K-Heart Sports – 11/27/22

K-HEART SPORTS – 11/27/22 – 0700
MINOT, ND – Friday scores:
High School Boys Hockey
Fargo North 9, Bismarck High 0
Dickinson 4, Mayville-Portland 0
Bismarck Legacy 5, West Fargo 2
Williston 3, Notre Dame Acad. SK, 2
High School Girls Hockey
Fergus Falls, MN 5, Legacy-Bismarck 2
NAHL Hockey
Aberdeen Wings 4, Bismarck Bobcats 2
PUEBLO, Colo. (MSU) – The Minot State men’s basketball team went into the halftime break tied with host Colorado State Pueblo 38-38, but took control in the second half to knock off the Thunderwolves 81-68 to close out the CSU Pueblo Thanksgiving Classic on Saturday. The Beavers (3-2 overall, 0-1 NSIC) had four players score in double figures, led by Cam’ron Dunfee who had 23 points. Khari Broadway tacked on 16 points and Connor Hollenbeck helped out with 15 points and two steals. The Minot State offense was impressive from downtown, pouring in 10 threes on 22 attempts. Dunfee hit five treys for the Beavers in the contest. Minot State did a great job disrupting Colorado State Pueblo shots in the contest, coming away with six blocks. Caleb Van De Griend’s three rejections led the way individually for the Beavers.
After falling behind 17-13, Minot State went on a 5-0 run with 9:35 left in the first half, culminating in a three from Dunfee, to take an 18-17 lead. Colorado State Pueblo then responded to tie things up at 38-38 heading into halftime. Minot State ran the floor well in the period, scoring eight fast-break points. After intermission, Minot State grabbed a 50-47 lead before going on an 8-0 run, finished off by Broadway’s jumper, to grow its advantage to 58-47 with 9:10 to go in the contest. The Beavers kept expanding the margin and coasted the rest of the way for the 81-68 win. Minot State got a boost from its bench in the period as non-starters accounted for 12 of its 43 total points.
OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Josh Davis and Damon Bankston combined for 251 yards rushing and three touchdowns and Weber State held on to beat North Dakota 38-31 on Saturday in the first round of the FCS playoffs. The Wildcats will play at Big Sky rival and fourth-seed Montana State in the next round. Weber State scored 24 points in the second quarter for a 31-14 halftime lead. A pair of North Dakota touchdowns in the fourth quarter, including Tommy Schuster’s 4-yarder to Jack Wright with three minutes to go, got the Fighting Hawks within the final score. Schuster finished the game 23-for-43 for 183 yards and three touchdowns. He was only sacked once in the contest. In the game, North Dakota had 338 yards of offense, with 204 on the ground and 184 through the air. Comparatively, Weber State finished with 440 yards total, rushing for 330 of them and passing for the other 110.
PHOENIX (UND) – The University of North Dakota women’s basketball team rallied for a 65-59 victory over Manhattan on Saturday afternoon to conclude the GCU Thanksgiving Classic from Phoenix, Ariz. UND (3-3) closed the game on a 16-2 run over the final 3:30 of the contest to rally from a 57-49 deficit and snap a three-game losing skid to get back to .500 on the season. Kacie Borowicz once again paced the Fighting Hawks on offense with 16 points to lead the team for the sixth straight game. The senior guard also dished out a team-high six assists, grabbed five rebounds and two steals in a full 40 minutes of play. Joli Daninger also crossed the 10-point plateau, scoring 15 points on 5-of-8 shooting while grabbing two rebounds and snagging a trio of steals in 30 minutes of action. The contest was her second this season reaching double figures, with the 15 points coming as a season-high for the guard. 
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (NDSU) – The North Dakota State men’s basketball team lost 76-55 at New Mexico Saturday evening on the second day of the Lobo Classic. NDSU (1-6) trailed 32-25 at halftime, and the Lobos extended the margin to 10 points early in the second half. The Bison fought back to pull within six at 42-36 with just over 15 minutes left, but New Mexico responded with nine straight points to go up 51-36. Sophomore forward Andrew Morgan paced NDSU with 22 points and eight rebounds. Boden Skunberg added 14 points and four assists for the Bison. NDSU struggled with 31-percent shooting in the game, compared to 46-percent by New Mexico. The Bison will play Jacksonville State at 4 p.m. CT / 3 p.m. MT on Sunday to conclude the three-game Lobo Classic.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (UND) – North Dakota closed out an unbeaten weekend with a 4-2 victory over Bemidji State on Saturday night at Ralph Engelstad Arena in Grand Forks, N.D. UND (6-6-3) jumped out to a 3-0 lead, but the Beavers (5-4-3) struck for a pair of goals in a 1:02 span in the third period to trim the advantage to just 3-2. The Fighting Hawks were stout defensively over the final moments, holding BSU to no shots on goal over the final 6:22 of the contest to preserve the win. Jakob Hellsten was solid in his sixth start of the season, stopping 18-of-20 shots for his third victory of the season while also notching an assist on UND’s third goal of the night. The sophomore has put together a 2-0-1 record over his last three starts dating back to Nov. 18. NoDak grabbed a 1-0 lead late in the first period when Dylan James cashed in a rebound following a great drive to the net by Tyler Kleven to put the hosts in front by a goal heading into the intermission.
Much like Friday night, the Hawks dominated the middle period to take control of the game. Riese Gaber scored his 10th goal of the season to extend the lead to 2-0 early into the frame before Louis Jamernik V tallied his first of the season just 2:33 later with a wrister through the arm of Gavin Enright to make it 3-0 after 40 minutes. Bemidji State pressured in the third, striking for two goals in 1:02 span in the middle portion of the stanza, but Judd Caulfield struck for his fifth goal over the last seven games with an empty netter to seal the 4-2 victory. North Dakota jumps back into NCHC play next weekend against St. Cloud State from the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center.

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