Grand Forks General Sports
MINNEAPOLIS—Roseau is headed back to the Minnesota state Class AA girls basketball championship game. The Rams posted a come-from-behind 78-66 win over Maranatha Christian Academy on Friday night in a semifinal game at Target Center. Roseau, the defending state champion, will play Sauk Centre today at 2 p.m. in the championship game. Sauk Centre, the top seed, downed Norwood-Young America 54-45 in Friday's other semifinal. Roseau trailed in the first half and was down 38-33 at the half. But the Rams pulled away late.
BISMARCK—Hillsboro-Central Valley has a chance to do what no Class B boys basketball team in North Dakota has been able to do in 15 years—win back-to-back titles. Carson Henningsgard had 15 points and Jack Camrud added 10 points and 18 rebounds as the Burros hung on for a 54-51 win over Carrington in the semifinals of the state Class B basketball tournament Friday night. Henningsgard's two free throws with 15 seconds left forced the Cardinals to try a long 3-pointer as time ran out. But Seth Nelson's shot banged off the rim.
Men's hockey 6 NCHC Frozen Faceoff In Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul Friday's semifinals Denver 3, Minnesota Duluth 1 SCSU 3, UND 2, OT First period—1. SCSU, Patrick Newell 6 (Jack Ahcan 20, Blake Lizotte 19) 5:54. Penalties—Jordan Kawaguchi, UND, interference, 1:47; Bench minor, SCSU, too many on ice, 17:23
Women's basketball UND's Oney honored: UND assistant coach Katelin Oney is a recipient of the Women's Basketball Coaches Association Thirty Under 30 award. The WBCA Thirty Under 30 was created to recognize 30 up-and-coming women's basketball coaches age 30 and under at all levels of the game. Each honoree has exemplified their involvement in community service, mentorship, professional manner, and professional association involvement.
Boys basketball 6 N.D. Class B tournament In Bismarck Thursday's quarterfinals Minot Bishop Ryan 60, Bismarck Shiloh Christian 53 St. John 62, Wyndmere-Lidgerwood 47 W-L 8 14 19 6--47 STJ 17 12 14 19--62 Wyndmere-Lidgerwood — Luke Foertsch 13, Eli Jelinek 2, Evan Braaten 15, Haarles 2, Aaron Bohnenstingl 10, Ismael Vasquez 5. St. John — Dylan Davis 2, Adam Jollie 12, Zack Anderson 2, Dalton Prouty 19, Bryor Parisien 3, Kyler McGillis 21, Bradley Defender 3.
BISMARCK—Hillsboro-Central Valley took the first step toward a successful title defense at the North Dakota state Class B boys basketball tournament Thursday. And it was a big step. The top-seeded Burros held off gritty Beulah 55-50 in a first-round game at the Bismarck Event Center. It was the 17th straight win for the Burros (24-1). Carson Henningsgard scored a game-high 27 points to lead Hillsboro-CV. He was 10-for-10 from the line, including 6-for-6 in the last 4:03 to keep Beulah from retaking the lead.
Women's golf Pettersen leads UND: UND coach Natalie Martinson inserted Benedikte Pettersen into the lineup for the Pizza Hut Lady Thunderbird Invitational and the move paid off for the Fighting Hawks as she led her team with a 77 during opening-round play at the Sunbrook Golf Club on Thursday and is tied for 14th in the individual standings.
BISMARCK — Forty-seven years ago, Wyndmere came to the North Dakota state Class B boys basketball tournament for the first time and walked away with a state championship. St. John has a chance to duplicate that feat after spoiling Wyndmere-Lidgerwood's return with a 62-47 first-round win Thursday at the Bismarck Event Center. Dalton Prouty scored 15 of his 19 points in the second half and Mr. Basketball finalist Kyler McGillis led all scorers with 21 as the Woodchucks (24-1) blew a big lead, rallied and pulled away down the stretch.
MINNEAPOLIS—Roseau remains in the hunt to defend its title in the Minnesota state Class AA girls basketball tournament. The Rams pulled off a comeback win Wednesday night in the quarterfinal round of the tournament at Williams Arena, defeating Tracy-Milroy-Balaton 62-56. The Rams, the No. 3 seed, improved to 25-5 and advance to Friday's semifinal round where they will play No. 2 seed Maranatha Academy.
N.D. Class B tournament In Bismarck Today's quarterfinals St. John (No. 2 seed, 23-1) vs Wyndmere/Lidgerwood (21-2), 1 p.m. Minot Bishop Ryan (No. 3 seed, 23-2)) vs Bismarck Shiloh Christian (19-5), 2:45 p.m. Hillsboro-Central Valley (No. 1 seed, 23-1) vs Beulah (20-4), 6:30 p.m. Stanley (No. 4 seed, 22-2) vs Carrington (No. 5 seed, 22-2), 8:15 p.m. Friday Consolation semifinals, 1 and 2:45 p.m. Championship semifinals, 6:30 and 8:15 p.m. Saturday Seventh place, 1 p.m.; fifth place, 2:45 p.m.; third place, 6 p.m.; championship, 8 p.m.