VALLEY CITY, N.D. (NewsDakota.com)- The Barnes County Girls’ Basketball Tournament began play Tuesday afternoon in Valley City.
In the first game Sargent Central came back to defeat Barnes Country North 55-48 to advance to the semifinals.
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Game 1: No. 5 Sargent Central 55 No. 4 BCN 48
The Cadets used a strong 2nd half to get their first win of the season. Down 26-18 after the 2nd quarter they shot 48% over the final 16 minutes and outscored The Bison 37-22.
Sargent Central’s Allison Peterson led all scorers with 20 points, she was a rebound away from a double double pulling down 9. Brynn Peterson scored 17 and Alexis Butler added 8 points and 9 rebounds.
Bailey Soupir had a double double for BCN with 16 point and 13 rebounds. Ashley Samek collected 13 points and Clara Wieland 10.
Game 2: No. 1 Lamoure-Litchville-Marion 68 No. 8 Maple Valley 37
LaMoure-Litchville-Marion started the game on a 12-2 run and led 18-7 after one quarter and never looked back as the two-time tournament champion Loboes downed Maple Valley 68-37.
The Loboes used a stifling defense to cause 25 Raider turnovers and just 31% shooting for the game.
Anna Holen led the Loboes with 18 points. Jackie Meiklejohn added 14 and Alyssa Ragan came off the bench to net 12 points.
Courtney Hovelson led all scores with 23 points. She scored all 16 second half points for Maple Valley.
Game 3: No. 2 Finley-Sharon/Hope-Page 57 No. 7 Griggs County Central 12
The Spartans scored the first 24 points of game and led 28-1 after one quarter. Griggs County Central did not score their first field goal until there was 1:10 to go in the second quarter.
The second half was more of the same as the Cougars had just five field goals and shot 10% for the game.
On the flip side, the Spartans hit on 13 of 15 shots in the first quarter and shot 59% for the half as they led 42-3 at the break.
Finley-Sharon/Hope-Page cooled off in the second half shooting just 20% and scoring 15 points.
Dacotah Bergstrom filled the stat sheet for the Spartans with 19 points, 10 rebounds, five assists and four steals. Mikayla Koenig had 14 points, eight rebounds and five steals. Cierra Jacobson chipped in 14 points and four steals.
Ella Stokka led the Cougars with six points, seven rebounds and two blocked shots.
Game 4 No. 3 Enderlin 39 No. 6 Milnor-North Sargent 38
The final game of the day was the best as Georgina Orn hit one of two free throws with 20.1 seconds left in the fourth quarter to break a 38-38 tie leading the Eagles to their third win of the year against no losses.
Dylan Frederick scored with 1:41 remaining to tie the game at 38. It was the fifth tie of the game with three coming in the final 2 and a half minutes of the fourth quarter. Milnor-North Sargent led only once in the game, that cameat 2-0 2 minutes into the game.
Katelyn Tingley and Brooke Christensen both had 10 points to lead the Eagles. Orn added eight points.
Dylan Frederick had a game high 14 points, 13 rebounds and five steals. She was the only Bulldog in double figures.
Tuesday December 5th
Game 1: (4) Barnes County North 48 vs. (5) Sargent Central 55
Game 2: (1) LaMoure/Litchville-Marion 68 vs. (8) Maple Valley 37
Game 3: (2) Finley-Sharon/Hope-Page 57 (7) Griggs County Central 12
Game 4: (3) Enderlin 39 (6) Milnor/North Sargent 38
Thursday December 7th
Game 5: BCN vs. Maple Valley, 3:00 p.m.
Game 6: Griggs County Central vs. Milnor-North Sargent 4:30 p.m.
Game 7: Sargent Central vs. LaMoure-Litchville-Marion, 6:00 p.m.
Game 8: Finley-Sharon/Hope-Page vs. Enderlin, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday December 9th
7th Place: Loser GM 5 vs. Loser GM 6, 3:00 p.m.
5th Place: Winner GM 5 vs. Winner GM 6, 4:30 p.m.
3rd Place: Loser GM 7 vs. Loser GM 8, 6:oo p.m.
Championship: Winner GM 7 vs. Winner GM 8, 7:30 p.m.
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