The sort of performance that we've all been waiting for!
NDSU started with a mid-week trip to the West Coast. In Northridge, they took care of CSUN 71 - 62 behind a career-high 30 points by Vinnie Shahid.
Fast forward to Saturday and the Football team won a hard-fought game over Illinois State. Check out the S or N for more on that one!
Today the women's Basketball team got a first-half test by Mayville State, which finished with the Herd behind 35 - 31. Whatever was said in the locker room got them turned around, as they won the third quarter 38 - 7 and finished with a 97 - 59 win. Emily Dietz and Michelle Gaislerova both topped 20 points while Rylee Nudell finished with 15. Another three players chipped in with 9 points so the balance was in full effect.
Moorhead State had a two-day week with the Basketball teams traveling to Bismarck on Friday and Minot on Saturday. The first two finished 89 - 68 U-Mary, a stunning loss by the formerly ranked ladies, & 79 - 78 for the guys. It took a four double-figures game but they pulled off the win, Gavin Baumgartner led the way with 22.
They got right back on the court at the Beaver dome. The women finished with a 72 - 62 victory, Megan Hintz, Madi Green & Peyton Boom all scored 13. The men pulled off a second-straight one score win 79 - 76, Bryce Irsfeld paced with way with 17, hitting all 3 of his 3s, while Kaedrick Williams finished with 15. Three of the Dragons Wrestlers competed in the "Midwest Classic" in Indianoplis. Mason Schultz finished in seventh in the 141 class.
Concordia closed out 2019 with another up & down week. It started out with a visit by Carleton for some mid-week hoops. The guys lost 55 - 78 while the women were buoyed by a 27 point night from Emily Beseman on 9 - 11 shooting from behind the arc.
On Friday the women's Hockey team traveled to Eau Claire but were shutout 3 - 0.
They rematched on Saturday and either led or tied for most of the game but weren't quite able to keep up, losing 4-3. The Basketball teams closed out the year with a trip to Gustavus Adolphus but were thoroughly routed, 88 - 57 for the women and 76 - 59 for the men. The Wrestling team finished it out significantly better with a clean sweep of competition in Lincoln against Fontbonne (55 - 0), Nebraska Wesleyan (44 - 10) & Buena Vista (30 - 8).
New year, same old story. They didn't sign any of the top pitchers and just today missed on a trade option. At least the Pohlad's will never get that October revenue!
Fargo won a pair in Sioux City, 3-2 on Thursday, 4-3 on Friday before falling 3-2 in Sioux Falls on Saturday in a shootout. On Thursday it was Jake Dunlap getting them a 1-0 lead. The next two goals came from Sioux City before Tristan Broz tied it at 2. Zach Faremouth closed it out with a third-period game-winner. Friday proved to be another come-from-behind effort as Sioux City jumped out to a 2-0 lead. Broz cut it in half which was followed by an Alex Nordstrom score. Sioux City regained the lead 3-2 with the fourth goal of the second period but Mason Salquist got the one goal of the third period. In the extra frame, Kaden Bohlsen hit the net to claim the win. On Saturday it came down to the fourth shootout attempt with none of Fargo's attempts getting past the goalie while Sioux Falls got their's in. Fargo will be off until after Christmas.
High School Sports
As always, you can catch the scores from the action as it happens at the top of the page, fyi. This week took in a West Fargo @ Shanley doubleheader that went both ways and then wrapped up the week with a stop at South for a girls game against Devils Lake.