Aggies grazed by Mustangs
The Midway-Minto (M-M) Mustangs girls basketball team completed their goal of winning the final District 4 championship game against the Park River-Fordville-Lankin (PR-F-L) Aggies, by a score of 50-48 on Monday in Park River.
M-M’s Mackenzie Irwin scored a game-high 20 points followed by Helen Schuster with 11. The Aggies were led by Ashley Fontaine with 14 and Bailey Beneda, 9.
The last time the Mustangs won the district tournament was 2006.
“I’m incredibly proud of my girls and all of their hard work this season,” said Mustangs coach Scott Lloyd. “They’re thrilled to be district champs and are looking forward to the regional tournament next week.”
The Mustangs fought hard through a tough PR-F-L defense and with a basket by Cortney Burnett in the closing seconds of the first quarter M-M held a 14-7 lead. (more…)
Aggies grazed by Mustangs
Tornadoes defeat Grafton in loser-out game in District 4 tournament
The Grafton girls basketball team concluded their season with a 48-37 loss to the Cavalier Tornadoes.
Grafton was led in scoring by Jillian Hanson with 14 followed by Emma Suda with 8. The Tornadoes were led by Ronica Helgoe with 12.
The Grafton defensive pressure kept the Spoilers within reach of the Tornadoes early on but in the end they couldn’t get crucial shots to drop.
The game started with 22 fouls called between the teams in the first half alone which worked against the fast pace strategy of the Spoilers. Combine that with shots that wouldn’t fall and Grafton found themselves battling uphill from the start. After the first quarter Grafton was down 11-8. However in the early part of the second they took the lead briefly at 16-14 and 17-16 but then Helgoe went on a 6-0 run to put Cavalier up 22-17. (more…)
Grafton completes season 4-14
The Grafton Spoilers girls basketball team finished their season with a 60-41 loss to the Midway-Minto (M-M) Mustangs in Minto last Thursday.
Jessica Burns led the Spoilers with 10 points followed by Emma Suda with eight. The Mustangs’ Mackenzie Irwin had 20 points, Helen Schuster 16 and Dominique Martinez 11.
The game resembled a tennis match for people in the stands as play went back and forth most of the night, but not to the delight of both coaches. Unfortunately, turnovers were as common as field goals. The Mustangs finished the game with 16 turnovers and Grafton finished with 19. M-M had 17 field goals and Grafton had 11. (more…)
PR-F-L season ends in first round of regionals
The Park River-Fordville-Lankin (PR-F-L) Aggies boys basketball team fell to the MayPort CG (MPCG) Patriots 61-41 in the first round of the Region 2 tournament in Grand Forks on Monday night.
Leading scorers for the Aggies were Andrew Hylden with 10 and Esten Beneda with nine. The Patriots were led by Bennie Bradner who scored 18 and Conner Moore followed up with 16.
The Aggies started slow offensively and after MPCG downed a couple of treys, one by Moore and another by Bradner, PR-F-L found themselves down 12-4 within a few minutes. Beneda came back with a basket before the Patriots increased their lead 18-6. It was Beneda again that scored a trey and a couple of free throws to cut the Patriots lead to seven but that was as close as the Aggies could get to end the first quarter with the score 20-13. (more…)
Grafton vs. Cavalier rematch for
The Grafton Spoilers advanced to the championship game in the boys Region 2 basketball tournament with their dramatic 55-52 win over the Hillsboro-Central Valley (H-CV) Burros on Tuesday. The Spoilers will take on their District 4 rival Cavalier Tornadoes on Friday night for a possible berth in the state tournament.
The win over the Burros didn’t come easily as it took a daring 3-point shot by Hunter Baldwin within the final 15 seconds to break a 52-52 tie that held until time expired.
Grafton was led by Austin Contreras with 23 points, seven assists and seven rebounds. He also had three steals and was 5-for-7 from the free-throw line. Garek Droog had a double-double with 10 points and 15 rebounds. Baldwin had 10 points and five rebounds for the Spoilers.
H-CV was led by the 18 points of Austin Reed and 14 by Thomas Meyer.
Both teams started the game ice cold from the field. At the end of the first quarter Grafton held a slight advantage at an uncharacteristic score of 5-3. (more…)