JAMESTOWN, N.D. (NewsDakota.com) – Kidder County, Carrington, LaMoure/Litchville-Marion and Oakes all advance into the semifinals of the Region 3 Girl’s Basketball Tournament being played at the Jamestown Civic Center.
Game 1: Kidder County 68, Edgeley-Kulm-Montpelier 40
The top ranked Wolves ended the first quarter on a 19-5 run, then scored the first 15 points of the second quarter to break the game open on the way to a 68-40 win.
The Wolves were led by Madelyn Schmidt with 20 points, all in the first half. Jaslyn Magstadt had 20 points. Kennedy Harter chipped in 10 points. Brittney Rath had eight points and team highs three assists and four steals. Hailey Pfaff led the Wolves with seven rebounds.
Bailey Anderson led the Rebels with 13 points.
Kidder County improved to 21-0 on the season. Edgeley-Kulm-Montpelier ends the season 12-11.
Game 2: Carrington 44, Medina-Pingree-Buchanan 41
Carrington ended the game on an 18-2 run and held the Thunder scoreless in the fourth quarter until there was 50.8 remaining in the final quarter.
Bella Hone scored 12 of her team high 14 points in the second half. Hone added a team high eight rebounds and three block shots. McKenzie Johnson was also in double figures with 12 points with six rebounds.
Megan Moser scored 15 of her game high 17 points in the first half when Medina-Pingree-Buchanan built and 28-23 lead. Moser added 10 rebounds for the double-double. Amanda Allen had 10 points and five rebounds. Gracie Bohl chipped in eight points, five rebounds, three assists and five steals. Ryleigh Martin had seven points and 11 rebounds.
Medina-Pingree-Buchanan, the defending region champs, end the season 12-10. The eighth ranked Cardinals improve to 18-3. Carrington will face Kidder County Tuesday at 6pm in the first semifinal game.
Game 3: LaMoure/Litchville-Marion 44, South Border 25
The Loboes have gotten extremely hot at the right time as they rout South Border by 19 points.
Coming off back-to-back wins over Carrington and Oakes, LLM disposed of South Border easily Monday night. Defensively, the Loboes were almost flawless. They held South Border to single digits in three of the four quarters.
LLM’s offense was plenty good to compliment the defense. Ellie Holen was the leading scorer with 14 points while Kaylynn Siedschlag added a couple 3 pointers in the game as well.
Game 4: Oakes 74, Linton-HMB 69 (OT)
The finale of day one saw the best game of the day. Oakes and Linton-HMB battled all game going back and forth before Oakes was able to hang on to the 5 point overtime victory.
Oakes built up a double digit lead in the first half on a couple occasions, but Linton-HMB didn’t go away. The Lions clawed their way back by outscoring Oakes 18-9 in the 3rd quarter and would eventually take a two possession lead late in the 4th quarter. It was the Tornadoes turn to claw their way back and that’s just what they did.
Tied with 9 seconds to go, Oakes had a chance to win it in regulation but Sadie Hansen missed a step back 3 at the buzzer. For the second time this year, Oakes and Linton-HMB were headed to overtime.
The overtime period went in favor of the Tornadoes as they would move on to the semifinals with an epic 5 point victory.
Nicole Schmitz was the leading scorer with a game high 30 points.
Tuesday’s Schedule
With three teams coming out of District 5 from day one, here’s how the two semifinals match up Tuesday afternoon.
6:00- Kidder County VS Carrington (Semifinal #1)
7:30- LaMoure-Litchville/Marion VS Oakes (Semifinal #2)