Class B Roundup: Central Cass holds on, Linton, E/K-M hold on
The Squirrels were led by a 20 point first quarter advantage in their win.
Central Cass holds on to beat Carrington
The game between the Carrington High School boys basketball team and Central Cass was a tale of two very different quarters on Thursday, Jan. 13, as the Squirrels went to Carrington and came away with the 58-46 win.
The Squirrels (8-0) sprinted out of the gate outscoring the Cardinals (4-5) 24-4 in the first quarter. The Cardinals attempted to claw their way back in the fourth quarter, outscoring the Squirrels 18-8, but it was not enough.
After starting 4-1, the Cardinals have now lost four in a row.
In the middle two quarters, the Squirrels were able to push their lead out of reach with 13-12 advantages in both quarters.
The Squirrels had three players finish with double digits as Jacob Deutsch had 18, Carter Vrchota had 14 and Cole Holzer had 13. On the other side, the Cardinals’ Hudson Schmitz was the only player in double digits with 17, although two others, Jack Paulson and Grady Shipman, finished with nine.
The Cardinals are back in action at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 21, when they go to Velva. The Squirrels put their undefeated record on the line at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18, when they face Linton/Hazelton-Moffit-Braddock at the Jamestown Civic Center.
CHS 46, CC 58
CHS: 4 12 12 18–46
CC: 24 13 13 8—58
CHS: Hudson Schmitz 17, Jack Paulson 9, Grady Shipman 9, Hudson Topp 8, Josh Bickett 3
CC: Jacob Deutsch 18, Carter Vrchota 14, Cole Holzer 13, Mason Bosse 7, Sam Kobbervig 5
Team stats were not available.
Lions take down the Wolves
The Linton/Hazelton-Moffit-Braddock boys basketball team hosted Kidder County and got the 58-37 win Thursday. The Lions (5-4) used a big third quarter, outscoring the Wolves (2-8) 20-10, to turn a 20-15 lead into a 40-25 game.
The Lions put the game away in the fourth quarter, by outscoring the Wolves 18-12.
The Lions shot well from the line, shooting 10-for-11. The Wolves had less opportunities but shot better, going 2-for-2. The Wolves struggled in foul trouble in the second half with 11 team fouls. The Lions had seven team fouls in the final 16 minutes. Both teams stayed out of foul trouble in the first half with the Lions having five and the Wolves having four.
The Lions' Gentry Richter dropped 20 and Jace Jochim had 13. Richter scored 12 of his 20 points in the second half.
The Wolves' Grant Pfaff finished with 15 points with 12 coming in the second half.
The Lions return to the court at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday when they face Central Cass at the Jamestown Civic Center. The Wolves are back in action at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20, when they host Central McClean.
KC 37, L-HMB: 58
KC: 8 7 10 12–37
L-HMB: 13 7 20 18–58
KC: Grant Pfaff 15, Simon Hager 6, Blake Braun 5, Collin Zimmerman 5, Luke Rath 4, Jace Larson 2
L-HMB: Gentry Richter 20, Jace Jochim 13, Landon Bosch 8, Justin Tschosik 7, Trace King 6, Grant Bosch 4
KC: 15 FGs. 2-2 FTs, 15 fouls, 3-pointers: Hager 2, Pfaff, Zimmerman, Braun
L-HMB: 22 FGs, 10-11 FTs, 12 fouls, 3-pointers: Richter 2, Tschosik, Jochim
E/K-M sprints past Ellendale
The Edgeley/Kulm Montpelier girls basketball team got the 69-40 win Thursday at home against Ellendale.
The Rebels (12-0) are on their longest winning streak since they won 16 in a row from Dec. 15, 2015 to Feb. 13, 2016. The Cardinals (1-9) have now lost six games in a row.
After the Rebels sprinted out to the early lead, the Cardinals fought back with a 16-14 second quarter to send the teams into the locker room with the Rebels up 34-23. After the Rebels outscored the Cardinals in the third quarter, they put the game away in the final quarter, with a 21-6 advantage.
The Cardinals struggled to stay out of foul trouble with 26 team fouls. The Rebels shot 14-for-34 from the free throw line.
The Rebels showed off their scoring depth with nine players putting their name in the book. They had three players in double digits as Emily Kinzler scored 18, Mataeya Mathern had 16 and Kiara Jangula had 12.
The Rebels are back in action at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 17, when they play Oakes. The Cardinals return to the court at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, when they face Medina/Pingree Buchanan.
EHS: 40, E/K-M: 69
EHS: 7 16 11 6—40
E/K-M: 20 14 14 21—69
EHS: Sierra Bollinger 13, Olivia Hagen 8, Kali Norton 6, Mackenzie Thorpe 6, Christena Walker 2, Anna Elsen 1
E/K-M: Emily Kinzler 18, Mataeya Mathern 16, Kiara Jangula 12, Grace Irey 6, Norah Entzi 6, Reagan Teske 4, Libby Mathern 3, Abby Mathern 2, Keyahna Musland 2
EHS: 16 FGs, 6-10 FTs, 26 fouls, 3-pointers: Bollinger 2
E/K-M: 27 FGs, 14-34 FTs, 12 fouls, 3-pointer: Jangula