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ND Class B state boys basketball tournament capsules

Article by Ian Grande

The North Dakota Class B Boys Basketball Tournament 

Quarterfinals (Thursday)

Minot State Dome

1 p.m. – #2 Dickinson Trinity (22-2) vs. Ellendale (20-5)

Lucas Jones

Lucas Jones (Photo by Jarann Johnson (BasketballNDStyle.com)

Dickinson Trinity

All-Region Players: Shawn Stoltz (Co-Senior Athlete of the Year), Lucas Jones

How did they get here? Defeated Beulah 67-64 in the Region 7 Championship.

Winning streak: 15

Team Statistics:        

Offensive Average = 67.8 ppg

Defensive Average = 49.2 ppg

Team FG% = 56%

Team FT% = 61%

Scoring

Shawn Stoltz- 16.9 ppg

Lucas Jones- 14.0 ppg

Noah Sickler – 10.5 ppg

Rebounds

Shawn Stoltz- 9.5 rpg

Noah Sickler – 4.3 rpg

Alex Scherr – 3.2 rpg

Assists

Lucas Jones- 5.1 apg

Shawn Stoltz  –  2.6 apg

Easton Walby – 1.5 apg

Fun Facts: Dickinson Trinity won the Class B Championship in 2004 and 2006.

Ellendale

How did they get here? Defeated Carrington 53-40 in the Region 3 Tournament.

Winning streak: 9

Team Statistics:

Offensive Average = 60.5 ppg

Defensive Average = 45.3 ppg

Team FG% = 49%

Team FT% = 68%

Scoring

 

Brennen Vance – 16.9 ppg

Luke Wertz – 13.5 ppg

Lucas Hofer – 8.7 ppg

Rebounding

Luke Wertz – 7.6 rpg

Brennen Vance – 5.1 rpg

Hunter White – 3.0 rpg

Assists

Brennen Vance – 4.0 apg

Hunter White – 3.3 apg

Luke Wertz – 2.2 apg

Fun Facts: The Cardinals are seeking their first Class B Boys Basketball title.

 


North Dakota Class B Boys Basketball Tournament Bracket

2017 North Dakota Class B State Tournament Bracket

2:45 p.m. – #3 Hillsboro-Central Valley (21-3) vs. Turtle Lake-Mercer-McClusky (17-7)

HCV

All-Region Players: Kyle Henningsgard (Senior Athlete of the Year), Austin Reed

How did they get here? Defeated Thompson 64-57 (OT) in the Region 2 Championship.

Winning streak: 13

Team Statistics:        

Offensive Average = 67.4 ppg

Defensive Average = 49.6 ppg

Team FG% = 48%

Team FT% = 68%

Scoring

Kyle Henningsgard – 16.3 ppg

Austin Reed – 12.8 ppg

Tanner Linnell – 9.9 ppg

Rebounds

Jack Camrud – 14.2 rpg

Austin Reed – 5.0 rpg

Benjamin Dryburgh – 4.2 rpg

Assists

Kyle Henningsgard – 5.1 apg

Austin Reed – 3.0 apg

Tanner Linnell – 2.8 apg

Fun Facts: The Burros were the only team to beat Four Winds/Minnewaukan this season.

Tanner Freeman

Tanner Freeman (Photo by Jarann Johnson (BasketballNDStyle.com)

TL-M-M

All Region Players: Trapper Jacobs, Blake Anderson

How did they get here? Defeated Washburn 50-48 in the Region 5 Championship.

Winning streak: 6

Team Statistics:

Team FG %- 40%

Team FT % – 60%

Offense Points Average 56%

Defense Points Average 48%

Scoring

Trapper Jacobs – 20 ppg

Blake Anderson – 10 ppg

Seth Lafromboise – 10 ppg

Rebounding

Seth Lafromboise – 6 rpg

Trey Klain – 5 rpg

Trapper Jacobs – 4 rpg

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6:30 p.m. – #1 Four Winds-Minnewaukan (23-1) vs. Stanley (19-6)

Steve Red Fox

Steve Redfox (Photo by Jarann Johnson (BasketballNDStyle.com)

FW-M

All Region Players: Tronis McKay (Senior Athlete of the Year), Steve Redfox

How did they get here? Defeated St. John 64-55 in the Region 4 Championship.

Winning streak: 16

Team Statistics:

FG% – 50%

FT% – 71%

Offensive Average – 77.2

Defensive Average – 46.2

Scoring

Tronis McKay – 21.5

Steve Redfox –  12.9

Irv Tomahawk – 11.4

Rebounding

Tronis Mckay – 7.4

Charlie Black – 6.1

Steve Redfox – 5.2

Assists

Steve Redfox  5.2 apg

Tronis McKay 3.5 apg

Jaylen LaRock 2.7 apg

Fun Facts: FWM won the 2016 North Dakota Class B Basketball Championship. The last team to win back to back Class B titles was Mayport-CG (02-03)

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Stanley’s Wyatt Hanson (Photo by Ian Grande)

Stanley

All-Region Players: Logan Aadnes, Wyatt Hanson, Kaedyn Hanson

How did they get here? Defeated Kenmare 79-49 in the Region 8 Championship.

Winning streak: 7

Team Statistics:

Field Goals- 50.5%

Free Throws- 59 %

Offensive Average- 74.7 pts per game

Defensive Average- 60 pts per game

Scoring

Wyatt Hanson- 24.4 pts per game

Kaedyn Hanson- 14 pts per game

Matt Patten- 11.4 pts per game

Rebounding

Kaedyn Hanson- 8.9 rebs per game

Wyatt Hanson- 8.4 rebs per game

Logan Aadnes- 5.0 rebs per game

Assists

Logan Aadnes – 5 assts per game

Matt Patten- 4.7 assts per game

Wyatt Hanson- 4 assts per game

Fun Facts: The Blue Jays are making their first appearance at the State Tournament since 1938. See article: A look back: Stanley’s magical run to 1938 State Championship game

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8:15 p.m. – #4 Oak Grove (19-4) vs. #5 Bishop Ryan (23-2)

TJ Anderson

TJ Anderson (Photo by Jarann Johnson (BasketballNDStyle.com)

Oak Grove

All-Region Players: Andrew Christianson, Bryce Bakkegard

How did they get here? Defeated Richland 75-48 in the Region 1 Championship.

Winning streak: 12

Team Statistics:

Field Goals- 49%

Free Throws- 75%

Offensive Average- 77.3 pts per game

Defensive Average- 61.1 pts per game

Scoring

Andrew Christianson – 22.4 ppg

Bryce Bakkegard- 15.2 ppg

Justin Berg- 9.3 ppg

Rebounding

Devon Foster – 6.9 rpg

Andrew Christianson – 6.3 rpg

TJ Anderson- 3.6 rpg

Assists

TJ Anderson – 6.3 apg

Andrew Christianson – 2.7 apg

Bryce Bakkegard- 2.2 apg

Fun Facts: Oak Grove standout Andrew Christianson shoots an impressive 85% from the free-throw line. Oak Grove beat Bishop Ryan in 2000 State Championship game.

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Ben Bohl (Photo by Jarann Johnson (BasketballNDStyle.com)

Bishop Ryan

All-Region Players: Eli Stewart, Anthony Vetter

How did they get here? Defeated Minot Our Redeemer 55-47 in the Region 6 Championship.

Winning streak: 13

Team Statistics:

Field Goals- 46%

Free Throws- 68%

Offensive Average- 64.5 pts per game

Defensive Average- 45.2 pts per game

Scoring

Anthony Vetter – 18 ppg

Ben Bohl – 14.5 ppg

Eli Stewart- 11.3 ppg

Rebounding

Jake Bohl – 7.8 rpg

Anthony Vetter – 6.5 rpg

Ben Bohl – 4.4 rpg

Assists

Ben Bohl – 3.3 apg

Eli Stewart- 3.0 apg

Cody Feist – 1.7 apg

Fun Facts: The Lions are seeking their first title since 1994.

*Thanks to BasketballNDstyle.com for supplying photos for this article.


*Ian Grande is the Editor of the Stanley Gazette. Feel free to reach out with any comments/concerns (StanleyGazette@gmail.com)

 

 

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