The North Dakota State College of Science Wildcats led 19-5 less than seven minutes into the game and cruised to an 84-53 win over MCTC-Fergus Falls on Monday in Fergus Falls.
The Wildcats have won eight of nine overall and improved to 9-2 o the season.
All 15 Wildcats who played in the game scored against the Spartans (4-6).
Diang Gatluak led the way for NDSCS with 17 points and also had five rebounds. Khari Broadway scored 16 points. Jeremiah Smith led NDSCS with seven rebounds to go with six points.
The Wildcats shot 49 percent from the field.
NDSCS wraps up its pre-Christmas schedule with a road game at Northeast Community College at 7 p.m. on Wednesday. The Lady Wildcats play NCC at 5 p.m.
HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL
Kindred remained No. 1 this week and Richland No. 9 in the first regular-season N.D. Class B girls basketball poll.
The Vikings received 16 of the 18 first-place votes to easily hold down the top spot from the preseason poll. Langdon-Edmore-Munich was second without a first-place vote with Grafton third, Kidder County fourth and Thompson fifth. Grafton and Kidder County each received one first-place vote.
The rest of the top 10 were Trenton sixth, Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood seventh, Linton-HMB eight, the Colts ninth and Four Winds-Minnewaukan 10th. Oakes and Central Cass from Region 1 also received votes.
HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL SCOREBOARD
Park Christian 49, Fertile-Beltrami 35
Henning 53, Underwood 49
Detroit Lakes 71, Staples-Motley 70 (OT)
Brandon-Evansville 36, Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley 31
Fertile-Beltrami 79, Park Christian 61
North Dakota State redshirt freshman quarterback Trey Lance was named one of four finalists for the STATS FCS Walter Payton Award, presented annually to the top offensive player in the FCS.
Lance, from Marshall, Minn., will join Northern Arizona quarterback Case Cookus, Monmouth junior running back Pete Guerriero and Sacramento State junior quarterback Kevin Thomson for the award ceremony on Jan. 10 in Frisco, Texas, a day before the FCS national championship game.
Lance has thrown for 4,114 yards, 31 touchdowns with seven interceptions and has completed 60 percent of his passes.
NDSU will next host Illinois State at 11 a.m. Saturday in the FCS quarterfinals with the game telecast on ESPN.
The Bison beat the Redbirds 37-3 on Oct. 5 at Illinois State.
Northern State hired Mike Schmidt as its new football coach on Monday.
Schmidt went 27-13 in four seasons at Wisconsin-La Crosse, an NCAA Division III program. The Eagles finished 7-3 this season.
Northern State fired Tom Dosch last month after going 53-57 in 10 seasons with the Wolves.
The Minnesota Vikings set themselves up for a run to the playoffs with a dominating defensive performance in a 20-7 win over Detroit on Sunday.
The Vikings, 9-4, sit one game behind Green Bay for first place in the NFC North, and one game ahead of the L.A. Rams for the sixth and final wild-card spot in the NFC.
The Vikings play at the L.A. Chargers Sunday before closing with home games against Green Bay and Chicago.
Dalvin Cook shrugged off a chest injury suffered against Seattle a week ago to run for 75 yards and a touchdown in three quarters before being replaced by Alexander Mattison and Mike Boone.
The Minnesota Timberwolves were outscored 64-45 in the second half in a 125-109 loss at Phoenix on Monday.
The T-Wolves have now lost three straight and are 10-13 this season.
WEEKLY LOCAL SCHEDULE
BOYS BASKETBALL: Wahpeton at Valley City, 5:45 p.m. (KBMW); Breckenridge at Barnesville, 7:30 p.m.
GIRLS BASKETBALL: Wahpeton at Valley City, 7:30 p.m. (KBMW); Milnor-North Sargent vs. Maple Valley at Valley City State Invitational, 7:30 p.m.
HOCKEY: May-Port-CG at Breckenridge-Wahpeton, 7 p.m.
WRESTLING: Lisbon, Valley City at Wahpeton triangular, 5 p.m.; Breckenridge at Ortonville quardrangular, 5 p.m.
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: NDSCS at Northeast Community College, 5 p.m.
MEN’S BASKETBALL: NDSCS at Northeast Community College, 7 p.m.
BOYS BASKETBALL: Fargo Shanley at Wahpeton, 7:30 p.m. (KBMW)
GIRLS BASKETBALL: Perham at Breckenridge, 7:30 p.m. (B92.7 FM); Wahpeton at Fargo Shanley, 7:30 p.m.; Wyndmere-Lidgerwood at Hankinson, 7:30 p.m.; Oakes at Richland, 7:30 p.m.; Milnor-North Sargent vs. TBD at Valley City State Invitational, TBD
BOYS BASKETBALL: Breckenridge at Perham, 7:30 p.m.; Tri-State at Wyndmere-Lidgerwood at Lidgerwood, 7:30 p.m.; Milnor-North Sargent at Oakes, 7:30 p.m.
GIRLS BASKETBALL: Breckenridge at West Central Area, 7:30 p.m.
GYMNASTICS: Morris Area at Wahpeton-Breckenridge, 6 p.m.
HOCKEY: Breckenridge-Wahpeton at Red Lake Falls, 7 p.m.
WRESTLING: Wahpeton at Grand Forks Invitational, all day
BOYS BASKETBALL: Tri-State at Waubay-Summit, 7:30 p.m.
GIRLS BASKETBALL: Tri-State at Waubay-Summit, 6 p.m.; Wilmot at Richland, 7:30 p.m.; Milnor-North Sargent vs. TBD at Valley City State Invitational, TBD
BOYS SWIMMING AND DIVING: Wahpeton-Breckenridge at Fargo Davies Invitational, 10 a.m.
WRESTLING: Wahpeton at Grand Forks Invitational, all day; Breckenridge at Barnesville Invitational, all day
COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Illinois State at NDSU, FCS playoffs, 11 a.m. (KBMW)