Big first and third quarters lifted the Tornadoes over the sixth-ranked Kindred Vikings in Class B boys basketball on Saturday in Oakes.
The Tornadoes' Steele Hansen scored a game-high 21, as the home team outpaced the Vikings 24-14 in the first and 18-8 in the third to win 67-61.
Oakes' Dalton Schmit buried four 3-pointers in the game and scored 12. Garret Meehl hit three more from 20 feet for the home team and scored 16.
Jaiden Peraza (14 points) and Max McQuillan (14) led Kindred offensively. The loss snapped a nine-game winning streak for the 15-3 Vikings.
Oakes concluded the regular season at 13-6 and earned the third seed for this week's District 5 boys basketball tournament beginning Friday at the Jamestown Civic Center. The tournament begins at 4:30 p.m. with LaMoure/LM facing Carrington, Ellendale playing Griggs/Midkota and Oakes taking on Barnes County North.
Top-seeded and second-ranked Edgeley/Kulm/Montpelier (18-1) receives a first-round bye and will play the winner of the LaMoure/LM vs. Carrington quarterfinal on Saturday at 6 p.m.
EKM senior Alex Huber surpassed 1,000 career points during the Rebels' 77-48 victory over Medina/Pingree-Buchanan last Thursday in Medina. The Rebels are riding a 12-game winning streak heading into the postseason.
(RV) Oakes 67, (6) Kindred 61
KIN 14 17 8 22 -- 61
OAK 24 10 18 15 -- 67
KIN -- Jaiden Peraza 14, Max McQuillan 14, Gavin Keller 12, Ethan McKenney 5, Matt Pearson 3, Paul Olson 3, Trey Heinrich 2.
OAK -- Steele Hansen 21, Garret Meehl 16, Dalton Schmit 12, Ashton Biestereld 12, Jeoy Heim 5, Jaidy Gebhardt 1.
District 5 Boys Basketball Tournament
At Jamestown Civic Center
(Tournament seeds in parenthesis)
G1: (4) LaMoure/LM vs. (5) Carrington, 4:30 p.m.
G2: (2) Ellendale vs. (7) Griggs/Midkota, 6 p.m.
G3: (3) Oakes vs. (6) BCN, 7:30 p.m.
G4: Loser G2 vs. Loser G3, 4 p.m.
G5: (1) Edgeley/KM vs. Winner G1, 6 p.m.
G6: Winner G2 vs. Winner G3, 7:30 p.m.
Region 3 qualifier: Loser G1 vs. Loser G6, 4:30 p.m.
Region 3 qualifier: Winner G4 vs. Loser G5, 6 p.m.
Championship: Winner G5 vs. Winner G6, 7:30 p.m.