K-Heart Sports – 12/10/23


MINOT, ND – Braylon Fisher tallied 19 points and DLB led by as many as 39 as the Lakers defeated Velva 70-34 in a game we broadcast on K-Heart. Jace Crockett and Levon Duchaine each added 11 points as Des Lacs-Burlington starts the season at 1-0. The Aggies were led by Reggie Bruner with 12 and Mason McPeak with 11.
Other scores:
High School Boys Basketball
Class AA
#4 Bismarck Century def. Thunder Basin WY, 64-46
Dickinson def. Fargo South, 88-83
Class A
Des Lacs-Burlington def. Velva (Class B), 70-34
South Prairie-Max def. Kenmare-Bowbells (Class B), 68-48
Class B
#4 Bishop Ryan def. Powers Lake-Burke Central, 84-62
#6 Westhope-Newburg def. Tioga, 79-30
Washburn def. Parshall-North Shore/Plaza, 75-46
Williston Trinity Christian def. Trenton, 87-50

High School Girls Basketball
Class AA
#3 Grand Forks Red River def. Bismarck High, 59-43
#5 Bismarck Century def. Thunder Basin WY, 61-36
Bismarck St. Mary’s def. Grand Forks Central, 77-42
Dickinson def. Fargo South, 60-48
Class A
Turtle Mountain def. Minot North, 69-47
Hazen def. Rugby, 46-36
Class B
#9 Kenmare-Bowbells def. Velva, 44-27
Powers Lake-Burke Central def. Bishop Ryan, 48-41
Garrison def. New England, 64-29
Tioga def. Westhope-Newburg, 62-43
Nedrose Tournament
5th Place
Berthold def. North Shore-Plaza, 53-27
3rd Place
Our Redeemer’s def. North Prairie, 56-46
Nedrose (Class A) def. Surrey, 53-43
Stutsman County Shootout – Jamestown
T-G-U def. Napoleon-Gackle-Streeter, 64-35
Washburn def. Medina-Pingree-Buchanan, 40-27

High School Boys Hockey
Minot High def. Dickinson, 3-1

High School Girls Hockey
Fargo Davies def. Minot High, 3-2
Devils Lake def. Dickinson, 7-0
West Fargo United def. Bismarck High-Legacy, 4-1
Fargo North-South def. Bismarck Century, 3-2 OT
Jamestown def. Williston, 1-0
Mandan def. Grand Forks, 2-0

High School Boys Wrestling
Al Carlson Invite – Carrington
1. Lisbon, 212.5
2. Minot, 204.0
3. Carrington, 158.0
4. Central Cass, 135.5
5. New Salem-Almont, 115.0
6. Bishop Ryan, 91.5
7. Pembina County Nort, 90.5
8. Napoleon, 65.0
9. Grafton, 37.5

High School Girls Wrestling
Al Carlson Invite – Carrington
1, Central Cas, 169.0
2. Carrington, 151.0
3. Pembina County North, 122.5
4. South Border, 118.5
5. Lisbon, 90.0
6. New Salem – Almont, 49.0
7. Grafton, 44.0
8. Rugby, 36.0
9. Napoleon-Gackle-Streeter, 35.5
10. Kenmare-Bowbells-Burke Central, 26.0
MINOT, ND (MSU) – The Minot State men’s basketball team got a 27-point performance from the bench on the way to an 88-65 victory over the Mary Marauders at home Saturday in NSIC play. The Beavers (7-2 overall, 3-1 NSIC) had four players score in double figures, led by Khari Broadway, who had 23 points. Caleb Van De Griend tacked on a double-double from the bench with 17 points and 11 rebounds and Ben Bohl chipped in as well with 15 points. The Minot State offense made hay from deep, pouring in 10 threes on 22 attempts. Broadway hit three treys for the Beavers in the contest. After jumping out to a 44-30 advantage, Minot State went on an 8-0 run with 2:09 left in the first half, culminating in a bucket from Broadway, to increase its lead to 52-30, a score that would hold until halftime. Minot State did most of its first-half damage in the paint, scoring 30 of its 52 points close to the basket. Minot State kept its lead intact before going on an 8-0 run, finished off by Kameron Givens’ layup, to grow the lead to 73-44 with 11:54 to go in the contest. The Marauders narrowed the margin somewhat before the game was over, but the Beavers still cruised the rest of the way for the 88-65 win. Minot State shot well from three-point range in the half, hitting six shots from deep to score 18 of its 36 points.
MINOT, ND (MSU) – In spite of a 61.5 percent shooting effort from beyond the 3-point arc, the Minot State women’s basketball team fell to the Mary Marauders 75-67 at home Saturday in NSIC action. The Beavers (3-9 overall, 1-3 NSIC) had four players score in double figures, led by Taylor Goss, who had 14 points and two steals. Emily Srejma tacked on 12 points off the bench and Maya Aguilar helped out with 10 points from the bench. The Minot State offense was strong from beyond the arc, making eight threes on 13 attempts. Goss hit three treys for the Beavers in the contest. Minot State forced 15 Mary turnovers while committing 14 themselves in Saturday’s game. The Beavers turned those takeaways into 16 points on the offensive end of the floor. Goss’ two steals led the way for Minot State.
After falling behind 20-12, Minot State went on an 8-0 run with 2:11 left in the first quarter, culminating in a three from Ashley Wacha, to tie the game at 20, a score that would hold for the rest of the period. Minot State relied on its three-point shooting in the period, knocking down four shots to account for 12 of its 20 points. Mary then took a 30-24 lead before Minot State responding by going on a 6-0 run, highlighted by a bucket from Goss, to tie the game at 30. Neither team was able to gain an edge by halftime, as the two squads entered the break tied at 32-32. Minot State dominated in the paint, scoring eight of its 12 points close to the basket. After intermission, Mary snatched a 43-35 lead before Minot State answered back by going on a 5-0 run, punctuated by a basket from Lorelei McIver, to trim its deficit to 43-40 with 6:12 to go in the third. Mary countered and stretched its lead to 59-48 heading into the fourth. Minot State took advantage of two Mary turnovers in the quarter, scoring four points off of takeaways. Mary kept widening its lead in the fourth, constructing a 69-56 advantage before Minot State went on a 5-0 run, finished off by Goss’ three, to shrink the deficit to 69-61 with 2:43 to go in the contest. The Beavers were unable to cut further into the deficit by the end of the game, losing 75-67. Minot State got a boost from its bench in the period, with non-starters scoring six of its 19 total points.
JAMESTOWN, N.D. (MSU) – Morgan Baker turned aside 27 shots for the Beavers, leading the way as Minot State blanked in-state rival Jamestown 2-0 on Saturday to wrap up the pre-Christmas portion of its schedule. The shutout was the second this season for Baker who made 23 saves in a 4-0 win over Jamestown back on November 19th. Baker got help offensively from teammates Makenna Beard and Krissy Rink who each scored a goal midway through the third period. Scoreless heading into the final stanza, Beard broke the tie with 7 minutes, 23 seconds gone in the third, finishing off an assist from Grace Perry for the game-winner. Rink then added a bit of insurance with an unassisted goal with 5:11 left, sealing the Beavers win. No. 8 Minot State now is off for a month before returning to the ice in January when the Beavers will host Jamestown on January 13 and 14.
MINOT, N.D. (MSU) – Minot State’s Brendan Barnes provided the biggest highlight of the night for a second weekend in a row, this time with a pin. The 20th-ranked Barnes, who last weekend upset then-No. 3 Anthony Herrera from St. Cloud State, earned another upset win, this time over No. 5 Braydon Huber in their 165-pound match by pin with 27 seconds left, one of three wins for the Beavers in a 29-12 non-conference loss to the visiting University of Mary Marauders. No. 13-ranked Jake Swirple added another thrilling victory, his coming in the overtime tiebreaker 2-1 over No. 11 Luke Tweeton in their heavyweight bout as Swirple earned one point for an escape in the first tie-breaker session for the margin of victory. The final W of the day for Minot State (3-2 duals, 1-1 NSIC) went to Kasius Graham at 149 pounds as he won a 14-10 decision over Kaden Renner. The dual wrapped up the pre-Christmas portion of the Beavers schedule. Minot State will be off for nearly a month before returning to the mats in Colorado, competing at the Western Colorado Open on January 5 and the Tracy Borah Duals hosted by Western Colorado on January 6.
MINOT, ND (NAHL) – The Minot Minotauros widened their lead atop the Central Division as they picked up a weekend road sweep of the Bruins thanks to a 4-2 win on Saturday. The Minotauros jumped out to a 3-0 lead through two periods thanks to goals from Colby Bear, John Emmons, and Colby Woogk. In the 3rd period, the Bruins mounted a comeback thanks to a goals from Damon Furuseth and Jackson Rilei, but a goal later in the period from Jack O’Hanisain provided a 4-2 cushion and win. James Norton made 29 saves in the win.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (UND) – While the calendar said Saturday, it sure felt like a replay of Friday night as Colorado College defeated No. 1 North Dakota, 3-2, in overtime for the second straight game at Ralph Engelstad Arena in Grand Forks. Gleb Veremyev raced to a puck and tucked a backhander home over goaltender Ludvig Persson at 2:54 of the extra session to give Colorado College (9-6-1, 4-4-0 NCHC) its first sweep over North Dakota (12-5-1, 5-3-0 NCHC) since 1993 and a total of four out of six possible points in the NCHC standings. The loss marks the third straight for the Fighting Hawks, all coming by the same 3-2 score in overtime, and the first three-game losing streak since Jan. 2022. NoDak heads into the holiday break in second place in the NCHC standings with 18 points and without a regulation loss since Nov. 3 at Boston University.
Opposite of last night, it was CC who got on the board early in the finale, as Logan Will collected a bouncing puck in the slot and wired home his fourth goal of the season to give the Tigers a 1-0 lead just 1:51 into the contest. The remainder of the opening period was a bit sleepy for both sides, but NoDak started to generate some momentum as the middle stanza wore on. Jackson Kunz finally broke through to tie the game with a deflection on a one-time shot from Cameron Berg on the power play to level the contest at 1-1 in the second period. The deadlock lasted for only 10 seconds, however, as Will struck again on another broken play as he slipped the puck through Persson for his second tally of the night to restore the CC lead with 6:58 to play in the stanza. UND looked to be heading into the third period trailing by a goal, but Garrett Pyke snapped a shot through a multitude of bodies and passed a screened Kaidan Mbereko at 18:01 of the second to send both teams into the locker room tied at 2-2. While it wasn’t as dominant of a third period as Friday, North Dakota still generated some quality chances in the final 20 minutes of regulation, including a blast by Jake Livanavage that was nearly deflected home, but the game went into 3-on-3 overtime for the second straight night. In the extra session, NoDak nearly won the game just over a minute in on a Louis Jamernik V breakaway attempt, but Mbereko got his stick on the puck before the senior could get the puck to his backhand to prevent the scoring chance. Moments later, Veremyev won a race to a loose puck in the neutral zone and finished off the breakaway to give CC the 3-2 victory at 2:54 of overtime. North Dakota will enjoy a break before returning to action on Dec. 30 with an exhibition contest vs. the U.S. Under-18 Team from Ralph Engelstad Arena.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (UND) – The North Dakota men’s basketball team suffered its first home loss of the 2023-24 season Saturday, dropping an 83-72 decision to Portland at the Betty. Tsotne Tsartsidze led the Fighting Hawks with 18 points, and was joined in double-figures by B.J. Omot with 17, Treysen Eaglestaff with 15 and Amar Kuljuhovic with 11. Eli King and Elijah Brooks tied for the team lead with seven rebounds while Omot led with five assists. Portland came out with the hot hand as they scored the first eight points of the game, but the Fighting Hawks wasted no time answering—scoring the next eight points. Tsartsidze got UND on the board with a triple, followed by a jumper from Omot and a three from Kuljuhovic. Portland answered with the next eight and held the lead through the middle of the first half, until 7:05 when Brooks completed an and-one to knot the game up at 27. Kuljuhovic put UND on top for the first time by going 2-2 from the foul line and made the score 29-27. The tail end of the first half was back-and-forth with the hosts leading 36-33 at the intermission. The Fighting Hawks held the early lead in the second half, keeping the Pilots at bay. At the 17:07 mark Portland tied it up at 41, but UND got right back on top. Over the next few minutes the teams seesawed back-and-forth giving and taking the lead, and tied at 49 Kuljuhovic hit a jumper to put the green and white up by two, but it was the final lead of the game for NoDak as Portland hit a three and didn’t trail the rest of the way. The Fighting Hawks got within one on two occasions, the latest being at the 4:27 mark of the second half. North Dakota will be back at the Betty on Tuesday night hosting Waldorf College, with a 7 p.m. opening tip.
VERMILLION, S.D. (NDSU) – North Dakota State scored five first-half touchdowns and forced three turnovers in a 45-17 rout of No. 3 seed South Dakota in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division I Football Championship on Saturday, Dec. 9, before a crowd of 9,141 at the DakotaDome. NDSU quarterback Cam Miller went 13-for-15 passing for 210 yards with one touchdown and added a rushing touchdown for the Bison (11-3), who converted 8 of 11 third-down opportunities and controlled the ball for more than 36 minutes. Eli Green had his first 100-yard receiving game for NDSU making five receptions for 116 yards and five first downs, including plays of 31 and 48 yards on two separate NDSU scoring drives as the Bison built a 35-3 halftime lead.
It was a reversal of the teams’ regular-season meeting in September, which saw USD take a 21-3 halftime lead. NDSU won the coin toss, took the opening kickoff and marched 75 yards in 10 plays capped by Miller’s 9-yard TD run to take an early lead. USD (10-3) quickly moved into the red zone with passing plays of 38 and 16 yards before three incompletions forced the Coyotes to settle for a field goal. NDSU extended its lead on a 43-yard touchdown run by quarterback Cole Payton, then got a three-and-out on defense before Jayden Price scored on an 82-yard punt return to go ahead 21-3. It was the eighth longest punt return in school history and gave Price sole possession of the NDSU career record with five punt return TDs. Bison safety Sam Jung made a team-high six tackles and snared his third interception in the past four games, and linebacker Luke Weerts made six tackles plus a pass deflection that led to one of safety Cole Wisniewski’s two interceptions. Wisniewski tied the NDSU single-season record of eight interceptions set in 1953 by Frank Esposito. The Bison lead the FCS with 21 interceptions this season.
North Dakota State advances to the NCAA FCS semifinals to play No. 2 seed Montana (12-1), which held off No. 7 Furman for a 35-28 overtime win in a Friday night quarterfinal. Game time between the Bison and Grizzlies is set for 2:30 p.m. MT on Saturday, Dec. 16, at Washington-Grizzly Stadium in Missoula, Mont., with national television coverage on ESPN2.

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