Brequan Tucker of the University of Jamestown has been named the North Star Athletic Association’s player of the week. Tucker, a 6-foot sophomore guard from Joliet, Ill., averaged 25 points per game in leading the Jimmies to a pair of wins last week. Tucker, averaging a team-leading 17.6 points per game, also averaged 5.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.5 steals per game. The Jimmies (8-11) have won three straight heading into NSAA play. Mayville State is here on Wednesday for a doubleheader. The women’s game is a top 20 showdown. The No. 3 Jimmies (18-1) have won 15 straight games.
Carrington raced out to a 17-7 lead after one quarter and went on to a 55-43 win over Langdon on Monday night in Class B boys basketball action. Seth Abaurreau had 18 points after three quarters and 20 for the game for Carrington. Jake Edland (13) and Brady Smith (10) were also in double figures. Kade Pengilly topped Langdon with 20 points. Carrington 55, Langdon 43 Langdon 7 11 22 43 Carrington 17 27 40 55 Langdon — Rudy Kakela 15, Kade Pengilly 20, Josh Filip 4, Lucas Mikkelsen 4.
Patrick Nord’s championship was the highlight of a good day at the Tyler Plummer Classic for the University of Jamestown wrestling team on Saturday. The meet, hosted by Dickinson State, saw 11 Jimmies place, headlined by Nord’s championship at 165. He pinned Great Falls’ Shawn Lau in 1 minute, 2 seconds, his third win by fall of the day.
The Jamestown High School wrestling team had three top-four finishers including a finalist in Paxton Mewes at the Storhaug Invite on Saturday in Lisbon. Mewes made it to the championship match at 138, falling by 5-4 decision to Napoleon’s Jonathan Grunefelder. Eathan Gumke, top-ranked at 195 in Class A, lost in the semifinals, eventually pinning Hunter McCall of Wahpeton in 45 seconds for third place.
Maple Valley won its third straight Barnes County tournament title with a 45-30 win over Enderlin on Saturday in Valley City. Rylee Nudell carried the load for the Raiders with 25 points and 12 rebounds.
The Linton-HMB boys basketball team knocked off No. 10-ranked Strasburg-Zeeland 59-38 in Linton on Friday night. The Lions’ Ryan Schneider dropped in seven of his game-high 19 points in the first period to help Linton-HMB cruise to an 18-4 lead to start the second, and the Clippers never recovered. Jonathon Purtintun added 16 points for the Lions, who improved to 9-2 on the year, while the Clippers (10-2) were paced by Brody Nieuwsma’s 14 points. Nieuwsma scored the Clippers’ four first-period points. Linton-Hazelton-Moffit-Braddock 59, Strasburg-Zeeland 38 Strasburg-Zee.
The Jamestown High School wrestling team put three into today’s semifinals at the Storhaug Invite on Friday in Lisbon. Paxton Mewes (138), Triston Shipley (182) and Eathan Gumke (195) each made the final four in the respective weight classes.
Jamestown High School senior Eathan Gumke still holds the No. 1 spot at 195 pounds in the third state Class A coaches’ poll released on Thursday. Jamestown’s seniors Caleb Ellingson and Tristan Shipley are ranked No. 4 and No. 6 at 170 and 182, respectively, while sophomore Paxton Mewes holds down the No. 4 position at 138. Bismarck is ranked No. 1 in the West Region and No. 1 in the state. The Blue Jays are ranked No. 5 in the West Region. The final coaches poll of the season will be released Feb.
Bismarck High School’s Matt Gotta has been named the Gatorade Cross Country Athlete of the Year. Gotta won the state meet and helped the Demons to the team title last fall. Gotta is a three-time all-state runner. He carries a GPA of 3.54.
Maggie Ridley and Braydon Love of Jamestown High School and the University of Jamestown’s Paige Emmel and Mark Potter have been named athletes of the week by the Jamestown Optimist Club. Ridley, a freshman gymnast at JHS, had scores of 9.1 on vault and 8.6 on floor and all around of 33.75 at the KC Invite. Love, a senior swimmer, won the 200 individual medley and was second in the 100 free in a dual against Minot. Emmel, a freshman from Bismarck, scored 15 points in the Jimmies win over Oglala Lakota College. Potter, a sophomore from Fargo, had 14 points and 10 rebounds in the Jimmies win