Maple Valley wins in overtimePersistence paid off Monday for Maple Valley senior point guard Jordan Haseleu. Haseleu hit two field goals in the final two minutes of regulation, but it was a jump shot that fell with 27 seconds left in overtime that finally put the Raiders over the top.
By: By Tom Mix, Forum News Service, The Jamestown Sun
WAHPETON, N.D. – Persistence paid off Monday for Maple Valley senior point guard Jordan Haseleu.
Haseleu hit two field goals in the final two minutes of regulation, but it was a jump shot that fell with 27 seconds left in overtime that finally put the Raiders over the top.
Maple Valley defeated Lidgerwood-Wyndmere 66-63 in overtime in the quarterfinals of the Region 1 tournament at Ed Werre Arena.
“My teammates look up to me and I’m the leader on the team,” said Haseleu, who finished with 29 points. “They expect me to hit those shots.”
Haseleu was 11 of 20 from the field and finished with three 3-pointers.
“We want the ball in his hands,” Maple Valley head coach Jayson Kocka said. “He is a big-time player and he wants to have the ball in those situations. We wouldn’t have it any other way.”
Maple Valley (17-6) plays Fargo Oak Grove in the semifinals at 6 p.m. today.
“We will be hoping they miss some shots,” Haseleu said of the Grovers. “We got to put our hands up, box out and cherish every possession.”
Haseleu’s two field goals at the end of regulation were not enough to ground the Warbirds. Lidgerwood-Wyndmere senior Jeff Illies hit an off-balance 3-pointer from well beyond the arc with 3 seconds left to play tying the game at 57.
Illies – a North Dakota State football signee – finished with a game-high 33 points and 11 rebounds for the Warbirds (13-9). Illies scored L-W’s first 13 points of the game.
Maple Valley 66, Wyndmere-Lidgerwood 63, OT
MV 7 19 45 57 66
W-L 17 28 40 57 63
MV: McDough 4, Behm 13, Haseleu 29, J. Richman 20.
WL: Vasquez 8 1-2 17, Frank 1 0-0 2, Jelinek 1 0-1 2, Harles 3 0-0 9, Illies 13 3-7 33.