Sports briefs 02/14/14

Minot High girls basketball handles St. Mary’s, 58-42

BISMARCK – The Minot High girls basketball team rolled to a 58-42 victory over St. Mary’s on Thursday.

The Majettes (11-6 overall, 9-5 West Region) have won five of their last six games – including three straight – since dropping two of three in late January.

Junior wing McKale Duttenhefer led Minot with 19 points on 7-of-14 shooting, making five shots from downtown. Junior Brooke Suko and sophomore Cassie Askvig added 14 and 10 points, respectively.

Minot led the Saints (3-12, 3-9) 28-18 at the half.

“It was close in the early going and then we started to hit some shots,” Minot coach Todd Magnuson said. “McKale played really well for us tonight.”

Minot travels to No. 4 Century on Feb. 21.

-Daily News Staff

Turtle Mountain, Carrington into respective semis

BISMARCK – In the Class A state dual tournament on Thursday at the Bismarck Civic Center, West Region No. 3 seed Turtle Mountain downed East Region second seed Fargo Davies 45-32.

The Braves (18-4) advanced to the semifinals and will face West Region No. 1 seed Bismarck at 1 p.m. today. The Demons beat Turtle Mountain 44-21 on Jan. 14, their only other meeting this year.

In the Class B state dual tournament, Region II

champion Carrington carried on its winning ways. The Cardinals pummeled Watford City 76-6 in the quarterfinals. They face Lisbon at 1 p.m. today.

Carrington (14-1) has won three of its past four duals by 70 points or more.

Both Region III qualifiers lost in the first round. Bishop Ryan fell 41-26 to Lisbon, after trailing by three heading into the final two weight classes. Velva lost 60-21 to South Border.

-Daily News Staff

Four Class A area wrestlers advance

BISMARCK -Three Turtle Mountain grapplers and one Minot High Magician reached the Class A state individual tournament semifinals on Thursday.

At 106 pounds, No. 4 seed Brody Armstrong, an eighth-grader from Minot, won two matches and will face West Fargo’s Jared Franek in the semifinals today.

For Turtle Mountain, Chris Longie (120), Grant Laducer (132) and Tanner Crissler (138) are still in contention for individual titles.

-Daily News Staff

Carrington leading individual race

BISMARCK – With 94.5 points and nine grapplers into the semifinals, Carrington leads the Class B state individual tournament title race. The Cardinals own a 10.5-point advantage over second-place South Border.

Mathew Neumiller (113 pounds), Bryce Carr (120), Joe Bakke (126), Chaz Bauer (132), Patrick Freeman (138), Walker Carr (145), Billy Holtan (152), Bridger Anderson (170) and Riley Lura (182) are still in contention for individual titles for Carrington.

Bishop Ryan heavyweight Mason Kramer, the second seed, scored pins in both of his matches to reach the semifinals. Harvey-Wells County’s Carson Koble (132) and Des Lacs-Burlington’s Justin Thomas (138) also made the final four of their respective weight classes.

-Daily News Staff

Beavers to host annual ‘Day at the Dome’

The Minot State baseball team and Dream Catchers are partnering up once again for the eighth annual “Day at the Dome,” which will take place Feb. 16 at 5 p.m. at the MSU Dome.

Both teams will split into four groups and play two-inning games. Spectators and media are welcome.

“We look forward to this event every year,” MSU coach Brock Weppler said. “It gives our student-athletes a chance to interact with the community and children with special needs. I really enjoy seeing the look on the faces of the Dream Catchers, as well as our own team. You can truly tell that this is both a positive and learning experience for our baseball team.”

Dream Catchers is a team of special-needs kids organized by Minot’s Michelle Bliven. During the winter, they play their games at the MSU Dome while a new ballpark in Minot is being built for the spring and

summer seasons.

-Daily News Staff

Magicians clipped by Century

The Minot High boys swimming team lost a nail-biter to Century 96-90 on Thursday at Magic City Campus.

The Magicians won eight of the 12 events with Ethan Bahl, Justin Kovich and Gerald Brown each winning two individual events. Brown was also part of the 200-yard medley relay that finished more than four seconds better than Century.

The Patriots won the other two relays by less than a second each and also claimed the 200 individual medley and 100 butterfly. Century’s Loren Sether won both events and was the first leg of both winning relays.

Minot swims in the Mandan Invite on Saturday at 9 a.m.

– Daily News Staff

Majettes down Mandan

MANDAN – Freshman forward Bryanna Bergeron recorded a hat trick and classmate Mackinzy MacIver netted two as the Minot High girls hockey team defeated Mandan 6-1 on Thursday.

The Majettes (17-4 overall, 14-4 state) scored four goals in the first period and added one each in the second and third periods. Bergeron recorded her first two markers in the opening 17 minutes before netting the hat trick at 9:20 of the third.

Mariah Marsh scored the lone goal for the Braves (7-13, 6-11) in the second period.

Minot senior goaltender Sydney Swanson finished with 24 saves.

The Majettes travel to West Fargo tonight at 7:30.

– Daily News Staff

Magicians fall at St. Mary’s

BISMARCK – The Minot High boys basketball team turned the ball over 18 times and couldn’t battle back from a halftime deficit, losing to fourth-ranked St. Mary’s 71-58 on Thursday.

The Magicians (12-4 overall, 9-4 West Region) were outrebounded by nine – eight on the offensive end, but it was turnovers that cost No. 2 Minot. The Saints (12-3, 9-3) held a 15-7 advantage in points of turnovers.

“We just threw it to them a lot,” Minot coach Dean Winczewski said. “We were sloppy tonight.”

Noah Bosh (15 points) and Colter Hustad (14) finished in double figures for the Magicians. The Saints’ Ben Weisbeck tallied a game-high 25 points and Darius Sparks and Scott Nagel finished with 18 and 16, respectively.

Minot hosts Mandan on Saturday at Magic City Campus.

– Daily News Staff