Sports Briefs

Bemidji 3s doom MSU women

The Bemidji State women’s basketball team knocked down 12-of-24 3-point attempts, including six from Shannon Thompson, to defeat Minot State 81-70 on Friday at the MSU Dome.

MSU post Carly Boag had a game-high 31 points and 16 rebounds, but it wasn’t enough to offset the 3-point barrage.

Thompson dropped in 24 points for Bemidji (10-13 overall, 6-13 NSIC), who also received double-figure point contributions from Jessie Althoff (15), Morgen Lee (14) and Allison McKee (13).

Sacarra Molina tallied 13 points and fellow senior Lauren Safranski added 10 in the Beavers’ losing effort. MSU (11-12, 7-12) hosts Minnesota, Crookston at 4 p.m. today in its final home game of the season.

– Daily News Staff

MHS blows out Mandan

Brandon Van Dusen scored 20 points to lead Minot High to a 64-39 victory over Mandan on Friday at Magic City Campus.

The third-ranked Magicians (14-3 overall, 12-2 West Region) bounced back resoundingly from a 75-69 loss at No. 4 Bismarck St. Mary’s on Thursday night.

“We played really hard,” MHS coach Dean Winczewski said. “The kids showed a little toughness, especially mentally, after a disappointing loss. Tonight we did a lot of things well, especially defensively and intensity-wise.”

Colter Hustad and Austin Frank each added 10 points for Minot, and Erron Collins led Mandan with 14.

– Daily News Staff

Williams leads MSU over Bemidji

Minot State University junior E.J. Williams netted a game-high 25 points to lead the Beavers to an 86-76 win over Bemidji State in a Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference game Friday at the MSU Dome.

Williams hit 12-of-15 free throws and added three assists in the win. Anthony Enriquez and Adam Randall chipped in 16 and 11 points, respectively, for the Beavers (9-14 overall, 8-11).

Dermaine Crockrell paced BSU (12-11, 10-9) with 24 points.

MSU hosts Minnesota, Crookston tonight at 6.

– Daily News Staff

Tauros top Austin in shootout

AUSTIN, Minn. – Steven Sherman sealed the Minotauros’ come-from-behind victory with a goal in the fifth round of the shootout as Minot posted a 3-2 victory over Austin (Minn.) on Friday.

The Tauros (23-20-4) fell behind 2-0 midway through the second period before Minot’s Jadin Martin scored on the power play to cut the deficit in half. Jake McCann evened the score at eight minutes, 24 seconds of the third period to forced overtime.

Tauros goaltender Tyler Parks stopped all four shots in the shootout, while Mason Morelli and Sherman tallied goals in the extra frame. Parks finished with 25 saves.

The Tauros travel to Coulee Region tonight at 7.

– Daily News Staff

Beavers split doubleheader with Wayne State College

MINNEAPOLIS – The Minot State University baseball team scored just two runs in as many games, but quality pitching led to a series split with Wayne State College (Neb.) on Friday at the Metrodome.

The Beavers (3-1) fell 2-0 in the first game before posting a 2-1 victory in the latter matchup.

WSC’s Justin Beranek provided all the offense in the first game, knocking in two runs with a triple to right field in the bottom of the third inning. Beranek’s triple spoiled a quality start for MSU pitcher Matthew Davis, who went six innings, allowing seven hits and two earned runs.

MSU struck in the bottom of the first in the latter game on a single by Mitch Olson and again in the fifth with a single by Connor Moughtin.

The Beavers return to action on March 9 in the Russ Matt Greater Phoenix Invitational.

– Daily News Staff

Minot places third in West Region meet

DICKINSON – The Minot High School gymnastics team finished with a team score of 141.875, finishing third in the six-team West Region meet on Friday.

Jenna Breuer had the best finish for the Magicians, finishing third in the balance beam.

Dickinson won the meet with a team score of 146.550.

– Daily News Staff