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Glarum's hot hand lifts Eagles past Thunder

Medina-Pingree-Buchanan's Bryson Tripp (11) puts some pressure on Enderlin's Cameron Yantis Friday during the University of Jamestown Shootout. John M. Steiner / The Sun1 / 2
Medina-Pingree-Buchanan's Paul Widmer tosses the ball away after being double-teamed by Enderlin's Dakota Mark, left, and Austin Glarum Friday during the University of Jamestown Shootout. John M. Steiner / The Sun2 / 2

Role players are known to sometimes steal the show.

Enderlin's Austin Glarum lit up the fourth quarter Friday night at Harold Newman Arena. The sophomore guard drained 5 of 7 from downtown in the final frame to lift the Eagles to a 62-54 victory over Medina-Pingree-Buchanan during the University of Jamestown Shootout.

Glarum's 15 fourth-quarter points on five treys came after he went scoreless the first three periods, and overshadowed a monster game from eighth-grade teammate Joseph Hurlburt. Hurlburt, standing at 6-foot-7, scored 16 points and pulled in 15 rebounds for the Eagles (3-3).

"That's one of my jobs," Glarum said of his 3-point prowess. "Teammates just found open shots. They drove down, kicked and that's basically all I had to do."

The Thunder (1-2) played well enough to win, especially early. M-P-B went 4 of 4 from 3-point range to start the second period, jumping out to a 10-point, 28-18 lead with 4 minutes left in the opening half.

But the Eagles closed the second on a 7-0 run, capped with at trey banked in from the top of the key at the horn by junior Cameron Yantis. The Thunder shot over 40 percent in the game, including 8 of 16 from beyond the arc, but were outrebounded 34-27.

The Thunder led 28-25 at halftime and 39-38 after three quarters, setting the stage for Glarum. The sophomore's fifth and final trey broke up a 52-52 tie with 1 minute left to play, kicking off a 10-2 run by the Eagles to finish the game.

"We let him go a few too many times," M-P-B coach Bob Young said of Glarum. "We knew we had to stop (Hurlburt) and (junior guard Chance Bye), so our defense was kinda leaning their way and that kid got open and didn't miss."

Bye finished with 14 points and Yantis also hit double figures in scoring with 10.

"Our first half was a little rough right away," Glarum said. "We came out strong in the second half and finished it off."

Senior Preston Martin scored 14 points before fouling out in the fourth quarter to lead the Thunder. Braxton Heinle (12 points) and Michael Thomas (10) also provided M-P-B with a spark offensively, while senior forward Braden Tripp recorded nine rebounds.

The boys portion of the shootout moves to Jamestown High School today where M-P-B faces Langdon-Edmore-Munich at 2:30 p.m and Enderlin plays Kidder County at 5:30.

"I thought after halftime it just didn't look like we put in the same energy and effort that we did in the first half," Young said. "Whatever it was, we just didn't play with the same emotion. It's just unfortunate we couldn't execute at the end.

"But there's a lot of basketball to play," Young added. "And this is a fun team, so I think we're going to improve as we go here."

MPB 12 28 39 54

END 11 25 38 62

MPB—Preston Martin 14, Braxton Heinle 12, Michael Thomas 10, Bryson Tripp 9, Jacen Eissinger 4, Paul Widmer 3, Braden Tripp 2. Totals: 19-46 FG, 8-11 FT, 17 Fouls (Martin), 27 Rebounds (Braden Tripp 9), 12 Turnovers. 3-pointers (8-16): Bryson Tripp 3, Martin 2, Heinle 2, Thomas.

END—Joseph Hurlburt 16, Austin Glarum 15, Chance Bye 14, Cameron Yantis 10, Hunter Gustave Hurlburt 3, Christoferson 2, Dawson Lemna 2. Totals: 22-56 FG, 9-14 FT, 12 Fouls, 34 Rebounds (J. Hurlburt 15), 10 Turnovers. 3-pointers (9-26): Glarum 5, Bye 2, Yantis, J. Hurlburt.

Records: END 3-3. MPB 1-2.

University of Jamestown Shootout

Friday's scores

Boys

At Harold Newman Arena

Hatton-Northwood 61, Bismarck Century JV 60.

Dakota Prairie 52, Edgeley-KM 35.

Sacred Heart (EGF, Minn.) 70, Kidder County 57

Four Winds-Minn. 86, Linton-HMB 66.

Enderlin 62, Medina-PB 54.

Langdon-EM 80, Oakes 55.

Girls

At Jamestown High School

Park Christian (Minn.) 68, Hatton-Northwood 29.

Kidder County 58, (1) Langdon-EM 44.

Oakes 70, Dakota Prairie 38.

Enderlin 51, Sacred Heart (EGF, Minn.) 44.

Today's games

Boys

At Jamestown High School

East Grand Forks Sacred Heart vs. Oakes, 1 p.m.

Medina-PB vs. Langdon-EM, 2:30 p.m.

Dakota Prairie vs. Bismarck Century JV, 4 p.m.

Enderlin vs. Kidder County, 5:30 p.m.

Napoleon-GS vs. Hatton-Northwood, 7 p.m.

Girls

At Harold Newman Arena

Dakota Prairie vs. Napoleon-GS, noon.

East Grand Forks Sacred Heart vs. Oakes, 1:30 p.m.

Kidder County vs. Enderlin, 3 p.m.

(4) Edgeley-KM vs. Park Christian, 4:30 p.m.

(1) Langdon-EM vs. (6) Carrington, 6 p.m.

Lakota High School vs. Hatton-Northwood, 7:30 p.m.

Michael Savaloja

Hometown: Churchs Ferry, N.D.; College: North Dakota

A recipient of the NDHSCA Award of Merit, Savaloja has been reporting sports for The Sun since 2008.

Follow on Twitter: @MichaelSavaloja

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