Sports Briefs

Sharp-shooting Augustana downs Beavers

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Senior guard Francesca DeAngelis netted a game-high 27 points and junior forward Carly Boag registered another double-double, but it wasn’t enough as the Minot State University women’s basketball team fell 94-66 to No. 12 Augustana on Saturday.

Augustana shot 50.7 percent from the field and 55 percent from behind the arc, leading to a commanding halftime lead. Alex Feeney led the Vikings with 26 points – 20 of which came in the first half.

Trailing 26-16 with 10 minutes remaining in the first half, the Beavers (8-8 overall, 4-8 NSIC) surrendered a 27-9 run to end the frame. MSU never led.

The Beavers finished with more points in the paint, points off turnovers and second-chance points, but their bench was outscored 34-10.

MSU hosts St. Cloud State on Friday at 6 p.m.

– Daily News Staff

Minot State’s rally falls just short in loss

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The Minot State University men’s basketball team fought back from a 16-point deficit, but could never grab the lead in a 72-70 loss to Augustana on Saturday.

The Beavers (6-10 overall, 5-7 NSIC) set a season high in points for a half in conference play with 50, helping to trim the Vikings’ double-digit lead in the second half. Four MSU players finished in double figures, led by freshman guard Dominique McDonald’s 15.

MSU twice cut the Vikings’ lead to one in the final two minutes of regulation, but Augustana hit its free throws down the stretch to maintain the advantage. The Vikings finished 71 percent (22-of-31) from the free-throw line, making their final nine attempts.

Augustana’s Cameron McCaffrey and Daniel Jansen paced the Vikings with 15 points each.

The Beavers host St. Cloud State on Friday at 8 p.m.

– Daily News Staff

Bishop Ryan girls remain undefeated

BISMARCK – After a slow start, the top-ranked Bishop Ryan girls basketball team pulled away from eighth-ranked Shiloh Christian in a 59-39 victory on Saturday.

Leading by five at halftime, the Lions (8-0 overall, 1-0 District 12) outscored the Skyhawks 31-16 in the second half to remain undefeated. Junior guard Anika Rovig paced Ryan with 18 points and sophomore forwards Gabbie Bohl and Hannah Stewart finished with 14 and 12, respectively.

Ryan’s 59 total points is the lowest offensive output of the season. The Lions hit the century mark two days earlier against Surrey.

Beth Muggerud led the Skyhawks with 11 points.

The Lions host cross-town rival Our Redeemer’s Christian School on Tuesday.

– Daily News Staff

Tauros defeat Aberdeen

Minot Minotauros forward Wesley Iverson was the shootout hero Saturday, breaking a tie in the 11th round to give the Tauros a 4-3 victory over Aberdeen (S.D.) at Maysa Arena.

Tauros defenseman Brett Bukowski sent the game to overtime, tying the contest with 4:02 remaining in the third period. A minute earlier, Aberdeen’s Jake Horton gave the Wings a 3-2 lead.

Peter Krieger gave the Wings a one-goal lead after the first period before the Tauros scored twice in the second period to give Minot (20-16-3) its first lead of the game. Jake Clifford and Lucas Oliver provided the offense in the frame.

Goaltender Ryan Ruck finished with 33 saves and stopped Aberdeen’s Tyler Cisar in the 11th round of the shootout to give the Tauros the shootout victory.

The Tauros host Austin (Minn.) on Friday at 8:05 p.m.

– Daily News Staff

ORCS boys fall to No. 4 Rugby

RUGBY – Our Redeemer’s Christian School’s Tanner Strand finished with a game-high 21 points, but it wasn’t enough in a 61-45 loss to No. 4 Rugby on Saturday.

Strand and Logan Sorum combined for 33 of the team’s 45 points as the Knights (12-5) had just five players score a basket. Rugby’s defense held ORCS to 18 first-half points.

Kyle Lovcik led the Panthers with 18 points, helping Rugby take a 53-32 lead after three quarters. Josh Michels chipped in 14 points and Brad Heidlebaugh added 12.

The Knights host Berthold on Thursday.

– Daily News Staff

Beavers sweep NDSU Bison

FARGO – The Minot State University men’s club hockey team scored five unanswered goals in a 6-1 victory over North Dakota State on Saturday to earn a weekend sweep against the Bison.

MSU junior forward Dan Lamb registered a hat trick with a goal in each period as the third-ranked Beavers (19-4) registered 51 shots on net.

“It was a great weekend all in all,” MSU coach Wade Regier said in a press release. “We had some guys step up their game, which made the difference. Defensively, we played great and need to continue to do that the rest of the way.”

Mitch Peeke, Cody Hall and Logan Herauf also netted goals for the Beavers.

Isaac Anderson scored NDSU’s lone goal of the game in the first period.

The Beavers shut out the Bison 6-0 on Friday. Sophomore goaltender Riley Hengen played both games, finishing with a two-game total of 45 saves.

MSU returns home to play Williston State College on Saturday at 5 p.m. at Maysa Arena.

– Daily News Staff

Minot finishes above .500 at Red River

GRAND FORKS – Minot finished with a 3-2 showing at the Grand Forks Red River Tournament.

The Magicians beat Devils Lake and Fargo South on Friday before falling to Bismarck. On Saturday, they fell to West Fargo and beat Fargo North.

Cody Haugen (145 pounds) and Nick Nesdahl (285) went 4-0 on the weekend to the lead the Magicians.

“We had a pretty strong showing against the east,” Minot coach Nolan Spooner said. “We had a real good weekend and got a look at some eastern teams.”

Minot takes on Turtle Mountain at home on Friday.

– Daily News Staff

Minot State wrestlers shut out

MANKATO, Minn. – The Minot State University wrestling team was shut out on Saturday, dropping a 54-0 decision to Minnesota State-Mankato.

“Injuries aside, I am very disappointed in the efforts of some of our guys,” MSU coach Robin Ersland said in a press release. “We need to do more, regardless of who we are wrestling. Hopefully we can do that tomorrow.”

The Beavers try to snap a 10-match losing streak at No. 5 Upper Iowa University today at 2 p.m.

– Daily News Staff

UND holds off Portland State

GRAND FORKS (AP) – Aaron Anderson scored a career-high 25 points, Troy Huff added a season-high 25 of his own and North Dakota held off Portland State for an 85-76 victory Saturday afternoon.

Anderson and Huff were a combined 16 of 25 from the field and 13 of 13 from the line, and made five of UND’s eight 3-pointers. Jamal Webb added 16 points for UND (7-10, 4-4 Big Sky), which shot 53 percent as a team and was 21 of 21 from the free-throw line, a school record for free-throw attempts without a miss.

Michael Harthun had 19 points, including four 3-pointers, and Aaron Moore added 18 for the Vikings (5-10, 3-5), who fell to 0-8 on the road.

North Dakota never trailed after halftime, but the Vikings pulled within 77-73 on Gary Winston’s jumper with 1:35 left. North Dakota made six free throws in the final minute to secure the victory.