Class B Roundup: E/K-M wins vs. South Border, Oakes loses
The Tornadoes struggled to overcome a first quarter deficit in the loss.
The E/K-M Rebels went on the road to the South Border Mustangs and came away with the 78-49 win on Jan. 6. The Rebels (10-0) struggled in foul trouble in the second half, with eight team fouls. The Mustangs (4-6) had five fouls in the final two quarters.
After they went into the half down 37-18, the Mustangs brought the game closer heading into the final quarter by cutting the deficit to 58-37 with a 19 point third, being outscored 21-19. The Rebels locked down in the fourth though outscoring the Mustangs 20-12 in the final eight minutes.
The Rebels had three players in double digits with Norah Entzi finishing with 18, Mataeya Mathern finishing with 14, and Kiara Jangula dropping 11. The Mustangs also had three players finish with double-digit points with Macy Monson scoring 18, Kelsey Vetter scoring 14 and Emily Jochim scoring 11.
The Rebels look to continue their undefeated start to the season at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 10, when they face Medina/Pingree-Buchanan. The Mustangs attempt to get closer to .500 at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 11, when they face Linton/H-M-B.
E/K-M: 78, SB 49
E/K-M: 15 22 21 20–78
SB: 10 8 19 12–49
E/K-M: Norah Entzi 18, Mataeya Mathern 14, Kiara Jangula 11, Emily Kinzler 8, Reagan Tese 7, Grace Irey 6, Abby Mathern 5, Keyahna Musland 4, Libby Mathern 3, Mattie Wolf 2
SB: Macy Monson 16, Kelsey Vetter 14, Emily Jochim 11, Brylee Fast 8
E/K-M: 33 FGs, 8-15 FTs, 12 fouls, 3-pointers: Entzi 2, Mathern, Jangula
SB: 20 FGs, 5-8 FTs, 11 fouls, 3-pointers: Vetter 3, Jochim
Tornadoes corralled by Aberdeen Christian
The Aberdeen Christian Knights used a big first quarter to power them to a 78-51 win over the Oakes Tornadoes Saturday, Jan. 8, in Oakes. The Tornadoes (3-5) were outscored 21-10 in the first quarter. Twelve of the Knights (5-2) 21 points in the opening quarter were scored via the three ball.
The Tornadoes' closest quarter in this game was the fourth in which they were outscored 14-13. The Knights’ scoring depth played a big part in their win with three players scoring double digits and eight players scoring overall. The Tornadoes shot well from the free-throw line, hitting four of eight. The Tornadoes stayed out of foul trouble with five total fouls and only two coming in the second half.
The Tornadoes' leading scorer was Noah Sundby, who had 10 points. The three ball dried up in the second half for the Tornadoes as they hit four in the first half and two in the final two quarters.
The Tornadoes are back in action at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 11, when they go to Napoleon/Gackle-Streeter. The Knights return to the court at 7:45 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 14, when they take on Potter County.
ACHS 78, OHS 51
ACHS: 21 21 22 14–78
OHS: 13 14 10 13—51
ACHS: Ethan Russell 21, Malek Wieker 21, Jackson Isakson 12, Andrew Brennan 9, Kaden Clark 7, Blake Rich 5, Abe Holscher 2, Joey Johnson 1
OHS: Noah Sundby 10, Joey Heim 9, Andrew Wolff 7, Trey Skoglund 6, Xavier Vossler 6, Adler Paeper 6, David Schmitz 4, Max Walock 2
ACHS: 29 FGs, 4-7 FTs, 10 fouls, 3-pointers: Wieker 4, Russell 3, Isakson 2, Rich, Brennan
OHS: 20 FGS, 4-8 FTs, 5 fouls, 3-pointers: Sundby 2, Vossler, Heim, Wolff, Schmitz