Carrington moves on with 65-41 win over Barnes County in District 5 Tournament
The Cardinals shot 53% from the field in the game.
In the first game of the second round of the consolation bracket, the Carrington Cardinals bounced back from their opening-round loss with a 20-8 first quarter that was enough to see the Cardinals (10-11) win 65-41 over the Barnes County North Bison (2-17) Monday, Feb. 28, at the Jamestown Civic Center.
“We had a tough loss on Saturday,” Cardinals head coach Tim Ranum said. “It was a chance for us to get back on the court, right some wrongs. Hopefully we have to win two games to win the tournament and we’re one step closer. Last night we turned the page on the night. It was good that we started fast and kind of shook away Saturday night from us.”
The Bison’s Will Schwehr hit the layup to cut the deficit to 39-17 with three minutes to go in the first half. The Cardinals’ Josh Bickett drove in and hit the layup and converted the and-one to make it 46-20 with 30 seconds to go in the first half.
In the first half, the Cardinals shot 71% from the field, while the Bison shot 35% from the field.
The Cardinals’ Lucas Hendrickson hit the layup to push the lead out to 63-35 with 6:40 to go in the game. The Bison’s Hanson hit the runner to cut the deficit to 65-41 with 45 seconds to go in the game.
The Cardinals slowed the pace down in the second half, shooting 36% from the field. The Bison shot 40% from the field in the second half.
The Bison had a young roster, only having three seniors on their squad, which head coach Stacy Schaffer hopes helps his team moving forward.
“The learning period for the season began right away,” Schaffer said. “We only had basically one returning starter and another guy who had the experience last year on the varsity level. We were depending on a lot of our younger guys, especially sophomores to fill those roles that we were missing last year through graduation. This year was a big learning experience for some of those kids and hopefully they can bring it into the next season.”
CHS 65, BCN 41
CHS: 20 26 13 6–65
BCN: 8 15 12 7—41
CHS: Lucas Hendrickson 17, Hudson Schmitz 16, Grady Shipman 10, Hudson Topp 6, Jack Erickson 6, Tate Larsen 5, Josh Bickett 5
BCN: Oliver Hanson 10, Jonah Harstad 8, Casey Everson 7, Will Schwehr 7, Colton Stroub 5, Justin Schlenker 2, Cade Piatz 2
CHS: Schmitz 3, Shipman 3, Bickett 2, Hendrickson 2, Erickson 2, Topp 1
BCN: Schwehr 3, Harstad 1
CHS: Hendrickson 7, Topp 4, Shipman 4, Bickett 4, Cole Seaburg 1, Jacob Seaburg 1
BCN: Everson 4, Harstad 3, Piatz 3, Hanson 3, Schwehr 2, Schlenker 1, Stroub 1
District 5 Boys Basketball Tournament:
First round games for Feb. 26:
No. 1 Ellendale vs. bye
No. 4 Edgeley/Kulm-Montpelier 46 vs. No. 5 Oakes 33
No. 2 LaMoure/Litchville-Marion 60 vs. No. 7 Barnes County North 30
No. 3 Carrington 55 vs. No. 6 Griggs-Midkota 58
Second round games for Feb. 28:
No. 7 BCN 41 vs. No. 3 Carrington 65
No. 1 Ellendale vs. No. 4 E/K-M, 6 p.m.
No. 2 L/L-M vs. No. 6 Griggs-Midkota, 7:30 p.m.