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ND Attack led by Blue Jays' Falk, Bosche and EKM's Entzi

Falk and Bosche look to use this experience to help the Blue Jays go deep into the postseason.

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Jamestown's Teeagan Bosche (5) drives to the basket while being defended by Caton Pearcy of Dickinson on Jan 8, 2022 at Jerry Meyer Arena.
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JAMESTOWN — The North Dakota Attack Amateur Athletic Union Basketball team has a local flair on the sidelines and on the floor.

The Attack’s 17-and-under 11th-grade girls team has two veterans and one newcomer to the roster, as Jamestown duo Ella Falk and Teagan Bosche play alongside Edgeley/Kulm-Montpelier’s Norah Entzi. Entzi and Bosche are both veterans of the program as Entzi has been playing for three seasons and Bosche has been playing five years, while the 2022 season is Falk’s first.

Falk and Bosche are the only high school teammates on the 17-and-under Attack roster.

“It was very hard in the beginning because I’ve played with the same people for a very very long time so playing with completely different people was an adjustment for me in finding my role on the team,” Falk said.

The Amateur Athletic Union is an amateur sports organization that oversees various sports and teams within those sports, separate from the player's high schools.

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While this is Falk’s first season, she was playing for another AAU team and was recruited to join the Attack by Bosche.

“I think having somebody from home there is more comforting, and it’s fun to play with someone that you know how they play,” Bosche said. “I’ve known Ella since I was in third grade so being able to play summer ball with her it’s been a lot of fun and we’re growing together and it’s going to really help us when winter comes.”

In the trio’s first 11 games of the season, the team is 6-5.

“I think our program is very overlooked,” Bosche said. “I think a lot of teams come in and they think they are just going to beat us but we are a really really good team and when we’re all playing together and not playing selfish ball we can go out there and beat anyone that we come up against I think.”

Entzi said the physicality and the speed of AAU basketball have helped her while playing for the Rebels.

“My playing time even in the summers helps me stay in basketball shape and honestly get in better shape too throughout the summer so I’m not really taking a break,” Entzi said. “It’s a lot more up and down in AAU than in the season, so I get used to that too.”

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The first few games and practices for the Attack serve as a time for the players to get acclimated with each other. That is the case for Entzi, who is learning how to play with the new group of players.

“In the (high school) season I play with those girls so much you almost know what they’re gonna do, you know when they’re gonna pass it, where they’re gonna pass it,” Entzi said. “So, playing with new girls you have to figure that out. It takes a while, it’s kind of hard you just have to learn how they play because everyone plays in a different style.”

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The team also serves as a social experience for the players who get to meet players from around the area who they don’t interact with during the season. That is the case for Falk who transferred to Jamestown from Pingree-Buchanan and is now enjoying hanging out and talking with her teammates who play for Class B schools.

“I love to meet all the girls from all over the place that play basketball,” Falk said. “A lot of them are Class B and I went to a Class B school up until my seventh grade year so it’s cool to listen to the different experience that Class B has in basketball and it’s something that I really enjoy listening to and learning about.”

The social aspect of playing with the team is what Bosche says is her favorite part and what keeps bringing her back to the Attack every summer.

“I think my favorite part is one just having the opportunity to play basketball in the summer since I have put a lot of time into basketball and it is one of my favorite things to do but it’s also to do one of my favorite things with these people,” Bosche said. “It’s been a lot of fun and I wouldn’t trade my summers for anything else. They are all great teammates and great people on and off the court.”

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My name is Max O'Neill. I am the Sports Lead 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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