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Wolves defeat No. 1 Cardinals

Kidder County girls basketball knocked off Class B's No. 1 team Friday at Jamestown High School.

Grace Benz surpassed 1,000 career points for the Wolves, helping Kidder County work past top-ranked Langdon-Edmore-Munich 58-44 to highlight day 1 of the fourth annual University of Jamestown Shootout.

Benz scored 24 points and did a majority of damage in the first half. Benz nailed three 3-pointers and poured in 15 to send the Wolves into the break with a 32-15 advantage.

Langdon-E-M was limited to just three field goals and seven total points in the second quarter. Senior guard Jordyn Worley's 24 points led the Cardinals.

Langdon-E-M (7-1) faces sixth-ranked Carrington (7-1) tonight at 6 p.m. in the shootout at Harold Newman Arena. Kidder County (6-3) plays Enderlin (7-2) at 3 p.m., also at Newman Arena.

This year's shootout has brought 25 teams to play 21 games over two days in Jamestown.

LEM 8 15 32 44

KC 10 32 44 58

LEM—Jordyn Worley 24, Collie Ronningen 6, Morgan Freife 4, Arynn Crockett 4, Kaitlynn Scherr 2, Rachel Hill 2, Kaylee Lowery 2. Totals: 17 FG, 7-14 FT, 15 fouls. 3-pointers: Worley 2, Crockett.

KC—Grace Benz 24, Maddy Schmidt 13, Katie Silbernagel 8, Brittany Rath 6, Jaslyn Magstadt 4, Hailey Pfaff 3. Totals: 21 FG, 11-19 FG, 12 fouls. 3-pointers: Benz 3, Schmidt 1.

Records: KC 6-3. LEM 7-1.

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.

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