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Sports briefs: UND-Kansas City women's basketball series cut by one game

UND-Kansas City will play Saturday game but Sunday's game is off

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Fighting Hawks women's basketball interim head coach Mallory Bernhard (second from left) talks to her players during a timeout in the second quarter of Sunday's home season-opener against the Marquette Golden Eagles. Nick Nelson / Grand Forks Herald

Women’s basketball

Hawks to play only one game: Due to contact tracing within UND women’s basketball program and the subsequent roster limitations it imposes, the Fighting Hawks’ scheduled Summit League series against Kansas City this weekend will be shortened to a single game on Saturday. The teams were scheduled to play Saturday and Sunday.

Both teams agreed to the shortened weekend after learning of the limitations to UND's roster.

The Summit League office supports the decision made between the schools to shorten the series to a single game.

The UND-Kansas City men’s basketball series set for Saturday and Sunday at The Betty will go on as scheduled. Both games have a 3:30 p.m. tipoff.

This is the opening weekend for Summit League play.

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Awards

DeVillers, Norstedt honored: Greg DeVillers and Jody Norstedt have received annual awards handed out by the North Dakota Associated Press Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association.

DeVillers was named the NDAPSSA sports writer of the year. DeVillers retired in September of 2020 from the Grand Forks Herald, where he covered high school sports for 45 years.

Norstedt of Midco Sports Network was named the NDAPSSA sportscaster of the year. Norstedt is a play-by-play announcer and has been co-host of “Varsity Sports Live” since 2016.

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