Linton finishes third with 63-39 win over South Border in R3 tourney

The Lions outrebounded the Mustangs 31-20 in this game with a 23-14 edge on the defensive boards.

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Nathan Holzer (25) of Linton/HMB drives past South Border's Colin Goettle during the third-place game of the Region 3 tournament on Thursday, March 10, 2022, at the Jamestown Civic Center.
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The Region 3 third place game between the No. 1-seeded Linton/ Hazelton-Moffit-Braddock Lions and the No. 2 seeded South Border Mustangs was tight through the first quarter. The next three quarters were all Lions as they got a 63-39 win Thursday, March 10, at the Jamestown Civic Center.

After a slow start in the first quarter, the Mustangs went on a run to close the quarter out on a 10-6 run to take a 14-10 lead into the second quarter. The Mustangs took their first lead of the game at 6-5 on a floater from Trevor Schmidt.

The second was much kinder to the Lions who opened the quarter on a 6-2 run to tie the game at 17 off a Justin Tschosik layup midway through the second quarter. That basket would start a run for the Lions, to stretch their lead out.

The Mustangs did steal some momentum back though as they sped up the court, and Blake Meyer hit a layup to end the first half, making the game 28-23 in favor of the Lions at the half.

The Lions’ Justin Tschosik hit a jumper late in the third quarter to push his team’s lead out to 46-32 in a quarter that saw them outscore the Mustangs 18-9.


The Lions’ Jochim hit a 3-pointer, then stole a ball, hit the layup and drew the whistle to push his team’s lead out to 51-34 with just over seven minutes to go in the game. The Mustangs did not quit however as Kaden Bader splashed a three to cut the deficit to 51-37 with 6:25 to go in the game. The Lions put the finishing touches on the game with a 10-0 run punctuated Riley Richter driving in and hitting the layup to push his team’s lead out to 61-37 with 3:25 to go in the game.

L-HMB 63, SB 39

L-HMB: 11 17 18 17–63

SB: 14 9 9 7–39

Points leaders:

L-HMB: Gentry Richter 15, Jace Jochim 15, Landon Bosch 8, Grant Bosch 8, Justin Tshosik 6, Trace King 5, Nathan Holzer 2, Payton Rossow 2, Riley Richter 2

SB: Kaden Bader 12, Trevor Schmidt 10, Kaleb Thiery 6, Connor Kosiak 4, Seth Wolf 3, Colton Martz 2, Blake Meyer 2

Assists leaders:


L-HMB: G. Bosch 3, King 1, Richter 1, L. Bosch 1

SB: Schmidt 4, Kosiak 3, Meyer 2, Scherbenske 1

Leading rebounders:

L-HMB: Richter 4, G. Bosch 3, King 1, Jochim 1, L. Bosch 1

SB: Kosiak 5, Schmidt 4, Thiery 3, Martz 2, Wolf 2, Scherbenske 2, Levi Buchholz 2, Bader 1

Region 3 Boys Basketball Tournament: 

March 7:

No. 1 LaMoure/Litchville-Marion 62 vs. No. 6 Napoleon/Gackle-Streeter 37


No. 2 South Border 51 vs. No. 3 Griggs-Midkota 50

No. 1 Linton/Hazelton-Moffit-Braddock 53 vs. No. 4 Carrington 49

No. 2 Ellendale 75 vs. No. 3 Medina-Pingree/Buchanan 52

March 8:

No. 1 L/L-M 57 vs. No. 2 South Border 28

No. 1 Linton-HMB 49 vs. No. 2 Ellendale 62

March 10:

No. 1 Linton 28 vs. No. 2 South Border 23

No. 1 L/L-M vs. No. 2 Ellendale, 7:30 p.m

My name is Max O'Neill. I am a Sports Reporter at The Jamestown Sun. I am a native New Yorker, who graduated from Ithaca College in 2020 with a degree in Television-Radio.
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