Sports briefs

MSU women’s basketball team signs JUCO guard

The Minot State University women’s basketball program announced the signing of junior college guard Carli Elwin on Friday.

The 5-foot-9 Bonney Lake, Wash., native averaged 22 points and 4.9 steals as a sophomore at Pierce College (Wash.)- earning first-team all-conference honors. She was also named to the all-defensive first team.

“Carli is really long and athletic,” MSU assistant coach Shawn Chaffin said in a press release. “She creates a lot of havoc on the defensive end, which leads to good things on the offense. She is a player that has a knack to score but is also a very underrated passer.”

Two of MSU’s starting guards – Sacarra Molina and Lauren Safranski – exhausted their eligibility last season. Chaffin said Elwin can help the Beavers right away.

“She can definitely come in and make an immediate impact,” Chaffin said. “Obviously, we lost a couple of key guards and we feel like our young players can step up too. However, it’s nice to have a veteran player like Carli to come in and hopefully be able to produce right away.”

– Daily News Staff

Minot State

adds female

distance runner

Erica Clark of Gardena, Calif., signed a National Letter of Intent to join the Minot State University women’s cross country and track and field teams, MSU announced Friday.

Clark ran track for the last two seasons at West Los Angeles College, where she was voted “most improved” by her teammates after her sophomore season.

The MSU cross country teams begin practice on Aug. 27. Their first meet is at the Minnesota State University-Moorhead Randy Smith Invite on Sept. 13.

– Daily News Staff

MHS junior

finishes 9th at BHS Invite

BISMARCK – The Minot High School girls golf team finished last in the six-team Bismarck High School Invite on Friday at Riverwood Golf Course.

Century won the event by shooting a combined 349, well ahead of second-place Jamestown (380). The Majettes shot 408.

MHS junior McKinley Bender was the only Minot golfer to break 100, carding a 90 to finish in ninth place. Century’s Annie Nelson fired a 72 to win the tournament.

“McKinley Bender is emerging as one of the top golfers in the WDA,” MHS coach Scott Foltz said in a press release. “She has put a lot of work into her game.”

The Majettes travel to the Rolla Country Club on Monday for the Turtle Mountain Invitational.

– Daily News Staff