Sports Briefs

ORCS falls at Sawyer Invite

SAWYER – The Our Redeemer’s Christian School girls basketball team dug itself to deep a hole to climb out of in a 60-48 loss to Velva in the Sawyer Invite semifinals Thursday.

Freshman Morgan Olson led the Knights (1-1) with 22 points and classmate Lauren Hendrickson added 10. ORCS trailed 33-18 at halftime and 46-26 after three quarters.

Velva’s Sarah Wherley had a team-high 18 points and Cassidy Peterson finished with 17.

The Aggies (2-0) face Rolette-Wolford in the championship game tonight at 8. The Knights play Des Lacs-Burlington in the third-place game at 6:30 p.m.

Minot State hosts Hoopster Classic

The Hoopster Classic will be held at the Minot State University Dome on Saturday.

This year’s field features three ranked Class B boys basketball teams. Four varsity and three junior varsity games will be played throughout the evening, starting at 2:30 p.m. The varsity will play at the MSU Dome and the junior varsity will play at MSU’s Swain Hall.

Rolla and Westhope-Newburg kick off the varsity slate at 2:30 p.m., followed by Grafton and Dickinson Trinity at 4 p.m. No. 2 Four Winds-Minnewaukan and No. 9 Des Lacs-Burlington play at 5:30 p.m. and No. 4 Rugby takes on Beulah in the nightcap at 7 p.m.

Don Hanson – a 1964 MSU graduate and creator of the Hoopster magazine – will be honored prior to the Rugby-Beulah game.

MHS dominates

St. Mary’s

BISMARCK – The Minot High wrestling team recorded three pins and benefited from three St. Mary’s forfeits in a 49-19 West Region victory Thursday.

The Magicians rattled off 27 straight points during the middle weights to put the dual away.

Tyler Thompson (152 pounds) and Matthew Rabe (160) began that run with six-point pins and two of the Saints’ forfeits were during that stretch.

Carson Mosser (132) also posted a pin for Minot and Ethan Benham (138) added a win via major decision over Austin Huck.

MHS (5-5 overall, 3-2 region) competes in the Dickinson Invitational today and Saturday.

Bosch scores 30 in Ryan win

DUNSEITH – Bishop Ryan senior guard Brody Bosch poured in 30 points to lead the Lions to a 75-63 win over Dunseith on Thursday.

Junior forward Jared Will added 16 points and senior guard Austin Eggl chipped in 15 for the Lions (3-1).

Ryan coach Brock Teets said the Lions’ bench helped them hold off a solid Dunseith team.

“We just made enough plays down the stretch,” Teets said. “In the fourth quarter, when we needed plays we got ’em. And our bench played well. They came in and played some good defense while some of our guys were in foul trouble.”

Corey Poitra and Trace Azure tallied 14 points apiece to lead the Dragons.

The Lions host Hazen at 7:15 tonight.