K-Heart Sports – 12/16/22

K-HEART SPORTS – 12/16/22 – 0700

MINOT, ND – Due to the stormy weather and bad roads there was just one basketball game last night and it involved a couple Minot schools as the Our Redeemer’s girls hosted Nedrose. The Cardinals were undefeated coming into the night. The Knights led by three after one quarter at 12-9, but increased the margin to 23 at halftime 34-11. It was 46-19 at the end of the third quarter and finished with a 52-26 win for Our Redeemer’s. The Knights improve their record to 3-1, while Nedrose drops to 4-1.

MINOT, N.D. (MSU) – The NSIC and Minot State basketball teams announced that the Beavers will host in-state rival the University of Mary this Saturday, December 17, at the MSU Dome at 1 and 3 p.m. The Minot State women will tip-off at 1 p.m. against Mary with the men’s game following at 3 p.m. The contests were originally slated for New Year’s Eve but because of the current winter storm the Minot State and Mary basketball teams were unable to travel East for their planned games at Minnesota Crookston and Bemidji State. The Beavers now will play at Minnesota Crookston on Friday, Dec. 30, at 3 and 5 p.m., then at Bemidji State on Saturday, Dec. 31, at 1 and 3 p.m. Mary will play at Bemidji State on Dec. 30, and at Minnesota Crookston on Dec. 31. Minot State and Mary have already met once this season with the Marauders winning the women’s matchup 61-44 on Dec. 6, and the Mary men winning 72-69 in comeback fashion back on Nov. 22.
MINOT, N.D. (MSU) – The Minot State women’s hockey team already has spent time adding more offensive punch for the future, and now they’re adding some depth to the defensive line. Beavers head coach Ryan Miner is pleased to introduce the newest addition to the Minot State roster as defenseman Erica Fijala from Manitou, Manitoba has signed a National Letter-of-Intent and will join the Beavers as a freshman on the ice and in the classroom next fall. A 5-foot-6, left-handed shot who is a senior at Nellie McClung Collegiate, Fijala is in her fourth season with the Pembina Valley Hawks U18 AAA team, which plays in the Manitoba Female Midget Hockey League. During her 4-year career with Pembina Valley she has played in 83 games, scoring eight goals and assisting on 13 others. This season, in 31 games, the Hawks defender has four goals and four assists. Away from the ice, she also plays volleyball, softball, and golf, and in the classroom she earned First Class honors as a freshman and sophomore and was named to the honor roll as a junior. Fijala joins forward Paige Kozak, also from Manitoba, as the first two members of the Beavers’ 2023-24 recruiting class. Kozak signed with Minot State in November.
FARGO, ND (NDSU) – No. 3 seed North Dakota State (11-2) hosts No. 7 seed Incarnate Word (12-1) in the semifinals of the NCAA Division I Football Championship at 6 p.m tonight at Gate City Bank Field at the Fargodome. The winner advances to face either No. 1 seed South Dakota State or No. 4 seed Montana State in the national championship game Sunday, Jan. 8, at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas. NDSU held Samford to 85 yards in the first half and opened up a 24-0 lead through three quarters en route to a 27-9 quarterfinal win over the Bulldogs, who entered the game ranked No. 6 in FCS averaging 306.5 passing yards per game. Incarnate Word advanced to the semifinals with a 41-38 second round home win over Furman and a 66-63 quarterfinal road win over No. 2 seed Sacramento State, the most combined points in single-game FCS playoff history. Live coverage will be on ESPN2.
SEATTLE (AP) — Rookie Brock Purdy a pair of touchdown passes to George Kittle, and the San Francisco 49ers won their first NFC West title since 2019, beating the Seattle Seahawks 21-13. Despite using their third starting quarterback this season, the 49ers continued to show they might be the class of the NFC alongside Philadelphia. San Francisco won its seventh straight, using its stifling defense to frustrate Seattle into countless mistakes. Playing on the road for the first time in his career, Purdy connected on his first 11 pass attempts. He finished 17 of 26 for 217 yards. Seattle lost for the fourth time in five games and its playoff hopes took another hit.

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