Majettes basketball enjoys record-breaking victory, defeats TMCHS 94-58

BELCOURT — Eighth-grader Avery Lunde made a statement on Tuesday night.

Lunde scored 26 points as the Minot High School girls basketball team (4-5, 4-5 WDA) raced past Turtle Mountain Community (1-8, 0-8 WDA) in Belcourt. Lunde nailed 8-of-8 3-point attempts, breaking Cassie Askvig’s single-game record of seven set in 2014.

Lunde’s hot streak started in Tuesday’s junior varsity game, as the young guard drilled six 3-pointers in the first half of that contest.

Additionally, the Majettes shattered their previous scoring record of 88 points. Minot set that mark in 2018 against Belcourt.

“We had a great team effort tonight,” Minot head coach Jason Schwarz said. “We shot the ball real well.”

The Majettes received contributions across the board. Five Minot players (Lunde, Allie Nelson, Paige Rosencrans, Landry Maragos and Tia Haskins) finished in double figures.

“Our hard work is paying off,” Schwarz said. “We’ve spent some extra time on shooting.”

Minot seized control of the game in the first half. The Majettes led 56-27 at halftime and kept their momentum going throughout the latter stages.

The Majettes will host WDA foe Williston (3-7, 3-6 WDA) at 7 p.m. on Saturday.

Magi hockey bounces back,

takes 3-1 victory over Williston

WILLISTON — After experiencing a 7-1 setback against the visiting Fargo Davies Eagles last Saturday, the Minot High School boys hockey team responded with a 3-1 win over Williston on Tuesday night.

The Magicians (9-4, 7-1 WDA) used two first-period goals to gain an advantage over the Coyotes (4-6, 3-4 WDA). Minot recorded 32 shots on goal in the contest.

After 9:20 elapsed in the first period, Minot sophomore forward Zachary Diehl scored an unassisted goal. Senior forward Jack Plemel followed with another goal less than two minutes later.

Junior defensemen Jacob Theis and Benn Bonebrake provided the assists on Plemel’s first goal. Plemel found the back of the net once again in the second period, striking after junior forward Derwin Hauser’s assist.

The margin proved insurmountable for the Coyotes. Williston freshman forward Anthony Hickel scored a late third-period goal, but it was not enough.

Minot junior goalie Tre’ Sortland finished with 19 saves. The Magi committed just two penalties.

Minot will welcome non-conference opponent Grafton-Park River (4-9-1) for a 4:15 p.m. puck drop on Saturday.

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