VALLEY CITY (NewsDakota.com) The Maple Valley, Enderlin, LaMoure-Litchville/Marion and Griggs County Central boys basketball teams all advanced to the Barnes County Tournament semifinals after winning on day one of the tournament Tuesday.
MapleValley 55 Sargent Central 25
In the first of the four contests, the Raiders started on an 11-0 run, and simply never looked back. Maple Valley managed to shoot 53 percent from the field, and hit four of five beyond the arc in the first half alone.
Arthur Punton lead the way for the victors, with 16 points and 10 rebounds; the only double-double registered by anyone Tuesday. Logan Wyum lead the Cadets with 10 points.
Enderlin 57 Barnes County North 42
BCN started off quite well, with a six point lead with about two minutes to go in the first quarter, until Enderlin closed it to just two after the opening eight minutes. That six point lead would be the largest the Bison would have, as the Eagles outscored BCN by four in the second, eight in the third, and had a lead as large as 20 in the fourth quarter.
Three players scored in double figures for Enderlin; Chance Bye (13), Cameron Yantis and Austin Glarum (12). Colby Bruner was a point shy of a double-dobuel for BCN with nine points and 10 rebounds.
LaMoure/Litchville-Marion 65 Finley-Sharon/Hope-Page 41
The Loboes seemed to have very little problems in earning their sixth win of the season, and keeping the Spartans winless. The score was tied twice in the game, but it was in the first quarter. LLM put up 31 points to FSHP’s 18 at intermission, and that margin of trailing for the Spartans was not able to be cut upon in the second half.
Jamison Kramer lead the Loboes with 21 points, while Max Stromsodt put in a team high 12 points for FSHP.
Griggs County Central 49 Milnor/North Sargent 44
The Cougars were able to win their first game of the 2017-18 season thanks to a 20-11 fourth quarter performance, to go along with the fact that the Bulldogs failed to convert on the 12 three point attempts they had throughout the course of the game.
Tanner Haugen helped GCC’s cause with 17 points, and Jonah Ringstad contributed another 14. Ben Waswick scored 18 points in the loss for MNS.
Friday’s play starts with two consolation games: Sargent Central and Barnes County North at 3 p.m., to be followed by Finley-Sharon/Hope-Page and Milnor/North Sargent around 4:30. Semifinals start at around 6, with Maple Valley and Enderlin, followed by LaMoure/Litchville-Marion and Griggs County Central.
Coverage of all four games can be heard on Q101.1 FM and NewsDakota.com starting at 2:45 p.m. Friday.
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