Sports briefs

Minot State men’s golf team finishes third

LAKEWOOD, Colo. – The Minot State University men’s golf team shot a 297 Tuesday at the Colorado Mines/Regis University Invitational and finished the two-round tournament in third place.

The Beavers improved on their collective first-round score of 302, but failed to advance on the leaders. Colorado Mines had three golfers in the top six and won the event with a two-day total of 581. Adams State University was second at 586.

“We want to be under 300 every time out and we were able to do that today, so that is a good sign,” MSU coach Chipper Farrell said in a press release. “But everyone shot better overall on the second day, so we just couldn’t make up any ground. Early in the season, we were really concentrating on how we are hitting the ball and not so much what others are doing on the leaderboard.”

MSU sophomore Kowan O’Keefe posted 74s on both days of the tournament to finish tied for seventh overall. Teammate Cody Duchscherer placed ninth (75-74-149).

ASU’s Justin Mortensen won the event with a two-day total of 139 and Colorado Mines’ Kyle Grassel took second with a 142.

The Beavers compete Thursday in a triangular in Omaha, Neb.

– Daily News Staff

Winona State post racking up honors

Winona State University senior post Clayton Vette was named to his third Division II first-team All-America squad Tuesday.

The 6-foot-9, 240-pound center was also named the National Association of Basketball Coaches D-II player of the year. He averaged 20.5 points and 7.7 rebounds for the Warriors, who advanced to the Elite Eight before losing to West Liberty University (W.Va.).

Vette had 17 points and nine rebounds in 25 minutes during WSU’s 84-55 win over Minot State in January.

– Daily News Staff

UND’s Kristo named national POY

University of North Dakota senior forward Danny Kristo was named the 2012-13 College Hockey News national player of the year, UND announced Tuesday.

Kristo was named a CHN first-team All-American, while linemate Corban Knight, also a senior, made the second team.

Kristo tallied career highs in points (52) and goals (26) this season and matched his career high with 26 assists.

Knight had 49 points (16 goals, 33 assists) and led the country with 623 faceoff wins, 120 more than any player this season and the second most in UND history.

– Daily News Staff