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The Minot State women’s soccer team receives an at-large bid to the NCAA Division II Tournament for the fourth time in the last seven seasons (2012, 2015, 2016 and 2018).

The Beavers were on the bubble after starting the season 5-4-2 overall and went undefeated over the next nine games to reach the NSIC Tournament championship game.

MSU lost the title game 1-0 to Minnesota State Mankato but were ecstatic to find out they had done enough to earn the No. 7 seed in the Central Region at the NCAA Tournament.

That set up a rematch with undefeated No. 2 Bemidji State. A team that hadn’t given up a goal in 507 minutes of game time.

“They are super organized, so we got to find a way to spread them out and find a crack,” MSU head coach Jason Spain said. “Regardless of the adversity we had during the season, we are in (the NCAA Tournament) and I feel like we have a game we could win and certainly a game we could lose.”

In a snowy affair, Minot State lost 3-1 to Bemidji State.

Alex’s Tale of the Tape #2,234, Date: Jan. 16, 2020

The Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood Mavericks girls basketball team rolled into Bishop Ryan and earned a 60-42 road win.

Leah Feland took over the scoring for MLS with a game-high 26 points (eight made two-point field goals and 10 converted free throws). The Mavericks also got scoring from Kylie Abernathey (14 points), Allison Undlin (8) and Madison Moberg (8).

Ryan countered with eight made 3-pointers. Two apiece for Maya Wald, Sydney Upton and Magee Rovig, while Nora Kramer and Grace Candrian each made one.

MLS went on a 10-0 run at the end of the third quarter to ice the game away. Four different players — Feland, Undlin, Abernathey and Moberg — all contributed to the scoring spurt.

“For us to be really good, then we have to have balance in our attack,” MLS head coach Wayne Brackenbury said. “Also, we have to show some patience. We try to shoot the ball way too quick. We keep working on it, and I keep hammering them (about it). It has to sink in pretty soon.”

Alex’s Tale of the Tape #371, Date: Mar. 10, 2017

The Our Redeemer’s boys basketball team fends off Lewis & Clark-Berthold by two points, 61-59, to reach the Class B Region 6 championship game.

The Knights kept getting a lead, while Berthold slowly chipped its way back into the contest. ORCS scored 29 points in the fourth quarter to put the Bombers away for good.

Tayten Mau and Leyton Lang each finished with a team-high 17 points for ORCS. Cody Hamilton carried Berthold with 19 points alongside three other teammates who finished in double-digits: Reese Hennessy (11), Thomas Burke (11) and Garrett Hanson (10).

The Knights made enough free throws late to hold off a pair of desperation 3-pointers that were made by Hennessy and one banked in at the buzzer by Hamilton.

“I think that’s Bomber basketball,” ORCS head coach Jeremy Feller said about Berthold not going away. “They compete until the whistle blows. They play hard. You are never going to see them not busting it. Down the stretch, we were just able to make free throws.”

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