Class B Roundup: Stutsman County Tourney consolation bracket concludes
The first two games of the last day of the Stutsman County Tournament saw the consolation bracket finish up.
Griggs-Midkota sprints past Kidder County
The Griggs-Midkota Titans' seven-game losing streak has come to an end as they beat the Kidder County Wolves 66-48 in the seventh-place game of the Stutsman County boys basketball Tournament on Jan. 8. The Titans (1-6) used a 21-11 second quarter to pull away in this game. The Wolves (1-7) fought back in the fourth quarter outscoring the Titans 19-12 but it was not enough.
The Titans were helped in the first half by the three-ball as they shot 4-for-12 for 57% from beyond the arc. On the other side, the Wolves went 0-for-2 from distance in the first half. The Titans dominated the boards in this one, winning the rebounding battle 39-23. Both teams shot well from the free-throw line in this game, with the Titans shooting 73% and the Wolves shooting 65%.
The Titans return to action at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 11, when they go to Carrington. The Wolves hit the court again at 7:45 p.m. on Jan. 11, when they face Strasburg/Zeeland.
KC 48, G-M 66
KC: 10 11 8 19—48
G-M: 19 21 14 12—66
KC: Luke Rath 15, Grant Pfaff 8, Simon Hager 8, Collin Zimmerman 6, Tom Mooch 4, Brock Nicholson 3, Dylan Schadegg 2, Keaton Luhmann 2
G-M: Logan Topp 17, Jaxon Gronneberg 15, Wyatt Spickler 12, Brady Haugen 9, Carter Spitzer 5, Benjamin Edland 4, Caleb Edland 4
KC: 17 FGs, 11-17 FTs, 15 fouls, 3-pointers: Zimmerman, Pfaff, Nicholson
G-M: 27 FGs, 8-11 FTs, 16 fouls, 3-pointers: Topp 2, Spitzer, Gronneberg
17-3 run powers Imperials to comeback win over South Border
With 34 seconds left to go in the game, Napoleon/Gackle-Streeter’s Trenton Erbele hit a layup to put his team ahead 54-53. That would prove to be the difference as the Imperials finished in fifth place over the South Border Mustangs in the 2022 Stutsman County boys basketball Tournament on Jan. 8. The Imperials (3-6) mounted a late comeback going on a 17-3 run down the stretch. The Mustangs (4-3) were up by as much as 13 points in the fourth quarter.
The two teams were tight in the first half with the teams trading baskets with the score after the first being 14-13 in favor of the Mustangs. Despite the Mustangs' best efforts to pull away in the first half, the Imperials were keeping it close by shooting 4-for-10 from beyond the arc. The Imperials struggled to keep hold of the ball in the first 16 minutes, turning it over 12 times.
With 3:17 to go in the third quarter, the Mustangs’ Luke Scherbenske drove into the paint and hit the layup and got hit, where he converted the and-one to make it 39-29. Erbele put an end to the run with the layup with just under two minutes to go in the third to make it 42-31. Scherbenske drove in and hit the layup to make it 46-31 with 50 seconds left in the third quarter.
The Mustangs’ Trevor Schmidt hit a layup under the basket to make it 48-35 with 6:10 to go in the game. The Imperials’ Trevor Moos hit a corner three with 2:25 to go to bring his team to within one at 49-48. The Mustangs’ Kaleb Thiery hit a layup to make it 51-48 moments later.
The Mustangs attempt to get back in the win column at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 10, when they go to Herreid/Selby. The Imperials return to action at 7 p.m. on Jan. 11, when they host Oakes High School.
SB 53, N/G-S 55
SB: 14 13 19 7—53
N/G-S: 13 10 8 24—55
SB: Kaleb Thiery 17, Trevor Schmidt 12, Luke Scherbenske 10, Kaden Bader 5, Jackson Meidinger 4, Connor Kosiak 3, Seth Wolf 2
N/G-S: Trenton Erbele 28, Kayden Sperle 11, Trevo Moos 9, Ethan Schaffner 3, Tristan Schaffner 2
SB: 22 FGs, 9-16 FTs, 13 fouls
N/G-S: 21 FGs, 7-10 FTs, 15 fouls, 3-pointers: Erbele 2, Sperle 2, E. Schaffner, Moos