Sports briefs 01/24/14

Knights knock off No. 6 Berthold

BERTHOLD – Senior guard Micah Jacobsen scored a team-high 25 points Thursday to lead Our Redeemer’s Christian School past previously unbeaten Berthold, 78-74, in a District 12 matchup.

Junior Davis Koppinger added 21 points and 11 rebounds, and senior Nick Stenvold chipped in 10 points and six steals for the Knights (14-2 overall, 4-0 district).

Austin Lee led No. 6 Berthold (13-1, 3-1) with 28 points on 10 of 18 shooting.

ORCS coach Jeremy Feller said Jacobsen – who also had seven assists – drilled a jumper late in the shot clock to give the Knights a four-point lead with less than a minute remaining.

“He had a huge game because he was in charge of guarding Lee and he didn’t take a break the second half,” Feller said. “Micah got it done on both ends for us.”

The Knights host No. 5 Des Lacs-Burlington (13-1, 4-0) on Tuesday in a battle of the only undefeated teams in district play. The Bombers travel to Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood the same night.

– Daily News Staff

Magicians skate past Mandan

MANDAN – The Minot High boys hockey team rebounded from Monday’s loss at Bottineau-Rugby with a 5-1 win over Mandan on Thursday night.

After a scoreless first period the Magicians (11-5-1 overall, 9-3 West Region) notched three goals in the second and two in the third to claim the victory.

Five different players scored for Minot and junior goalie Breydan Effertz racked up 21 saves.

The Magicians play at Devils Lake on Saturday.

– Daily News Staff

Braves defeat MHS in wrestling

BELCOURT – The Turtle Mountain wrestling team scored the first 26 points of a dual against Minot High on Thursday and cruised to a 59-15 West Region win.

The Braves (16-4 overall, 5-2 region) recorded six pins and a technical fall.

Heavyweight Isaiah Crowe, 106-pounder Matthew Leier and 113-pounder Brody Armstrong recorded wins in consecutive matches for the Magicians (9-10, 3-5), but Turtle Mountain won every other bout.

– Daily News Staff

NDSU’s trophies making trip to Minot

For North Dakota State fans who have always dreamed of hoisting the FCS national championship trophy, the next best thing is coming to Minot.

On Feb. 8, NDSU quarterbacks coach Randy Hedberg will accompany the Bison’s 2011, 2012 and 2013 national championship hardware to the Scheels in Dakota Square Mall (located at 2400 10th St. SW). From 9:30 a.m. until noon, fans will have the opportunity to get their picture taken with the trophies.

The trophies will also make stops at Scheels stores in Bismarck (Feb. 7), Grand Forks (Feb. 8) and Fargo (Feb. 9). For more information, contact Justin Swanson, NDSU’s director of marketing, at 231-9473.

-Daily News Staff