Sports Briefs

Host Century wins swimming invite

BISMARCK – The Bismarck Century boys swimming and diving team ran away with the 12-team Century Invite on Saturday, beating the next-closest squad by more than 100 points.

The Patriots posted a team score of 416, well ahead of Minot High and Fargo North, who tied for second with scores of 302.5.

The Magicians didn’t have any individual event winners, but won the 200 freestyle relay with legs by Luke Heilman, Jared Kramer, Zdenek Skalicky and Ryan Swartwout.

Skalicky also took third in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1 minute, 5.34 seconds.

Williston came in ninth with a team score of 132.5.

The Magicians compete in a dual at Century on Tuesday.

– Daily News Staff

Second-quarter surge lifts ORCS

WESTHOPE – After a slow start from both teams, the Our Redeemer’s Christian School girls basketball team netted 29 points in the second quarter and coasted to a 69-51 victory against Westhope-Newburg in a non-district game Saturday.

Five Knights scored in double figures, led by eighth-grade guard Morgan Olson’s 17. Leading by six after what ORCS coach Kory Nelson called a “sloppy” first quarter, the Knights (9-4) outscored W-N 29-10 in the second frame and led by 25 at halftime.

“We pushed the ball really well,” Nelson said. “Everybody got a little bit of love, I guess, and took their opportunities when they got them.”

W-N’s Bailey Tofteland finished with a game-high 20 points.

ORCS hosts Des Lacs-Burlington on Monday. W-N plays at Bottineau on Tuesday.

– Daily News Staff

NDSU rolls past South Dakota

FARGO (AP) – TrayVonn Wright scored 17 points, Brett VandenBergh added a career-high 14 and North Dakota State cruised past longtime rival South Dakota 65-46 on Saturday night.

Kory Brown chipped in 10 points for the Bison (18-5, 9-2), which stayed tied with Western Illinois and South Dakota State atop the Summit League standings. Marshall Bjorklund, whose 70.7 percent field-goal shooting percentage entering the game led the nation, was just 2 of 3 from the field but grabbed nine rebounds.

Brandon Bos had 16 points and Trevor Gruis 14 for the Coyotes (8-15, 4-7), who had just eight assists and committed 14 turnovers.

The Bison never trailed after the opening minutes, leading 24-15 at halftime and by as many as 23 in the second half. NDSU shot 51 percent from the floor.

NDSU, which also won at South Dakota last month, now leads 89-76 in a series that dates to the 1922-23 season.