K-Heart Sports – 12/14/21

K-HEART SPORTS – TUESDAY – 121421 – 0700
 
MINOT, ND – We have a girl/boy basketball doubleheader on the air tonight as Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood will host Westhope-Newburg. Girls are scheduled for 6 pm with boys to follow around 7:30 pm. Both games heard on 106.9 K-Heart, online at khrt.com and through the app.
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MINOT, ND – The Velva Invitational began on Monday as did the Lions Tournament in Stanley.
 
High School Boys Basketball
 
Class B
Bottineau 80, Rolla 51
 
Velva Invitational – First Round
Our Redeemer’s 59, Kenmare 50 2OT
Surrey 64, Central McLean 35
 
Lions Tournament Stanley – First Round
Berthold 78, Ray 40
Stanley 68, Burke Central 34
 
High School Girls Basketball
 
Class B
South Prairie-Max 47, Divide County 20
St. John 71, Westhope-Newburg 67
Dunseith 62, Bottineau 41
Nelson County 36, Rolla 32
Beulah 65, Beach 35
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MINOT, ND – No change atop the Class B basketball polls. The polls are voted on by the North Dakota Associated Press Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association.
 
Class B Girls Basketball Poll
 
Team (1st place votes)                 Record    Points    Last Week
1. Central Cass (11)                       3-0          146         1
2. Kindred (4)                                  5-0          136         2
3. Four Winds-Minnewaukan          5-0          113         5
4. Linton-HMB                                 3-0            96         4
5. Thompson                                  4-0            83         6
6. Grafton                                        4-1            77         3
7. Langdon Area-Edmore-Munich   3-0           58         7
8. Shiloh Christian                           4-0           51         8
9. Rugby                                          5-0           21         10
10. Kenmare                                    3-1           19         9
 
Others receiving votes: LaMoure-Litchville-Marion, Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood, Garrison, Bowman County, Grant County, Edgeley-Kulm-Montpelier, Northern Cass
 
 
Class B Boys Basketball Poll
 
Team (1st place votes)              Record    Points    Last Week
1. Kindred (7)                               1-0          142         T1
2. Enderlin (6)                               0-0          132        T1
3. Four Winds-Minnewaukan (1)  0-0          113        3
4. Beulah (1)                                 0-0            97        4
5. Shiloh Christian                        1-0            90         5
6. North Border                             1-0            77         6
7. Hillsboro-Central Valley             0-0           58         7
8. Dunseith                                   1-0            44         9
T9. Flasher                                    1-0           20        NR
T9. Rugby                                      0-0           20        10
 
Others receiving votes: Ellendale, Bowman County, Powers Lake, Central Cass, Dickinson Trinity, Trenton
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NDSU MEN’S BASKETBALL
 
FARGO, N.D. (NDSU) – The North Dakota State men’s basketball team outscored Indiana State by 16 in the second half to storm back for a 77-70 victory on Monday night inside the Scheels Center. Sam Griesel led the Bison comeback, finishing the contest with 25 points, eight rebounds and five assists. Grant Nelson scored 18 points for NDSU, and Tyree Eady posted 13 points and nine boards. NDSU (7-4 overall) shot 54 percent in the second half and limited the Sycamores to 35-percent shooting over the final 20 minutes. The Bison sank 9-of-22 shots (41 percent) from three-point range in the game, including three treys by Jarius Cook. The Bison will wrap up non-conference play at Pacific in Stockton, Calif., on Friday night.
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MSU MEN’S HOCKEY
 
MINOT, N.D. (MSU) – The Minot State men’s hockey team might be off for the holiday season, but Monday the Beavers scored big. Head coach Wyatt Waselenchuk announced the addition of a local star who will join the team as a freshman on the ice and in the classroom in January, as former Minot Minotauros forward Jay Buchholz has signed a Letter-of-Intent to play for the Beavers.
 
The 5-foot-10, left-handed forward from Fargo spent the past three seasons in the minors winning championships and climbing to the top tier of junior hockey, playing 15 games for the Sioux Falls Stampede of the United States Hockey League (USHL) during the 2020-21 season before finishing that season with the Minotauros. Buchholz had two goals and assisted on four others in his time in Sioux Falls before scoring seven goals and adding 17 assists in 43 games in Minot, which included five playoff games.
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MSU WOMEN’S WRESTLING
 
MINOT, N.D. (MSU) – The newest Minot State sports program continues to grow as women’s wrestling head coach Brittney Mitchem works hard to build the Beavers inaugural team. Mitchem introduced the newest addition to the newest Beaver program as Kayelin “KJ” Otterson has signed a National Letter-of-Intent and will transfer to Minot State as a sophomore in the classroom this spring. She will also be a sophomore on the mats starting in the fall of 2022 when the Beaver women’s wrestling program begins its first season of competition.
 
A product of Sandpoint High School in Sandpoint, Idaho, Otterson began her collegiate career this fall competing at Corban University in Salem, Ore., where she most recently finished fourth in the 130-pound weight class for the Warriors at the Spokane Open held the weekend before Thanksgiving. Prior to starting her collegiate career with the NAIA program at Corban, Otterson won four Idaho state championships in Greco/freestyle and was a five-time national team member.
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UND MEN’S HOCKEY
 
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (UND) – Freshman goaltender Jakob Hellsten and sophomore forward Louis Jamernik were both honored by the National Collegiate Hockey Conference on Monday. Hellsten was named the league’s Rookie of the Week while Jamernik garnered a Forward of the Week selection.
 
Jamernik ignited North Dakota’s offense in a sweep at Colorado College with a trio of goals. He ended the series with three goals, four shots on goal and a +3 plus/minus. He also went 20-for-34 on faceoffs (.588) on the weekend, including 11 wins on Saturday. UND improved to 5-0-0 this season when Jamernik scores a goal. He is now tied for second on the team with seven goals and has five assists for 12 points in 19 games on the year.
 
Hellsten was impressive in his first collegiate start Saturday at Colorado College, earning his first career win in only his second appearance in net for UND. The Swede allowed only one goal and none even strength in a 4-1 victory, while racking up 23 saves. After allowing an early power-play goal, Hellsten shut down the Tigers the rest of the way, helping kill off the final five CC power plays by making seven short-handed saves. He also made nine third period saves with UND clinging to a 2-1 lead. In his only start of the weekend, Hellsten compiled a .958 save percentage by making 23 saves on 24 shots, while posting a 1.00 goals-against average. In limited action this year, Hellsten is now 1-0-0 with a 3.30 GAA and an .882 save percentage in two appearances.
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NFL-RAMS/CARDINALS

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) – The NFC West is a little tighter after the second-place Rams earned a 30-23 victory at Arizona. Matthew Stafford threw for 287 yards and three touchdowns, hitting Cooper Kupp 13 times for 123 yards and a score. Kupp has had eight 100-yard receiving games this season. Van Jefferson caught a 52-yard scoring strike early in the third quarter to put the Rams ahead to stay. Odell Beckham Jr. also had a TD catch. Kyler Murray’s two interceptions led to Los Angeles touchdowns as the Cardinals failed to clinch their first playoff berth since 2015. The Rams are within one game of the Cardinals for the division lead.
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NBA-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) – Steph Curry is on the verge of becoming the NBA’s all-time leading 3-point shooter. Curry was 5-for-15 from behind the arc as the Golden State Warriors earned a 102-100 win at Indiana, He’s one off Ray Allen’s mark for made 3-pointers. The Golden State guard finished with a team-high 26 points and helped his team improve to 22-5. Kevon Looney scored on a putback in the final minute for the winning margin. Looney had 14 points and eight rebounds, while Andrew Wiggins and Draymond Green provided 15 points apiece. Domantas Sabonis had 30 points and 11 boards for the Pacers.

 
Checking out Monday’s other NBA action:
 
– The Clippers won a rematch of last season’s Western Conference finals as Marcus Morris delivered season highs of 24 points and 11 rebounds in a 111-95 rout of the Suns. Reggie Jackson chipped in 19 points and Terance Mann had 17 with nine rebounds to help Los Angeles win its fourth in a row. Cam Johnson led Phoenix with 17 points off the bench as both teams played without several key stars.
 
– Jayson Tatum scored 16 of his 42 points in the fourth quarter of the Celtics’ 117-103 win against the Bucks. Jaylen Brown returned to the lineup after missing five games with a tight right hamstring, furnishing 19 points in 30 minutes for Boston. Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 20 points with eight rebounds and three assists as Milwaukee lost for just the third time in 15 games.
 
– Kevin Love scored all 23 of his points in the second half, making five 3-pointers and finishing with nine rebounds in the Cavaliers’ 105-94 victory over the Heat. Jarrett Allen scored 17 points without missing a shot and had eight rebounds for Cleveland, which has won four straight and eight of 10. P.J. Tucker had a season-high 23 points, nine rebounds and five assists, and Kyle Lowry scored 22 points in Miami’s first loss in three games.
 
– The Grizzlies stayed hot by firing at a 53% clip in a 126-91 pounding of the 76ers. Dillon Brooks dropped in 23 points and Jaren Jackson Jr. added 22 as Memphis won for the eighth time in nine games, all after Ja Morant went down with an injury. Tyrese Maxey had a team-high 23 points for the Sixers, who shot 4-for-22 from 3-point range and played without Joel Embiid due to rib soreness.
 
– Kristaps Porzingis had 24 points and 13 rebounds while matching a season best with five blocks as the Mavericks stormed past the Hornets, 120-96. Dallas hit a season-high 19 3-pointers to sweep a back-to-back without all-star guard Luka Doncic. Trey Burke scored a season-high 22 and Tim Hardaway Jr. had 19 points off the bench for Dallas.
 
– Nikola Jokic came within one assist of a triple-double, finishing with 29 points and 18 rebounds in the Nuggets’ 113-107 victory against the Wizards. Jokic tied his season high for rebounds but missed out on his sixth triple-double when he was ejected midway through the fourth quarter. Monte Morris added 22 points for Denver, while Bradley Beal had 19 points and 10 assists for Washington.
 
– The Rockets won for the eighth time in 10 games as Eric Gordon scored 32 points and D.J. Augustin added 22 in their 132-126 victory in Atlanta. The Rockets trailed much of the game and were down 101-88 heading to the final quarter. The Hawks suffered their fifth straight home loss despite Trae Young’s 41 points and nine assists.
 
– The Raptors used a 70-point first half to rout the Kings, 124-101. Chris Boucher matched his season high with 17 points and Yuta Watanabe had a season-best 12 points and 10 rebounds. Pascal Siakam and Scottie Barnes each scored 16 points to help Toronto withstand De’Aaron Fox’s 29 points for Sacramento.
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T25 MEN’S BASKETBALL-POLL

UNDATED (AP) – The defending champs are the new No. 1 team in the latest Associated Press men’s basketball poll. Baylor is the fourth team in as many weeks to take the top spot, moving up a spot after previous No. 1 Purdue fell to Rutgers last Thursday. The Bears earned every vote from a 61-member national media panel Monday to reach the top spot in the poll for the first time since a four-week run ended on Feb. 17, 2020. Second-ranked Duke is followed by Purdue, UCLA and Gonzaga. Alabama, Kansas, Arizona, Villanova and Southern Cal round out the top 10.

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL-ALL-AMERICANS

UNDATED (AP) – Heisman Trophy winner Bryce Young and Alabama teammates Will Anderson Jr. and Jameson Williams have been selected All-Americans by The Associated Press. The Crimson Tide lead all schools with three players on the First Team. Tide tackle Evan Neal made the second team and safety Jordan Battle was a third-team selection. Heisman Trophy finalist and Michigan defensive lineman Aidan Hutchinson is a First-Teamer. Pittsburgh quarterback Kenny Pickett landed on the Second Team, and Ohio State signal-caller C.J. Stroud is on the Third Team. Pickett and Stroud were Heisman finalists.

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NFL-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – The Baltimore Ravens are breathing a little easier after learning more about Lamar Jackson’s injury. Head coach John Harbaugh said his star quarterback did not have a high ankle sprain. Harbaugh said he’s planning for Jackson to play this week, but it’s too early to tell for sure. Jackson missed most of Sunday’s loss at Cleveland after spraining his ankle.

 
Also around the NFL:
 
– The Rams didn’t have defensive back Jalen Ramsey or tight end Tyler Higbee on the field for Monday night’s game against the Cardinals after both players were put on the reserve/COVID-19 list. Ramsey leads Los Angeles with three interceptions and also has 59 tackles. Higbee has 44 receptions for 395 yards and three touchdowns.
 
– Washington quarterback Taylor Heinicke is expected to play Sunday despite a left knee injury suffered in Sunday’s loss to Dallas. The team is down several key players, either due to injuries or COVID-19 protocol.
 
– The Packers’ offense is a little more banged up after Sunday’s win over the Bears. Right tackle Billy Turner suffered a knee injury in the game, and quarterback Aaron Rodgers said afterward that his fractured pinky toe started feeling worse during Green Bay’s 45-30 victory over Chicago.
 
– The Dolphins now have four players on the NFL’s COVID-19 reserve list after adding safety Jevon Holland and running back Phillip Lindsay there on Monday. Those moves come after running backs Myles Gaskin and Salvon Ahmed were put on the list last week.
 
– The NFL is requiring coaches and other team personnel to receive a COVID-19 booster by Dec. 27. The league’s requirement extends to all Tier 1 and Tier 2 individuals who have previously received the vaccine.
 
– Former NFL player Josh Bellamy has been sentenced to three years and one month in federal prison for fraudulently obtaining over $1.2 million in COVID-19 relief funds. Bellamy pleaded guilty in June to conspiracy to commit wire fraud.
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MLB-OBIT-HEMOND

UNDATED (AP) – Longtime major league executive Roland Hemond has died at age 92. His 70-year career in baseball included three Executive of the Year awards as general manager of the Chicago White Sox and Baltimore Orioles. Hemond was Chicago’s GM from 1970-85 and served in the same role for Baltimore from 1988-95. Hemond is considered the architect of the Arizona Fall League, and he helped found the Professional Baseball Scouts Foundation to provide assistance to longtime scouts needing special support.

 
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