2013-03-21 / Sports

Lady Lions rally for victory over P-B-K in Region 3 Tournament quarterfinals

Amber Umber ( 15) of Linton-HMB tallied 9 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists against P-B-K. Amber Umber ( 15) of Linton-HMB tallied 9 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists against P-B-K. Alex Umber’s field goal with under :10 left gave Linton-HMB the lead for good, and the Lady Lions held on for a 55-52 victory over Pingree-Buchanan-Kensal in the Region 3 Tournament quarterfinals in Hazelton on March 11. Linton-HMB (15- 7) advanced to the Region 3 Tournament semi-finals for the sixth straight season, and the Lady Lions won their opening game of the region tournament for the 19th time in the past 20 seasons. P-B-K, meanwhile, ended its season with an 8-15 mark.

Linton-HMB was heavily favored coming in, but P-B-K dominated the first 11:00 of the game, and jumped all over the Lady Lions for a 15-point first-half lead. Tiffaney Gerving’s jumper tied the game at 6-6 midway through the opening period, but Linton-HMB misfired on 9 of its next 10 field goal attempts, and P-B-K closed out the period with a 12-2 run to open up a doubledigit (18-8) cushion. Seven different players scored for P-B-K in the opening quarter, with Amanda Beckley and Morgan Thomas scoring 4 points apiece.

L-HMB’s McKenna Flyberg (33) netted 6 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals against P-B-K. L-HMB’s McKenna Flyberg (33) netted 6 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals against P-B-K. P-B-K scored the first 5 points of the second quarter to complete an 11-0 run, and Jenna Van Ray’s basket off a steal gave the Lady Rebels their biggest lead (23-8) with 6:15 left in the first half. The Lady Rebels still held a 15-point (25-10) advantage after Shantel Albrecht put in a basket about a half a minute later, but Linton-HMB would go on a 15-2 run over the next 5:00 to get back into the game.

A pair of baskets by Alex Umber started the rally, and after Lindsey Saxberg put in a pair of free throws for P-B-K, Linton-HMB ripped off 11 straight points over a 2:15stretch(includinga5for 5 showing from the free throw line). Kaidra Larson’s jumper capped the run and cut the lead to 27-25 with :57 left in the quarter, but the Lady Lions couldn’t tie the game, and Albrecht and Gerving traded baskets over the final :33 of the frame to leave P-B-K with a 29-27 advantage at the half.

Both teams attempted 26 field goals in the first half, with P-B-K hitting on half (13) of their attempts, and Linton-HMB hitting on 11. The Lady Lions went 5 for 5 from the free throw line, while P-B-K hit on just 3 of 7 shots from the line in the half. Callie Neys led a balanced Lady Rebel scoring attack with 5 points, while Gerving and Umber led Linton-HMB’s attack with 9 and 8 points, respectively.

P-B-K continued to cling to a slim lead until Umber put in a pair of free throws at the 4:47 mark of the third quarter to give Linton-HMB its first lead (34-33) of the game, and the Lady Lions would never trail again in the frame. Later, Gerving and McKenna Flyberg each hit baskets within a :06 span to cap an 11-3 run, which gave Linton-HMB its biggest lead (41-36) with under 2:00 left in the period, but Neys and Jordan Thomas each put in a field goal for P-B-K before the end of the period to cut the margin to 41-40 heading into the final period.

Baskets by Saxberg and Beckley to start the fourth period capped an 8-0 run that gave P-B-K a 44-41 lead with 6:18 left, but Linton-HMB got field goals from Umber and Nicole Nieuwsma over the next minute to regain the lead (45-44). The lead would change hands four times from there, but P-B-K got consecutive baskets from Van Ray and Beckley to gain a 50-46 advantage with 3:20 remaining. Larson answered with a jumper on the ensuing trip, but neither team scored again until Amber Umber completed a 3-point play to put Linton-HMB back on top, 51-50, with :42 remaining.

P-B-K wasted little time regaining the lead, as Jordan Thomas banked in a jumper following an offensive rebound to give the Lady Rebels a 52-51 lead with :25 left, but Linton-HMB would answer right back. The Lady Lions worked the ball around until Umber drove into the lane from the left side, and put in a runner for a 53-52 lead. P-B-K called timeout with :08.2 left, and then went the length of the court to attempt a potential game-winning shot.

Morgan Thomas ended up with the ball with time winding down, but her jumper from the right baseline hit the side of the backboard. The carom came right back to Thomas, but she fouled Amber Umber while going for the rebound, and Umber went to the line for two shots with just :00.5 showing on the clock. Umber made both shots for a 55-52 lead, and there was not enough time left for P-B-K to attempt a desperation shot.

Linton-HMB shot just 40 percent (21 of 52) from the field,includinga0for12 showing from behind the arc, but the Lady Lions sank 13 of 17 (77%) free throws in the game. P-B-K hit on 24 of 50 (48%) field goals, but the Lady Rebels hit on just 4 of 9 (44%) free throws, and attempted just 2 free throws the entire second half. Linton-HMB held a 33-28 advantage in rebounds, and the Lady Lions turned the ball over 14 times, compared to a dozen turnovers committed by P-B-K.

Alex Umber scored a game-high 15 points, to go along with 6 rebounds and 3 steals, and Gerving netted 11 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists for Linton-HMB.Amber Umber tallied 9 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists, Larson added 8 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists, and Flyberg (4 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals) and Nieuwsma (4 rebounds) chipped in 6 points apiece for the Lady Lions. Jordan Thomas (game-high 12 rebounds), Van Ray (2 steals, 4 rebounds) and Beckley (4 rebounds) each scored 10 points to lead P-B-K, and Albrecht netted 8 points and 4 rebounds for the Lady Rebels.

Scoring Summary

P-B-K 18 11 11 12 52
L-HMB 8 19 14 14 55

Team Stats

Field Goals 24-50 21-52
(48%) (40%)
Free Throws 4-9 13-17
(44%) (77%)
Rebounds 28 33
Turnovers 12 14
Team Fouls 17 10

Individual Scoring

P-B-K: Jordan Thomas 10, Jenna Van Ray 10, Amanda Beckley 10, Shantel Albrecht 8, Morgan Thomas 5, Callie Neys 5, Lindsey Saxberg 4.

Linton-HMB: Alex Umber 15, Tiffaney Gerving 11, Amber Umber 9, Kaidra Larson 8, McKenna Flyberg 6, Nicole Nieuwsma 6.

3- Pointers: P- B- K ( 0- 5), Linton-HMB (0-12). Fouled Out: None.

Region 3 Quarterfinals

Ellendale 66 Central Prairie 37

Four Ellendale players scored in double figures and the Lady Cardinals advanced to the region tournament semi-finals for the first time since 1999 with a 66-37 victory over Central Prairie in the Region 3 Tournament quarterfinals in Hazelton on March 11. The Lady Cardinals (16-6) advanced to the region tournament semi-finals for the first time since reaching the Region 3 semi-final round in 1999. Central Prairie (Medina- Cleveland/Gackle-Streeter) ended the season with a 4-18 record.

Ellendale held just a 9-6 lead after one quarter, but the Lady Cardinals would go on a 46-18 run over the next two periods to put the game out of reach. Central Prairie closed within 13-11 on Brooke Krapp’s basket with 6:40 left in the second period, but Ellendale closed out the frame with a 14-2 run, and Madilyn Bommersbach’s free throws late in the half extended the lead to 27-13 at the break. Bommersbach and KaLee Hack each scored 8 points for Ellendale in the first half.

Madison Moldenhauer’s basket cut the lead to 34-21 with 5:30 left in the third period, but Central Prairie would not hit another field goal in the quarter, and Ellendale closed out the frame with a 21-3 run to open up a 55-24 cushion. The Lady Cardinals opened up their biggest lead (60-25) of the game on Rachel Herman’s jumper with just 6:15 left, and Central Prairie would get no closer than 28 points the rest of the way.

Isabel Wedell (6 rebounds, 4 steals) and Bommersbach (3 rebounds) each scored a game-high 15 points, while Dacey Fuller (game-high 8 assists) and Hack (6 rebounds) scored 11 points apiece for Ellendale. Herman (5 rebounds) and Monica Hofer scored 5 points apiece, and Kirsten Rall chipped in 4 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists and a pair of steals for the Lady Cardinals. Jordan Spitzer tallied 10 points and 4 rebounds, while Noelle Moser (gamehigh 11 rebounds, 4 steals), Moldenhauer (5 rebounds, 2 steals) and Krapp (2 assists) tallied 6 points apiece for Central Prairie.

Scoring Summary

C.Prairie 671113 37
Ellendale 9 18 28 11 66

Team Stats

Field Goals 12-50 23-43
(24%) (53%)
Free Throws 12-19 16-21
(63%) (76%)
Rebounds 29 34
Turnovers 20 20
Team Fouls 15 14

Individual Scoring

Central Prairie: Jordan Spitzer 10, Noelle Moser 6, Madison Moldenhauer 6, Brooke Krapp 6, Morgan Larson 4, Jaycee Moldenhauer 3, Courtney Heupel 2.

Ellendale: Isabel Wedell 15, Madilyn Bommersbach 15, Dacey Fuller 11, KaLee Hack 11, Monica Hofer 5, Rachel Herman 5, Kirsten Rall 4.

3-Pointers: Central Prairie (1-16): J. Moldenhauer 1, Ellendale (4-10): Bommersbach 1, Fuller 1, Herman 1, Hofer 1. Fouled Out: None.

Region 3 Quarterfinals
Napoleon 76 Edgeley-K-M 43

Napoleon went on an incredible, 37-0 run in the first half on the way to a 76-43 victory over Edgeley-Kulm-Montpelier in the opening round of the Region 3 Tournament in Hazelton on March 11. The Lady Imperials (20-1) advanced to the Region 3 Tournament semifinals for the fourth straight season, while E-K-M ended its season with a 4-18 mark.

Mikaela Long’s jumper cut Napoleon’s lead to 9-8 with 3:25 left in the fi rst period, but the Lady Imperials used their full-court press to force 21 fi rst-half turnovers, and E-KM went scoreless for nearly 9:00 after that. Napoleon ripped off 37 unanswered points from there, including
the final 15 points of the first quarter, and Sheridon Dewald’s basket extended the lead to 46-8 with just over 3:00 left in the first half. The Lady Imperials would take an insurmountable, 51-14 cushion to the intermission, and cruise in the second half.

Dewald, who recorded her 2,000th career point during the third period, finished with a game-high 23 points to go along with 5 rebounds, 2 assists and 4 steals. Kendra Weigel added 15 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists and 4 steals, and Brenna Schmidt chipped in 10 points and a pair of assists for Napoleon. Kelsey Feist led E-K-M with 18 points, and Hallie Anderson netted 15 points, 7 rebounds and a game-high 6 steals for the Lady Rebels.

Dewald became the 25th North Dakota player to reach the 2,000-point plateau in Girls’ Basketball. Three other area athletes also reached the milestone. Laura Hummel (1974-79) of Hague is third on the all-time scoring list with 2,809 points, Nadine Schmidt (1984-88) of Braddock is seventh on the all-time list with 2,457 points, and the late Deb Oldenberger (1985-90) of Napoleon is 8th on the alltime list with 2,402 points. Tanya Fischer (1989-93) of Bowman is the all-time leader with 3,148 points.

Scoring Summary

Edg.-K-M 86171243
Napoleon 24 27 18 7 76

Team Stats

Field Goals 14-51 27-44
(27%) (61%)
Free Throws 9-14 19-28
(64%) (68%)
Rebounds 30 31
Turnovers 34 25
Team Fouls 20 14

Individual Scoring

E-K-M: Kelsey Feist 18, Hallie Anderson 15, Alexis Jensen 3, Johanna Long 2, Mikaela Long 2, Kelly Susa 2, Ashley Boom 1.
Napoleon: Sheridon Dewald 23, Kendra Weigel 15, Brenna Schmidt 10, Mariah Jangula 9, Shaina Weigel 7, Shania Gross 5, JaCee Schmidt 2, Kecia Ellison 2, Brianna Wolf 2, Mikayla Young 1.

3-Pointers: E-K-M (6-18): Feist 3, Anderson 2, Jensen 1, Napoleon (3- 5): K. Weigel 1, B. Schmidt 1, Gross 1. Fouled Out: M. Long (E-K-M).

Region 3 Quarterfinals
Kidder County 38
LaMoure/Litchville-Marion 21

Kidder County built an early lead and then used its signature defense to close out a 38-21 victory over LaMoure/Litchville-Marion in the Region 3 Tournament quarterfinals in Hazelton on March 11. The Lady Pirates (15-8) advanced to the Region 3 semi-final round for the 9th time in the past 10 seasons, while LaMoure/LM finished the season at an even, 11-11.

The Lady Pirates would never trail in the game, but LaMoure/L-M was within 8-6 after Jacey Alber put in a basket at the 2:40 mark of the fi rst quarter. However, the Lady Loboes went scoreless for nearly an entire quarter after that, and Kidder County scored the final 8 points of the frame to open up a double-digit (16-6) advantage.

Neither team could do much offensively over the next two quarters, but Sadie
Rohrich’s basket at the 5:05 mark of the second quarter capped a 10-0 run that gave Kidder County an 18-6 advantage.

Neither team scored again until Tanys Ulmer finally ended LaMoure/L-M’s drought with a fi eld goal at the 2:45 mark, and Tasha Piehl added a pair of free throws to cut the lead to 18-10 with
1:47 left in the half. However, Kidder County closed out the period with a 6-0 run, and Rohrich’s lay-up at the buzzer extended the margin to 24-10 at the break.

Rohrich (4 points) and Piehl (5 points) did all of the scoring for their respective
teams in the third period, which ended with Kidder County holding a 28-15 advantage, and LaMoure/LM would get no closer than that the rest of the way. LaMoure/L-M hit on just 9 of 31 (29%) field goals and committed 25 turnovers in the game, while Kidder County shot just 42 percent (16 of 38) from the field, and turned the ball over 20 times.

Sadie Rohrich finished with game-highs in points (14) and steals (7), while Morgan Rohrich netted 7 points, 2 assists and 2 steals for Kidder County. Rebecca Schmidt scored 6 points and
pulled down a game-high 8 rebounds, while Mary Nicholson (4 rebounds) and Paige Schmidt chipped in 4 points apiece for the Lady Pirates.

Piehlled LaMoure/L-M with 7 points, and she also had 4 rebounds and a pair of steals. Alber and Ulmer tallied 6 points and 3 rebounds each, Megan Good grabbed 5 rebounds, and Courtney Carlson had 3 steals for the Lady Loboes.

Scoring Summary

KidderCo.168410 38
LaM./L-M 645621

Team Stats

Field Goals 16-38 9-31
(42%) (29%)
Free Throws 5-9 2-3
(56%) (67%)
Rebounds 24 20
Turnovers 20 25
Team Fouls 11 12

Individual Scoring

Kidder County: Sadie Rohrich 14, Morgan Rohrich 7, Rebecca Schmidt 6, Mary Nicholson 4, Paige Schmidt 4, Mattie Olson 2, Cassidy Zeisch 1.

LaMoure/L-M: Tasha Piehl 7, Tanys Ulmer 6, Jacey Alber 6, Megan Good 2.

3-Pointers: Kidder County (1-7): M. Rohrich 1, LaMoure/L-M (1-10): Piehl 1. Fouled Out: None.

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