Sports briefs

Huskies’ 3-pointers bury Minot State

ST. CLOUD, Minn. – The St. Cloud State University women’s basketball team drained 16 of 28 3-pointers Friday to beat previously unbeaten Minot State 92-85 in a Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference matchup at Halenbeck Hall.

Junior Christina Boag recorded game highs of 27 points and 11 rebounds for the Beavers (7-1 overall, 3-1 NSIC), and seniors Carly Boag and Alisha “Speedy” Jones added 21 points apiece. Both teams shot 56 percent from the field, but SCSU (7-1, 3-1) drained 16 3s to MSU’s nine.

Huskies freshman Betsy McDonald went 7-for-7 from beyond the arc and 8-for-8 from the field, finishing with 23 points. Senior Sam Price led four SCSU scorers in double figures with 25 points.

“They (SCSU) came out on fire and you just hope it goes away,” MSU coach Sheila Green Gerding said in a press release. “Offensively we were almost as good as them, but they just hit more 3s and that’s the difference. As a spectator, it would have been fun to watch that one.”

The Beavers play at Minnesota Duluth (5-3, 2-2) at 4 p.m. today.

– Daily News Staff

Huskies rout Minot State men

ST. CLOUD, Minn. – The St. Cloud State men’s basketball team placed five scorers in double figures and steadily pulled away from Minot State on Friday, routing the Beavers 97-73 in a Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference contest.

Kevin Levandoski and Jordan Poydras had 23 and 22 points, respectively, to lead the Huskies (7-1 overall, 3-1 NSIC). SCSU stretched a five-point lead midway through the first half to a 43-29 advantage at halftime. The Huskies shot 52 percent from the field.

“We guarded poorly and allowed them to get in the lane off the bounce,” MSU coach Matt Murken said in a press release. “After that first eight minutes, they got after us pretty good.”

MSU post Lazar Boskovic scored a team-high 14 points in his first game back from a sprained ankle. Senior forward Samuel Johnson scored 12 points and senior E.J. Williams added 11.

The Beavers travel to play Minnesota Duluth (3-5, 1-3) at 6 tonight.

– Daily News Staff

Magicians split in Grand Forks

GRAND FORKS – The Minot High wrestling team split a pair of duals against Wahpeton and Fargo North on Friday.

The Magicians dropped their first dual to Wahpeton 35-33 before finishing strong with a 54-18 decision over Fargo North.

Minot led Wahpeton 33-15 with four matches left, but the Huskies recorded two technical falls, a pin and a major decision to complete the comeback. Matthew Rabe (160 pounds) and Matthew Leier (106) recorded pins for the Magicians.

Minot received 36 points via North forfeits. Rabe and Isaiah Crowe pinned their respective opponents.

The Magicians continue wrestling in Grand Forks today.

– Daily News Staff

MHS gymnasts win Bismarck Invitational

BISMARCK – The Minot High gymnastics team won its second consecutive meet to open the season Friday, finishing atop a five-team field at the Bismarck Invitational.

The Majettes finished with 140.8 points, ahead of Century (138.375) and Bismarck High (137.975).

Minot junior Madison Reiter won the all-around with 37.2 points, more than a full point ahead of Bismarck’s Kaylee Keller. Reiter was the individual winner on the beam and floor.

“Some of our younger girls showed improvement and more desire to compete in the all-arounds,” Minot coach Robbie Werchau said. “I thought it was a good challenge for our girls to see some tougher competition.”

MHS competes in the Valley City Invitational on Dec. 21.

– Daily News Staff

Knights advance to title game

VELVA – Junior Davis Koppinger scored a game-high 22 points and sophomore John Reiten added 15 as the Our Redeemer’s Christian School boys basketball team defeated Surrey 70-62 in the Velva Invite on Friday.

The Knights (4-0) led 36-32 at halftime before outscoring the Mustangs (1-3) by seven points in the third quarter to take a 53-42 lead. ORCS advances to the championship game, where it will play Velva today at 5:30 p.m.

ORCS senior Micah Jacobson scored 13 points to join Koppinger and Reiten in double figures. Koppinger and Reiten combined for 15 of the Knights’ 17 fourth-quarter points.

ORCS went 17-for-20 from the free-throw line.

Surrey’s Taylor Rice led the Mustangs with 19 points and hit a game-high three 3-pointers. Surrey plays White Shield today in the third-place contest.

– Daily News Staff

Depth powers Ryan wrestlers to three dual victories

LAMOURE – The Bishop Ryan wrestling team continued its strong season with wins over Kindred, LaMoure and Linton-HMB on Friday.

The Lions (10-0) cruised past a thin Kindred squad 51-12, then used their depth to hold off the Loboes and Linton-HMB in competitive duals.

Simply filling out a full lineup helped the Lions stay unbeaten.

Ryan beat LaMoure 54-27 with the aid of six forfeits. The Loboes outwrestled Ryan 27-18 in contested matches but couldn’t make up for the free points.

Ryan edged Linton-HMB 42-34 with the help of four forfeits.

Lions junior Carson Schell (170 pounds) finished 3-0 on the day, including two pins. Senior Tyler Allers, a 220-pounder, recorded two pins and won his other match by forfeit.

Daily News Staff