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Boy's Basketball Fargo North 71, GF Central 33 FARGO -- Siman Sem scored 20 points to lead Fargo North to a win over Grand Forks Central on Saturday in the East Region play-in game. "The kids once again played really hard," said Grand Forks Centr...
Fargo North 71,
GF Central 33
FARGO –– Siman Sem scored 20 points to lead Fargo North to a win over Grand Forks Central on Saturday in the East Region play-in game.
“The kids once again played really hard,” said Grand Forks Central head coach Dan Carlson. “We just had a tough time taking care of the basketball tonight.”
Aaron Knutson scored 15 points for the Knights while Ryan Erickson added 10 for Central.
The loss ended Central’s season.
Alabama 5, UND 2
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - UND led 2-0 early but Alabama rallied for the win Saturday in the second game of the three-game series against the Southeastern Conference program.
The Tide rallied for single runs in each of the fourth through eighth innings.
Senior Luis Calvo and freshman Miles Lewis each had a pair of hits for UND.
“We ran into a really hot arm today; we had 15 strikeouts,” said UND coach Jeff Dodson . “We didn’t swing until we got two strikes on a lot of occasions and we were chasing a lot of stuff in the dirt. We put some good swings on it throughout but didn’t string enough together. We executed pretty well and forced some mistakes in the third but they just kept chipping away and we came up on the short end.”
UND’s Brett DeGagne allowed four hits in 5.2 innings. He allowed three runs, one earned, with five strikeouts.
Alabama starter Jake Walters rang up 13 strikeouts in seven innings to earn the win.
The teams conclude their three-game series today at 1 p.m.
UND jumper takes title
BOZEMAN, Mont. - UND finished 12th in the Big Sky Conference indoor meet Saturday. For UND, the meet was highlighted by freshman Nolan Hovland’s win in the high jump. His winning jump was 6 feet, 11.75 inches. That jump came Friday on the first day of the meet.
On Saturday, UND senior Jimmy Evers finished second in the 60-meter hurdles, finishing in 8.11 seconds. That matched the school-record time he set in Friday’s preliminaries.
The Fighting Hawks begin their outdoor season Friday, March 11, at the Coastal Carolina Invitational in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
UND finishes fourth
BOZEMAN, Mont. - UND finished fourth Saturday in the Big Sky Conference indoor track and field meet, the highest finish for the program since joining the league.
UND ended with 78 points.
“It was a huge improvement for us as a team and we are very excited about how we performed, especially after being only one-and-a-half points out of third,” said UND coach Kevin Galbraith.
In the 400 dash, conference champion Stephanie Clarke and teammates Tianna McKinney and Ashley Rone all finished in the top five. Clarke took first in 56.03 seconds. McKinney took fourth in 56.61 while Rone was fifth in 56.82.
Natasha Brown, Clarke, and McKinney also finished second, fourth and seventh, respectively, in the 200 dash. Brown had a time of 24.59 seconds.
The 4x400 team consisting of Rone, Paige Slemmons, McKinney and Clarke finished second with a time of 3:47.42.
On Friday, UND’s Molli Detloff won the weight throw with a toss of 65 feet, 1/2 inch.
Boys swimming: Grand Forks’ Nick McCowan finished third in diving to highlight the KnightRiders’ showing in Saturday’s East Region meet in Fargo. Fargo South won the meet with 464 points. Grand Forks was sixth with 212 points.
Boys basketball: Perham downed East Grand Forks Senior High 55-34 on Saturday in the Minnesota Section 8AA tournament in Crookston. The loss ended Senior High’s season. Cole Hammargren led the Green Wave with 12 points. Perham led 30-18 at halftime.
- Herald staff reports