Crosby – The Stanley Blue Jays advanced to the District 16 Championship game after a hard fought victory over the scrappy Powers Lake Ranchers.
The Blue Jays were able to build double digit leads on multiple occasions throughout the 2nd and 3rd quarters only to see them slip away, however the Blue Jays would make their 4th quarter run hold up allowing them to secure a 83-73 victory.
Juniors Wyatt and Kaedyn Hanson were on fire all night for the Blue Jays, the duo combined for 67 points and terrorized the Ranchers defense all night.
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The disciplined Ranchers were gritty throughout. They were also excellent from the 3-point line, hitting ten 3-pointers, 5 of them coming from Logan Klitzke. The senior finished with a team high 20 points to lead the Ranchers.
The Blue Jays will face the Kenmare Honkers in the Championship on Monday night. The Ranchers will take on the Ray Jays in the Region 8 qualifier game on Monday.
Bracket/Information: North Dakota District 16 Boys Basketball Tournament Preview
Stanley 19 25 15 24 (83)
Powers Lake 22 14 21 16 (73)
Stanley: W. Hanson 35, K. Hanson 32, Patten 12, Nesheim 2, Aadnes 2
PL: Klitzke 20, J. Van Berkom 16, Nordloef 14, K. Van Berkom 13, Terek Enget 6, Tate Enget 4
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