Carrington dominates in 68-22 win over Griggs-Midkota in D5 tourney

The Cardinals trip to the regional tournament did not go through the championship game for the first time since 2014.

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Carrington's Emma Hone (34) and Isabel Wendel (33) look on as teammate, Emma Rindy wrestles for the ball with Jenna Larson of Griggs-Midkota on Monday, Feb. 14, 2022, during the District 5 tournament at the Jamestown Civic Center.
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With a spot in the regional tournament on the line, the Carrington Cardinals outscored the Griggs-Midkota Titans 21-0 in the first quarter and never looked back in their 68-28 win in the District 5 Tournament Monday, Feb 14, at the Jamestown Civic Center.

The Cardinals (12-9) longest run in this game was 27-2. On the other side, the Titans (7-13) longest run was 7-0.

The Cardinals’ Haley Wolsky hit the high arching floater to make it 21-0 with 40 seconds to go in the first quarter.

Cardinals head coach Andy Braaten said that he was very happy with his team’s start to this game.

“We got after it right away,” Braaten said. “We were able to turn them over and get some easy baskets. Em Rindy cashed in from the three point line a few times and I think that loosened everybody up a little bit. We ran the court, Haley and Edyn were able to get some steals. We had a lot of good balance, kids got to play off the bench. It was good all around.”


The end of their season and the departure of five seniors makes this loss hurt, according to Titans head coach Amberly Michaelis.

“We have a lot of seniors that put a lot of time and effort into the program,” Michaelis said. “So, this one hurts.”

The Cardinals return to the Civic Center at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 21, when they take on Linton/Hazelton-Moffit Braddock in the first round of the Region 3 Tournament.

G-M 22, CHS 68

G-M: 0 6 9 7–22

CHS: 21 17 19 11–68

Points leaders:

G-M: Josie Johnson 8, Asia Becherel 6, Jenna Larson 5, Olivia Larson 2, Emma Kollman 1


CHS: Haley Wolsky 14, Emma Rindy 12, Madison Johnson 11, Olivia Threadgold 9, Isabel Wendel 7, Sydnie Grager 6,Edyn Hoonaert 4, Emma Hone 3, Kaydence VanRay 2

Total stats:

G-M: 9 FGs, 3-5 FTs, 11 fouls, 3-pointer: Johnson

CHS: 25 FGs, 8-12 FTs, 10 fouls, 3-pointers: Rindy 4, Threadgold 3, Wolsky 2, Johnson

Tournament schedule:

Feb. 11:

#1 E/K-M vs bye

#4 L/L-M 59 vs. #5 Griggs-Midkota 15


#2 Oakes 60 vs. #7 BCN 23

#3 Carrington 60 vs. #6 Ellendale 24

Feb. 12:

#5 Griggs-Midkota vs. bye

#7 BCN 9 vs. #6 Ellendale 50

#1 E/K-M 34 vs. #4 L/L-M 42

#2 Oakes 69 vs. #3 Carrington 51

Feb. 14:

#3 Carrington 68 vs. #5 Griggs-Midkota 22

#1 E/K-M vs. #6 Ellendale, 6 p.m.

#4 L/L-M vs. #2 Oakes, 7:30 p.m.

My name is Max O'Neill. I am a Sports Reporter at The Jamestown Sun. I am a native New Yorker, who graduated from Ithaca College in 2020 with a degree in Television-Radio.
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