EDGELEY, N.D. (NewsDakota.com) Junior Alex Huber dropped in 28 points to help the Rebels of Edgeley/Kulm/Montpelier defeat the Cardinals of Carrington in Class B District 5 Boys basketball action Thursday night in overtime, 65-62. EKM improves to 6-0 in D5 and 15-2 overall, Carrington drops to 0-6 in D5 and 1-16 overall.
The Rebels jumped out early and led 31-26 at halftime. The Cardinals fought back and took the lead for the first time in the contest 54-53 with 1:16 left in the fourth quarter. The Rebels would tie and eventually take the lead after two made free throws, then the Cardinals took the lead again after a Hudson Schmitz 3-pointer made the score 57-55 Carrington. With time winding down, Huber would score an easy layup to tie the game at 57 and send it to overtime. Jace Hanson and Huber scored seven of their teams eight points in OT to help the Rebels hang on for the victory. Senior Seth Nelson had a game high 32 points for the Cardinals, including six 3-pointers and a slam dunk, he’s averaging 24 points per game for the season. Schmitz had double figures as well with 13 points for the Cardinals. Senior Cale Mathern had 18 for EKM, Hanson ended with nine.
Next up for Carrington will be at No. 7 Richland Colts on Saturday, varsity scheduled at 1:30pm. Next up for EKM is at Wyndmere/Lidgerwood on the 18th.
The boys District 5 tourney runs February 28th, 29th and March 2nd at the Jamestown Civic Center, Carrington will be the seventh seed and take on the two seed Ellendale at 6pm on the 28th. EKM is the one seed and will have a first round bye. All games will be broadcast on Thunder Country 98.3 and newsdakota.com.