K-Heart Sports – 12/15/21

K-HEART SPORTS – WEDNESDAY – 121521 – 0700
MINOT, ND – Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood swept a girl/boy basketball doubleheader last night that we broadcast on K-Heart.
The MLS girls won by a 50-40 final over Westhope-Newburg. Ali Undlin tallied a game high 22 points, while Jamie Thompson added 13 and Kylie Abernathy had 11. The Sioux were led by Ellie Braaten with 16 points. MLS improves to 5-0, while Westhope-Newburg drops to 3-4.
The Mavericks also won the boys contest by a 58-54 margin. Riley Morlock scored 11 points for MLS and Steele Olson tallied 10. Walker Braaten had a game-high 24 for Westhope-Newburg with Braden Bailey adding 12. Each team is now 1-1 on the season.
Other scores from Tuesday:
High School Boys Basketball
Class A
#1 Bismarck Century 108, Turtle Mountain 61
Bismarck St. Mary’s 69, #4 Minot 60
Bismarck Legacy 70, Jamestown 54
Dickinson 104, Watford City 34
Class B
TGU 52, Rolette 44
Garrison 71, Hazen 60
Solen 68, Max 65
New Town 48, Alexander 43
Washburn 60, Kidder County 42
Velva Invitational
First Round
South Prairie 54, Nedrose 42
Velva 50, Parshall 22
Lions Tournament – Stanley
Ray 52, Burke Central 44
First Round
Divide County 64, Tioga 55
Powers Lake 59, North Shore-Plaza 45
High School Girls Basketball
Class A
#1 Bismarck Century 96, Turtle Mountain 43
Jamestown 65, #5 Bismarck Legacy 38
Minot 94, Bismarck St. Mary’s 73
Dickinson 65, Watford City 62
Class B
#4 Linton-HMB 59, Hazen 45
#9 Rugby 65, Harvey-Wells County 24
Our Redeemer’s 67, TGU 40
Surrey 61, Drake-Anamoose 51
Garrison 51, Des Lacs-Burlington 28
Glenburn 55, Wilton-Wing 42
Central McLean 76, Flasher 37
High School Boys Hockey
Mandan 4, Bismarck Century 3
Bismarck High 3, Bismarck Legacy 0
Watford City JV 3, Hazen-Beulah 1
High Shool Girls Hockey
Minot 7, Williston 0
Bismarck 2, Mandan 1
High School Boys Swimming & Diving
Dickinson 124, Mandan 61
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (UND) – The North Dakota men’s basketball team broke both the school record and Betty Engelstad Sioux Center record for made three-pointers in a game with 17, en route to a 110-65 win over North Central University (Minn.) on Tuesday evening. Six Hawks netted double figures in the victory, and every UND player that suited up scored points. The previous record for made three-pointers was 16, which was tied three times, most recently on Dec. 17, 2019 in a 109-50 victory over Northland College at the Betty.
The Hawks (4-8) were led by Matt Norman, pouring in 23 points for a new season-high, including a season-best seven made three-pointers. Brendan Howard added 18 points, Brian Mathews netted a new season-best with 17 points, Paul Bruns and Ethan Igbanugo both had 15 points apiece, and Tsotne Tsartsidze added 11 points. North Dakota will host Dixie State in a 1 PM tilt on Saturday.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (UND) – UND Senior offensive lineman Matt Waletzko was named to the HERO Sports All-America Teams on Tuesday morning by the publication. Waletzko was named to the second team offense. This is the first postseason honor for Waletzko. The Cold Spring, Minn., native started 10 games at left tackle for the Fighting Hawks this season and anchored a group that ranked in the top half of the league in passing offense, rushing offense and total offense. The group also finished third in the nation and tops in the MVFC in fewest sacks allowed, while finishing fifth in the country and second in the league in negative plays.
FARGO, N.D. (NDSU) – North Dakota State had eight players on the HERO Sports FCS All-America Teams announced Tuesday. NDSU fullback Hunter Luepke, wide receiver Christian Watson, right tackle Cordell Volson and strong safety Michael Tutsie were named to the All-America first team. Volson is just the fourth player in Bison history to earn All-America honors in three different seasons. Tutsie earned his first All-America honor.
Bison tight end Noah Gindorff, left tackle Cody Mauch and defensive end Brayden Thomas were named to the All-America third team. All three are making their first appearance on an FCS All-America team. Defensive tackle Eli Mostaert was named to the Sophomore All-America Team. He was a Freshman All-American in 2020-21 and is the sixth Bison player to be honored among the nation’s best second-year players.
No. 2 seed North Dakota State (12-1) is scheduled to host No. 3-seeded James Madison (12-1) in the semifinals of the NCAA Division I Football Championship at 8:15 p.m. Friday at the Fargodome.
EAGAN, Minn. (AP) – The Minnesota Vikings have placed wide receiver/punt returner Dede Westbrook on the COVID-19 reserve list. The Vikings took another hit to their skill position depth on offense amid a spike in positive tests across the NFL. Running back Alexander Mattison and wide receiver/special teams ace Dan Chisena went on the COVID-19 reserve list the previous day. The Vikings claimed running back Wayne Gallman off waivers from the Atlanta Falcons for a reinforcement. Standout wide receiver Adam Thielen missed Minnesota’s most recent game with a sprained ankle. It’s unclear when he’ll be back on the field.


UNDATED (AP) – Second-ranked Duke is 8-1 following an easy non-conference victory. AJ Griffin scored 19 points as the Blue Devils hammered South Carolina State, 103-62. Griffin was 7 of 8 from the field and had four rebounds with four assists in 21 minutes off the bench. He was one of six Blue Devils to score in double-figures. Trevor Keels had 14 points, Joey Baker scored 13 points, and Paolo Banchero had 12 points, seven rebounds and six assists. Duke embarked on a 29-8 run early in the game and led by 33 at halftime.

In Tuesday’s other Top-25 action:
– Memphis ended a four-game skid with a stunning 92-78 victory against sixth-ranked Alabama. DeAndre Williams had 20 points and six assists and Jalen Duren added 14 points as the Tigers dropped the Crimson Tide to 8-2.
– Walker Kessler had 14 points and 13th-ranked Auburn earned its sixth straight win by ripping North Alabama, 70-44. Jabari Smith and Devan Cambridge each scored 13 in the Tigers’ second and final game without suspended coach Bruce Pearl.
– Josh Carlton had 17 points to lead five Houston players in double figures as the 14th-ranked defeated Louisiana-Lafayette, 71-56. Jamal Shead added 16 points for the Cougars.
– No. 17 Texas held Arkansas-Pine Bluff without a basket for nearly 12 minutes to start the game in coasting to a 63-31 victory. Tre Mitchell scored 14 points and helped the Longhorns burst out to a 17-1 lead.
– No. 18 Tennessee cruised to a 96-52 victory over USC Upstate behind Olivier Nkamhoua’s 21 points. Kennedy Chandler had 15 points, provided 10 assists and helped the Vols shoot 56%.
– Tari Eason led a balanced attack with 18 points and 19th-ranked LSU clobbered Northwestern State, 89-49. Xavier Pinson had 15 points and four assists, while Efton Reid had 15 points and 10 rebounds to help the Tigers improve to 10-0 for the first time in 22 years.
– Kevin McCullar scored 21 points, and No. 25 Texas Tech celebrated its return to the national rankings with a 75-62 victory over Arkansas State.


UNDATED (AP) – The NBA has a new all-time leader in 3-pointers, with the record falling at one of the league’s most storied venues. Golden State Warriors guard Steph Curry passed Ray Allen’s old mark by nailing two in the first 4 1/2 minutes of a 105-96 victory over the Knicks at Madison Square Garden. The second was his 2,974th 3-pointer, which was punctuated by Curry waving his arms toward the sky as he jogged backward down court. The Warriors then committed a foul and quickly called timeout to let the celebration begin. Curry exchanged hugs with coach Steve Kerr, longtime teammate Draymond Green, family members and Allen, who was at the arena. Curry finished with 22 points and Jordan Poole had 19 points and nine rebounds, going 13 for 13 on free throws to overcome a 3-for-11 night from the field. Golden State improved to 23-5.

Checking out Tuesday’s other NBA action:
– The Suns remain a half-game behind Golden State for the NBA’s top record after Deandre Ayton had 28 points and 13 rebounds in his return from a non-COVID-19 illness, sending Phoenix to a 111-107 win against Portland. Chris Paul added 24 points and 14 assists for a Phoenix team still missing leading scorer Devin Booker. Damian Lillard had 31 points and 10 assists for the Blazers, who lost their sixth straight.
– Kevin Durant scored 34 points, grabbed 13 rebounds, and handed out 11 assists to lead the Nets to a 131-129 overtime win over the Raptors. Patty Mills added 30, Kessler Edwards contributed 17 and Nic Claxton chipped in with 16 in Brooklyn’s third straight win. Fred VanVleet led the Raptors with 31 points.


UNDATED (AP) – The Pittsburgh Penguins continue to roll since a three-game losing streak in mid-November dropped them to 5-6-4. The Pens have their second five-game winning streak in a month following a 5-2 win over the Canadiens. Evan Rodrigues scored his ninth goal of the season and added two assists in helping Pittsburgh improve to 10-2-1 in its last 13 games. Kasperi Kapanen, Mike Matheson, Brian Dumoulin and Brian Boyle also scored to back Tristan Jarry’s 28-save performance.

Elsewhere on NHL ice:
– Valeri Nichushkin’s two goals were the difference as the Avalanche doubled up the Rangers, 4-2. Cale Makar and Mikko Rantanen also scored and Nathan MacKinnon had two assists in Colorado’s fifth win in a row. Ryan Strome and Julien Gauthier scored and Alexander Georgiev made 27 saves for New York, which has dropped three of four since a seven-game winning streak.
– Third-period goals by Justin Faulk, Ryan O’Reilly and Vladimir Tarasenko pushed the Blues to a 4-1 verdict over the Stars. Colton Parayko also scored and Charlie Lindgren made 33 saves to improve to 4-0-0. Dallas had won eight straight at home.
– The Lightning pulled out a 3-2 win over the Kings on Mathieu Joseph’s goal at 3:25 of overtime. Steven Stamkos had an assist, leaving him one point from becoming the 118th player to reach 900 points. Tampa Bay’s Andrei Vasilevskiy made 28 saves to win his 62nd game of the calendar year, tying the mark set by Pittsburgh’s Marc-Andre Fleury in 2009.
– Max Pacioretty has a seven-game goal streak after scoring twice in the Golden Knights’ 4-1 victory at Boston. Robin Lehner made 23 saves for Vegas, which won for the fifth time in six games. Shea Theodore also scored for the Knights, and Jonathan Marchessault had a goal with 0.6 seconds left in the first period to make it 3-0.
– Josh Norris scored two goals and Anton Forsberg made 33 saves as the Senators crushed the Panthers, 8-2. Nick Brown scored two late power-play goals, and Drake Batherson had a goal and two assists. Ottawa won for the fifth time in six games and handed Florida just its second home loss of the season.
– The Flyers hammered the Devils, 6-1 as Cam Atkinson provided a hat trick and an assist. Travis Sanheim and Oskar Lindblom each had a goal and an assist in Philadelphia’s third consecutive win since a 10-game losing streak. New Jersey has lost seven of eight.
– The Islanders fell for the 12th time in 14 games by dropping a 2-1 decision to the Red Wings. Alex Nedeljkovic made 33 saves and blanked New York until Anders Lee beat him late in the third period. Dylan Larkin scored his team-high 11th goal and Michael Rasmussen also scored for the Wings.
– Auston Matthews had two goals and the Maple Leafs won their second straight game by dumping the struggling Oilers, 5-1. Wayne Simmonds, TJ Brodie and Morgan Rielly also scored for the Leafs, who improved to 8-4-1 on the road. Colton Sceviour had the Oilers’ only goal in their sixth consecutive loss.
– Ryan Donato broke a scoreless tie early in the third period of his return to San Jose as the former Shark led the Kraken to a 3-1 win. Chris Driedger made 33 saves to help Seattle snap a three-game skid. Brandon Tanev added an insurance goal that proved key when Logan Couture finally got the Sharks on the board with 2:07 remaining.
– Bo Horvat scored twice and the Canucks improved to 5-0 under head coach Bruce Boudreau by pulling out a 4-3 comeback win over the Blue Jackets. Horvat buried his second of the game on a power play with 58.8 seconds left on the clock. Eric Robinson had two goals for Columbus.
– Rasmus Dahlin scored twice and the Sabres snapped a seven-game winless streak with a 4-2 victory at Winnipeg. Anders Bjork and Jeff Skinner also scored for the Sabres, who are 1-5-2 in their last eight games. Tage Thompson and Victor Olofsson each had two assists in the win.


UNDATED (AP) – USA Hockey has promoted Minnesota Wild general manager Bill Guerin to take over as general manager of the men’s Olympic team. He takes over two months after Stan Bowman’s resignation in the wake of the Chicago Blackhawks’ sexual assault scandal. New York Rangers general manger Chris Drury was named assistant GM.

Meanwhile, some NHL players say they are unsettled by word that a positive COVID-19 test during the Winter Olympics in China could lead to a long quarantine. The International Olympic Committee has said an athlete who tests positive in China will need to produce two negative results 24 hours apart. If they’re unable to do so, the quarantine period could last from three to five weeks. The NHL has until Jan. 10 to pull out of the Olympics without financial penalty if COVID-19 causes enough of a disruption to its season.


HOUSTON (AP) – Justin Verlander’s $25 million, one-year contract with the Houston Astros has been finalized, nearly a month after it was agreed to. The pitcher and the Astros reached an agreement on Nov. 17 subject to a successful physical. While the deal was reported before the collective bargaining agreement expired Dec. 1 and a signing freeze began, Major League Baseball and the players’ association did not approve it until this week.

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