Minot – The Stanley Blue Jays closed out the regular season with a 70-65 road victory over Minot Our Redeemers.
The Blue Jays found themselves down by 13 points early in the third quarter, a deficit they would gobble up in short order. Senior Wyatt Hanson had 8 of 21 points during the Blue Jays 13-0 third quarter run.
Just when it looked like the Blue Jays had all of the momentum, the Knights went on a 10-0 run of their own to take a 59-50 lead early in the fourth quarter. The Blue Jays would rally again, and this time they wouldn’t look back. Stanley closed the game on a 20-6 run.
The Blue Jays hit their last 7 free-throws of the game, helping them to seal the deal.
Matt Patten paced the Blue Jays with 22 points, the senior was 4-5 from deep and 6-6 from the free-throw line.
Wyatt Hanson had 21 points, 8 rebounds, and 7 assists.
The Blue Jays will open next week’s District 16 Tournament with a bye.
Stanley 16 12 22 20 (70)
Our Redeemers 13 20 16 16 (65)
Stanley: Patten 22, W. Hanson 21, S. Hetzel 11, K. Hanson 9, R. Hanson 7
Our Redeemers: Not reported
North Dakota High School Boys Basketball Scoreboard (2-16-18)
#1 St John 67
Dakota Prairie 55
#4 Oak Grove 99
Northern Cass 73
Burke County 61
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