Class B Roundup: Region 3 quarterfinals underway in Jamestown

The Region 3 boys basketball tournament kicked off on Monday.

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Connor Johnson (3) of LaMoure-Litchville-Marion moves the ball past Jace Jochim (5) of Linton-Hazelton-Moffit-Braddock on Monday, March 6, 2023, during the Region 3 tournament at the Jamestown Civic Center.
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JAMESTOWN — One free throw was what it took to end LaMoure/Litchville-Marion's season on Monday evening.

Linton/HMB squeaked by the Loboes to earn a 51-50 overtime victory in the opening round of the 2023 Region 3 Boys Basketball Tournament. The Lions will advance to the semifinal round where they will match up against top-seeded Medina/Pingree Buchanan.

While LaMoure's Max Musland led all scorers with a whopping 19 points, Linton/HMB had a more balanced attack with four scorers - Grant Bosch, Jace Jochim, Trace King and Gentry Richter — all in double figures. Bosch led the Lions in total scoring with 18 points.

LaMoure/LM also had 16 turnovers compared to only 10 from the Lions. On the glass, the Loboes came away with 26 boards while Linton/HMB picked up 33. Linton was a perfect 11-for-11 at the charity stripe while LLM hit 3-of-5.

Linton/HMB 51, LaMoure/LM 50


L/HMB — Grant Bosch 18, Jace Jochim 11, Trace King 10, Gentry Richter 10, Justin Tschosik 2. Totals: 17 FG, 11-11 FT, 33 rebounds, 10 fouls, 9 assists, 10 turnovers, 1 block, 10 steals. 3-pointers: King 2, Jochim 1, Bosch 2, Richter 1.

LLM — Max Musland 19, Brayan Karlgaard 14, Colton Ness 10, Anthony Hanson 4, Connor Johnson 3. Totals: 21 FG, 3-5 FT, 26 rebounds, 13 fouls, 10 assists, 16 turnovers, 3 blocks, 5 steals. 3-pointers: Johnson 1, Karlgaard 4.

Moser carries Medina to a 17-point win in quarters

Without Josh Moser, Medina/Pingree-Buchanan's season could have been in danger Monday night.

The 5-foot-10 senior guard helped propel the Thunder to a 58-41 win over District 5's No. 4 seed Carrington. Moser's 29 points outscored all other scorers by at least 19 points. Moser and the Thunder advance to the tournament semifinals where they will match up against District 6 rival, Linton/HMB.

Moser went 8-of-11 from the floor and 3-of-5 from long range. At the stripe, he knocked down 4-of-6. He also nabbed eight of the team's 31 rebounds.

Carrington was led by Hudson Schmitz with 10 points while Grady Shipman and Jack Erickson each managed nine points. The trio combined for 12 of the team's 18 boards. Erickson was also credited with a pair of blocks.

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Carrington's Hudson Schmitz (11) puts some pressure on Rylen Wick (23) of Medina-Pingree-Buchanan on Monday, March 6, 2023, during the Region 3 tournament at the Jamestown Civic Center.
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Medina/PB 58, Carrington 41


CAR — Hudson Schmitz 10, Grady Shipman 9, Jack Erickson 9, Joshua Bickett 7, Ryder Bickett 2, McCoy Beckleyy 2, Jack Paulson 2. Totals: 17 FG, 5-9 FT, 18 rebound, 20 fouls, 2 assists, 9 turnovers, 4 blocks, 5 steals. 3-pointers: J. Bickett 1, Shipman 1.

MPB — Josh Moser 29, Adam McClellan 10, Ryen Wick 9, Gage Magstadt 5, Mark Thomas 3, Sawyer Wanzek 2. Totals: 21 FG, 0-0 FT, 31 rebounds, 9 fouls, 7 assists, 12 turnovers, 3 blocks, 5 steals. 3-pointers: Moser 3, Wick 1, Thomas 1.

Edgeley/KM defends No. 1 seeding

Edgeley/KM proved why they are the defending District 5 champs on Monday.

The Rebels dispatched Napoleon/GS, topping the Imperials 69-35 in the Region 3 quarterfinals. Napoleon/GS was the first District 6 team to fall in the tourney.

Trevor Moos, Braxton Ryum and Trenton Erbele all cracked into double digits, combining to score 31 of the Imperials' 35 points. Carter Haas and Eli Ketterling both ended their season with two points in their final game.

Edgeley's attack was anchored by Jacob Nitschke and Austin Strobel who combined for 33 points. Nitschke went 7-of-12 from the floor and drained three at the line while all of Strobel's 16 points came from the floor.

Braeden Kinzler, the sophomore shooter who clinched the District 5 championship title for his team, chipped in 10 points while Dylan Carlson tacked on eight.

The Rebels will face off against Ellendale, the No. 4 seed out of District 5, in the semifinals Tuesday evening. The game is scheduled to tip-off at 7:30 p.m.


Edgeley/KM 69, Napoleon/GS 35

NGS — Trevor Moos 11, Braxton Ryum 10, Trenton Erbele 10, Carter Haas 2, Eli Ketterling 2. Totals: 13 FG, 5-16 FT, 20 rebounds, 13 fouls, 5 assists, 18 turnovers, 0 blocks, 4 steals. 3-pointers: Moos 1, Ryum 3.

EKM — Jacob Nitschke 17, Austin Strobel 16, Braeden Kinzler 10, Dylan Carlson 8, Joe Kramlich 7, Zeke Barnick 4, Kade Nitshke 3, Stetson Schlect 2, Jaxon Buckeye 2. Totals: 26 FG, 15-21 FT, 42 rebounds, 16 fouls, 18 assists, 12 turnovers, 0 blocks, 11 steals. 3-pointers: Carlson 1, K. Nitshke 1.

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Trenton Erbele (44) of Napoleon-Gackle-Streeter drives through the road block put on by Edgeley-Kulm-Montpelier's Jacob Nitschke and Jaxon Buckeye (11) on Monday, March 6, 2023, during the Region 3 tournament at the Jamestown Civic Center.
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Ellendale upsets top-ranked Mustangs

Looking at the numbers, Ellendale was just better Monday night — especially from the line.

Sure-handed free-throw shooting carried the Cardinals past South Border 62-40 on day No. 1 of the Region 3 tourney. The Cardinals will face off against Edgeley/KM in the semis Tuesday.

As a team, the Cardinals hit 7-of-9 shots from the line while South Border went 2-for-7. Ellendale's Mason Molan led the Cardinals at the charity stripe, going a perfect 4-for-4. Molan ended the night with six points. Ellendale was led in scoring by Riley Thorpe with 17 points. Thorpe was 40% from long-range and 50% from the stripe.

Anton Geller hit six field goals en route to his 13 points. Geller also nabbed a team-high of 13 rebounds.


South Border's Levi Buchholz's four 3-pointers kept the Mustangs in the game. Buchholz notched 18 total and Trevor Schmidt put up 13 points.

Ellendale 62, South Border 40

ELL — Riley Thorpe 17, Anton Geller 13, Jack Bommersbach 13, Levi Reis 8, Mason Molan 6, Cole Saylor 3, Kade Schimke 2. Totals: 23 FG, 7-9 FT, 28 rebounds, 15 fouls, 9 assists, 13 turnovers, 13 steals. 3-pointers: Thorpe 4, Bommersbach 3, Saylor 1, Geller 1.

SB — Levi Buchholz 18, Trevor Schmidt 13, Kaden Bader 4, Parker Salwei 3, Connor Kosiak 2. Totals: 17 FG, 2-7 FT, 28 rebounds, 11 fouls, 8 assists 17 turnovers 2 blocks, 10 steals. 3-pointers: Buchholz 4.

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Levi Buchholz (10) of South Border races ahead of Ellendale players, Levi Reis (14), Mason Molan (23), and Jack Bommersbach on Monday, March 6, 2023, during the Region 3 tournament at the Jamestown Civic Center.
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Katie Ringer is a sports reporter for the Jamestown Sun. Katie joined the Sun staff in the summer of 2019 after graduating from the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire with a degree in journalism. She can be reached by email at or by phone at 701-952-8460.
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