Sports briefs 01/05/14

Carrington wrestlers place fifth at Bismarck Rotary

BISMARCK – Seven wrestlers placed for Carrington en route to a fifth-place finish Saturday at the Bismarck Rotary.

Joe Bakke was the top area finisher, placing second in the 126-pound bracket. In his championship bout, he fell 3-2 to Jordan Moser of Rapid City Stevens – the No. 3 grappler in South Dakota.

Bismarck High won the two-day, 28-team event with 227 points. South Dakota squads Aberdeen Central (191), Rapid City Central (168) and Pierre (165.5), along with the Cardinals (160.5), rounded out the top five.

Turtle Mountain landed in 12th place with 99.5 points, while Beulah was 24th, Minot 25th and Williston 28th.

See full results on D2.

-Daily News Staff

Hot start lifts ORCS girls past Crusaders

BISMARCK – A big first quarter propelled Our Redeemer’s Christian School to a 60-49 girls basketball victory over Trinity Christian on Saturday at the Shiloh Christian New Year’s Invite.

The Knights (3-3) held a 17-4 lead after one quarter and coasted from there.

Freshman Morgan Olson posted 26 points and classmate Lauren Hendrickson added 12 for ORCS.

“We pressed them and got them to turn the ball over quite a bit (in the first quarter),” ORCS coach Kory Nelson said. “Then we stopped pressing and took our starters out and kind of let them back in it.”

Sarah Telehey poured in a game-high 29 points for Trinity Christian (1-4).

ORCS hosts Westhope-Newburg at 7:15 p.m. Friday.

-Daily News Staff

Knights fall to Century JV

BISMARCK – The Our Redeemer’s Christian School boys basketball team got off to a slow start for the second consecutive night in a 52-46 loss to Century’s JV on Saturday at the Shiloh Christian New Year’s Invite.

Junior Davis Koppinger led the Knights with 16 points. ORCS (7-2) scored just eight points in the first quarter, but was within one at halftime and trailed 35-33 after three.

“We came out a little slow,” ORCS coach Jeremy Feller said. “Two nights with slow starts hampered us, but we played really well. Century is a really good basketball team. It was the first time in awhile we lost and I was pleased with our effort.”

ORCS hit just 13 shots, but went 20-for-27 from the free-throw line.

The Knights travel to play Velva on Tuesday at 7:15 p.m.

– Daily News Staff