K-Heart Sports – 12/18/21

K-HEART SPORTS – SATURDAY – 121821 – 0700
MINOT, ND – The Minot High boys and girls basketball teams picked up wins on Friday.
High School Boys Basketball
Class A
#1 Bismarck Century 94, Watford City 38
#4 Bismarck High 104, Williston 53
#5 Minot 67, Bismarck Legacy 46
Jamestown 83, Turtle Mountain 62
Bismarck St. Mary’s 80, Mandan 73
Class B
Westhope-Newburg 78, Max 58
Flasher 72, Garrison 55
Hazen 67, Washburn 53
Lions Tournament – Stanley
Powers Lake 63, Stanley 62
Velva Invitational Tournament
Central McLean 50, Kenmare 46
Nedrose 44, Parshall 43
Surrey 53, Our Redeemer’s 34
Velva 45, South Prairie 33
CNDC Tournament – Harvey
New Rockford-Sheyenne 59, Glenburn 33
Rolla 55, TGU 33
Dunseith 72, St. John 55
Harvey-Wells County 44, Rugby 30
High School Girls Basketball
Class A
#1 Bismarck Century 79, Watford City 26
#5 Minot 72, Bismarck Legacy 65
Mandan 70, Bismarck St. Mary’s 46
Turtle Mountain 66, Jamestown 62
Class B
Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood 67, Tioga 36
Surrey 53, Our Redeemer’s 34
Garrison 69, Flasher 34
High School Girls Gymnastics
Mandan Christmas Meet
1. Bismarck Legacy, 131.925
2. Mandan, 129.525
3. Bismarck Century, 128.500
4. Minot, 93.625
5. Bismarck High, 64.650
High School Boys Hockey
Bottineau-Rugby 8, Hazen-Beulah 0
Jamestown 3, Century 2 (OT)
High School Boys Swimming & Diving
Bismarck Century 117, Bismarck Legacy 62
Bismarck Century 116, Jamestown 60
Bismarck Century 101, Williston 74
Jamestown 88, Bismarck Legacy 84
Williston 101, Jamestown 65
Williston 98.5, Bismarck Legacy 70.5
High School Boys Wrestling
Class A
Bismarck High 62, Mandan 9
Williston 40, Jamestown 36
High School Girls Wrestling
Class A
Bismarck High 58, Mandan 24
College Men’s Basketball
Minot State 88, Minnesota-Crookston 83
North Dakota State 73, University of the Pacific 61
College Women’s Basketball
Minot State 70, Minnesota-Crookston 63
NAHL Hockey
Minot Minotauros 4, Austin Bruins 1
Bismarck Bobcats 5, North Iowa Bulls 3
FARGO, N.D. (AP) – Hunter Luepke had touchdown receptions of 32 and 22 yards to bookend the scoring and added 106 yards rushing on 17 carries to help No. 2 seed North Dakota State beat James Madison 20-14 in the semifinals of the FCS playoffs. North Dakota State (13-1) plays the winner between No. 8 seed Montana State and unseeded South Dakota State – which handed the Bison their only loss this season, 27-19 on Nov. 6 in Brookings, South Dakota – for the national championship in Frisco, Texas, on Jan. 8. JMU’s Cole Johnson was 25-of-34 passing for 210 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions. The Dukes (12-2) begin their transition to the FBS.
STOCKTON, Calif. (NDSU) – The North Dakota State men’s basketball team earned a 73-61 road victory over Pacific on Friday night to wrap up the non-conference portion of the season. NDSU improved to 8-4 overall. Senior forward Rocky Kreuser recorded his fifth double-double of the season, putting up 24 points, 10 rebounds and two blocked shots. Tyree Eady added 14 points, five rebounds and four assists for NDSU.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Karl-Anthony Towns and the Minnesota Timberwolves blew out the depleted Los Angeles Lakers for a second time this season with a 110-92 victory. Towns had 28 points and 10 rebounds as the Timberwolves played without star Anthony Edwards in the NBA’s health and safety protocols. The Lakers were hit even harder by COVID-19. They had six players out in the protocols. LeBron James had a quiet 18 points and 10 rebounds for the Lakers. The Timberwolves beat the Lakers 107-83 in Los Angeles on Nov. 12 without James.


UNDATED (AP) – The college football bowl season has begun with Middle Tennessee beating Toledo 31-24 in the Bahamas Bowl this afternoon. Freshman Nick Vattiato threw for 270 yards and two touchdowns, including a 59-yard scoring pass to Jarrin Pierce with 6:24 left. Pierce caught four passes for 114 yards, Zaylin Wood intercepted a tipped pass after the go-ahead TD to secure the win.

In Friday’s other bowl game, Grayson McCall was 22 of 30 for 315 yards and four touchdowns as Coastal Carolina beat Northern Illinois 47-41 in the Cure Bowl. Braydon Bennett rushed 108 yards and two touchdowns on six carries to help the 11-1 Chanticleers win 11 games for the second consecutive year. He also caught four passes for 47 yards and one TD.


OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Ninth-ranked Villanova has absorbed a 20-point loss in its Big East season opener. Ryan Hawkins dropped in 19 points to lead four Creighton players in double figures in a 79-59 rout of the Wildcats. The Bluejays led by just four with 8 1/2 minutes left before the Wildcats missed their last 12 shots, allowing Creighton to close on a 21-5 run. Ryan Nembhard had 11 of his 14 points in the second half as the Bluejays knocked off a ranked opponent for the second time in seven days. Collin Gillespie scored 16 points and Eric Dixon had a career-high 15 for the Villanova, which shot just 33%.



UNDATED (AP) – The Warriors are back atop the NBA overall standings at 24-5. Stephen Curry scored 30 points, hitting five 3-pointers and providing a scoop shot in the final minute of the Warriors’ 111-107 win at Boston. Andrew Wiggins delivered 27 points and Kevon (keh-VAHN’) Looney added 10 rebounds in Golden State’s third straight win. It was also Steve Kerr’s 400th coaching victory. Jayson Tatum scored 27 points for Boston, which had won five straight against the Warriors.

Meanwile, the Spurs have ended Utah’s eight-game winning streak by defeating the Jazz, 128-126 on Lonnie Walker IV’s jumper with 14.9 seconds left. Keldon Johnson scored 24 points and collected eight rebounds to lead San Antonio, Derrick White added 22 points and Walker chipped in 19. Donovan Mitchell scored 27 points for the Jazz, including consecutive baskets that gave his team a 126-125 lead.
Checking out Friday’s other NBA action:
– Devonte Graham hit eight 3-pointers and added two clutch free throws late in overtime to finish with 26 points, leading the Pelicans to a 116-112 win over the Bucks. Jonas Valanciunas scored 24 points for New Orleans, and Brandon Ingram added 22. Former Pelicans star Jrue Holidayscored a career-high 40 points to help Milwaukee force overtime on the road despite being without top scorers Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton.
– Desmond Bane scored 24 points and the Grizzlies came back from 15 down to beat the Kings, 124-105. Dillon Brooks had 23 points and six rebounds, and Jaren Jackson Jr. scored 21 points to help the Grizzlies to their sixth consecutive road win. Memphis trailed 50-35 early in the second quarter, then outscored Sacramento 68-27 over the next 20 minutes.
– Karl-Anthony Towns had 28 points and 10 rebounds, as the Timberwolves blew out the depleted Lakers for a second time this season, 110-92. Malik Beasley and D’Angelo Russell each pitched in 17 points and Jarred Vanderbilt grabbed a career-high 16 rebounds in Minnesota’s third win in a row. LeBron James had a quiet 18 points and 10 rebounds for the Lakers, while Isaiah Thomas had 19 points in his season debut.
– The Trail Blazers’ seven-game winning streak is over after Damian Lillard’s season-high 43 points led them to a 125-116 downing of the Hornets. Ben McLemore added 28 points for Portland, hitting six of his eight 3-pointers in the first half to help the Trail Blazers set a franchise record with 16 3-pointers in the half. LaMelo Ball led the Hornets with 27 points in his first game back after being in the NBA’s health and safety protocols.
– Max Strus and Gabe Vincent combined for over half the Heat’s points in a 115-105 win against the Magic. Max Strus scored 23 of his career-best 32 points in the first half, and Gabe Vincent finished with a career-best 27. The Heat made 19 3-pointers to give them 91 over their past five games.
– The Nuggets won for the third time in four games as Bones Hyland scored 24 points and Monte Morris added 21 in a 133-115 decision over the Hawks. Nikola Jokic and Jeff Green each finished with 20 points as Denver handed Atlanta its sixth consecutive loss. Trae Young had 34 points and 10 assists and John Collins scored 20 with 10 rebounds for the Hawks.


UNDATED (AP) – The Pittsburgh Penguins have stretched their winning streak by knocking off the Sabres. Jeff Carter scored 2:53 into overtime to give the Penguins their sixth straight win, 3-2 over the Sabres. Carter’s heroics came after he was called for tripping with just five seconds left in regulation. The Pens kept it tied with their 35th consecutive penalty kill over their last 15 games. Evan Rodrigues netted his career-high 10th goal of the season, and Brock McGinn scored for the third time in four games. Malcolm Subban turned back a career-high 45 shots to keep the Sabres in the game. Subban was playing for the first time since sustaining an injury in his Buffalo debut on Dec. 4.

Elsewhere on NHL ice:
– The Golden Knights have their first four-game winning streak of the season after Jonathan Marchessault scored the only shootout goal to
complete a 3-2 victory over the Rangers. Brett Howden had a goal and an assist to back Laurent Brossoit’s 27 saves. Mika Zibanejad and Chris Kreider each had a goal and assist in the second period for the Rangers, who lost for the fourth time in six games after a seven-game win streak.
– The Predators stretched their season-high winning streak to seven games by getting an overtime goal from Tanner Jeannot in a 3-2 verdict over the Blackhawks. Nashville allowed just 19 shots and killed off Chicago’s five power plays. The Predators won back-to-back games despite missing eight players and their entire coaching staff due to COVID-19 protocols.
– Vladimir Tarasenko scored twice and Charlie Lindgren made 26 saves as the Blues completed a home-and-home sweep of the Stars, 4-1. Lindgren is the first goalie in franchise history to win his first five games. St. Louis improved to 5-0-2 in its last seven and dealt Dallas its fifth straight loss since an eight-game winning streak.
– Vitek Vanecek made 40 saves and the Capitals beat 5-2 to spoil the debut of new Winnipeg coach Dave Lowry. Brett Leason, Daniel Sprong and Conor Sheary tallied for Washington before Michael Sgarbossa and Alex Ovechkin added empty-netters. Connor Hellebuyck stopped 34 of the 37 shots in the loss.
– Clayton Keller had two goals and an assist, including a wrist shot that gave the Coyotes a 6-5 victory against the Ducks. Keller’s shot at 2:09 of the extra session snapped Arizona’s six-game losing streak. Travis Boyd also had two goals and an assist in the win.


UNDATED (AP) – No. 21 Kentucky will now face North Carolina on Saturday in the CBS Sports Classic in Las Vegas after each of their opponents had to drop out due to COVID-19 issues. The teams announced the matchup Friday after fourth-ranked UCLA canceled its game against the Tar Heels. The Bruins have paused team-related activities, and the status of their future games is undetermined. They previously called off a home game against Alabama State set for this week. The other game that was part of the Vegas event, a matchup between No. 15 Ohio State and Kentucky, was canceled because of positive COVID-19 results within the Buckeyes program.



UNDATED (AP) – Get ready for some NFL football on Tuesday and an extra game on Monday after the league altered its schedule due to the rising number of players and personnel in COVID protocols. Saturday’s Raiders-Browns game has been moved to Monday afternoon. Tuesday’s action will have Washington at Philadelphia and the Los Angeles Rams entertaining Seattle, two days later than originally scheduled. The Browns could have been without as many as 16 regulars on Saturday, so the game is now scheduled to kick off at 5 p.m. EST Monday. The games at Los Angeles and Philadelphia will be played simultaneously. Recent developments with the omicron strain of COVID-19 has changed the league’s thinking about schedule alterations.

In other NFL news:
– The Chicago Bears could be without all three of their coordinators when they host the Minnesota Vikings on Monday night. Offensive coordinator Bill Lazor, defensive coordinator Sean Desai and special teams coordinator Chris Tabor tested positive this week. Lazor says he felt as if he had a bad head cold. He would have simply taken medicine and gone about his job as usual under normal circumstances. Tabor and Desai have also experienced some symptoms.
– The Ravens listed Lamar Jackson as questionable for Sunday’s game against Green Bay because of his sprained ankle. Jackson missed practice Wednesday and Thursday and the team listed him as sitting out Friday as well.
– The Broncos are isolating third-string quarterback Brett Rypien as a precaution with the omicron virus leading to a spike in infections across the NFL. Coach Vic Fangio said the Broncos decided to make Rypien their “quarantine quarterback” this week. The Broncos implemented advanced protocols several weeks before the NFL ordered all teams this week to take extra precautions with the spread of the omicron variant of the coronavirus.
– Giants quarterback Daniel Jones has been ruled out for the third straight game because of a neck injury. Jones hasn’t been cleared for contact since he was injured in win over the Philadelphia Eagles on Nov. 28. The bigger concern for coach Joe Judge is the Giants’ COVID-19 situation, including cases for cornerbacks Adoree Jackson and Aaron Robinson, and safeties Xavier McKinney and J.R. Reed.


NEW YORK (AP) – The Brooklyn Nets have decided point guard Kyrie Irving will practice with them and play most road games, even though he remains unable to play at home because he doesn’t meet New York City’s vaccine mandate. Irving would not be allowed to play in Toronto in addition to Madison Square Garden. The Nets originally decided Irving wouldn’t play with them at all until he could play in all games. But worried about the heavy workload on Kevin Durant and short-handed with seven players unavailable because of the NBA’s health and safety protocols, the Nets need the help. Given his long layoff, it’s unclear how soon he will be ready to play.



UNDATED (AP) – The NHL has postponed all games for the Colorado Avalanche and Florida Panthers through at least the Christmas weekend amid worsening COVID-19 test results across the league. The NHL also said the hard-hit Calgary Flames would remain shut down at least through Dec. 23. The training facilities for all three teams have been closed. The move was announced hours after Saturday’s game in Montreal between the Canadians and Boston was postponed.

In other NHL news:
– Jets coach Paul Maurice has resigned, a surprise move in his ninth year with the team. The team announced Maurice’s decision today, and said it was effective immediately. Dave Lowry was elevated to interim coach for the rest of the season.


UNDATED (AP) – Tiger Woods was in golf attire taking full swings and holing putts. And this time he had a viewing audience. Even a pro-am at the PNC Championship brought a big crowd, and Woods said he had a few nerves. This was must-see golf for other reasons. Woods is playing for the first time since his February car crash in Los Angeles that badly damaged his right leg. He’s using a cart and he stopped hitting full shots over the last six holes of the pro-am. As for playing on the PGA Tour? He says that remains a long way off.

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