Sports briefs: 2-15-13

Two sign with MSU football team

The Minot State University football team announced the signings of two more student-athletes to its 2013 recruiting class on Thursday.

Kristopher Merrill, a 6-foot-4, 305-pound offensive tackle from De Anza College (Calif.), was a second-team Nor-Cal all-conference selection for the Dons.

Coleton Ethier, a 6-foot, 235-pounder from Meadow Lake, Sask., played offensive line for Carpenter High School but is expected to play fullback for the Beavers.

MSU has now signed 20 players to its 2013 class.

– Daily News Staff

MHS swim team dominates Bismarck

The Minot High School boys swimming and diving team placed first in all 12 events and cruised to a 149-34 dual victory over Bismarck High on Thursday at Magic City Campus.

Ethan Bahl won both the 200 yard freestyle and 100 breaststroke and was part of the 200 medley relay and 200 freestyle relay teams that finished first.

The junior took third in 1-meter diving with a score of 176.40. Senior Jeremy Fix won the event for the Magicians with a 251.80. MHS junior Patrick Drouin was second with a 191.60.

The Magicians host the West Region meet on Feb. 23.

– Daily News Staff

No. 3 Magicians fall to Saints

BISMARCK – Fourth-ranked Bismarck St. Mary’s pulled a minor upset on Friday, handing third-ranked Minot High a 75-69 loss Thursday to salvage a season split with the Magicians.

The Saints (12-2 overall, 10-2 West Region) drilled seven 3-pointers in the game compared to just two from Minot.

Brandon Van Dusen led MHS (13-3, 11-2) with 21 points and Austin Frank tallied 12.

“We played hard,” Minot coach Dean Winczewski said. “We had opportunities, but we turned it over when they pressured us full court. … We had our chances.”

The Magicians host Mandan at 7:30 tonight at Magic City Campus.

– Daily News Staff

St. Mary’s handles cold-shooting Minot

BISMARCK – Sydney Miller scored 21 points for Bismarck St. Mary’s and the Saints held Minot to 32 percent shooting in a 59-41 win on Thursday night.

Jerica Hanson was the lone Minot player in double figures with 10 points. The Majettes (8-8 overall, 8-6 West Region) committed 21 turnovers.

“It was a very tough offensive night for us,” MHS coach Todd Magnuson said. “St. Mary’s came out and put some pressure on us and we didn’t handle the pressure. We were out of it.”

St. Mary’s (4-10, 4-8) also got 13 points from Taylor Gendreau.

Senior Andie Hankla had a team-high 10 rebounds for Minot, which plays at Bismarck Century on Feb. 22.

– Daily News Staff