Sports Briefs

Ryan dominates wrestling triangular

RUGBY – The Bishop Ryan wrestling team scored a pair of easy victories over Northern Lights and Rugby on Thursday.

The Lions defeated Northern Lights 48-6 and handled the Panthers 42-4 in the triangular.

Against Northern Lights, freshman Joseph Halsey (106 pounds), eighth-grader Merrick McMahon (126) and Mason Kramer (285) pinned their respective opponents in less than the minute.

Ryan benefited from four forfeits against Rugby and tallied three pins to complete the blowout.

Northern Lights defeated Rugby 39-16 in the other dual.

The Lions compete today and Saturday in a tournament at LaMoure High School.

No. 3 Bismarck pulls away from Minot High

BISMARCK – The third-ranked Bismarck girls basketball team forced Minot into 26 turnovers and outrebounded the Majettes by 14 in a 77-63 West Region victory Thursday night.

MHS (1-1 overall, 0-1 region) led by eight in the early stages of the second half before the Demons (1-0, 1-0) locked down the Majettes and high-scoring forward Cassie Askvig. The sophomore had 20 of her 22 points by halftime, when the teams were tied at 40.

“They just clamped down on us and we couldn’t get anything up in the second part of the second half,” MHS coach Todd Magnuson said.

Bismarck outscored the Majettes 22-2 in points off turnovers and 11-0 in second-chance points to offset Minot’s 56 percent shooting. Keisha Engelhardt had 20 points for the Demons, McKenzie Kiefer added 17 and Ashlee Hilzendeger chipped in 10 points and 10 rebounds.

Junior guards Sophie Bengson and Sierra Duttenhefer scored 11 apiece for the Majettes, who travel to Turtle Mountain on Tuesday.

Demons outplay Magi in West region opener

BISMARCK – Bismarck High senior forward Taylor Schafer tallied a game-high 27 points and senior guard James Iron Eyes scored 20 as the Demons routed Minot 80-60 Thursday in the West Region opener for both teams.

Bismarck (1-0 overall, 1-0 region) led 39-29 at halftime and forced MHS (1-1, 0-1) into 17 turnovers.

“They were more physical, more aggressive, more assertive,” MHS coach Dean Winczewski said. “They just got after us from the time the ball went up. They dictated how the game was played and we just sat back and didn’t do our job, and it was across the board.”

Junior Noah Bosh and senior Jordan Seideman had 13 and 12 points, respectively, to lead Minot.

The Magicians host Jamestown at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Magic City Campus.