Class B boys basketball: Bishop Ryan edges Shiloh in state quarterfinals

The Lions advanced to take on Kindred in the state semifinals on Friday.

Shiloh Christian's Jay Wanzek is fouled by Bishop Ryan's Ramsey Walz during their North Dakota Class B Boys Basketball Tournament quarterfinal game Thursday, March 17, 2022, in Minot.
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MINOT — Unseeded Bishop Ryan defeated No. 3-seed Shiloh Christian 57-52 in the North Dakota state Class B boys basketball quarterfinals at the Minot Dome on Thursday.

The Lions improved to 20-6 and play defending state champion Kindred in the first semifinal at 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 18.

Shiloh plays Bowman County in the consolation semifinals at 1 p.m. Friday.

The game was close throughout, with Shiloh leading after one quarter and clinging to a three point lead at the half. Shiloh's seven point edge in the first quarter was the largest lead either team would build in the game.

The teams were tied after three quarters but Bishop Ryan limited Shiloh to eight fourth quarter points. The Lions led by six with about two minutes to play and held on.


The game featured five lead changes and it was tied on nine occasions.

Bishop Ryan shot 46 percent compared to Shiloh's 40 percent, and the Lions hit six 3-pointers to Shiloh's three.

Both teams committed just 10 turnovers and Bishop Ryan's rebounding advantage was just 32-30.

Brady Feller and Ramsey Walz both scored 13 points to lead Bishop Ryan. Feller also had a team-high seven rebounds.

The Lions' Ian Johnson scored nine points and had six rebounds and Case Merck also scored nine points.

Shiloh's Joseph Wanzek had game-highs with 22 points and 10 rebounds. Isaac Emmel scored 10 points and MaBahi Baker and Atticus Wilkinson both scored six.

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