UND's Overby sets record: In only her third 3,000-meter race of her college career, junior Madison Overby broke the North Dakota record in the 3,000-meter run Friday night, breaking the record set by UND Hall of Famer Steph Breuning in 1993 in the first day of the SDSU Indoor Classic. Overby clocked a time of 9:42.85, shattering her personal-best by over 20 seconds.
UND also finished in the top-three in five events on the first day of competition, including a win by Erica Benson in the high jump (1.67 meters).
"Madison ran a good race from start to finish tonight," said UND distance coach Dick Clay, who also coached Breuning. "She stuck with the leader the entire race and turned it on in the last 500-meters or so. I think she could've run a little faster as well. It looked like she had some left in the tank."
On Saturday, UND's 4X800 relay team set the school record with a time of 9:14.18 at the SDSU meet. The team is comprised of Erica Eades, Meghan Janssen, Hannah Oscarson and Overby.
Also, UND's Kylie Foster broke her school record in the pole vault with a jump of 4.13 meters (13-6.5 feet).
UND downs ranked team: UND opened its season Friday with an impressive win, beating No. 25 Long Beach State 2-1 in the Marucci Desert Classic in Las Vegas. It was UND's first win over a ranked opponent in the program's Division I Era.
Nikki Pica pitched six innings to get the win.
"We were able to combine a quality pitching performance and solid defense to beat a very good team," said UND head coach Jordan Stevens.
Angel Love and Lyndsay Hathaway each had two hits for UND.
The Hawks dropped their second game Friday night, falling 8-4 to Utah Valley. UND was scheduled to play UNLV and Southern Utah on Saturday night.
Bismarck 6, GF KnightRiders 1: Bismarck scored three first-period goals en route to its win over Grand Forks on Saturday. The Blizzard scored two power play goals on the day.
Abby Schauer scored the KnightRiders' lone goal at 15:23 of the second period.
Kaylee Baker had 25 saves in goal for Grand Forks.
"We did well in spurts, but we have to keep their power play opportunities to outside the dots, and shut down their odd man rushes," said Grand Forks coach Alexandra Hedlund. "Second period was better, but consistency is key this late in the season."
Sacred Heart 68, Roseau 66: East Grand Forks Sacred Heart received 19 points each from Oscar Ortiz and Brenden Bethke and 11 from John Fontaine as the Eagles nipped Roseau on Saturday in Thief River Falls.
Sacred Heart improved to 14-6.
Oscar went off from deep tonight and Brenden played great again," said Sacred Heart coach Destry Sterkel. "Every game has highs and lows. We really played level headed and won a important game."
Roseau was led by Eric Hoffer's 20 points.
Red River 65, Fargo South 64: A day after beating its crosstown rival, Grand Forks Red River picked up another win, downing Fargo South on Saturday in the Riders' gym.
Bryce Enerson scored the game-winner. The junior made a steal and converted it into a layup for the tying and winning points at the buzzer.
Brady Dvorak led Red River with 16 points, while William Obioha and Cole Benson added 14 and 11 points, respectively.
Red River shot 60 percent, making 25 of 41.
Dvorak went 8-for-10 from the field.
Fargo Davies 88, GF Central 53: Fargo Davies received 24 points from Braeton Motschenbacher en route to Saturday's win over Central.
The Knights, who trailed 49-25 at the half, received 12 points from Alex Barbot and 11 from Chris Demuth.
Alexandria 2, East Grand Forks 0: East Grand Forks Senior High did everything but score against Alexandria on Saturday.
Alexandria received a first period goal from Ben Jenson at 3:24, then scored an empty-netter in beating the Green Wave, who held a 28-11 advantage on shots on goal.
The Wave, ranked No. 6 in the latest Minnesota state Class A poll, dropped to 16-8.