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Kindred edges New Town for seventh place

BISMARCK - Kindred held off a furious New Town fourth-quarter rally to claim a 62-59 win in the seventh-place game of the North Dakota Class B girls high school basketball tournament Saturday.

Kindred led 16-9, 32-19 and 48-32 at the quarter stops. But New Town outscored the Vikings 27-14 in the final quarter.

Brooke Graff had 20 points to lead Kindred. She was 4-of-6 on 3-point shots, giving her 10 treys for the state tournament. Kyla Bugner added 15 points for the Vikings. Kellie Schmit had a strong all-around performance with seven points and game highs of 10 rebounds and seven assists.

Taylor McGrady sparked New Town's late rally, as she had 12 of her team-high 20 points in the final eight minutes. Jaye Dawn Two Bears added 11 points and Mia Wilkinson scored 10 for the Eagles.

K 16 32 48 62

NT 9 19 32 59

K: Emily Cose 0 0-0 0, Casey Allmaras 1 0-0 3, Brooke Graff 6 4-4 20, Kellie Schmit 3 1-5 7, Harlee Glasow 1 6-8 8, Jacey Otterson 0 2-2 2, Laura Podolak 0 0-0 0, Braidy Dahl 3 1-2 7, Kyla Bugner 6 3-8 15. Totals 20 17-29 62.

NT: Gabrielle Wilkinson 1 3-4 5, Rayessa Baker 2 2-3 6, Jaye Dawn Two Bears 4 0-0 11, Taylor McGrady 9 2-3 20, Jasmyne Big Crow 0 0-0 0, Baeleigh Brady 3 0-0 7, Mia Wilkinson 4 2-4 10, LaRiah Quick Bear 0 0-0 0. Totals 23 9-14 59.

3-pointers: K 5 (Graff 4, Allmaras 1), NT 4 (Two Bears 3, Brady 1). Rebounds: K 38 (Schmit 10), NT 31 (Baker 5, Big Crow 5). Fouls: K 13, NT 19. Assists: K 12 (Schmit 7), NT 10 (G. Wilkinson 3). Blocks: K 0, NT 3 (M. Wilkinson 2). Steals: K 6 (Allmaras 2, Schmit 2), NT 11 (G. Wilkinson 3, Baker 3, Brady 3). Records: Kindred 25-3, New Town 24-3.

DeVillers is a sports reporter for the Grand Forks Herald, which is owned by Forum Communications Co.

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