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MOORHEAD—Minnesota State Moorhead quarterback Bryce Meehl watched the game from a different perspective last season. Meehl missed the entire football season with a knee injury that he suffered on the third day of fall camp. "Most of the year, I ended up sitting in the booth watching the game with the coaches," said Meehl, from Oakes, N.D. "I got to see the game in depth a little bit more."
SIOUX FALLS, S.D.—Minnesota State Moorhead head coach Karla Nelson got emotional during the postgame interview after her team lost in the first round of the NCAA Division II women's basketball tournament for a second consecutive season. Central Missouri scored 26 points in the first quarter and played stingy defense to help fuel a 66-49 victory against the Dragons on Friday afternoon in the Central Region quarterfinals at the Elmen Center.
FARGO—Bismarck St. Mary's sophomore Hallie Schweitzer hadn't attempted a 3-pointer all season. She picked a dramatic moment to attempt her first. Schweitzer sank a 3-pointer at the second-half buzzer to force overtime Thursday at the Fargodome. That clutch shot helped vault the Saints to a 70-64 victory against Grand Forks Red River in the North Dakota Class A girls basketball state quarterfinals. "I had to get it up there just to give our team a chance and so I took the shot," Schweitzer said.
MOORHEAD—Minnesota State Moorhead is headed back to Sioux Falls, S.D., for more postseason play. The Dragons earned the No. 7 seed in the Central Region for the NCAA Division II women's basketball tournament. Dragons head coach Karla Nelson was relieved when her team was announced as one of the 64-team field Sunday night. "It's been a long day," Nelson said. "After all the games (Saturday), I was very nervous. Every team we thought needed to win, lost. It was crazy."