K-Heart Sports – 12/11/21

K-HEART SPORTS – SATURDAY – 121121 – 0700
 
MINOT, ND – Trystan Johnson tallied a game-high 18 points, 12 of those in the second half, and Stanley defeated Des Lacs-Burlington 62-42, in a game we broadcast on K-Heart. Laramie Smith scored 14 and Josh Hetzel added 11 for the Blue Jays. DLB was led by Rylan Olson with 13 points, while Jake Schaefer added 10. Stanley improves to 1-0. The Lakers are 0-1.
 
Other scores from Friday:
 
High School Boys Basketball
 
Class A
#1 Bismarck Century 68, Mandan 66 (OT)
#4 Minot 67, Dickinson 64
#5 Bismarck High 86, Jamestown 83 (2OT)
Bismarck Legacy 88, Watford City 47
Bismarck St. Mary’s 81, Williston 43
 
Class B
#9 Dunseith 65, Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood 52
Hazen 80, Bishop Ryan 77
Westhope/Newburg 81, Glenburn 55
South Prairie 64, Burke County 46
TGU 44, Benson County 37
Ray 50, New Town 45
Trenton 52, Killdeer 29
St. John 62, Warwick 47
Wilton-Wing 66, Grant County/Mott-Regent 47
 
High School Girls Basketball
 
Class A
#1 Bismarck Century 66, Mandan 50
#4 Bismarck High 82, Jamestown 65
#5 Bismarck Legacy 53, Watford City 48
Turtle Mountain 57, Dickinson 41
 
Class B
#10 Rugby 49, Bishop Ryan 37
Central McLean 67, Velva 44
New Town 79, Ray 49
 
Nedrose Invitational Tournament – Minot
Consolation
Trenton 51, Powers Lake 49
Berthold 49 North Shore-Plaza 12
Semifinal
Surrey 66, Rolette 32
Our Redeemer’s 57, Nedrose 23
 
High School Boys Hockey
Bismarck Legacy 8, Hazen-Beulah 1
Bismarck Century 3, Dickinson 2
Williston 6, International Falls MN 2
 
High School Girls Hockey
Minot 3, Jamestown 1
Mandan 13, Devils Lake 0
Grand Forks 4, Dickinson 0
Fargo Davies 8, Williston 1
Bismarck 3, West Fargo United 2 SO
 
High School Girls Gymnastics
Dickinson Invite
1. Dickinson, 149.675
2. Jamestown, 141.600
3. Wahpeton, 131.050
4. Grand Forks, 130.275
5. Mandan, 128.875
6. Fargo Davies, 120.875
7. Fargo, 120.575
 
College Mens Basketball
Minnesota-Duluth 91, Minot State 73
 
College Womens Basketball
Minnesota-Duluth 52, Minot State 54
 
College Mens Hockey
University of Jamestown 3, Minot State 1
North Dakota 5, Colorado College 2
 
College Mens Wrestling
University of Mary 29, Minot State 12
 
NAHL Hockey
Minot Minotauros 4, Aberdeen Wings 1
Austin Bruins 5, Bismarck Bobcats 4 SO
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NDSU MEN’S BASKETBALL
 
FARGO, N.D. – The North Dakota State men’s basketball team used a strong defensive effort to earn a 68-54 win over CSU Northridge on Friday night at the Scheels Center. Both Grant Nelson and Rocky Kreuser scored 18 points to lead NDSU. The Bison improved to 6-4 overall on the season.
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NDSU FOOTBALL
 
FARGO, ND – No. 2 seed North Dakota State (11-1) hosts Southern Conference champion and No. 7 seed East Tennessee State (11-1) in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division I Football Championship at 11 a.m. today at the Fargodome. The winner advances to the semifinals to face No. 3 seed James Madison.
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WOLVES-CAVS
 
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Jarrett Allen scored 21 points and added 10 rebounds, Darius Garland and Kevin Love also had double-doubles, and the Cleveland Cavaliers used a fast start to cruise 123-106 over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night. Love scored 18 points and had 13 rebounds off the bench against his former team, and Garland scored 12 points to go with 12 assists. Karl-Anthony Towns scored 12 of his 21 points in garbage time, Malik Beasley had 15 points off the bench and Anthony Edwards scored 13 for Minnesota, which shot 39.1% from the field.
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TWINS-STAFF
 
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The Minnesota Twins have filled out their staff by hiring Hank Conger as their first base and catching coach. Conger played seven seasons in the major leagues, mostly with the Los Angeles Angels. He played for Tampa Bay in 2016 in his last year in the majors. Twins manager Rocco Baldelli was a coach for the Rays then. The Twins have not previously designated a catching coach. Bench coach Bill Evers worked with players at that position until his retirement after the 2021 season.
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VIKINGS
 
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The Minnesota Vikings are continually finding themselves in stressful late-game situations. They’ve lost four times on the final play this season. They pulled out a 36-28 victory over Pittsburgh on Thursday night. Ben Roethlisberger’s pass on the last snap was incomplete in the end zone after the Vikings nearly blew a 29-0 lead. Coach Mike Zimmer admitted he had a here-we-go-again feeling. The Vikings were in command of the Steelers thanks to a revived rushing attack that netted 242 yards on the ground. They were given four full days off before resuming practice for the Dec. 20 game at Chicago.
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NBA-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) – The Brooklyn Nets still own the best record in the NBA’s Eastern Conference. They improved to 18-8 with a 113-105 downing of the Hawks. Kevin Durant poured in 31 points, including a go-ahead jumper midway through the fourth quarter. Durant’s jumper sparked an 8-0 run that gave the Nets a 103-95 lead. James Harden had 20 points and 11 assists for Brooklyn, which is 2-0 versus Atlanta this season and 8-0 following losses. Trae Young led Atlanta with 31 points, John Collins had 20 and Kevin Huerter added 19.

 
Checking out Friday’s other NBA action:
 
– The Suns clobbered the Celtics, 111-90, as JaVale McGee had season highs with 21 points and 15 rebounds. Chris Paul had 12 assists as Phoenix won for the 20th time in its last 21 games. The Suns won without injured guard Devin Booker and center Deandre Ayton, who was out with a non-COVID illness.
 
– The Bucks snapped the Houston Rockets’ seven-game winning streak with a 123-114 victory. Giannis Antetokounmpo had 41 points and 17 rebounds for Milwaukee, which trailed by 10 at one point. Bobby Portis and Khris Middleton each added 21 points as the Bucks won for the 11th time in 13 games.
 
– The Lakers are back over .500 after LeBron James scored 33 points on 13 of 20 shooting in a 116-95 rout of the Thunder. James also had six assists and five rebounds after sitting out the Lakers’ first two games against the Thunder this season, both losses. Avery Bradley added a season-high 22 points for the Lakers to offset rookie Tre Mann’s season-high 19 points for Oklahoma City.
 
– Jarrett Allen, Darius Garland and Kevin Love all had double-doubles as the Cavaliers dumped the Timberwolves, 123-106. Allen finished with 21 points and 10 rebounds for Cleveland, which had seven players score in double figures. Garland chipped in 12 points and 12 assists, and Love added 18 points and 13 rebounds off the bench.
 
– The Pacers have their first three-game winning streak of the season after Caris LeVert dropped in 26 points and Domantas Sabonis had a double-double in a 106-93 win over the Mavericks. Indiana trailed by five before going on a 12-0 run bridging the last two quarters. Luka Doncic fell just short of his 39th career triple-double with 27 points, nine rebounds and nine assists for Dallas.
 
– The Raptors blew a 20-point, first-quarter lead before beating the Knicks for the 10th straight time at home, 90-87. Gary Trent provided 24 points, including a 3-pointer with 1:11 left put Toronto back on top, 89-87. Fred VanVleet had 17 points and 11 assists in the Raptors’ third win in four games.
 
– Charlotte rookie James Bouknight poured in a season-high 24 points on six 3-pointers to lead a 124-123 victory over the Kings. Miles Bridges added 23 points, eight assists and seven rebounds for the Hornets, and Kelly Oubre had 22 points. Kings guard De’Aaron Fox led all scorers with 31 points but missed a pair of free throws with 2.4 seconds remaining.
 
– Brandon Ingram provided 26 points as the Pelicans dealt the Pistons their 11th loss in a row, 109-93. Jonas Valanciunas had 17 points and 11 rebounds for New Orleans, which trailed by as many as 15 in the second quarter and led by as many as 27 in the second half. Trey Lyles scored 18 and rookie Cade Cunningham added 16 points for Detroit.
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NHL-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) – The Pittsburgh Penguins have a three-game winning streak after dominating the first two periods of their game in Washington. Danton Heinen, Brock McGinn and Kasperi Kapanen scored while the Pens were building a 3-0 lead in a 4-2 win over the Capitals. Tristan Jarry stopped 27 shots and blanked the Caps until Evgeny Kuznetsov and Lars Eller scored in the third. Jeff Carter’s empty-netter sealed it. Sidney Crosby had two assists in his 85th meeting with Alex Ovechkin. The Caps had won two in a row.

 
Elsewhere on NHL ice:
 
– The Avalanche became the first team in 26 years to score seven goals in three straight games with a 7-3 victory over the Red Wings. Andre Burakovsky had two goals and Darren Helm scored in his first game against his former team. J.T. Compher, Nathan MacKinnon, Samuel Girard and Cale Makar also scored, and Devon Toews had three assists in the win.
 
– Patric Hornqvist and Sam Bennett scored 10 seconds apart in the first period of the Panthers’ 3-1 win at Arizona. Sam Reinhart also tallied in the opening period to run his goal streak to four straight games. Phil Kessel scored on a power play for Arizona, which has lost four in a row and six of seven.
 
– Alexandar Georgiev stopped 36 shots and the Rangers extended one of the best starts in team history with a 2-1 win over the Sabres. Mika Zibanejad got his first goal in 15 games and Alex Lafreniere also scored as New York improved to 18-5-3 with its eighth win in nine games. The Rangers hung on for the victory after a video review determined Buffalo defenseman Rasmus Dahlin was offside to negate Victor Olofsson’s goal with 57 seconds remaining.
 
– The Predators picked up their fourth straight win as Juuse Saros turned away 29 shots in a 3-2 decision over the Devils. Roman Josi and Eeli Tolvanen scored in the second period, and Yakov Trenin added a goal in the third for Nashville. Mackenzie Blackwood stopped 24 shots in New Jersey’s fifth loss in seven games.
 
– The Flyers ended their 10-game losing streak by downing the Golden Knights’ 4-3 behind Carter Hart’s 41-save performance. Max Willman notched first NHL goal and Sean Couturier and James van Riemsdyk scored on power plays in the third period. Max Pacioretty had two goals for Vegas.
 
– Elias Petterson had the lone shootout tally and Nils Hoglander scored twice in regulation as the Canucks outlasted the Jets, 4-3. Thatcher Demko made 34 saves to help Vancouver improve to 3-0 under new coach Bruce Boudreau. Kyle Connor and Blake Wheeler each had a goal and two assists for Winnipeg.
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COLLEGE FOOTBALL-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh is The Associated Press college football coach of the year after leading the Wolverines to their first Big Ten title in 17 years and a berth in the College Football Playoff. Harbaugh is the first Michigan coach to win the AP Coach of the Year Award, and the first from the Big Ten since Penn State’s Joe Paterno in 2005. He received 22 of 53 first-place votes and 103 points from a panel of AP Top 25 voters to finish ahead of Cincinnati’s Luke Fickell.

 
Also around college football:
 
– Virginia has hired longtime Clemson offensive coordinator Tony Elliott as their new head football coach. Elliott will replace Bronco Mendenhall, who stunned the school last week by announcing he is stepping down after Virginia’s bowl game.
 
– Duke is turning to Texas A&M defensive coordinator Mike Elko to turn around its program after a two-year slide and a winless ACC record. The move ends a nearly two-week process to hire the replacement for David Cutcliffe.
 
– Nevada has hired Oregon co-defensive coordinator Ken Wilson as the Wolf Pack’s new head coach. Wilson will take over the program after Jay Norvell accepted the head coaching job this week at Colorado State. Wilson served as an assistant at Nevada for 19 years, most recently as associate head coach in 2012.
 
– Former Cleveland Browns and Oakland Raiders head coach Hue Jackson is taking over as the coach of Grambling’s storied football program. Jackson spent this season as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Tennessee State. He fills the vacancy created when Grambling fired eighth-year coach Broderick Fobbs last month.
 
– Iowa running back Tyler Goodson is leaving school early for the NFL draft, saying he won’t play in the Hawkeyes’ bowl game. Goodson led Iowa in rushing the last three seasons and had 1,151 yards this year.
 
– The fake slide Pittsburgh quarterback Kenny Pickett used to help clear his path for a long touchdown run in the ACC championship game is now against the rules, effective immediately. National coordinator of officials Steve Shaw has instructed officials to blow a play dead at the spot where a ball carrier fakes a slide to cause defenders to back off from making a tackle. Shaw said in an email to The Associated Press that there was concern quarterbacks might be rehearsing fake slides for use in postseason games.
 
– A study shows the racial gap in graduation rates for this year’s bowl teams in college football has shrunk. The study by from The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport at Central Florida reported that the overall Graduation Success Rate for bowl-bound teams had increased to 81.3%, up from 78% for 2020. Yet the racial gap fell as the average GSR for Black athletes rose from 73.4% in 2020 to 78% this year while white athletes remained steady at 89.7%.
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COLLEGE BASKETBALL-NCAA-AUBURN

UNDATED (AP) – The NCAA has placed the Auburn men’s basketball program on four years’ probation for unethical conduct involving former associate head coach Chuck Person. It also imposed a two-game suspension on coach Bruce Pearl for failing to monitor his assistant and adequately promote compliance. An NCAA Committee on Infractions panel mostly accepted Auburn’s self-imposed penalties in the case dating back to September 2017, when FBI agents arrested Person as part of a wide-ranging investigation into corruption in college basketball.

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NFL-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin says more changes could be coming, after he benched some of his starters during Thursday’s 36-28 loss at Minnesota. Prime areas of concern are the offensive and defensive lines. The offensive line allowed Ben Roethlisberger to be sacked four times, and the defense surrendered 242 yards rushing versus the Vikings.

 
In other NFL news:
 
– Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen will miss Sunday’s game against the Giants. Allen tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday and entered league protocols.
 
– Bills defensive tackle Star Lotulelei has been ruled out of Sunday’s game against the Buccaneers because of a toe injury. Backup tight end Tommy Sweeney won’t play Sunday due to a hip injury.
 
– Texans coach David Culley says quarterback Davis Mills will start for the rest of the season. Culley benched Tyrod Taylor for Mills in the third quarter of last weekend’s loss with the Colts trailing 21-0.
 
– The Browns have signed veteran punter Dustin Colquitt after placing regular Jamie Gillan on the COVID-19 reserve list. Colquitt was released by Atlanta earlier this week despite averaging a career-best 47.7 yards per punt in six games.
 
– Giants quarterback Daniel Jones will miss his second straight game with a neck injury. Backup Mike Glennon is expected to start for
New York despite sustaining a concussion in his start last weekend against Miami.
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NBA-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – The NBA has issued fines to Washington forward Kyle Kuzma and Grizzlies swingman Dillon Brooks. Kuzma was fined $15,000 for directing an obscene gesture toward a fan. Brooks was assessed a $25,000 fine for aggressively confronting a game official and failing to leave the court in a timely manner upon his ejection. Both incidents occurred on Wednesday.

 
In other NBA news:
 
– Pacers coach Rick Carlisle has tested positive for COVID-19, leaving assistant Lloyd Pierce to run the team for Friday night’s game against Dallas. It was unclear how many games Carlisle will miss but the Pacers expect it to be more than one.
 
 
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