Top-ranked Bismarck Century girls basketball dispatched the pesky Blue Jays Thursday night in the capital city. Lauren Ware, the Patriots' 6-foot-4 sophomore standout, led Century with 16 points. Ware also made her presence felt lead on the defensive side of the court with a game-high four blocks. Jamestown High School junior Courtney Peterson scored 17 points to lead Jamestown's offense, while Kameron Selvig added 13 off the bench for the Jays. On the boys' side, Jamestown fell to the second-ranked Patriots 69-50 in Coach Lloyd's return to Century High School.
Austin Schmidt lit up the board for a game-high 25 points as Kidder County rallied to knock off Ellendale Tuesday night in Class B boys basketball action. Elijah Fallgatter also reached double figures with 10 points for the Wolves. Lucas Hofer tallied 13 for the Cardinals in their final home game of the season. Kidder County 48, Ellendale 45 KC 15 29 37 48 ELL 11 27 39 45
Katie Entzi eclipsed the 1,500 career point mark as fourth-ranked Edgeley-Kulm-Montpelier cruised past Midkota in its opening game at the District 5 tournament. Oakes and Carrington also punched its tickets to today's semifinals with victories Friday at the Jamestown Civic Center. The Rebels opened up an early lead and never looked back. Entzi led all scorers with 25 points. Kaitlyn Schiele was also in double figures with 10.
Carrington boys basketball locked up the No. 1 seed for the upcoming District 5 tournament with a win at Edgeley-Kulm-Montpelier Thursday night. Seth Nelson led the Cardinal offense with 18 points while Garrett Bickett and Kolton Vetter each added 16. Lane Hanson piled up 29 points in the loss for the Rebels. CAR 7 24 37 65 EKM 11 20 39 61
Carrington flexed its muscle Tuesday in a 91-47 win over Oakes in Class B boys basketball action. The Cardinals, who are receiving votes in the latest statewide media rankings, had ten players score in the game, highlighted by 25 points from Garrett Bickett. Kolton Vetter and Jayden Shipman each added 10 points for the Cardinals. OAK 10 18 36 47 CAR 16 44 72 91 OAK—Tyler Voightman 20, Garret Meehl 7, Andreas Castro 7,Cody Corneau 3, Layne Schmidt 2, Andrew Dethlefsen 3, Max Muggli 5.
Second-ranked Edgeley-Kulm-Montpelier girls basketball got back track Thursday night with a 56-25 win over Ellendale. Tallie Hanson (15 points), Katie Entzi (14) and Kaitlyn Schiele (11) were all in double figures for the Rebels. ELL 4 11 17 25 EKM 18 34 46 56 ELL—Morgan Barton 4, Kennedy Schimke 6, Desa Sand 2, Taylor Krege 2, Macy Young 2, Katelyn Dathe 5, Alyssa Nishek 4. EKM—Tallie Hanson 15, Taylor Mathern 8, Bailey Anderson 2, Kaitlyn Schiele 11, Haley Olson 3, Katie Entzi 14.
Jamestown High School wrestling picked up a lop-sided dual victory over St. Mary's and dropped a tight contest with ninth-ranked Dickinson during Tuesday's triangular in Dickinson. Jamestown was unable to overcome several open weights in at 37-30 loss to the Midgets. "We wrestled tough," Jamestown coach Larry Eslick said. "We put up a great fight, I'm really proud of our guys for their effort tonight."
Sixth-ranked Edgeley-Kulm-Montpelier girls basketball continued its unbeaten start to the season with a 67-54 win over Kidder County on Friday. Tallie Hanson led all scorers with 22 points, Kaitlyn Schiele added 20 points for the Rebels. Kidder County was led by Grace Benz with 18 points. KC 10 28 38 54 EKM 20 27 53 67 KC—Alyssa Fischer 2, Grace Benz 18, Madelyn Schmidt 13, Brittany Rath 12, Jaslyn Magstadt 9.
Shay Ness scored a game-high 23 points to help LaMoure-Litchville-Marion to a 65-42 win over Lisbon in Class B boys basketball Thursday night in LaMoure. Jamison Kramer (19 points) and Alex Klever (15) were also in double figures for the Loboes. Wyatt Runck tallied 21 for the Broncos in defeat. LIS 9 13 33 42 LLM 17 32 44 65 LIS—Garret Olovnd 4, Wyatt Runck 21, Dawson Parrow 5, Chase Johnson 3, Reese Holmstrom 9.
Bismarck High swept Blue Jay basketball Tuesday night in the capital city. The Blue Jay girls went down to the wire with the Demons, falling 66-63 after trailing just 28-26 at the half. Bismarck's Cadee Ryckman hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to win it for the home team. Megan Gaffaney scored 19 points and Courtney Peterson added 18 for Jamestown (1-1). Peterson hit three 3-pointers in the game. Ryckman led the Demons scoring 18. Hannah Golus added 11 points.