Sports briefs

Beaver men earn another road win

WAYNE, Neb. – The Minot State University men’s basketball team beat Wayne State College 64-61 Friday to pick up its third consecutive Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference road victory.

MSU trailed 57-50 after a WSC 3-pointer with four minutes remaining, but a pair of 3s from MSU sophomore Thomas Korf and a couple driving layups from junior guard E.J. Williams put the Beavers up 60-58.

MSU locked down on defense to preserve the win.

“Man, did we really compete,” said MSU coach Matt Murken, who was an assistant at WSC for six seasons. “It was a great way to finish out a game. They really only scored when they went to the line. We competed hard and did what it took to get it done.”

Williams led MSU with 12 points, and Korf and Kelvin Fraser had 11 apiece.

WSC was paced by LaTroy Wright’s 15 points.

The Beavers play at Augustana College (S.D.) today at 6 p.m.

– Daily News Staff

Beavers fall at No. 22 Wayne State

WAYNE, Neb. – Despite a double-double from junior forward Carly Boag, the Minot State University women’s basketball team could not overcome an early deficit, losing to No. 22 Wayne State College 51-44 on Friday.

Boag led the Beavers (8-7 overall, 4-7 NSIC) with a game-high 15 points and a career-best 22 rebounds – the most by an NSIC women’s basketball player this season.

“Carly was a monster on the boards,” MSU coach Sheila Green Gerding said in a press release. “Basically every rebound that came down she got. We did a good job rebounding, holding a team who is pretty big to just four offensive rebounds.”

WSC (11-4, 7-4) used the 3-pointer to its advantage, outscoring the Beavers 24-3 from behind the arc. WSC’s Addy Roller and Ellen Hansen combined for six 3s, each finishing with 12 points. Ashton Yossi led the Wildcats with 13 points.

MSU travels to No. 13 Augustana today at 4 p.m.

-Daily News Staff

MSU women’s basketball team to hold clinic

The Minot State University women’s basketball team will offer a free girls basketball skills clinic at the Minot Family YMCA, beginning Monday at 10 a.m.

– Daily News Staff

WSC’s Robinson, Love receive honors

Williston State College basketball players Jazzmine Robinson and Latrell Love received Mon-Dak player of the week honors for their performances on the court last week.

Robinson – a sophomore guard for the women’s team – scored 21 points and added three steals, two rebounds and two assists in a 74-55 victory against Dawson Community College on Sunday.

Love – a freshman forward for the men’s team – registered 24 points off the bench in a 114-79 victory over Briercrest last Thursday while adding five rebounds. In Sunday’s 81-71 win over DCC, Love tallied a game-high 21 points and chipped in seven rebounds. Love shot 90 percent from the floor over the two game-stretch.

Both the men’s and women’s teams play at Bismarck State College on Thursday. The women tip at 6 p.m., followed by the men at 8 p.m.

-Daily News Staff

MHS swimmers defeat Grand Forks

The Minot High School boys swimming team placed first in all 12 events en route to a 142-44 victory against Grand Forks.

MHS’ Nich Buch won both the 200-yard freestyle and the 100 backstroke and helped lead the 400 freestyle relay team to a first-place finish.

Gerald Brown, Jared Kramer, Ryan Swartwout, Jeremy Fix, Scott Parker and Zdenek Skalicky also won their respective individual events.

The Magicians host the Minot Invite today at 11 a.m.

-Daily News Staff

Tauros survive Aberdeen rally

The Minot Minotauros jumped out to a four-goal lead and had to withstand a furious rally by Aberdeen (S.D.) in a 4-3 victory on Friday at Maysa Arena.

Minot forwards Zack Holstrom and Mason Morelli each netted two goals in the first two periods before the Wings rattled off three unanswered goals and cut the Tauros’ lead to one with nine minutes, six seconds remaining in regulation.

After outshooting Aberdeen 16-11 in the first period, the Tauros (20-16-3) surrendered 34 shots in the final two frames while registering just 14.

The Tauros host Aberdeen tonight at 7:35.

-Daily News Staff

Minot gynasts place second

BISMARCK – The Minot High gymnastics team placed second at the seven-team Julie Ziegler Invitational on Friday.

The Majettes (141.9) were edged by Bismarck High (142.3) for the team title.

Madison Reiter took third in the bars for Minot while Hannah Werchau finished third (all-around) and fourth (floors) respectively.

-Daily News Staff