• Calli Delsman

Late Night Beaver Basketball

As the cold starts to set in, Minot State men’s and women’s basketball teams are getting back on the court. Late Night beaver basketball is Oct. 16 in the Minot State Dome starting at 7:30 p.m.

“The men’s and women's team both do about a five-minute scrimmage to show the crowd what our teams are going to look like. There are also games and prizes to get the crowd involved,” Maddie Wald, a senior guard for the women’s team, said.

Fan’s can also expect prizes at the door, a dunk contest between the men’s players, and food from concessions stands. Redshirt sophomore, Kody Dwyer, is hoping for a big turn out to get the community excited about the upcoming 2018-2019 season.

“Anybody that attends Minot State or not can come and attend Late Night, we want to really embrace the community; hope they come out, bring the young ones, we really enjoy it when kids come out, and also we hope there’s a lot of student support as well,” Dwyer said.

“I’m most excited for seeing what this new team can accomplish,” Wald said. “Being a senior this year, I just want to have the best season we can and play like a team. I want everyone to know that every bit of support we get is extremely appreciated, and that we will work hard to try and make them proud.”

Both the men and women are hoping for a lot of success this year after their hard work in the off season and want the community to stand behind them and give them as much support as they can.

“The main reason for men and women’s basketball to host this event is to kind of just kick off the season and get everyone aware that we’re underway. We’re starting practice, we got games coming up pretty soon, and we just want to get the word out that Minot State basketball is underway and they should come out and see some games,” Dwyer said.

The Minot State basketball teams begin their season against Valley City State in an exhibition game at Valley City on Oct. 25. The women start at 6 p.m. and the men follow shortly after at 8 p.m. The Beavers play their first games in the Dome Nov. 13 with the women’s game at 5:30 p.m. and men following at 7:30 p.m.

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