Sports Briefs 2/16/14

Magicians handle Mandan

After a closely contested first half, the Minot High boys basketball team broke the game open and led by as many as 20 points in its 76-61 victory against Mandan on Saturday at Magic City Campus.

Minot’s Colter Hustad finished with a game-high 23 points on 10-of-14 shooting and Dakota Halvorson and Noah Bosh added 17 and 13, respectively. The Magicians (13-4 overall, 10-4 West Region) held a 12-point advantage in second-chance points.

Jacob Hanson had 12 points to lead the Braves (3-13, 2-11).

– Daily News Staff

Majettes lock up No. 3 seed

FARGO -The Minot High girls hockey team secured the third seed in the state tournament with a 4-0 win at Fargo North on Saturday.

The Majettes (18-5 overall, 15-5 state) will play Fargo South-Davies in the quarterfinals on Thursday at Olympic Arena in Grand Forks.

Minot beat South-Davies 3-0 and 3-1 in the teams’ two meetings this year.

-Daily News Staff

Tauros fall 3-2 to Aberdeen

ABERDEEN, S.D. -Aberdeen’s Jordan Heller netted the game-winner at 14:30 of the third period to sink the Minot Minotauros 3-2 on Saturday.

Minot (19-26-3) fell behind 1-0 and 2-1, but received equalizers from Troy Degler and Jake MCann at 18:16 of the first and 4:46 of the third, respectively.

The Tauros host the Minnesota Wilderness at Maysa Arena on Friday and Saturday.

-Daily News Staff

Magi place second at Mandan Invite

MANDAN -The Minot High boys swimming and diving team took second at the Mandan Invite on Saturday.

The Magicians won the 200 medley relay and the 400 freestyle relay. Justin Kovich won the 50 freestyle and the 100 freestyle and was a member of both winning relay teams.

Century won the event with 544 points, while Minot had 427.

-Daily News Staff

MSU’s Dailey qualifies for nationals

FARGO -Minot State junior sprinter Sienne Dailey improved her school record in the 400 meter dash as she finished second overall with a time of 57.32 seconds on Saturday at the Bison Open.

That time qualified her for the NCAA Division II nationals at the 400 meter.

-Daily News Staff