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CLASS B: Kramer, Molan, Nelson voted all-state

LaMoure-Litchville-Marion's Jamison Kramer (35) was named to the Class B all-state second team Thursday, March 21.. John M. Steiner / The Sun1 / 3
Ellendales' Austin Molan (23) was named to the Class B all-state second team Thursday, March 21.. John M. Steiner / The Sun2 / 3
Carrington’s Seth Nelson (left) was named to the Class B all-state second team Thursday, March 21. Chris Aarhus / For The Sun3 / 3

Region 3 boys basketball earned three Class B all-state second team selections in 2018-19, as chosen by the North Dakota Associated Press Sportscasters and Sportswriters.

LaMoure-Litchville-Marion's Jamison Kramer, Ellendale's Austin Molan and Carrington's Seth Nelson made the list of athletes announced Thursday, March 21.

Kramer, a 6-foot-3 senior guard/forward, averaged 21.2 points and 7.6 rebounds per night for the 19-4 Loboes. He finished his prep career north of 1,200 points and earned Region 3 player of the year honors.

"Jamison is versatile. He can play back to the basket and can consistently shoot well from mid range to the 3-point line," said L-L-M coach Darren Thielges. "He was a focal point of concern for opponents and had extra attention paid to him in order to contain. He has worked hard at his game and has been rewarded by having an outstanding high school career."

Molan, a 6-1 senior guard, averaged 17.9 points, 5.6 rebounds and 3.9 assists for the Region 3 champion Ellendale Cardinals heading into the state tournament earlier this month in Minot. Ellendale finished at 15-13 overall and eighth at state, with Molan producing 19.7 points over the three games.

"Austin has worked hard on his game his entire career," said Ellendale coach Brian Vance. "He handles the ball extremely well, has a deadly 15-foot pull up, which is almost extinct nowadays. He's a great kid, great leader."

Nelson, a 6-4 junior forward, put up 16.3 points, 9 rebounds and 3.5 assists for 16-9 Carrington, which lost to Molan and Ellendale in the Region 3 tournament title tilt.

"Seth was the focal point of the other team, facing multiple defenders a night," said Carrington coach Tim Ranum. "Despite that, he was an efficient scorer and was our best inside and outside threat, in addition to being our best defender. He gives his teammates a lot of opportunities to score because of his unselfishness."

Class B all-state first team

Hayden Overby, 6-6, Sr., F, Thompson: 18.9 ppg, 8.1 rpg; Dalton Albrecht, 6-8, Sr., G/F, Grafton: 27.3 ppg, 11.4 rpg., 3.0 apg; Ben Bohl, 6-3, Sr., G, Minot Ryan: 24.3 ppg, 9.2 rpg; Carson Henningsgard, 6-2, Jr., G, Hillsboro-CV: 20.9 ppg, 7.0 apg, 4.7 rpg, 3.8 spg; Cole Myers, 6-2, Jr., G/F, Richland: 18.3 ppg, 7.2 rpg.

Class B all-state second team

Jesse Chase, 6-1 sr. F-G, Mandaree; Mason Hedberg, 6-3 sr. G, Minot Ryan; Jaden Mitzel, 6-2 jr. F, Shiloh Christian; Doug Yankton, 6-3 jr. G-F, Four Winds-Minnewaukan; Tommy Burke, 5-11 sr. G, Berthold; Jamison Kramer, 6-4 sr. G, LaMoure-Litchville-Marion; Cody Perkins, 6-4 sr. F-C, Mott-Regent; Macauley Young, 6-9 sr. C, Shiloh Christian; Seth Nelson, 6-4 jr. F, Carrington; Austin Molan, 6-1 sr. G, Ellendale; Michael Two Hearts, 6-1 sr. F, Dunseith.

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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