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Heart River flies past Richardton-Taylor

BELFIELD — The Heart River boys basketball team cruised to the next round of the Region 7 basketball tournament as they beat Richardton-Taylor 62-45 in a play-in game Friday.

The Cougars jumped out to an early 23-6 lead in the first quarter and built their lead from there. Cole Olson had a game-high 18 points and 10 rebounds, while Tyson Kudrna followed behind with 16 points. Heart River went 9 for 12 at the free-throw line and outrebounded the Raiders 32-16.

Senior lane Voltz was the only player for Richardton-Taylor in double figures with 17 points with one 3-pointer, seven steals, and two assists. Spencer Floberg finished with eight points and team-high six rebounds.

Heart River takes on Hazen in the next round of the tournament at 7:30 p.m. Monday.

RT 6 17 32 45

Heart River 23 35 44 62

RT: Lane Voltz 17, Spencer Floberg 8, Lane Aune 7, Coal Kuntz 5, Cory Rebel 4, Brenden Butterfield 2, Jacob Kuntz 2.

HR: Cole Olson 18, Tyson Kudrna 16, Cade Shypkoski 9, Blayne Smith 7, Dion Madler 4, Seth Privratsky 4, Zane Besler 2, Paul Hutzenbiler 2.

3-pointers: RT 2 (Voltz 1, C. Kuntz 1), HR 7 (Kudrna 4, Shypkoski 2, Olson 1). Free throws: RT 11-19, HR 9-12. Total fouls: RT 15, HR 19. Fouled out: Voltz. Rebounds: RT 16 (Floberg 6), HR 32 (Olson 10). Assists: RT 5 (Voltz 2, Rebel 2), HR 9 (four with 2). Steals: RT 15 (Voltz 7), HR 11 (Smith 5). Blocks: RT 3 (Floberg 2), HR 1 (Olson 1). Turnovers: RT 21, HR 20. Records: RT 5-16, HR 11-9.

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