Ellendale takes District 5: Cardinals top Loboes for title, earn top region seedEllendale held LaMoure-Litchville-Marion to just 17 points in the first three quarters and held on for a 44-37 win in the District 5 tournament championship game on Monday night.
By: By Jamestown Sun Staff, The Jamestown Sun
Ellendale held LaMoure-Litchville-Marion to just 17 points in the first three quarters and held on for a 44-37 win in the District 5 tournament championship game on Monday night.
The Cardinals led 13-5 after the opening quarter and had it up to 14 (31-17) after three. The Loboes scored 20 points over the final eight minutes, but could not come all the way back.
Madilyn Bommersbach and Rachel Herman each had 14-point games in the win for the Cardinals, while Dacey Fuller added seven.
Courtney Carlson added 11 points to pace the Loboes. Tanys Ulmer added eight points and eight rebounds.
The Cardinals and Loboes will be the No. 1 and 2 seeds out of District 5 for the Region 3 tournament, March 11-12 and 14 in Hazelton.
P-B-K 42, E-K-M 30
Pingree-Buchanan-Kensal sewed up the No. 3 seed with a 42-30 win over Edgeley-Kulm-Montpelier in the third-place game. Both teams advance to the region tournament.
District 5 Senior Player of the Year Amanda Beckley carried the load for the Rebels with nine points and 12 rebounds in the triumph. Morgan Thomas had a team-best 10 points, while Morgan Thomas added six points, nine rebounds and three steals.
Edgeley-Kulm-Montpelier had just 18 points after the first three quarters.
The Rebels were led by nine points, nine rebounds and five blocks from Olivia Anderson.
District 5 Tournament
Ellendale 44, LaMoure-Litchville-Marion 34
LaMoure-LM 5 14 17 37
Ellendale 13 24 31 44
LaMoure-Litchville-Marion — Tasha Piehl 4, Courtney Carlson 11, Megan Good 2, Abby Warcken 4, Tanys Ulmer 8, Jacey Alber 3, Kennedy Witt 2. Totals: 13 FG, Three-pointers: Warcken, 7-11 FT, 20 Fouls.
Ellendale — Dacey Fuller 7, Rachel Herman 14, Isabel Wedel 4, Madilyn Bommersbach 14, Kirsten Rall 5. Totals: 15 FG, Three-pointers: Herman 2, Bommersbach, 11-19 FT, 16 Fouls.
Pingree-Buchanan-Kensal 42, Edgeley-Kulm-Montpelier 30
Edgeley-Kulm-Montpelier 7 14 18 30
Pingree-Buchanan-Kensal 9 18 34 42
Edgeley-Kulm-Montpelier — Alexis Jensen 3, Karena White 6, Mikaela Long 2, Olivia Anderson 9, Kelsey Feist 3, Kelly Susa 4, Hallie Anderson 4. Totals: 11 FG, Three-pointers: Jensen, Anderson, 6-10 FT, 18 Fouls.
Pingree-Buchanan-Kensal — Lindsey Saxberg 4, Shantel Albrecht 6, Taylor Schmeichel 2, Jenna Van Ray 2, Amanda Beckley 9, Jordan Thomas 6, Callie Neys 3, Morgan Thomas 10. Totals: 18 FG, 6-15 FT, 18 Fouls.
All-District 5 Team
Barnes County North: Calby Hanson. Edgeley-Kulm-Montpelier: Kelsey Feist. Pingree-Buchanan-Kensal: Amanda Beckley, Morgan Thomas. LaMoure-Litchville-Marion: Courtney Carlson, Tasha Piehl, Tanys Ulmer. Ellendale: Madelyn Bommersbach, Dacey Fuller, Isabel Wedell.
Senior Athlete of the Year: Beckley.
Coach of the Year: Matt Herman, Ellendale.