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Senior High 77, B-G-MR 72

East Grand Forks Senior High received 21 points from Julian Benson and 20 from Christian Dugan in holding off Badger-Greenbush-Middle River on Friday night in boys basketball

The Green Wave also placed Sam Votava (14) and Aaron Havis (11) in double figures in improving to 7-6.

"It was a fast-paced game," said Senior High coach Josh Perkerwicz. "It was a two-point game with a minute to go but we made our free throws down the stretch."

Conner Graff led B-G-MR with 18 points.

EGF 0, St. Cloud Cathedral 0

ST. CLOUD, Minn.—Neither East Grand Forks Senior High or St. Cloud Cathedral could score as the teams skated to an overtime scoreless tie Friday night in girls hockey.

Mckenzie Whalen stopped 37 shots in net for the Green Wave while Emily Musielewicz came up with 43 saves for Cathedral.

West Fargo 70, GF Central 39

Three players scored in double figures for the Packers as West Fargo picked up a boys basketball road win Friday night.

Joe Pistorius had a game-high 20 points for West Fargo, with Habonamin Simon and Luke Lennon adding 12 each. Debyn Johnson's 17 points led Central.

"Johnson had a nice game,'' Central coach Dan Carlson said. "We played hard. West Fargo is a pretty athletic team. We just didn't match up very well with them.''

West Fargo 66, GF Central 63

West Fargo 6-footers Gabrielle DuBois and UND recruit Akealy Moton each scored 24 points Friday to lead West Fargo to a road girls basketball win at Central.

Elizabeth Dub's 26 points led Central, with Lauren Dub adding 13 for the 5-6 Knights.

"We were just physically mismatched,'' Central coach D.J. Burris said. "They got most of their scoring on the inside. We paced our defense in, but we couldn't stop their big girls.''

Sacred Heart 69, Fertile-Beltrami 42

Led by Katelyn Rudolph's eight points, Sacred Heart received 20 points off its bench Friday in a girls basketball home victory.

"It was nice to see some of the girls on the bench stepping up and helping us on offense,'' Sacred Heart coach Joann Remer said.

Anya Edwards had 22 points and Ivy Edwards 17 to pace the 8-4 Eagles. Marlee Steffes' 16 points led the Falcons.

Williston 5, Grand Forks 1

WILLISTON, N.D.—Williston broke loose for four goals in the third period to pull away to a girls hockey win against visiting Grand Forks on Friday.

Payton Kriewald had the lone goal for the 5-9-1 KnightRiders.

"We didn't play a complete game,'' Grand Forks coach Alex Hedlund said. "We had some good shifts. We had some bad shifts. And Williston was constantly pressuring us and not allowing us to make plays.''

UND ranked fifth

The UND women's track and field team was ranked fifth in the 2017 Big Sky Conference indoor track and field preseason poll, the program's best preseason ranking since joining the Big Sky prior to the 2012-13 season.

The Fighting Hawks, under sixth-year head coach Kevin Galbraith, are looking to build upon a 2016 season that was their most successful at the Division I level, a season that included fourth-place finishes at both the Big Sky Conference Indoor and Outdoor Championships. UND entered last season ranked ninth in the indoor preseason poll.

Sacramento State was picked as the women's indoor favorite, receiving eight of 12 first-place votes. Defending indoor champion Northern Arizona was picked second, with Weber State, Eastern Washington and UND rounding out the top five.

On the men's side, NAU was the unanimous favorite and is looking to secure its sixth straight indoor conference championship. Southern Utah, Sacramento State, Montana State and Idaho State made up the rest of the top five. North Dakota was ranked 11th.

UND continues its indoor season today at the South Dakota State Jim Emmerich Invitational.

Kuper promoted by Dolphins

Former UND offensive lineman Chris Kuper has been named assistant offensive line coach by the Miami Dolphins.

Kuper had served as the team's offensive quality control coach during the 2016 season.

Kuper was a fifth-round pick out of UND in 2006 and played in 90 games for the Denver Broncos. He started 79 games.

He was a Pro Bowl selection in 2011 but suffered a broken ankle in the final regular-season game. He retired in 2014.

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