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BOBCATS STAY HOT, ROUT WILDERNESS

Make it 14 straight games the Bismarck Bobcats have earned points in.

The Bobcats scored three first-period goals en route to a 6-2 NAHL victory over the Minnesota Wilderness in Cloquet, Minn., on Saturday night.

Daniel Chladek, Will Hilmon and George Grannis all scored in the first period for the Bobcats, who held a 33-29 advantage in shots on goal in the contest. Hilmon’s goal was his first of the season.

Willy Stauber made it 4-1 Bobcats in the second period.

In the third, Chladek netted his second tally of the game and 14th of the season to put the Bobcats back up three at 5-2.

Chaldek also was credited with two assists in the game. Ryan Robinson, Adam Stacho and Alex Pollock also registered assists.

Grannis polished off the scoring, getting his second goal of the game and sixth of the night for the Bobcats in the third period.

The weekend sweep put the Bobcats 14 points clear of the Wilderness for the fourth and final playoff spot in the Central Division. Bismarck (65) is just one point behind third-place Austin (66) and three in back of second-place Minot (68).

The Bobcats return home next weekend, hosting Austin on Friday and Saturday at 7:05 p.m.

MARAUDERS' WINNING STREAK SNAPPED

The University of Mary tennis team had its seven-match winning streak snapped my MSU-Moorhead on Saturday.

The Dragons, second in the NSIC, won all six singles matches on their way to a 7-0 sweep of the Marauders.

Jamie Stoppler and Danielle Wolf teamed for a win at No. 2 doubles, but the Dragons won the other two doubles matches to earn the team point.

The Marauders (12-3) return to action on March 30 against Minnesota-Duluth in St. Cloud, Minn. The following day, they face St. Cloud.

MURILLO CAPS NATIONALS SWIMS

University of Mary freshman Victoria Murillo swam in her fourth and final event at the NCAA Division II national championships on Saturday in Indianapolis.

The Cancun, Mexico native placed 50th in the 100 free, touching in a time of 52.54.

Earlier in the week in Indy, Murillo raced in the 200, 500 and 1,000 freestyles.

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