K-Heart Sports – 03/18/23

K-HEART SPORTS – 03/18/23 – 0700
MINOT, ND – It’s the final day of the State Class B Boys Basketball Tournament. We’ll broadcast the Powers Lake-Burke Central and Des Lacs-Burlington games on 106.9 K-Heart, online at khrt.com, and through the Live 365 app.
High School Boys Basketball
Class B
State Tournament – Bismarck Event Center
Powers Lake-Burke Central def. Medina-Pingree-Buchanan, 64-62
#4 Thompson def. Warwick, 83-67
#2 Shiloh Christian def. #3 Beulah, 65-61 OT
#1 Central Cass def. #5 Des Lacs-Burlington, 64-57
Today’s schedule
7th Place
Medina-Pingree-Buchanan vs Warwick, 1 pm
5th Place
#4 Thompson vs Powers Lake-Burke Central, 2:30 pm (HEARD ON 106.9 FM)
3rd Place
#3 Beulah vs #5 Des Lacs-Burlington, 6 pm (HEARD ON 106.9 FM)
#1 Central Cass vs #2 Shiloh Christian, 8 pm
MARLBOROUGH, Mass. (MSU) – Game No. 1, no problem. Following the example set by the Minot State women one night before, the top-ranked Minot State men’s hockey team steam-rolled to a first-round, shutout win at the ACHA National Tournament. Getting goals from eight different players, the Beavers beat No. 17 Michigan-Dearborn, 8-0 on Friday night. On Thursday, the third-ranked Minot State women rolled past Miami (Ohio) 7-0 in their ACHA National opener. With the win, the Beavers (32-3-0 overall) move into the quarterfinals on Sunday night at 7 p.m. (CT) against the winner of Saturday night’s first-round matchup between No. 9 Maryvillle (Mo.) and No. 8 Indiana Tech.
Jay Buchholz got the onslaught started, scoring the eventual game-winner with 5 minutes, 49 seconds gone in the first period off assists from Sheldin Howard and Joey Moffatt. Troy Hamilton pushed the lead to 2-0 just 3:03 later off assists from Wayde Johannesson and Connor Navrot, then Beavers captain Davis Sheldon scored with 3:57 left before the first intermission off a Brayden Pawluk assist, and the rout was underway. Cochrane pushed the lead with 4-0 midway through the second period, then Pawluk and Drew Carter scored 20 seconds apart for a commanding 6-0 advantage at the end of two periods. Reece Henry and Buchholz assisted on Cochrane’s goal, Minot State goalie Jake Anthony assisted on Pawluk’s goal, and Cochrane and Christian Kadolph assisted on Carter’s goal. Minot State then got third-period goals from Moffatt and Reid Arnold to ice the win. Eric Soar and Buchholz assisted on Moffatt’s goal, and Sheldon and Moffatt set up Arnold’s final score. Anthony finished with 16 saves in goal for the Beavers, recording his fifth shutout of the season.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (UND) – Zach Okabe scored at 5:45 of overtime to lead No. 7 St. Cloud State to a 3-2 victory over No. 17 North Dakota in the NCHC Frozen Faceoff Semifinals from the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn. UND (18-15-6) sees its season come to an end in overtime for the third straight year and fifth time in the last six seasons. The Fighting Hawks held a 2-1 lead heading into the third period on a goal from Judd Caulfield just past the midway point of the contest, but Jami Krannila knotted the game with his 20th tally of the season on a rush at 5:06 of the final stanza to send the game into the extra session. In the overtime, Griffin Ness, who was last weekend’s hero against Omaha on Sunday to send UND to St. Paul, nearly had a chance to win it, but the puck rolled off his stick with a yawning cage before Okabe struck less than two minutes later to send the Huskies (23-12-3) into the championship game against No. 7 seed Colorado College. Drew DeRidder finished with 18 saves on 21 shots in his final collegiate game, collecting only his second loss in his last 10 starts. The fifth year was crucial in the dying moments of regulation, making a trio of grade-A stops to prevent SCSU from grabbing a late winner.
North Dakota jumped out to a 1-0 lead early in the contest, with Ethan Frisch burying a power play goal on a great passing play from Jake Schmaltz and Jackson Blake for the senior’s seven tally of the season. SCSU answered back with a power play goal of its own from Veeti Miettinen to even the game at 1-1 after 20 minutes of play. UND took control in the second period, outshooting the Huskies by an 11-3 margin and moving back in front on the tally from Caulfield to carry the lead and the momentum into the final frame. It was SCSU who had a bit more jump to begin the third; however, eventually tying the game at 2-2 before a back-and-forth remainder of the period sent the game into overtime. Following a great penalty kill and a bevy of chances for the Fighting Hawks, it was St. Cloud State who ended the game on Okabe’s rush to the net and backhander over DeRidder to hand UND only its second loss in overtime in 11 contests.
LEXINGTON, K.Y. (UND) – The University of North Dakota Fighting Hawks (18-12) dropped their first round game at the WBI Tournament to the California Baptist Lancers (20-13), 96-79. Kacie Borowicz led with 20 points and four assists. Juliet Gordon earned for second straight double-double with 11 points and led with 12 boards. This is her 5th of the season. North Dakota trailed from the start when CBU drained a three with the first possession and continued to dominate in the first period on a 9-3 run. The Lancers outscored the Hawks 29-17 in the first. The second, North Dakota started to put some things together. They would outscore the Lancers by one, heading into the locker room trailing by eleven. The third quarter UND went on an 8-0 run, things started to pick up. North Dakota brought the deficit down to seven. North Dakota came out and pushed hard trying to gain some ground late, coming within five. However a 25 point fourth quarter by the Lancers made it difficult for the Hawks to gain any ground. At the final buzzer, UND lost by 17. North Dakota will play against Norther Illinois at 4:30 pm CT today in the consolation bracket.
EUGENE, Ore. (NDSU) – The North Dakota State women’s basketball team fell short against Oregon, 96-57, in front of 2,703 fans in the first round of the Women’s National Invitation Tournament (WNIT) at Matthew Knight Arena on Friday night. NDSU finishes the season winning its most games in a single season since 2004-05 with an 18-12 overall record. The Bison also made their first appearance in the WNIT in program history. Oregon improves to 18-14 and will advance to the second round and host Rice on Monday night. Heaven Hamling paced the Bison with a team-high 16 points on 7-of-16 shooting from the field. She also hauled in a team-best six rebounds with three assists. Elle Evans finished the season hitting double figures in scoring in 14 straight games with 15 points to go along with five rebounds. Taylor Brown, who played her 125th career game, netted 10 points with two assists and two rebounds. Abby Schulte rounded out the top performers reaching the 100-assist mark this season with a career-high 103 after passing out a team-high seven and chipped in four points. As a team, NDSU shot 35.4 percent (23-65) from the field and 27.8 percent (5-18) from three. The Bison also hauled in 29 rebounds and passed out 14 assists.
Both teams battled through a fast-paced opening quarter as Oregon jumped out to a 12-5 lead by the 4:34 mark. The Bison then put together a 6-2 run with triples from Evans and Katie Hildebrandt to pull within three, 14-11, with 2:42 to play in the quarter. The Ducks led after the first quarter of play, 19-15. Oregon then erupted in the second frame outscoring NDSU, 22-7. The Ducks strung together a momentum shifting 16-0 run to stretch their edge to 39-19 lead with 1:30 to play in the half and led at the intermission, 41-22. The Bison weren’t able to cut the deficit down any further in the second half and went on to drop the contest, 96-57.
CHICAGO (AP) — DeMar DeRozan scored a season-high 49 points, Zach LaVine finished with 39 and the Chicago Bulls beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 139-131 in double overtime. Nikola Vucevic added 21 points and 11 rebounds. It was 132-129 when Vucevic brought the Bulls bench to its feet with a thunderous one-handed dunk for a three-point play with just over a minute left. Minnesota’s Naz Reid drove for a layup to make it a four-point game. But DeRozan made four free throws in the final 36 seconds to help Chicago come away with a wild win. Minnesota All-Star Anthony Edwards left with a sprained right ankle in the first quarter. Edwards was hurt late in the first quarter when he landed awkwardly after jumping while throwing a pass. He stayed down clutching his ankle before being helped to the back, and coach Chris Finch wasn’t sure how long he’ll be out, though Edwards wasn’t ruling out playing at Toronto today.
EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings agreed to terms on a contract with former Green Bay defensive end Dean Lowry on Friday, bringing in a replacement for the departed Dalvin Tomlinson. Lowry was a free agent who played the last seven years with the Packers. He started 80 of 111 games with 27 tackles for loss and 15 1/2 sacks and played multiple seasons there with current Vikings assistants Mike Smith and Mike Pettine on staff. Lowry is the latest in a long line of players to go directly from Green Bay to rival Minnesota, following outside linebacker Za’Darius Smith and cornerback Chandon Sullivan last year. Sullivan became a free agent. Smith remains under contract. Tomlinson was a free agent who signed with Cleveland. The Vikings also re-signed backup offensive lineman Austin Schlottman for depth behind center Garrett Bradbury and the guard spots.

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