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Class B Roundup: N/G-S, South Border move to Stutsman Consolation Finals

The Imperials and Mustangs will battle it out for fifth place in the tournament.

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South Border's Kaleb Thiery goes up for a floater and gets fouled by Kidder County's Jacob Biegler in the fourth quarter of the Mustangs 53-44 win in the Stutsman County Tournament consolation semifinals on Jan. 7. Max O'Neill/Jamestown Sun

After a packed first day at the 2022 Stutsman County boys basketball tournament, the consolation semifinals took place on Jan. 7 in the Jamestown Civic Center. The first of the consolation semis was between the Napoleon/Gackle-Streeter Imperials and the Griggs-Midkota Titans. The second game was between the Kidder County Wolves and the South Border Mustangs.

N/G-S Imperials reign over the Titans

After losing in the first round, the N/G-S Imperials opened up a 19-9 first-quarter lead on the G-M Titans and never looked back, winning 61-39. The Imperials (2-6) had three players in double digits in this one, Trevor Moos with 26, Kayden Sperle with 17, and Treton Erbele with 12. The Titans (0-6) dominated in bench points in this game, outscoring the Imperials 10-2.

In addition to the big first quarter, the Imperials put the game away after the half, winning the third 16-9 to turn a 32-18 game into a 48-27 game. The Titans attempted to fight back in the final eight minutes, losing the fourth 13-12 but it was too little too late. Neither team shot the ball from beyond the arc very well in this game as the teams combined to shoot 19% from deep.

The Imperials outscored the Titans 22-10 in the paint in this contest. The Titans shot well from the free-throw line in this one shooting 6-for-8 for 75%.

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The Imperials move on to the consolation championship game at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 8, where they will face South Border. The Titans are looking to salvage the tournament at 2 p.m. on Jan. 8, when they face Kidder County in the seventh-place game.

N/G-S 61, G-M 39

N/G-S: 19 9 16 13—61

G-M: 9 9 9 12—39

Scoring leaders:

N/G-S: Trevor Moos 26, Kayden Sperle 17, Treton Erbele 12, Ethan Schaffner 2, Tristan Schaffner 2, Dylan Kuipers 2

G-M: Logan Topp 8, Wyatt Spickler 7, Caleb Edland 6, Jaxon Gronneberg 5, Carter Spitzer 3, Benjamin Edland 2, James Woodstead 2, Eli Larson 2, Latrell Rainey 2, Dylan Johnson 2

Total stats:

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N/G-S: 24 FGs, 12-17 FTs, 10 fouls, 3-pointer: Sperle

G-M: 15 FGs, 6-8 FTs, 15 fouls, 3-pointers: Spickler, Spitzer, Gronneberg

Mustangs take down the Wolves

With the final spot in the consolation championship game on the line, the South Border Mustangs had a big second half to beat the Kidder County Wolves 53-44 on Jan. 7. The Mustangs (4-2) outscored the Wolves (1-6) 27-20 in the final two quarters.

The Wolves’ Luke Rath hit a stop and pop jumper with 2:20 to go in the second quarter to bring his team closer with the score sitting at 22-19 in favor of the Mustangs.

The Mustangs’ Trevor Schmidt hit a layup to make it 32-26 with 4:45 to go in the third. Schmidt extended his team's lead on a jumper with 3:45 to go to make it 37-28. The Wolves’ Simon Hager hit a floater with 2:25 to go in the third to make it 37-30. Rath splashed a triple to make it 37-33 with 1:20 to go in the third quarter. The Mustangs’ Luke Scherbenske hit a fastbreak layup to extend his team’s lead to 39-33 late in the third.

The Wolves’ Grant Pfaff hit a three with just over five minutes to go to make it a 43-38 game in favor of the Mustangs. Hager stretched the Mustangs lead on a layup with 1:23 to go to make it 46-42.

The Mustangs return to the floor at 3:30 p.m. on Jan. 8, in the consolation final against N/G-S. The Wolves look for their second win of the season at 2 p.m. on Jan. 8, when they take on G-M in the seventh-place game.

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SB 53, KC 44

SB: 15 11 13 14–53

KC: 13 11 9 11–44

Scoring leaders:

SB: Kaleb Thiery 18, Trevor Schmidt 15, Kaden Bader 6, Luke Scherbenske 4, Blake Meyer 3, Jackson Meidinger 3, Seth Wolf 2, Connor Kosiak 2

KC: Luke Rath 15, Grant Pfaff 10, Dylan Schadegg 6, Blake Braun 5, Simon Hager 4, Collin Zimmerman 4

Total stats:

SB: 21 FGs, 10-17 FTs, 13 fouls, 3-pointer: Meyer

KC:17 FGs, 6-12 FTs, 16 fouls, 3-pointers: Pfaff 2, Rath, Braun

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