Sports briefs 01/12/14

Hardy’s late free throws lift MSU women

WINONA, Minn. – Minot State University junior forward Katie Hardy drained a pair of free throws with 2.3 seconds remaining to help the Beavers erase an 11-point deficit and knock off Winona State 60-59 on Saturday at McGown Gymnasium.

MSU (11-3 overall, 7-3 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference) cut the Warriors’ lead to one on a layup by senior guard Alisha “Speedy” Jones with 42 seconds to go. Winona State (8-6, 4-6) came up empty on the ensuing possession, setting up the final play.

On the eventual game-winner, senior forward Carly Boag threaded a pass to Hardy under the basket. Hardy, a 90-percent free throw shooter, was fouled on a shot.

Jones tallied a team-high 14 points to go with five assists, while Christina Boag added 13 points and nine rebounds. Hardy also finished in double figures with 12 points.

WSU’s Connor Nagel. Nagel led all scorers with 27 points. She knocked down 7 of 14 3-pointers, but was held scoreless over the final 9:57. Kate Hartman joined Nagle in double figures with 10 and Abby Busch pulled down a game-high 12 rebounds to go along with seven points for WSU. The Warriors held a 36-28 advantage on the boards in the contest.

MSU hosts Minnesota Duluth at 6 p.m. Friday to kick off a four-game homestand.

– Daily News Staff

No. 21 Winona State pulls away from MSU

WINONA, Minn. – The Winona State men’s basketball team used a late-second-half surge to defeat Minot State 78-64 Saturday in a Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference contest.

The No. 21 Warriors (15-2 overall, 10-0 NSIC) went on a 17-2 run following the under-10 minute media timeout and cruised from there.

“We missed a few and they made a few and there was a momentum change like there is in every game but we didn’t respond from that,” MSU coach Matt Murken said in a press release. “We’ve been too spurty and that isn’t going to get the job done. We certainly did some things well tonight, just not enough.”

Four players scored in double figures for WSU, led by Conrad Masberg with 17.

Junior wing Thomas Korf scored a game-high 17 for MSU (6-8, 2-8), which hosts Minnesota Duluth on Friday.

– Daily News Staff

Anderson nets hat trick in MHS win

DICKINSON – Senior Makaila Anderson and freshman Mackinzy MacIver combined for five goals and three assists for the Minot High girls hockey team, which defeated Dickinson 6-0 on Saturday.

MacIver opened the scoring just one minute into the game and freshman Bryanna Bergeron and Anderson added goals before the end of the period. Anderson’s goal at 13:46 chased starting goaltender Paige Fahlstrom.

MacIver netted her second of the game and the only power-play goal of the contest at 3:46 of the second period for a 4-0 lead.

Anderson tallied both third-period goals for the Majettes (9-2 overall, 7-2 state) to earn the hat trick. Anderson has a state-leading 20 goals and 36 points this season.

Dickinson (3-8, 1-8) was whistled for 10 penalties, leading to a 38-19 shot disparity in favor of the Majettes. Minot had just one infraction.

The Majettes host Devils Lake on Friday at 7 p.m. at Maysa Arena.

– Daily News Staff

Fuchs, Flom post hat tricks for MHS

DICKINSON – Minot High senior Quinn Fuchs recorded three goals and four assists and junior teammate Matt Flom netted a hat trick of his own to lead the Magicians to a 10-6 West Region win Saturday against Dickinson.

The Magicians (9-3-1 overall, 7-1 region) were efficient with their attempts, scoring on 10 of their 28 shots on goal.

Junior Breydan Effertz finished with 16 saves for Minot, which hosts Century at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Maysa Arena.

– Daily News Staff

Kramer wins heavyweight title

RUGBY – Bishop Ryan senior Mason Kramer defeated Kamron Matejcek 5-2 in the 285-pound championship bout Saturday to lead the Lions to a sixth-place finish at the 18-team Rugby Panther Booster Invitational.

Carrington won the event with 257 points, followed by Pembina County North (226.5), South Border (215.5) and Turtle Mountain (199).

Joe Bakke (126 pounds), Walker Carr (144) and Riley Lura (195) won individual titles for Carrington.

Turtle Mountain’s Waylon DeCoteau won the 220-pound championship and Harvey-Wells County’s Carson Koble won at 132 pounds.

– Daily News Staff

Mustang wrestlers shut out MSU

MARSHALL, Minn. – The Southwest Minnesota State wrestling team defeated Minot State 40-0 Saturday for the program’s first shutout since the 1991-92 season.

Jacob Begin (174 pounds) and Ethan Hildebrandt (141) recorded pins for SMSU (4-2 overall, 1-0 Northern Sun). Sophomore 157-pounder Ricards Avakovs and freshman Justin Berg (184) each dropped one-point decisions for MSU.

The Beavers (0-5, 0-2) travel to Augustana College (S.D.) today for another conference dual.

– Daily News Staff

Bosch’s big night boosts Bishop Ryan

TOWNER – Bishop Ryan senior Brody Bosch dropped 32 points Saturday night in a 55-42 win at Region 6 foe TGU.

The 5-foot-10 guard tallied 16 points in the first quarter, including four 3-pointers, to put the Lions (5-3) ahead 19-10. Junior forward Jared Will added nine points, with seven coming after halftime.

Luke Bacon and Colter Thorp had 12 and 10 points, respectively, for TGU (5-6).

The Titans host Westhope-Newburg on Tuesday, while Ryan travels to Turtle Lake-Mercer-McClusky on Monday.

-Daily News Staff

Austin stymies Tauros in 3-1 win

AUSTIN, Minn. – The Minot Minotauros managed just 12 shots on goal in a 3-1 loss to the Austin Bruins on Saturday.

Austin (24-11-1) peppered Minot goaltender Merrick Madsen with 28 shots and three different Bruins scored. Casey Jerry recorded a goal and an assist and Jay Dickman tallied two helpers.

Minot’s Michael Bigelbach scored with 15 seconds remaining to avoid the shutout.

The Tauros (14-20-3) host Brookings (S.D.) on Saturday at Maysa Arena.

– Daily News Staff

Balanced ORCS boys top Max

MAX – The Our Redeemer’s Christian School boys basketball team placed five scorers in double figures and defeated Max 72-59 Saturday in a non-district matchup.

Sophomore Josh VanLith led the Knights (10-2) with 16 points and classmate Ben Talley added 15.

Senior Reid Groninger posted a team-high 14 points for Max.

Both teams are on the road Tuesday. ORCS travels to Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood and Max visits Wilton-Wing.

– Daily News Staff

Max downs Our Redeemer’s 56-47

MAX – Gwen Scheresky poured in 12 points and Cheyenne Jacobson added 11 to lead the Max girls basketball team past Our Redeemer’s Christian School 56-47 Saturday night.

The Cossacks (3-3) outscored the Knights (4-4) 36-27 in the second half to break open a game that was tied at 20 after two quarters.

ORCS freshman Morgan Olson tallied a game-high 16 points and junior Gabi Boeckel chipped in 10.

Max travels to Wilton-Wing on Tuesday and ORCS hosts Garrison on Monday.

-Daily News Staff

North Dakota State dominates IUPUI

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Trayvon Wright made 10 of 14 field goal attempts, totaling a career-high 24 points as North Dakota State overwhelmed IUPUI 87-64 Saturday.

Taylor Braun had 16 points, Mike Felt and Marshall Bjorklund added 12 each and Kory Brown had 11 points with 10 rebounds for North Dakota State (12-5, 1-1 Summit League).

IUPUI (5-14, 0-2) led 19-14 with 8:17 remaining in the first half. Felt then made two consecutive 3-point shots and three free throws to move the Bison ahead 23-19 at the 6:22 mark. They led 34-31 at the break. Ian Chiles made a layup to start the second half and closed the gap to 35-33. The Bison went on a 10-2 run to lead 45-35 and were never threatened again.

The Bison made 32 of 63 field goal attempts, including 8 of 14 3-point shots.

Donovan Gibbs and Marcellus Barksdale had 14 points each to lead IUPUI.

UND rallies for win over Colorado College

GRAND FORKS (AP) – North Dakota’s Rocco Grimaldi made Colorado College pay for a turnover in front of its own net by scoring the winner in a 3-2 UND victory Saturday.

Grimaldi intercepted a Gustav Olofsson pass right in front of the Tigers’ net and scored at 8:20 of the third to give UND a sweep of their National Collegiate Hockey Conference series.

Grimaldi has scored a point in each game during North Dakota’s seven-game winning streak.