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OREM, Utah -- The starters for the UND women's basketball team will play in the Great West Conference championship game on fresh legs. The Sioux reserves scored 51 points, led the way to a 20-point halftime lead and helped UND double up Houston Baptist 82-41 in the semifinals of the Great West Conference tournament on Friday afternoon at the UCCU Center. The Sioux advance to the title game for the second straight season. UND plays Chicago State at 5 today for the title. Chicago State downed host Utah Valley 82-64 in the other semifinal.
OREM, Utah -- UND guard Aaron Anderson isn't a typical late-game, go-to player. He's a true freshman, a non-starter and probably the smallest player in the Great West Conference. But the Sioux have come to trust Anderson, and the Osseo, Minn., native delivered again Thursday to keep UND's season alive. Anderson's left-handed scooping shot in the lane with 11 seconds remaining stood as the game-winner in UND's thrilling 71-70 victory over Texas-Pan American in the quarterfinals of the Great West Conference tournament at the UCCU Center. "Aaron hit a huge shot in the lane," UND coach Brian J
Grand Forks Central senior guard Rebecca Fee envisions the recipe for success at the North Dakota state Class A girls basketball tournament to be finding teammate Caitlin Farroh -- statistically the most dominant player in the state. "The guards are going to have to be able to dish off to Farroh," Fee said.
OREM, Utah -- When referees huddled around a replay monitor to determine whether UND freshman center Allyssa Wall would be ejected for throwing an elbow in the late moments of the first half, the Sioux were flooded with emotions. Sioux post Katie Houdek said she was confused and shocked. UND guard Nicole Smart said she was ticked. Most important, UND coach Gene Roebuck said his team was inspired. The Sioux responded to Wall's ejection that came with 2:27 left in the first half with a 13-3 run, flipping a barn-burner into a snoozer.
East Grand Forks Senior High girls basketball coach Durene Frydenlund expects quite a bit from her daughter Chelsey Frydenlund. "Before the game, I told her she needed to be a machine," Durene said. The senior guard's performance Saturday night against Thief River Falls must be what the coach had in mind. Chelsey Frydenlund filled the stat sheet with 33 points, 11 rebounds, five assists and five steals as the Green Wave beat the visiting Prowlers 58-51 in the quarterfinals of the Minnesota Section 8AA tournament. The No.
MINNEAPOLIS -- As a program, the UND women's hockey team has climbed the ladder of success the past few years.
Grand Forks senior captain Beau Simon sits with a third-place seeding in the 500 freestyle coming into the North Dakota state boys swimming and diving meet, which begins today at the Hyslop Sports Center pool in Grand Forks. If last season is any indication for Simon, an upset isn't out of the question. Simon, the KnightRiders' top hopeful, trimmed roughly 13 seconds off his seed time at the state meet a year ago. He finished third in the 500 freestyle at the meet in Mandan. "He's looking to go out with a bang," Grand Forks coach Brent Newman said.
Ronny Kazane's driving bucket with 1 minute, 40 seconds remaining looked like the finishing touches on a Fargo South victory over Grand Forks Red River when he gave the Bruins an 11-point cushion. But with Red River scoring 14 points in the game's final 90 seconds, the Bruins needed Kazane to come up big one more time. Kazane's twisting scoop shot in the lane with 3 seconds left lifted No. 5-seed South to a 71-69 victory over No.
The UND women's basketball team held Senior Night to honor its two seniors on Monday night. There was no postgame program for Chicago State senior Courtney Waldon, but she still stole the show at the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. Waldon poured in 21 points, played all 40 minutes and came up with all the big shots in Chicago State's 71-57 victory over the Sioux to clinch the Cougars at least a share of the Great West Conference regular season title. The Cougars, who improved to 19-9 overall and 10-1 in the Great West Conference, finish the season Saturday against New Jersey Tech.
The Grand Forks Red River boys hockey team finished last season with the dubious distinction of being the only group in program history not to make the North Dakota state tournament. Late Saturday night, Roughriders coach Bill Chase used two fitting words after this year's North Dakota state championship game. Vengeance.