Loboes finish third with 45-38 win over Bishop Ryan in state tourney
The Loboes finished the season winning 20 of their last 22 games.
After the dream of a state title ended for both the LaMoure/Litchville-Marion Loboes and the Bishop Ryan Lions, the two teams met in the third place game in the class B boys basketball state tournament on Saturday, March 19, at the Minot Dome.
The game was a tight one with the largest lead being a seven point Loboes lead, which was enough to see the Loboes get the 45-38 win.
After a slow start to the game in which the Loboes (24-4) were outscored 10-8, they responded with a 12-10 second quarter to go into the half tied at 20. The Lions (20-8) forced the Loboes to shoot 8-27 from the field, while they shot 7-16 from the field.
The teams continued to scrape and claw in the third quarter, with the Loboes outscoring the Lions 11-10 to take a 31-30 lead into the fourth quarter. THe Loboes pulled away in the final eight minutes outscoring the Lions 14-8.
The competitiveness of this game is most exemplified by the fact that the game saw six ties and 16 lead changes. The Lions' hopes of finishing third was carried by their bench as their extra units outscored the Lobes 23-0. The Loboes stayed out of foul trouble in this game with six total fouls, while the Lions had 13 fouls in this one. The Lions had eight fouls in the second half.
The Loboes third place finish is the program’s best since the co-op became official in 2013, and best since LaMoure finished in third in 2008. The fourth place finish is the Lions best since 2019, when they also finished in fourth place.
L/L-M 45, BR 38
L/L-M: 8 12 11 14–45
BR: 10 10 10 8–38
L/L-M: Max Musland 13, Corban Potts 12, Charlie Bowman 9, Landon Piehl 7, Colton Ness 4
BR: Ramsey Walz 13, Brady Feller 10, Connor Reindel 6, Carson Merck 3, Joshua Will 2, Ian Johnson 2, Jett Lundeen 2
L/L-M: Musland 3, Potts 3, Piehl 2
BR: Feller 3, Lundeen 3, Merck 1, Johnson 1, Walz 1
L/L-M: Potts 10, Piehl 5, Bowman 4, Musland 3, Piehl 3
BR: Walz 10, Reindel 7, Feller 6, Will 4, Johnson 2, Merck 1, Fricke 1, McKay 1, Lundeen 1