Sports briefs

Our Redeemer’s runs past Surrey

SURREY – Morgan Olson scored 26 points and Ashley Koppinger added 21 as the Our Redeemer’s Christian School girls basketball team blitzed Surrey 84-51 on Tuesday in a District 12 matchup.

The Knights (13-4 overall, 6-1 district) jumped out to a 29-13 advantage after one quarter and led by 30 at halftime.

ORCS coach Kory Nelson said his squad was efficient in its scoring.

“We had to shoot well over 50 percent,” he said. “We had nine 3-pointers tonight. Anytime they try to pack it inside, that just helps everybody out. We just wanted to make sure we were sharp and crisp with the district tournament coming up.”

Jenny Skees joined Koppinger and Olson in double figures with 15 points and Emily VanLith scored nine.

The Mustangs (3-15, 1-6) were paced by Skylar Bertsch’s 16 points.

ORCS hosts Velva on Feb. 19 and Surrey hosts Westhope-Newburg on Feb. 21.

– Daily News Staff

Greenberg named NSIC pitcher

of the week

Minot State University senior Mandy Greenberg was named the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference pitcher of the week on Tuesday.

Greenberg appeared in three games for the Beavers during the Desert Stinger Tournament in Las Vegas, allowing no runs and 10 hits in 10 innings. She earned two wins – one in relief and one as a starter – and struck out 17 batters.

The Beavers (4-1) have a long layoff before competing in the St. Cloud State Invitational beginning March 2 in St. Cloud, Minn.

– Daily News Staff

Beavers add distance runner

Patrick Rayl has signed a letter of intent to compete with the Minot State University cross country and track and field teams next season, MSU coach Stu Melby announced Tuesday.

The runner from Great Falls, Mont., placed 11th in the 2012 Montana state cross country meet and has finished in the top 10 in the 3,200-meter run at the state track and field meet each of the last three seasons.

Rayl is the the fourth member of Melby’s 2013 recruiting class and the second male to sign with the Beavers.

– Daily News Staff

Lorenz named Mon-Dak POW

Williston State College sophomore Maggie Lorenz was named the Mon-Dak Conference player of the week for her contributions to three WSC wins.

In those contests, the 6-foot-3 post averaged 18.3 points and 8.3 rebounds while shooting 84 percent from the field.

Lorenz, a Harvey native, has helped the Tetons to a 23-3 record. WSC travels to Lake Region State College tonight.

– Daily News Staff