Sports Briefs 2/08/2014

Roy wins 200 at NDSU invite

FARGO – The Minot State University men’s and women’s indoor track and field team recorded a combined 16 personal records Friday evening at the North Dakota State University Thundering Herd Classic.

Freshman Mary Roy posted personal bests in the 60-meter dash and the 200. She placed first in the 200 with a time of 22.69 seconds, bumping her to fourth on the Minot State all-time list. Roy will compete in the 60 meter finals on Saturday along with sophomore DelRay Audet.

Minot State will compete at the Thundering Herd Classic again Saturday with finals being held along with many seeded events.

-Daily News Staff

Beavers win first NSIC dual

BISMARCK – The Minot State wrestling team won its first Northern Sun dual Friday, defeating University of Mary 21-18.

MSU senior Matt Fetterley scored a 6-4 decision over U-Mary’s Riley Nagel at 184 pounds, breaking an 18-18 tie.

“That was a heck of a lot tougher and more exciting than it needed to be,” MSU coach Robin Ersland said. “Nice job by the last three guys to pull out our first ever NSIC win. Tiger (Paasch) was really sick so it was a great effort by him and the whole team to get this one.”

Joshua Douglas (133 pounds) and Jon Wilson (149) recorded pins and Ricard Avakovs (157), Paasch (174) and Fetterley earned decisions for the Beavers (2-12 overall, 1-6 NSIC).

MSU hosts Northern State on Wednesday.

– Daily News Staff

Tauros come up short against Bismarck

The Minot Minotauros surrendered the first two goals of the game and couldn’t mount a comeback, losing 3-1 to the Bismarck Bobcats on Friday at Maysa Arena.

Bismarck’s Stanislav Dzakhov and Nate Repensky gave the Bobcats (27-13-4) a two-goal lead in the first period before Minot’s Tyler Shipstad pulled the Tauros (19-24-3) within one at the first intermission.

After a scoreless second period, Bismarck’s Dan Kovar tallied an empty-netter with 35 seconds left.

Minot goaltender Merrick Madsen recorded 21 saves.

The teams play in Bismarck tonight.

Majettes rebound against Midgets

DICKINSON – Minot High girls basketball coach Todd Magnuson liked his team’s compusure Friday evening after dropping a tight contest to top-ranked Bismarck the night before.

The Majettes churned out a 60-55 road victory against Dickinson for their third win in their past four games.

“After a tough game last night against Bismarck, kids were ready to play,” Magnuson said. We had to use our bench quite a bit because the kids were tired.”

Minot (9-6 overall, 7-5 West Region) nailed 7 of 13 shot from 3-point range and 15 of 22 from the charity stripe. Sophomore forward Cassie Askvig poured in game highs of 24 points and 10 rebounds.

The Majettes host Mandan on Tuesday for “Red Night,” a heart disease awareness event.

-Daily News Staff

Dickinson upsets No. 2 Magicians

DICKINSON – Road wins in West Region play are never easy.

The second-ranked Minot High boys basketball team discovered as much the hard way Friday, falling 72-68 to host Dickinson.

The Magicians (12-3 overall, 9-3 region), who entered the contest winners of 11 of their past 12 games, had their five-game winning streak snapped.

Mark Erickson paced the Midgets (4-11, 3-8) with 20 points on 7-of-12 shooting, including a 4-for-5 outing from 3-point range. Dickinson shot 51.9 percent from the field and limited Minot to a 38.1-percent field-goal rate.

Senior forward Colter Hustad recorded 19 points and 14 boards for Minot. Magicians junior guard Dakota Halvorson had 17 points, but finished just 5-for-16 from the field.

Minot travels to No. 3 St. Mary’s on Thursday.

-Daily News Staff

UND beats Nebraska-Omaha 4-2

GRAND FORKS (AP) – North Dakota spotted Nebraska-Omaha an early lead then stormed back to beat the Mavericks 3-1 Friday in the National Collegiate Hockey Conference.

UND goalie Clarke Saunders made 31 saves to win for the second time in three games since his return to the lineup in place of starting goalie Zane Gothberg.

Michael Parks’ goal 35 seconds into the third period snapped a 1-1 tie. Brendan O’Donnell added an insurance goal at 8:48.

Parks and Mark MacMillan had a goal and assist each for UND (14-8-3, 9-6-0-0). Rocco Grimaldi scored into an empty net.

Defenseman Brian Cooper snapped a scoreless tie at 8:15 of the second period for Nebraska-Omaha (10-13-2, 7-5-2-0).

Ryan Walters’ goal at 17:29 bounced off the back of Saunders and into the net to make it a one-goal game.

Nebraska-Omaha goalie Reed Peters made 13 saves.