Sports Briefs

Braaten tops 1,000-point mark

WESTHOPE – Westhope-Newburg junior Hunter Braaten scored 31 points in a 64-40 home win against Stanley on Thursday to surpass the 1,000-point mark for his career. Braaten now has 1,025 points as a member of the Sioux.

– Daily News Staff

ORCS cruises past Glenburn

GLENBURN – Eighth-grader Morgan Olson and senior Ashley Koppinger combined for 39 points as the Our Redeemer’s Christian School girls basketball team defeated Glenburn 75-54 on Thursday in a District 12 matchup.

The Knights (8-4 overall, 3-1 district) tallied 29 points in the first quarter en route to a 15-point lead at halftime. ORCS had four players in double figures, led by Olson with a game-high 20.

ORCS’ full-court press forced 31 turnovers, 23 of which were steals.

“We preach to our players that it starts on the defensive side of the ball,” ORCS coach Kory Nelson said. “If we get going on the defensive end, it leads to offense.”

Katie Dufner had a team-high 17 points for Glenburn.

The Knights host Des Lacs-Burlington at 7:15 p.m. on Monday.

– Daily News Staff

Majettes net five unanswered in win

MANDAN – Trailing early in the second period, the Minot High School girls hockey team scored the game’s final five goals in a 5-1 victory over Mandan on Thursday.

Minot senior forward Angie Lothspeich and freshman forward Taylor Hooker each registered two goals and the Majettes (8-10 overall, 7-9 state) snapped a three-game losing streak and a six-game road skid.

“The girls responded,” MHS coach Weylin Wahlstrom said. “Every game this late in the season means a lot, especially how close the state is in points. I’m proud of the overall performance.”

Mandan struck 20 seconds into the second period to give the Braves the lead, but Hooker and Lothspeich scored the next two goals for the Magicians to end the frame.

Minot goaltender Karlee Galvin finished with 24 saves.

The Majettes host Bismarck at 3 p.m. on Saturday at Maysa Arena.

– Daily News Staff