K-Heart Sports – 12/12/22

K-HEART SPORTS – 12/12/22 – 0700
BISMARCK, N.D. (MSU) – Minot State heavyweight Jake Swirple kept his collegiate career perfect and Kelby Armstrong remained unbeaten on the season as both picked up a win Sunday in a non-conference dual at NSIC rival the University of Mary. Those were the lone victories on the day for Minot State, though, as the Beavers lost their first dual of the season, 25-6 to the Marauders. Minot State (3-1 duals) now is off until after the new year when they wrestle at the Western Colorado Open in Gunnison, Colorado, on January 6. Swirple moved to 6-0 this season and 20-0 in his collegiate career with a 2-1 decision over Mary’s Luke Tweeton in their 285-pound match. Armstrong added the other Beaver victory in his 159-pound match, earning a 4-3 decision over Leo Mushinsky. Armstrong improved 4-0 this season with the win. 
FARGO, N.D. (NDSU) – Six Bison scored in double figures as the North Dakota State men’s basketball team rolled to a 99-54 victory over Waldorf on Sunday evening at the Scheels Center. Junior Boden Skunberg led the scoring for the Bison, finishing with 19 points. Freshman guard Lance Waddles scored a season-high 14 points – hitting 4-of-7 from three-point range – and fellow freshmen Damari Wheeler-Thomas and Sam Hastreiter both added 13. NDSU sophomore Jacari White chipped in 12 points for his fourth double-digit scoring output in the last five games. Junior forward Grant Nelson registered a double-double for the Bison with 11 points and 11 rebounds. The Bison shot a season-best 54 percent for the game and limited the Warriors to 33-percent shooting. NDSU raced out to a 26-12 lead in the game’s first nine minutes and expanded the margin to as much as 23 in the first half. Bison sophomore Joshua Streit made his first career start and finished with seven rebounds. NDSU improved to 3-9 on the season. The Bison will open Summit League play at Western Illinois on Monday, Dec. 19.
DETROIT (AP) — Jared Goff threw for 330 yards and three touchdowns, leading the surging Detroit Lions to a 34-23 win over the NFC North-leading Minnesota Vikings. The Vikings needed a win or tie to clinch the division title. Kirk Cousins threw for 425 yards, including a franchise-record 223 to Justin Jefferson on 11 catches. But Dalvin Cook ran for just 23 yards on 15 carries, and Minnesota couldn’t stop Goff. Cook’s 1.5 yards per carry were the fewest in a game with at least 10 attempts in his career. Cook, who entered averaging 77.3 yards per game, was unable to get unleashed against a Lions defense which is ranked last in the league. Detroit has won five of six, its best stretch since its last postseason appearance in 2016. The Lions invested a lot to give Goff deep-play threats this season, signing DJ Chark in free agency and trading up to draft Jameson Williams 12th overall. The moves finally paid off against Minnesota.

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