K-Heart Sports – 12/11/23


CHADRON, Neb. (MSU) – Minot State’s Bella Hernandez won a pair of matches by pin, leading the way for the Beavers who also got a pair of victories each from Haleigh Lematta and Michelle Klein in two duals hosted by Chadron State on Sunday. Despite the perfect performance by the Beaver trio, Minot State fell 20-16 to Adams State (Colo.) and lost 29-19 to Chadron State. Hernandez won by pin in 2 minutes, 35 seconds at 130 pounds over Brianna Johnson of Adams State to start her day, then added a win by pin in 1:24 over Shania Wear of Chadron State. As for Lematta, she started her day with a 14-4 tech fall victory over Marisa Rimbert of Adams State at 143 pounds, then won an 8-2 decision over Karstin Hollen of Chadron State. As for Klein, after picking up a forfeit victory at 170 pounds against Adams State, she added a win by pin in 2:30 over Hattie Baldwin of Chadron State. The Beavers (4-5 duals) also got a win by injury default from Julia Petryna in her 116-pound match against Chadron State, and Skye Shelmerdine added a win by pin in 1:45 in an extra match over Cassandra Witte of Chadron State. The pair of duals were the final two matches of the pre-Christmas schedule for Minot State which returns to action on January 7 competing in the Hastings Open tournament.
AMES, Iowa (NDSU) – Three Bison reached double figures in scoring as the North Dakota State women’s basketball team fell short at Iowa State, 89-59, on Sunday night in front of 9,808 fans at James H. Hilton Coliseum. Heaven Hamling recorded a game-high 18 points after delivering four triples on five attempts. The Grand Rapids, Minn., native also distributed a season-high six assists with three rebounds and two steals. Elle Evans added 10 points with a team-best six rebounds, while Abby Schulte added 10 points of her own to round out the top performers. As a team, the Bison (4-6) shot 30.8 percent (20-65) from the field and 90.9 percent (10-11) from the free throw line. NDSU also connected on nine triples on 26 attempts after knocking down six in the second half.
Iowa State (5-4) got off to a quick start with 10 straight points in the opening frame to grab a 17-6 advantage after Audi Crooks connected on a jumper to make the score 17-6 at the 4:37 mark. NDSU fought its way back in the second quarter after Avery Koenen and Hamling each knocked down jumpers to pull the Bison back within one, 21-20, with 8:29 to play in the half. Iowa State responded to finish the quarter with nine unanswered points to stretch its lead to 42-27 at the intermission. The Cyclones then used a momentum-shifting 8-0 run in the third quarter to stretch their lead to 50-30 following a layup from Addy Brown with 5:51 on the clock. NDSU was unable to trim the deficit down any further over the final quarter of play and went on to drop the contest, 89-59. NDSU will be back in action hosting Central Michigan on Wednesday, Dec. 20. Tip-off is set for 7:00 p.m., at Scheels Center.
FARGO, N.D. (NDSU) – The North Dakota State men’s basketball team defeated Oak Hills Christian, 108-14, on Sunday afternoon inside the Scheels Center. NDSU (7-4 overall) made 15 three-pointers in the game and shot 60 percent overall. Sophomore Lance Waddles led the Bison with 19 points, eight rebounds, five assists and five steals. Junior Jeremiah Burke had 15 points and eight rebounds for NDSU. All 12 Bison who played scored at least two points. Damari Wheeler-Thomas finished with 15 points and four assists, and Sam Hastreiter put up eight points and eight boards. The Bison will play next at Illinois State on Dec. 17.
FARGO, N.D. (NDSU) – North Dakota State head football coach Matt Entz announced Sunday that he will resign to accept a coaching position with another Division I university playing at the FBS level. Entz will continue coaching the Bison through the FCS playoffs. NDSU (11-3) is scheduled to play at Montana in the NCAA FCS semifinals on Saturday. A search will begin immediately for NDSU’s next head football coach. Entz, who joined the Bison program in 2014 as defensive coordinator, has a 60-10 record as head coach for five seasons from 2019 through 2023. Entz has been part of six FCS national championships at NDSU, including two as head coach in 2019 and 2021. He was selected FCS National Coach of the Year by the American Football Coaches Association both of those years.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The brand of football Minnesota and Las Vegas played on Sunday set the NFL back 16 years. Only Greg Joseph’s 36-yard field goal with 1:57 left that gave the Vikings a 3-0 victory over the Raiders prevented the teams from setting the league back 80 years. It was the first 3-0 game since Pittsburgh beat Miami on Nov. 26, 2007, the third in the past 40 years and the seventh in the Super Bowl era. The last game that ended regulation scoreless was a 0-0 tie between the New York Giants and Detroit Lions on Nov. 7, 1943. The Vikings (7-6) had just 230 total yards, and the Raiders (5-8) — losers of three in a row — were limited to 201 yards and nine first downs. Minnesota beat an AFC West opponent for the first time this season after going 0-3. Nick Mullens relieved an ineffective Joshua Dobbs at quarterback in the fourth quarter and led the Vikings on their lone scoring drive. His 22-yard completion to Jordan Addison to the Raiders 20 set up Joseph’s kick. Dobbs was 10 of 23 for 63 yards; Mullens completed 9 of 13 passes for 83 yards. The Vikings lost wide receiver Justin Jefferson, the 2022 AP Offensive Player of the Year, in the second quarter to a chest injury. He was taken to a hospital, but O’Connell said the early prognosis was promising. This was Jefferson’s first game back after missing the previous seven because of a hamstring injury. The Vikings play at Cincinnati on Saturday.
SEATTLE (AP) — Filip Gustavsson stopped 24 shots for his second shutout of the season, and the Minnesota Wild beat Seattle 3-0 Sunday night to hand the Kraken their eighth straight loss. Matt Boldy, Marco Rossi and Joel Eriksson Ek scored for Minnesota, which improved to 5-2-0 since John Hynes replaced the fired Dean Evason as coach on Nov. 27. Gustavsson got his fifth career shutout. Joey Daccord finished with 23 saves for the Kraken, who have been blanked twice during the second-longest losing streak in franchise history. They are one away from matching the franchise record set December 2021 to January 2022 during their inaugural season. The Wild host Calgary on Thursday night.

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