Sports Briefs

MSU women’s basketball team falls to UMD

DULUTH, Minn. – University of Minnesota Duluth junior Katrina Newman scored a game-high 24 points and the Bulldogs pummeled Minot State on the glass en route to a 62-49 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference win Friday night.

Newman knocked down 8 of 15 shots from the field, including 4 of 7 from 3-point range to keep the Bulldogs (7-3 overall, 4-2 NSIC) a perfect 5-0 at home this season.

MSU junior forward Carly Boag led the Beavers with 10 points and Morgan Klose and Francesca DeAngelis added eight apiece.

Duluth outrebounded MSU 43-29 and crushed the Beavers 23-8 on the offensive glass.

MSU committed 27 turnovers and senior guard Sacarra Molina – the Beavers’ second-leading scorer at 14.4 points per game entering Friday night – was held to a season-low one point.

“If you add the 23 offensive rebounds and the 27 turnovers, that’s 50 possessions we give up,” MSU coach Sheila Green Gerding said in a press release. “We don’t match up too well in man-to-man because we are a little smaller so we are forced to go zone. In zone, we don’t box out and we don’t chase down the ball. That’s very frustrating for us right now.”

The Beavers (6-4, 2-4) play at St. Cloud State (Minn.) at 4 p.m. today.

– Daily News Staff

Beavers pick up second conference win

DULUTH, Minn. – Minot State University sophomore Thomas Korf knocked down his first five shots – all 3-pointers – on his way to a game-high 19 points in the Beavers’ 62-55 win Friday over Minnesota Duluth.

“Thomas gave us a nice lift early on,” MSU coach Matt Murken said in a press release. “We ran some things through him and he knocked some shots down. We really executed some sets well in the first half.”

The Beavers (3-7 overall, 2-4 NSIC) held Duluth to 34.5 percent shooting and forced 17 turnovers.

“Getting road wins is never easy, so we are very happy,” Murken said. “I like where we are right now. If we defend like that, we can win some games. We really guarded well, held them to just 55 and we can hang our hat on that.”

E.J. Williams finished with 17 points for MSU and Jake Hottenstine had a team-high 17 for Duluth (3-7, 1-5).

MSU plays at No. 19-ranked St. Cloud State at 6 tonight.

– Daily News Staff

No. 3 Dickinson Trinity routs Our Redeemer’s

BISMARCK – Jacob Volk scored a game-high 27 points to lead the third-ranked Dickinson Trinity boys basketball team to a 75-38 victory over previously unbeaten Our Redeemer’s Christian School on Friday at the Shiloh Invite.

The Titans (9-0) led 36-18 at the half and stretched the advantage to 59-28 at the end of three quarters.

Micah Jacobsen and Tanner Strand led the Knights (7-1) with 12 points apiece.

ORCS plays tournament host Shiloh Christian at 7 tonight.

– Daily News Staff

Minot High finishes second in Fargo

FARGO – Minot High School boys swimming and diving junior Ethan Bahl placed first in the 100-yard breaststroke and senior Zdenek Skalicky won the 200 individual medley as the Magicians took second in the three-team Spartan Tri Meet on Friday.

MHS’ 200 freestyle relay team of Bahl, Earl Scott, Jordan Funk and Ryan Swartwout outswam the rest of the field and both the Magicians’ 200 medley and 400 freestyle relay teams finished second.

The Magicians finished with a team score of 199, 18 points behind Bismarck Century. The Patriots were paced by Loren and Dylan Sether, who combined to win four of the eight individual events as well as the 400 freestyle relay.

MHS’ next meet is today at 11 a.m. at Fargo Davies.

– Daily News Staff

Williston fourth, Minot 12th at Rotary meet

BISMARCK – The Williston High School wrestling team sits in fourth place after day one of wrestling at the 24-team Bismarck Rotary meet.

The Coyotes’ Paul Michaelson is set to wrestle in the finals of the 160-pound weight class after defeating Cole Brilbrey of Glendive (Mont.) Dawson County 15-5 in the semifinals. Michaelson will wrestle Bismarck’s Ryan Blees for the individual championship.

Minot sits in 12th place in the team standings but has two individuals who can earn a championship tomorrow. Cody Haugen, a senior 145-pounder, defeated Mitch Johnson of Aberdeen, S.D., 7-6 in the semifinals. Magicians senior Dayne Haman won by technical fall over Bismarck Century’s Dillon Pierce to advance to the 182-pound final.

Bismarck is in first place in the team standings with 176 points, followed by Century (158), South Dakota’s Rapid City Central (139) and Williston (104). Turtle Mountain is 18th overall with 66 points.

– Daily News Staff

Our Redeemer’s girls fall at Shiloh Invite

BISMARCK – After leading by nine at halftime, the Our Redeemer’s Christian School girls basketball team scored just 13 points over the final two quarters in a 54-43 loss to Dickinson Trinity on Friday at the Shiloh Invite.

Trinity’s Rachel Jahner led all scorers with 16 points and hit all three of the Titans’ 3-pointers. Trinity (3-3) outscored the Knights 20-6 in the third quarter to take a five-point lead into the fourth stanza.

ORCS senior forward Emily VanLith led the Knights (3-2) with 11 points and Ashley Koppinger added nine points and 12 rebounds. VanLith was the only ORCS player in double figures.

The Knights committed 33 turnovers and were outrebounded 56-42.

ORCS plays against Shiloh Christian today at 5:30 p.m.

– Daily News Staff

West Fargo overwhelms Minot High

WEST FARGO – West Fargo’s Alison Springer scored 1 minute, 59 seconds into the game, setting up for a long night for the Minot High School girls hockey team in an 8-0 loss Friday.

Springer finished with three goals and an assist, scoring the game’s final two goals to record the hat trick. Kelly Krahn (2 g, 2 a) and Hayley Walsh (4 a) also had four-point games.

The Packers (10-0) netted five goals in the first period, outshooting the Majettes (6-6) 22-3 in the opening 17 minutes. West Fargo fired 56 shots on MHS goalie Sydney Swanson, who finished with 48 saves.

MHS plays Fargo North today at 2 p.m.

– Daily News Staff

Tauros defeat Austin in shootout

AUSTIN, Minn. – For the second straight game, the Minot Minotauros prevailed in a shootout, this time a 2-1 victory against NAHL Central Division-leading Austin on Friday night.

Minot’s Steven Sherman and Scott Dornbrock scored in the shootout frame and goaltender Ryan Ruck stopped all four Austin (24-5-5) shooters for the win.

Despite being outshot 44-28, the Tauros (18-15-2) took the lead at 13 minutes, 26 seconds of the first period on Cameron Rowat’s goal.

C.J. Smith tied the game at one late in the second period before scoreless third and overtime stanzas led to the shootout session.

Parks finished with 43 saves for the Tauros.

The teams play again tonight in Austin at 7:05 p.m.

– Daily News Staff

Minot High wins Sadie Warren Memorial Invite

The Minot High School girls gymnastics team dominated the three-team Sadie Warren Memorial Invite on Friday at Gymagic, finishing with a score of 144.95.

The Magicians had a gymnast place first in all five events with senior Samantha Huether winning the vault, floor and all-around and Jenna Breuer taking the bars and balance beam.

“Things went pretty well,” Robbie Werchau said. “They were ready to compete. They were ready to go out there and do something today. There’s still room for improvement, but it felt good to compete and the girls did well.”

Mandan finished second with a score of 129.85, followed closely by Grand Forks at 127.275.

MHS’ next meet is Feb. 1 at Gymagic.

– Daily News Staff