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Blue Jays outlast Maroons, secure berth in Region 8 Tournament

Ray – The Stanley Blue Jays secured a berth in the Region 8 Basketball Tournament by outlasting the  Divide County Maroons 50-43.

Stanley Blue Jay junior Abby Iverson poured in a game high 23 points, she also hit a couple of free-throws late to help seal the victory.  Iverson was named to the All-District and All-Tournament teams.

Senior Caitlyn Enger picked up a late basket to extend the lead to 6 points with under two minutes left in the game. Enger was named to the All-District team.

See also: North Dakota District 16 Girls Basketball Tournament (Photo Gallery)

Another bright spot for the Stanley Blue Jays was Hayley Schmidt. The sophomore was a real catalyst for the Blue Jays tonight, coming up with multiple steals and rebounds to help the Blue Jays maintain their lead.

 

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Hayley Schmidt (Photo by Ian Grande)

Lauryn Heide had an excellent tournament for the Maroons, she had a team high 15 points. The sophomore was an All-District and All-Tournament Selection for the Maroons. Senior Kate Sabe joined Heide on both the All-District and All Tournament Teams.

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Taylor Dean was named to the All-Tournament team, the freshman poured in 20 points in the first round and provided a steady hand for the Blue Jays in both games.

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Abby Iverson, Taylor Dean, and Caitlyn Enger (Photo by Ian Grande)

The Stanley Blue Jays will face the New Town Eagles in the opening round of the Region 8 Tournament. The Eagles beat Watford City for the District 15 Championship tonight.

Stanley 19 13 10 8 (50)

Divide County 14 10 10 9 (43)

Stanley: Iverson 23, Enger 12, Dean 5, Lapica 5, Schmidt 4, Vachal 1

DC: Heide 15, Sabe 8, Johnson 8, Hallgren 4, Grote 4, Erikson 2, Vigness


– Ian Grande is the Editor of the Stanley Gazette. If you have any comments or concerns please email StanleyGazette@gmail.com

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