted on Cochrane’s goal, and Carter Barley and Cochrane set up Carter’s game-tying goal.Jake Anthony finished with 30 saves in goal in the win for Minot State, which is off for nearly two weeks before concluding the regular season with a home-and-home series against Jamestown, playing at Jamestown on Wednesday, March 8, then hosting the Jimmies on Thursday, March 9, at 7 p.m. at the Maysa Arena.
BRANSON, Mo. (MSU) – The Minot State Beavers took a 2-1 lead into the seventh inning, but could not hold on and fell 3-2 to the Maryville Saints on Saturday in the Drury University Branson Bash. Reegan Floyd (4-4) took the loss in the circle in relief for Minot State (9-6 overall). Gabi Dawyduk started the ballgame and went five innings, surrendering one run on four hits, walking none and striking out one. Dawyduk led the way offensively for the Beavers, going 3-for-4 in the ballgame. Taryn Bennett provided a standout performance at the dish as well, going 1-for-2 with a walk and an RBI. Abby Lohse also contributed, going 1-for-3 for Minot State with an RBI. The Beavers put runs on the scoreboard first, starting the scoring in the fourth inning. Minot State scored twice, with one run coming across on Lohse’s single. The Beavers were unable to hold the lead, as Maryville scored three times over the remaining three innings to grab the 3-2 win.
MANKATO, Minn. (MSU) – Trent Holiday set a new school record, Devontae Daley nearly did while qualifying for the finals, and both the Minot State distance medley relay teams earned the Beavers points on the first day of competition at the NSIC Indoor Track and Field Championships hosted by Minnesota State, Mankato. The championships conclude Sunday. Holiday had one of the top performances for the Beaver men’s team on Saturday as he finished ninth in the men’s 1,000 meters in 2 minutes, 33.05 seconds, just missing out on a spot in the finals on Sunday, but good enough for a new NCAA Division II-era school record. He broke the old record of 2:33.85 run by current teammate Jacob Jensen last year. Nearly setting a new record was Daley in the men’s 600 as he was sixth in the preliminaries in 1:24.42, an effort that earns him a spot in Sunday’s event finals. His time was second-fastest in Minot State’s D-II history, right behind a 1:21.39 run by Lewis Cotterill last year. While their individual efforts highlighted the opening day of competition, the Beaver men’s and women’s distance medley relay teams also enjoyed success as the men were seventh and set a new NCAA Division II-era school record, while the Beaver women were eighth. The quartet of Nicholas Merillana, Francis Short Bull, Juan Gutierrez, and Jensen teamed up to finish the men’s race in 10 minutes, 18.27 seconds, scoring two team points for Minot State and shaving fractions of a second off the previous Beaver best in the event of 10:18.66 they ran two weeks ago. On the women’s side, Jessica Martinez, Summer Krebsbach, Sidra Sadowsky, and Nicole Reeves teamed up to score one team point for Minot State with an eighth-place finish in 12:37.72.
ABERDEEN, S.D. (MSU) – They’ve shone determination, hard work, and dedication all season and on Saturday, it all came out on the mat. Minot State’s men’s wrestling team had arguably its most successful day as an NCAA Division II program as seven out of 10 Beavers in competition at the NCAA Super Region V Tournament hosted by Northern State earned a podium finish. Highlighting those top finishes were consolation bracket champions Oscar Nellis, James Davis, and Jake Swirple who each punched their ticket to the NCAA National Tournament to be held March 10-11 and hosted by Upper Iowa. The three national qualifiers are the most in any single year for Minot State in its NCAA Division II era, and along with putting seven wrestlers on the podium, the Beavers finished sixth as a team in the standings with 71 points. St. Cloud State won the Super Region V team title with 130.5 points.
Nellis, a sixth-year senior, earned his first trip to nationals with a 5-4 decision over Northern State’s Landen Fischer in the 125-pound consolation final. That wrapped up a successful day for Nellis who, after an opening loss in the championship bracket, went on a tear as he won a 16-0 tech fall over Clayson Mele of Minnesota State Moorhead, a 12-1 major decision over Southwest Minnesota State’s Ben
Emrich, and a 9-5 decision over Mary’s Jaden Verhagen to earn a berth in the third-place match.
As for Davis, a former junior college All-American in his first season with the Beavers, he won a quarterfinal decision 10-4 over Upper Iowa’s Kaden Anderlik, then dropped a 6-2 decision to eventual 133-pound champion Caleb Meekins of St. Cloud State. Bouncing back strong in the consolation semifinals, Davis won a 10-3 decision over Troy Dolphin of Wisconsin-Parkside, then took the third-place match to earn a national berth with a pin in 6 minutes, 44 seconds of Augustana’s Jack Huffman.
And competing at heavyweight, Swirple also scored a quarterfinal win, a 1-0 decision over St. Cloud State’s Elijah Novak, before an overtime loss in the semifinals to Mary’s Luke Tweeton who was the 285-pound runner-up champion. Minot State’s sophomore responded with a 4-1 decision over Upper Iowa’s Zach Ryg in the consolation semifinals, then won the third-place match with a 3-2 decision over Andre Baguma of MSU Moorhead. All three now continue their season in two weeks at nationals in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Almost joining them was Cannon Potts who after an opening loss, battled his way through the consolation bracket with a 7-4 decision over Michael Smith of Minnesota State, Mankato, and a 6-2 decision win over MSU Moorhead’s Anthony Castro, earning a spot in the third-place match. But the run ended there for Potts who settled for fourth place at 174 pounds after an 8-4 loss to Augustana’s Kolby Kost. Then came three sixth-place finishes for the Beavers as Kelby Armstrong went 2-3 on the day at 149 pounds and finished on the podium in sixth place, Cayden White went 1-3 on the day at 184 pounds and also made the podium, finishing sixth, and Dustin Swisher was 3-3 in the tournament at 197 pounds and added the final podium and sixth-place finish. Also in action for Minot State were Ethan Wonser (141), who went 2-2 at the Super Region V Tournament on the day, Brendan Barnes (165), who was 1-2 in the tournament, and Nathan Baca (157), who was 0-2 on the day.
FARGO, N.D. (NDSU) – Junior Boden Skunberg hit the game-winning shot as time expired, giving the North Dakota State men’s basketball team a 71-69 win over Western Illinois in the regular season finale on Saturday afternoon. With the game tied at 69-69 and just under 10 seconds remaining, NDSU went the length of the floor, got the ball to Skunberg, and he hit a contested jumper from the right wing as time expired. Skunberg finished with 24 points to lead the Bison, and Grant Nelson added 23 for NDSU.
NDSU led by 16 points in the second half, holding a 49-33 advantage with 16:40 remaining. The Leathernecks steadily climbed back into the game, taking a 62-59 lead with just under five minutes left. Damari Wheeler-Thomas got a bucket to put NDSU back ahead 66-65 with 2:28 left. The teams traded the lead two more times. After WIU’s Trenton Massner drained a pair of free throws to knot the game at 69-69 with nine seconds left, Skunberg hit his game winner. The Bison shot 50 percent overall and 40 percent from three-point range (8-for-20). Western Illinois shot 46 percent for the game and 35 percent from beyond the arc (7-for-20). Sophomore Jacari White added 10 points off the bench for NDSU. The Bison secured third place in the final Summit League standings at 11-7, and NDSU will be the No. 3 seed in the Summit League Tournament, playing in the fourth quarterfinal game on Sunday, March 5, at 8:30 p.m. CT.
MACOMB, Ill. (NDSU) – Heaven Hamling notched her second 30-point performance of the season to help lift the North Dakota State women’s basketball team past Western Illinois, 82-74, on Saturday afternoon at Western Hall. With the win, NDSU finishes the regular season with four straight wins and an 18-10 (12-6 Summit) overall record. It marks the most wins in a single-season since 2004-05 when the Bison posted a 26-1 overall record. Heaven Hamling netted a game-high 31 points on 11-of-23 shooting from the field. She also connected on a game-high five three-pointers to reach a career-high 71 this season, which ranks fifth on the NDSU single-season list. Hamling added four rebounds and three assists to her stat line. Taylor Brown notched her second double-double of the season with a career-high 11 rebounds to go along with 12 points. Elle Evans reached double figures in scoring for the 12th straight game with 17 points on 7-of-12 shooting from the field. Abby Schulte also passed out a game-high five assists with seven points and four rebounds.
As a team, NDSU shot 49.2 percent (32-65) from the field and 62.5 percent (10-16) from the free throw line. The Bison, who never trailed in the contest, had 10 different players reach the scoring column and netted 40 points in the paint. After opening up a 10-point edge to begin the fourth quarter to make the score 63-53 following a triple from Hamling, Western Illinois (10-19, 5-13 Summit) worked its way back with five straight points to cut the edge down to three, 75-72, with 4:02 to play. The Bison responded with a crucial 7-2 run capped off by a triple from Schulte to push the lead back up to 82-74 with 1:09 remaining. NDSU held off Western Illinois the rest of the way to earn the 82-74 win. NDSU clinched the second seed in the Summit League Tournament and will face the winner of seventh-seeded Denver and 10th-seeded Kansas City on Saturday, March 4 in the quarterfinal round at Denny Sanford PREMIER Center in Sioux Falls, S.D. Tip-off is set for 3:00 p.m.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (UND) – The North Dakota men’s basketball team closed out their regular season Saturday, honoring three seniors (Brady Danielson, Caleb Nero and Matt Norman) before the game and then defeated St. Thomas 82-74 behind a career best 20 points from Tsotne Tsartsidze and another excellent game from B.J. Omot with 17 points and Treysen Eaglestaff scored 13 off the bench for his fourth straight game in double figures. Tsartsidze and Danielson tied for the lead with seven rebounds and Eaglestaff, Omot and Jalun Trent each dished out three assists. Tsartsidze and Eaglestaff each made three treys.
The Tommies had the upper hand early on, leading by as many as eight points at 11-3 in the first few minutes of the game. From that point, UND went on a 14-4 run to take their first lead of the game at 17-15. Tsartsidze got his first two baskets of the game to start the run and then Norman hit a three to tie the game before Omot gave UND the lead with the layup. A few minutes later with UND up by one, Elijah Brooks came up with a great defensive play to get the steal and led a fast break in which he got a layup. The half continued to be close, and with the score tied at 22 with 6:18 left in the half the Tommies got a turnover and were going in for a layup but Omot came up with the trailing block and kept the game knotted. Over the rest of the half the game seesawed back and forth, and ultimately the Hawks took a two point lead into the locker room at 40-38. At the start of the second half, the Tommies tied the game at 42 but from there an 8-0 run for the Hawks gave them their biggest lead of the game to that point. Danielson opened with a three and then Omot hit a jumper in the paint and Trent hit from downtown. But the Tommies would not go away quietly, bringing the game within three points at 57-54 with just over ten minutes left. Tsartsidze hit a three to give the Hawks a six-point cushion, Norman hit a layup to make it eight but the battle continued. UND repelled every run from the Tommies and got up double digits at 74-64 with 3:29 to go. But with 1:52 left, the visitors had made it a five-point game. From there, UND salted the game away from the foul line with Tsartsidze, Danielson and Omot all cashing in from the stripe.
ST. PAUL, MN (UND) – The University of North Dakota Fighting Hawks (18-10, 11-7 SL) lost in a tight battle against St. Thomas Tommies (12-16, 7-11 SL). North Dakota will take 3rd in the Summit League standings heading into the tournament. UND will play on Sunday March 5th against the number 6 seed. Kacie Borowicz led with 22 points. Nakiyah Hurst had 18 pts. Juliet Gordon both had 18 pts and led with eight rebounds. Joli Daninger led with four steals. North Dakota went into St. Paul on their senior day and struggled to start the game despite Borowicz opening the scoring with two free-throws. St Thomas followed up on a 10-2 start. North Dakota pushed back in the final minutes of the quarter to tie the game at 15 a side. The second would be full slow with mistakes from both teams. However, The Tommies would take a slim two-point lead into the break. The Hawks came out of the locker room hot dropping 27 points, Hurst collected 12 of her 18 in the third quarter and would take the lead. The tables turned in the fourth and final quarter of the regular season when St. Thomas would outscore North Dakota 25 to 14. UND falls to St. Thomas 74-68. North Dakota will head to Sioux Falls to play in the Summit League tournament that kicks off on Friday March 3rd and runs through Tuesday March 7th.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (UND) – Drew DeRidder stopped all 26 shots thrown his way and added a trio of saves in the shootout to help North Dakota capture two points in the NCHC standings with a 1-0 win in the shootout on Saturday night from Ed Robson Arena in Colorado Springs, Colo. With the official score ending at 0-0, the game finishes as the third scoreless tie in program history, with the last coming on Oct. 19, 2007 at Boston College when the game was called after two periods due to fog. Tyler Kleven sealed the shootout victory for the Fighting Hawks (14-13-6, 8-10-4 NCHC) with a rocket past Colorado College (10-19-3, 6-13-3 NCHC) in the third round of the shootout to keep the visitors in sixth place of the league standings with two games remaining.
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Mender Garcia Torres scored a goal and Dayne St. Clair’ had a shut out to lead Minnesota United to a 1-0 win Saturday night over Dallas in the season opener for both teams. Dallas eliminated Minnesota from the 2022 MLS playoffs — on penalty kicks. Garcia Torres’ game-winner came in the 48th minute to seal the win for United. Dallas outshot United 11-8, with one shot on goal to four for United. St. Clair had one save for United. Maarten Paes saved three of the four shots he faced for Dallas.

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