KHRT Sports – 02/16/24


MINOT, ND – Minot High will play in the semifinals of the West Region Boys Hockey Tournament today in Bismarck.
High School Boys Hockey
West Region Tournament – VFW Sports Center in Bismarck
#1 Bismarck Century def. #8 Bottineau-Rugby, 2-1
#4 Dickinson def. #5 Mandan, 4-0
#2 Bismarck Legacy def. #7 Williston, 7-0
#3 Minot High def. #6 Jamestown, 6-1
Today’s schedule
Loser Out
#5 Mandan vs #8 Bottineau-Rugby, 11 am
#6 Jamestown vs #7 Williston, 30 min after
#1 Bismarck Century vs #4 Dickinson, 5 pm
#2 Bismarck Legacy vs #3 Minot High, 30 min after
MINOT, ND – Other scores from the area:
High School Boys Basketball
Division B
#5 Westhope-Newburg def. Garrison, 71-44
T-G-U def. Parshall/North Shore-Plaza, 61-45
Kenmare-Bowbells def. Surrey, 70-57
Velva def. Powers Lake-Burke Central, 68-67
Williston Trinity Christian def. Mandaree, 100-32
North Prairie def. New Rockford-Sheyenne, 57-54

High School Girls Basketball
Division A
Region 3 Tournament Play In
#8 Dunseith def. #9 New Town, 47-39

High School Boys Swimming & Diving
Minot High def. Dickinson, 133-52
Minot High def. Williston, 126-60
Williston def. Dickinson, 93-92
Bismarck Century def. Bismarck High, 106-67
Bismarck Century def. Bismarck Legacy, 109-61
Bismarck Century def. Jamestown, 114-49
Bismarck High def. Bismarck Legacy, 96-68

Bismarck High def. Jamestown, 104.5-52.5

FARGO, N.D. (NDSU) – The North Dakota State women’s basketball team picked up its fourth straight win after downing Oral Roberts, 83-73, on Thursday night at Scheels Center. Heaven Hamling led the way for the Bison (15-9, 9-2 Summit) with her fourth 20-point game of the season with a team-high 21 points on 5-of-7 shooting from three. The Grand Rapids, Minn., native also hauled in six rebounds with five assists and two steals. Elle Evans contributed 12 points with five rebounds, while Abby Schulte also tallied 12 points with five rebounds. Avery Koenen rounded out the group grabbing a game-high 10 rebounds with eight points. As a team, NDSU shot 53.6 percent (30-56) from the field and 47.9 percent (9-19) from three. NDSU also grabbed 43 rebounds with eight different players contributing at least one. After committing 13 first half turnovers and trailing at the break, 41-36, NDSU responded in the third quarter shooting a game-best 63.2 percent from the field. The Bison were able to construct an 8-2 run to open up six-point edge, 56-50, after Abby Graham drained a triple at the 3:41 mark. NDSU carried the energy into the fourth frame with five straight points to extend the lead to 76-62 after Koenen connected on a jumper with 4:25 remaining. The Bison went on to hold off the Golden Eagles (16-9, 7-5 Summit) the rest of the way to earn the 83-73 win. NDSU will be back in action hosting Denver on Saturday. Tip-off is set for 1:00 p.m.
TULSA, Okla. (NDSU) – Andrew Morgan and Tajavis Miller both scored 18 points to lead the North Dakota State men’s basketball team to a 73-60 win at Oral Roberts on Thursday evening. NDSU improved to 6-5 in Summit League play, and ORU dropped to 5-7 in the league standings. The Bison led for more than 27 minutes of the contest. With the score knotted at 28-28 just under four minutes before halftime, Jacari White hit a three, and Miller scored a pair of buckets to put NDSU up by seven. The Bison were up 38-30 at halftime and maintained a lead for the entire second half. ORU pulled within five points at 63-58 with 4:50 left, but White scored on the next possession and the Bison strung together nine straight stops at the defensive end to win the game. NDSU closed on a 10-2 run. NDSU, ranked 11th in the nation for three-point shooting, connected on 9-of-23 (39 percent) from beyond the arc in the game. Boden Skunberg had 14 points and six rebounds for NDSU, White added 13 points, and Noah Feddersen pulled down a season-high 10 boards. In holding ORU to 60 points, NDSU matched its season-low for a D-I opponent. The Golden Eagles shot 35 percent for the game. The Bison will play at Denver on Saturday, with tip scheduled for 3 p.m. CT / 2 p.m. MT.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (UND) – Kiyah Hurst and Kacie Borowicz combined for 51 points as they powered the North Dakota women’s basketball team to a 75-65 win over Denver Thursday night in the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. Hurst nearly matched a career-high as she poured in 27 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for her fourth double-double of the season. After playing just eight minutes in the first half due to foul trouble, Hurst erupted for 22 of UND’s 41 second half points. She was an efficient 10-of-15 from the field with three treys. Borowicz added 24 points, six boards and dished out four assists. The Fighting Hawks defense led the way in the opening 10 minutes, holding Denver to 2-of-15 shooting to build up a 21-9 advantage. Hurst was on her way to a double-double early, scoring five points and grabbing six boards in the first. After Denver took an early 3-2 advantage, the Hawks rattled off a 12-1 run with points from four different UND players. UND shot 7-of-16 from the field and totaled 10 points in the paint. Hurst opened the second half in a flurry, knocking down a three-pointer that snowballed into 14 third quarter points. She scored 11 of the first 13 points in the half, with three treys, as the Hawks would build up their largest lead of the contest so far, 47-31. Over a four-minute span in the middle of the period, UND rolled off a 12-0 run to go up 21 points and would take a 54-35 lead into the fourth after trading baskets over the final two minutes. Denver cut the Fighting Hawk lead to single-digits multiple times in the final quarter, but the Hawks would hold off the Pioneers to earn the 75-65 lead. The Pioneers full-court pressure forced UND into eight turnovers in the fourth, leading to 16 DU points, but when the Hawks would break the press, they were nearly perfect from the floor going 8-for-9. Denver doubled its three-point total in the fourth, knocking down four treys on its way a 30-point output, but UND answered with 21 points to close out the 10-point win. UND and Denver shot an identical 6-of-17 from the floor in the second quarter, with the Pioneers outscoring the Hawks by one point. Borowicz scored eight of UND’s 13 in the period, including six of the last eight as they carried a 34-23 lead into halftime. She paced UND and was the first player in double-figures with 11 points in the opening 20, while Rakiyah Beal dished out four assists. The Fighting Hawks return to the Betty for the final time this season on Saturday for a Senior Day matchup with Oral Roberts.
DENVER (UND) – Treysen Eaglestaff scored a career high 33 points to lead North Dakota men’s basketball team to a 92-78 win over the Denver Pioneers Thursday night, with 27 of his points coming the second half. The Fighting Hawk sharpshooter made 5-8 shots from downtown and 10-11 shots from the foul line. Eli King also set a career high with 18 points, including a team high 16 in the first half. Amar Kuljuhovic notched his seventh double-double of the season with ten points and a team high 14 rebounds. Tyree Ihenacho led the team with four assists, while King and Tsotne Tsartsidze each had three. B.J. Omot blocked three shots, while King blocked six and Ihenacho one. In stark contrast to the first half against Kansas City, both teams lit up the scoreboard in the first stanza. UND grabbed its first lead at 6-5 when Omot drove from the free throw line in for a dunk, the first of two monstrous dunks from the sophomore in the half. Later in the half, King drove the baseline and found Omot coming down the lane for a slam. King hit four three pointers in the half, setting a new career high for threes in a game in the first 20 minutes. Brady Danielson made a fantastic save on a loose ball which made its way to King, who hit from the top of the arc. His fourth three beat the buzzer as UND ran an inbounds play with 1.4 seconds left and King it from the corner to give the Fighting Hawks a 41-37 lead going into halftime. The game remained neck-and-neck during the opening minutes of the second half, with UND holding the lead until a three made it a 54-52 game in favor of the hosts with 11:57 to go. A couple of minutes later a layup from Kuljuhovic gave the lead back to the green and white at 57-56. Shortly after a three from Eaglestaff made it 60-58 for NoDak, who would never trail again in the game. Later from a 66-66 tie, Eaglestaff hit from beyond the arc again and from there the Fighting Hawks led the rest of the way. The Fighting Hawks will seek a season sweep of Oral Roberts on Saturday night at the Mabee Center.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (UND) – Former University of North Dakota standout and 2007 Hobey Baker Award winner Ryan Duncan will skate “One More Shift” with the current UND men’s hockey team on Saturday, Feb. 24 against Minnesota Duluth at Ralph Engelstad Arena. Duncan will be the seventh former North Dakota player to participate in the special recognition that started in 2018-19, joining Jim Archibald, Brandon Bochenski, Dave Christian, Ed Belfour, Matt Greene and Tony Hrkac. The former Fighting Sioux was one of the best players to don the green and white, helping his teams reach three NCAA Frozen Fours, capture one WCHA regular season and one WCHA Final Five title from 2005-09. Duncan finished with 172 points and 85 career goals to sit tied for 13th and ninth all-time in the program’s record books, respectively, while playing in a school record 175 games. Duncan became the second NoDak player to ever win the Hobey Baker Award as the nation’s top player in 2007 after scoring 31 goals and adding 26 assists for a whopping 57 points in 43 games. He was named the WCHA’s Player of the Year as well as earning All-America honors. Following his graduation in 2009, the Calgary, Alberta, native enjoyed a decade-long professional career that spanned over 540 games across North America and Europe. Duncan will take the ice following the starting lineups on Saturday night against Minnesota Duluth. Puck drop is set for 6:07 p.m. (CT) from Ralph Engelstad Arena.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Anthony Edwards scored 34 points and the Minnesota Timberwolves built a 30-point lead after the most lopsided first quarter in the NBA this season, handing the Portland Trail Blazers a sixth straight loss with a 128-91 rout on Thursday night. Karl-Anthony Towns added 23 points for the Western Conference-leading Timberwolves, who led 44-14 after one quarter in their fourth straight win. It was Minnesota’s West-leading 20th win on the road. Rudy Gobert added 11 points and 12 rebounds. Jerami Grant had 20 points for the Trail Blazers, who closed the gap to single digits in the third quarter. But the Timberwolves pushed the lead to 112-81 midway through the final period on Monte Morris’ jumper. The teams also met Tuesday night, with Minnesota pulling away in the fourth quarter for a 121-109 victory. The game wrapped up a five-game road trip for the Timberwolves heading into the All-Star break. Next week Minnesota starts a seven-game homestand. The Timberwolves host the Milwaukee Bucks on Feb. 23.

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