K-Heart Sports – 03/06/22

K-HEART SPORTS – SUNDAY – 030622 – 0700
MINOT, ND – Minot won its 28th ND state swim-dive championship and fifth in a row on Saturday.
High School Boys Swimming & Diving
State Championship – West Fargo
1. Minot, 421
2. Fargo Davies, 248
3. Bismarck High, 178
4. West Fargo Sheyenne, 173
5. Fargo South, 159
6. Williston, 157
7. Bismarck Century, 152
8. Dickinson, 140
9. Bismarck Legacy, 136
10. West Fargo, 135
11. Fargo North, 131
12. Grand Forks, 120
13. Jamestown, 71
14. Mandan, 47
MINOT, ND – The Minot High boys defeated Bismarck High for its second consecutive WDA Tournament crown.

High School Boys Basketball
Class A

West Region Tournament – Bismarck Event Center

First Round – (Thu 3/3)
(1) Minot 60, (8) Jamestown 51
(5) Bismarck St. Mary’s 85, (4) Dickinson 42
(7) Mandan 63, (2) Bismarck Century 62
(3) Bismarck High 90, (6) Bismarck Legacy 77
Semifinals – (Fri 3/4)
(1) Minot 75, (4) Bismarck St. Mary’s 70
(3) Bismarck High 71, (7) Mandan 70
Loser Out
(5) Dickinson 75, (8) Jamestown 62
(2) Bismarck Century 75, (6) Bismarck Legacy 59
State Qualifiers – (Sat 3/5)
(2) Bismarck Century 58, (4) Bismarck St. Mary’s 55
(7) Mandan 75, (5) Dickinson 71
(1) Minot High 80, (3) Bismarck High 68
MINOT, ND – The Minot High girls will be the #2-seed from the West at the State Tournament this week.
High School Girls Basketball
Class A
West Region Tournament – Bismarck Event Center
First Round – (Thu 3/3)
(1) Bismarck Century 66, (8) Watford City 44
(5) Bismarck Legacy 68, (4) Jamestown 62
(2) Minot 85, (10) Turtle Mountain 49
(3) Bismarck High 66, (6) Mandan 58
Semifinals – (Fri 3/4)
(1) Bismarck Century 78, (5) Bismarck Legacy 48
(2) Minot 73, (3) Bismarck High 61
Loser Out
(4) Jamestown 60, (8) Watford City 54
(6) Mandan 72, (10) Turtle Mountain
State Qualifiers
(3) Bismarck High 59, (4) Jamestown 53
(5) Bismarck Legacy 61, (6) Mandan 45
(1) Bismarck Century 76, (2) Minot 52
MINOT, ND – MLS placed 8th and Kenmare 6th at the State Class B Girls Basketball Tournament. Kindred won the title completing an undefeated season.
High School Girls Basketball
Class B
State Tournament – Betty Engelstad Arena in Grand Forks
First Round (Thu 3/3)
#2 Grafton 59, Kenmare 34
#3 Langdon-Edmore-Munich 59, Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood 21
#1 Kindred 72, Beulah 29
#4 Shiloh Christian 48, #5 Linton-HMB 34
Consolation (Fri 3/4)
Kenmare 52, Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood 35
#5 Linton-HMB 48, Beulah 46
#2 Grafton 51, #3 Langdon-Edmore-Munich 33
#1 Kindred 68, #4 Shiloh Christian 49
7th Place (Sat 3/5)
Beulah 55, Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood 47
5th Place
#5 Linton-HMB 40, Kenmare 30
3rd Place
#4 Shiloh Christian 53, #3 Langdon-Edmore-Munich 39
#1 Kindred 64, #2 Grafton 40
MINOT, ND – The Minot State men’s baseball team will finish a four game series in St. Charles, Missouri against Lindenwood Univeristy. The Beavers dropped a double-header on Friday 10-4 and 5-4. Yesterday Lindenwood won 8-4. The Beavers are 5-6 on the season.
MINOT, ND – The Minot Minotauros swept the Austin Bruins in a two-game home series at MAYSA Arena. The Tauros tallied a 2-1 shootout win on Friday and then scored a 4-1 win on Saturday. Minot is currently in 3rd place in the NAHL Central Division standings.
Meanwhile the Bismarck Bobcats skated to a 6-2 win over North Iowa on Friday and then a 6-3 win on Saturday. The Bobcats are at the bottom of the Central Division in 6th place.
OMAHA, NE (UND) – The UND men’s hockey team became the first team in league history to claim the Penrose Cup in three straight years and its fifth overall in the nine-year history of the league with a 5-4 overtime win in Omaha on Friday. Overall, it marks the 20th league title in program history and the second time that the green and white have three-peated.
For the first time since Jan. 22, No. 4 North Dakota felt the sting of a regulation loss as the 20th-ranked Mavericks skated away with a 4-1 victory on Saturday night. UND (22-12-1, 17-6-1-1-1-1 NCHC) will most likely enter the postseason portion of the NCHC slate as the No. 2 seed and against Colorado College in the quarterfinals.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (NDSU) – The North Dakota State men’s basketball team used a 22-0 run in the second half to claim an 82-62 victory over Denver in the quarterfinals of the Summit League Tournament on Saturday night inside the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center. The No. 2 seed Bison improved to 22-9 on the season and will face the winner of No. 3 seed Oral Roberts and No. 6 seed Western Illinois on Monday night at 8:30 p.m. in the semifinals. Senior forward Rocky Kreuser led the Bison with 22 points, and Tyree Eady (15), Grant Nelson (14), and Sam Griesel (11) joined him in double figures. Eady pulled down eight rebounds, and Griesel added eight assists and six boards. The Bison trailed 52-47 with under 12 minutes remaining in the game before NDSU scored 22 unanswered points to go ahead 69-52. The Bison led by at least 13 the rest of the way. The 22-0 run spanned six minutes and featured seven points from Nelson, six from Eady, five from Kreuser, and four from Griesel. NDSU shot 56 percent in the second half, outscoring Denver 50-27 after halftime.
MINOT, ND – Region tournaments for Class B Boy’s Basketball begin on Monday. We’ll broadcast all of the Region 6 Tournament on 106.9 K-Heart and online at khrt.com.
High School Boys Basketball
Class B
Region 6 Tournament – Minot State Dome
First Round (Mon 3/7)
(D11 #1) Rugby vs (D12 #4) Our Redeemer’s, 3 pm
(D12 #2) Surrey vs (D11 #3) Velva, 4:30 pm
(D12 #1) Bishop Ryan vs (D11 #4) Towner-Granville-Upham, 6 pm
(D11 #2) Bottineau vs (D12 #3) Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood, 7:30 pm
Region 8 Tournament – Williston State College
First Round (Mon 3/7)
(D15 #1) Trinity Christian vs (D16 #4) Divide County, 3 pm
(D16 #2) Stanley vs (D15 #3) Parshall, 4:30 pm
(D16 #1) Powers Lake vs (D15 #4) White Shield, 6 pm
(D15 #2) Trenton vs (D16 #3) Kenmare, 7:30 pm
Region 7 Tournament – Dickinson Trinity
First Round (Mon 3/7)
#1 Beulah vs #9 New England, 2 pm Mountain
#4 Bowman County vs #5 Grant County-Mott-Regent, 3:30 pm
#2 Dickinson Trinity vs #7 Heart River, 5 pm
#3 Hazen vs #6 Beach, 6:30 pm
Region 5 Tournament – Bismarck St. Mary’s
First Round (Mon 3/7)
#1 Wilton-Wing vs #8 Solen, 3 pm
#4 Standing Rock vs #5 New Salem-Almont, 4:30 pm
#2 Shiloh Christian vs #7 Washburn, 6 pm
#3 Flasher vs #6 Garrison, 7:30 pm
Region 4 Tournament – Devils Lake High School
First Round (Mon 3/7)
(D7 #1) Four Winds-Minnewaukan vs (D8 #4) Rolla, 3 pm
(D8 #2) Dunseith vs (D7 #3) Warwick, 4:30 pm
(D8 #1) North Star vs (D7 #4) Lakota, 6 pm
(D7 #2) Harvey-Wells County vs (D8 #3) St. John. 7:30 pm
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – UND guard Paul Bruns was named the Summit League’s Freshman of the Year and earned a spot on the league’s honorable mention team. The voting was conducted by the conference coaches, sports information directors and local media.
Bruns played a key role for UND this season with 24 starts, leading all freshman in the Summit League with 14.8 points per game and 16.1 points per game as a starter. In the conference, Bruns ranked 10th with his 14.8 points per game and was sixth in games played within the conference with 16.7 points per game. He also sat sixth in rebounds in games played within the conference, averaging 7.0 rebounds per game.
The Jefferson, S.D., native broke the freshman scoring record at UND with 460 points on the season. He surpassed De’Sean Allen-Eikens, who set the record at 454 two seasons ago. Bruns is the second player to earn freshman of the year honors in the program’s Division I era (2008-present), joining Tyree Ihenacho from last season and Jeff Brandt (Division II era) in 2001.
SIOUX FALL, S.D. (UND) – Two North Dakota women’s basketball players were honored by the Summit League, as announced by the league office.
After finishing the season as the leading scorer in The Summit League, junior Kacie Borowicz was announced to the Summit League’s All-League team, earning first team honors after averaging 19.6 points per game. She is the only player at a North Dakota school to earn a spot on either first or second team All-Summit.
Senior Melissa Leet was announced to the Summit League’s All-Defensive team after leading the league in blocks with an average of 2.2 per game. She was the only North Dakota student-athlete to earn a spot on the defensive team as she was surrounded by three from the state of South Dakota and one from Western Illinois.
Reaching double figures 24 times in the 26 games she played with two career-high 33-point performances in the 2021-22 season, Borowicz led the Fighting Hawks with 510 points (19.6/G) in North Dakota’s 29 regular-season games even after missing the first three. Her 380 points and 21.1 points per game in Summit League games were the highest in the conference with her overall total placing her at the top. Borowicz broke a University of North Dakota record for most free-throws in a game and tied a University of North Dakota record for highest free-throw percentage in a game against Montana State on Nov. 11, sinking all 20 of her attempts at the line. She is currently sitting second in the country for free-throw percentage this season. The Roseau, Minn. native also broke the Summit League All Games free-throws made record with her 20-for-20 against Montana State. The prior record was 18 and was tied for a fourth time in 2016. She went 1.000 for 12 of the 18 Summit League games while only missing one in each of the other six.
The Palmer, Alaska native was a force on defense for the Fighting Hawks. She secured 64 blocks throughout the season to place her as the leader in the Summit. She ranks tied for 18 in the NCAA in overall blocked shots. Meanwhile, she sits 25th in the NCAA for blocked shots per game. Leet reached a career-high in blocks with nine against the Oral Roberts Golden Eagles on Jan. 20. On the offensive side of the ball, Leet had 13 double-figure games and two double-doubles. She set a career-high in points against St. Thomas as she netted 22 on Jan. 15.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (NDSU) – The Summit League announced its awards for the 2021-22 men’s basketball season on Thursday afternoon, and three North Dakota State players were honored. Rocky Kreuser and Sam Griesel were named to the All-Summit League first team, and Tyree Eady claimed a spot on the league’s All-Defensive Team.

Kreuser led NDSU in league play with 16.7 points and 7.7 rebounds per game. He shot 41 percent from three-point range and 80 percent at the free throw line in conference games. Kreuser joined Joe Regnier (1985-89) as the only players in NDSU history to accumulate more than 1,600 points, 800 rebounds, and 100 blocks in their careers.

Griesel averaged 15.2 points, 7.1 rebounds, and 2.9 assists per game in Summit League play, shooting 46 percent from beyond the arc. He was one of only two players in the league to average more than 15 points and 7 rebounds while dishing out at least 50 assists in the conference season.

Eady built a reputation as one of the top defenders for the Bison, who led the league in scoring defense at 71.4 points allowed per game. He started all 18 conference games – averaging more than 34 minutes per contest – and led NDSU in steals. Eady also shot 48 percent overall, 44 percent from three-point range, and 84 percent at the free throw line on the offensive end.

This was Kreuser’s second straight season being voted to the All-Summit League first team, becoming the sixth player in NDSU history to earn the honor twice. Griesel was a second-team selection last year. It was the third time since 2014 that the Bison earned a pair of All-Summit League first team honorees (2014 – Taylor Braun, Marshall Bjorklund; 2020 – Vinnie Shahid, Tyson Ward).

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (NDSU) – NDSU’s Heaven Hamling has earned Honorable Mention All-Summit League honors. Hamling paced the Bison in Summit League play this season averaging a team-high 14.3 points with 4.9 rebounds per game. She shot 40.5 percent (85-210) from the field and 36.5 percent (45-51) from three. The Grand Rapids, Minn., native also added a team-high 50 assists and 21 steals to her stat line in league play.
Overall this season, Hamling has reached double digits in scoring in 23 of 28 games. She has knocked down a career-best 65 three-point field goals, which ranks second in the Summit League and tied for fifth on the NDSU all-time single season list. Hamling also leads the Summit League in three-point field goals per game with 2.32 and three-point field goal percentage shooting 38.7 percent from behind the arc. Hamling has hauled in a career-high 116 rebounds, including 109 on the defensive end of the floor. She’s also registered a career-best 34 steals and passed out a career-high 71 assists.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Karl-Anthony Towns had 36 points and 15 rebounds, and the Minnesota Timberwolves used a late run to hold off the short-handed Portland Trail Blazers 135-121 for their fourth straight win. The Timberwolves are averaging 133.3 points per game in the stretch and trail Denver by two games for the sixth spot in the Western Conference. Jaylen Nowell scored 22 points and D’Angelo Russell added 14 points and 14 assists as six Minnesota players finished in double-figure scoring. Anfernee Simons had 38 points, including a career-high tying nine 3-pointers, for the Trail Blazers, who’ve lost four straight. Rookie Brandon Williams scored a career-high 21 points as Portland also had six players in double figures.


NEW YORK (AP) – Major League Baseball and its locked-out players have resumed negotiations, five days after Commissioner Rob Manfred canceled opening day on March 31. Deputy Commissioner Dan Halem and Executive Vice President Morgan Sword arrived at the midtown Manhattan office of the players’ association shortly before noon Sunday for the first face-to-face session since talks broke off Tuesday in Jupiter, Florida. While the sides made progress during nine straight days of bargaining, including 16 1/2 hours of talks that started Monday, they remained far apart on the key issues of luxury tax, minimum salary and the size of the new bonus pool for pre-arbitration-eligible players. Manfred canceled the first two series of each team, which added two more complicated issues to bargaining: lost salary for players and lost service time. Baseball’s ninth work stoppage has become its second-longest, now in its 95th day.



UNDATED (AP) – Fourth-ranked Duke held a party for outgoing basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski, but North Carolina spit into the punch bowl. The Tar Heels torched the Blue Devils for 55 points in the second half to earn a 94-81 victory at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Four Tar Heels scored at least 20 points, led by Armando Bacot’s 23. Caleb Love had 22 points, RJ Davis 21 and Brady Manek 20 with 11 rebounds. It was the final home game for Krzyzewski, who has 1,196 career victories and five NCAA championships. More than 90 former players were in attendance, including Grant Hill, Shane Battier, J.J. Redick, Jay Williams, Danny Ferry and Christian Laettner. After returning for the final pregame minutes, Krzyzewski appeared to be fighting back tears during the national anthem and dabbing his eyes with a tissue during the final huddle before tipoff.

In other Top-25 men’s games:
– Second-ranked Arizona coasted to an 89-61 romp over Cal as Oumar Ballo had 16 points off the bench. Pelle Larsson, Justin Kier and Bennedict Mathurin each had 13 points in the Wildcats’ 17th consecutive home win.
– James Akinjo scored 20 points and third-ranked Baylor clinched a share of the Big 12 title with its fifth consecutive win, 75-68 over Iowa State. Kendall Brown had 16 points and 10 rebounds for Baylor, which finished in a tie with Kansas at 14-4.
– Jabari Smith was 3-for-3 from 3-point range while scoring 21 points in fifth-ranked Auburn’s 82-71 win over South Carolina. Smith is 21 of 37 from downtown over his last six games, averaging 25 points during a run that helped the Tigers clinch its fourth SEC regular-season title.
– David McCormack hit a pair of foul shots with 1:54 remaining in overtime to give sixth-ranked Kansas the lead for good in a 70-63 win over No. 21 Texas. McCormack was 10-for-10 from the line and finished with a season-high 22 points plus 10 rebounds.
– Oscar Tshiebwe had 27 points and 15 rebounds for his 25th double-double of the season, pushing seventh-ranked Kentucky to a 71-63 win against Florida. The 6-foot-9, 255-pound forward and national player of the year candidate scored 17 of Kentucky’s 19 points over a 7 1/2-minute span that included both halves.
– Eric Hunter Jr. scored 17 points and Sasha Stefanovic added 15 to help No. 8 Purdue rally past archrival Indiana 69-67. Zach Edey added 10 points and 11 rebounds as the Boilermakers (25-6, 14-6 Big Ten) snapped a season-high two-game losing streak.
– Justin Moore scored 16 points and Jermaine Samuels added 15 as 11th-ranked Villanova beat Butler, 78-59 in their regular-season finale. The Wildcats scored 11 straight points during a 20-1 run that made it 23-4.
– Bryce Thompson drained a go-ahead 3-pointer with 19.4 seconds left to send Oklahoma State past No. 12 Texas Tech, 52-51. Rondel Walker led the Cowboys with 12 points and Thompson had 11.
– Zakai Zeigler hit a pair of key free throws over the final 14 seconds to help 13th-ranked Tennessee secure a 78-74 win against Arkansas. Zeigler had 13 points, days after his family was left homeless by a fire in New York City.
– Jaime Jaquez Jr. scored 27 points and 17th-rated UCLA defeated No. 16 Southern California. 75-68. Jules Bernard added 19 points for the Bruins, who claimed the second seed in the Pac-12 tournament with the victory.
– Adama Sanogo scored a game-high 26 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as 18th-ranked UConn beat DePaul, 75-68. Tyrese Martin added 19 points and 16 rebounds for the Huskies, who held a 49-31 edge on the boards.
– Tevin Brown scored 23 points to lead No. 22 Murray State over Morehead State, 71-67, giving the Racers their 20th consecutive victory and the Ohio Valley Conference tournament championship. Tourney MVP Justice Hill added 21 points for the Racers.
– Tari Eason scored 20 points and had a key block that led to his go-ahead dunk with 38 seconds left in overtime, propelling LSU’s game-ending, 6-0 run in an 80-77 decision over No. 25 LSU.


DALLAS (AP) – The Dallas Mavericks showed they can win without their top player. The Mavs clawed back from a 19-point deficit and beat the Kings, 114-113 on Dorian Finney-Smith’s 3-pointer with 3.3 seconds to play. Spencer Dinwiddie scored a season-high 36 points in his first start for Dallas since being acquired from Washington on Feb. 10. Jalen Brunson added 23 points for the Mavericks, who were without All-Star Luka Doncic because of a sprained left big toe. Coach Jason Kidd says he hopes Doncic will be available for the Mavs’ next game.

Checking out Saturday’s other NBA action:
– LeBron James poured in a season-high 56 points as the Lakers beat the Warriors, 124-116 to snap a four-game losing streak. James had his third-most points in a regular season game, finishing with at least 50 for the 13th time.
– Tyler Herro and Jimmy Butler each scored 21 points, and the Heat pulled away in the fourth quarter to beat the 76ers 99-82. Gabe Vincent scored 16 points and Caleb Martin added 14 for the Heat, who have gone 11-2 in their last 13 games to take a three-game lead in the East.
– Ja Morant had 25 points and seven assists for the Grizzlies in a 124-96 thrashing of the Magic. Desmond Bane scored 24 points on 10-for-15 shooting and Tyus Jones added 14 points for Memphis.
– The Timberwolves were 135-121 winners over the Trail Blazers as Karl-Anthony Towns furnished 36 points and 15 rebounds. Jaylen Nowell scored 22 points and D’Angelo Russell added 14 with 14 assists in Minnesota’s fourth straight win.
– Terry Rozier scored 31 points as the Hornets beat San Antonio 123-117 on Saturday night, keeping Gregg Popovich a victory short of tying the NBA record for coaching victories. LaMelo Ball added 24 to help Charlotte send the Spurs to their fourth straight loss.


UNDATED (AP) – The Florida Panthers have salvaged the finale of what was a disappointing 2-3 homestand. Anton Lundell scored twice and Aleksander Barkov had three assists as the Cats beat the Red Wings, 6-2. Mason Marchment, Anthony Duclair and Lundell scored in the first period as the Panthers built a commanding 3-1 lead. Sam Bennett had a goal and an assist, Lucas Carlsson netted one and Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 21 shots.

Elsewhere on NHL ice:
– Johnny Gaudreau scored 37 seconds into OT to give the Flames their 13th win in 15 games, 4-3 over the Avalanche. Gaudreau also set up Elias Lindholm’s two goals for the Pacific Division leaders.
– The Capitals posted a 5-2 win over the Kraken as Alex Ovechkin needed his 34th of the season and 764th of his career. Ovechkin also had two assists while pulling within two of Jaromir Jagr for third on the league’s all-time goal list.
– Matt Duchene scored twice and four other Predators collected at least three points in an 8-0 laugher over the Sharks. Michael McCarron had two goals and two assists, Roman Josi set up for scores, Matt Luff added two goals and a helper and Phil Tomasino recorded three assists.
– Ilya Sorokin backstopped the Islanders to a 2-1 win over the Blues. Sorokin made 14 of his 27 saves in the third period, blanking St. Louis until Robert Thomas scored with 2:52 remaining.
– David Pastrnak scored in a shootout to lift the Bruins over the Blue Jackets, 5-4. Boston has now won seven of its last eight games and is three points ahead of Washington in the wildcard quest.
– Nick Schmaltz collected a team-record seven points on two goals and five assists to carry the Coyotes past the Senators, 8-5. Schmaltz helped set up four straight goals in the third period after the Coyotes fell behind.
– The Flyers won for just the fourth time in their last 25 games as Cam Atkinson had two goals and an assist in a 4-3 verdict over the Blackhawks. Joel Farabee chipped in three assists for Philadelphia, which also received goals from Oskar Lindblom and Derick Brassard.
– Thatcher Demko stopped 34 shots and Alex Chiasson had the go-ahead score in a three-goal third period that carried the Canucks past the Maple Leafs, 6-4. J.T. Miller, Brock Boeser, Travis Hamonic and Tanner Pearson each had a goal and an assist each to help the Canucks overcome Auston Matthews’ two scores.
– Nick Suzuki had a goal and two assists as the Canadiens won for the seventh time in eight games, 5-2 versus the Oilers. Brendan Gallagher and Cole Caufield each had a goal and an assist for Montreal, which had won just eight of its first 48 games.


GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) – The Arizona Coyotes have signed center Travis Boyd to a two-year, $3.5 million contract. The 28-year-old has set career highs this season with 10 goals and 24 points in 46 games with Arizona. He’s one assist shy of tying his career high.

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