Peterson picked for honor
Paige Peterson was named the girls Class A senior athlete of the year on Saturday at the state tournament in Minot.
Peterson, who also averaged 2.3 assists and 1.5 steals per game, was also named to the all-tournament team. The Augustana recruit shot 54.7 percent from the field.
Davis’ Kretchman honored
Tanner Kretchman of Fargo Davies was named the boys Class A player of the year.
Kretchman, who led the Eagles to a state championship on Saturday night, averaged 29.2 points, 5 assists and 2.3 steals.
Kretchman, a Minnesota State University Moorhead, recruit, was also voted Mr. Basketball. He is believed to be the first Mr. Basketball award winner to play for a Mr. Basketball winner. Davies coach Bart Manson won the award in 1991.
Stritch in Final 4
Cardinal Stritch, Wis., the team which eliminated the University of Jamestown from the NAIA national women’s basketball tournament, is in the semifinals.
Stritch (27-6) defeated Morningside, Iowa 82-71 in the Elite 8 on Saturday in Sioux City, Iowa. Stritch defeated the Jimmies 76-54 on Friday in the Sweet 16.
College of Ozarks, Mo., the team which eliminated Mayville State on Friday, also is the Final Four after it knocked off No. 1 seed Northwestern, Iowa, on Saturday 90-76.
Undefeated Saint Francis, Ind., and once-beaten Davenport, Mich., the No. 1 and 2 teams in the last several polls of the season, and both No. 1 seeds, make up the other half of the Final Four. The semifinals begin tonight at 6 p.m. The national title game is Tuesday.
Scores and schedules can be found in the scoreboard on page B3.
Class A State Tournament
Sarah Jacobson, Lauren Rotunda, Alivia Fraase, all of Shanley; Cassie Askvig, Sierra Duttenhefer, both Minot; Keisha Engelhardt, Courtney Trolliey, both Bismarck; Alexis Klabo, Davies; Macy Lynch, Century; Cassidy Thorson, West Fargo; Paige Peterson, Jamestown.
Tournament MVP: Sarah Jacobson, Shanley
Senior athlete of the year: Paige Peterson, Jamestown.
Coach of the year: Dallas Hinderer, Bismarck.
Davies: Tanner Kretchman (MVP), Andrew Kozlowski; St. Mary’s: Darius Sparks, Ben Weisbeck; Bismarck Century: Tyler Rudolph; Fargo South: Colton Lloyd, Zach Kellen; Wahpeton: Jack Christensen: James Iron Eyes, Bismarck: Taylor Schafer; Minot: Dakota Halvorson; Shanley: Patrick Strom.
Coach of the year: Darin Mattern, Bismarck Century
Senior Athlete of the Year: Tanner Kretchman, Fargo Davies.