Tuesday's local clipboard
UND's Crandall honored: North Dakota junior guard Geno Crandall was tabbed the first Big Sky Conference player of the week on Tuesday averaging 27.3 points and shooting 64.1 percent (25-for-39) from the field during the season-opening weekend in Hawaii.
Crandall opened the 2017-18 season by scoring 20-plus points in all three of UND's games at the Outrigger Resorts Rainbow Classic in Honolulu, Hawai'i, where the Fighting Hawks posted a 2-1 record. Crandall also was named to the all-tournament team after leading all scorers with 82 points in the 53rd annual event.
In the season-opening win versus Troy, Crandall scored 37 of his career-high 41 points in the second half. He scored 22 consecutive points for UND during one stretch of the final stanza and went 13-for-14 from the floor, including making six straight 3-pointers. Crandall finished the game 15-for-19 from the field and 7-for-9 from beyond the arc.
He sealed the victory by burying all three of his free-throw attempts in the closing seconds after starting the game 1-for-5 from the foul line. Crandall's 41 points were the most scored in Division I basketball during the opening weekend of play and tied the Stan Sheriff Center's single-game scoring mark.
Northland lands bowl game: Northland Community & Technical College, which won the school's first MCAC championship Sunday, will play Ellsworth (Iowa) in the Graphic Edge Bowl on Dec. 3 at 11 a.m. at the UNI Dome in Cedar Falls, Iowa.
Northland, ranked No. 20 in the last NJCAA poll, will make its second bowl appearance in school history and first since 2002. The Pioneers are 9-2 overall.
Ellsworth (3-8) is making its 22nd appearance in a bowl.
Senior high downs Crookston: No. 5-ranked East Grand Forks Senior High downed Crookston 10-0 on Tuesday night at the EGF Civic Center. Kylie Stauss scored three goals to lead the Green Wave, who improved to 2-0.
Cynthia Loven added two goals for Senior High as did Nicole Schlenk.
Crookston's Brelee Jobe stopped 70 shots in goal for the Pirates.