Dickinson boys hold off Custer County in season openerMILES CITY, Mont. — The Dickinson High boys basketball team showed its potential and also its inexperience. The Midgets closed out their season opener with 51-47 win over Custer County (Mont.) on Tuesday.
MILES CITY, Mont. — The Dickinson High boys basketball team showed its potential and also its inexperience.
The Midgets closed out their season opener with 51-47 win over Custer County (Mont.) on Tuesday.
“We started out really well,” Dickinson head coach John Wilson said. “We had a great start to the first quarter. We jumped out to a 20-2 lead to start and then we just had a horrendous second quarter. We showed our inexperience and youth.”
Dickinson held a 26-19 lead at halftime, but in the second half the Cowboys led by one with less than two minutes to play. Levi Jordheim, a junior who finished with nine points, made a contested layup to start the 5-0 Dickinson run to close out the game.
The Midgets (1-0) started the second half by building a 15-point lead. But just like in the second quarter, Dickinson let Custer County back in the game.
“We got sloppy and lost our composure,” Wilson said. “Every game is a learning experience and it’s great when you can walk away with a W.”
Dickinson senior Jaden Kudrna and Jordan Krieg led the team with 17 and 16 points, respectively. Kudrna and Krieg are the team’s only two returning players with a wealth of varsity experience.
“We know that Kudrna and Krieg are going to get us points,” Wilson said.
Kenny Regan led Custer County (0-1) with 14 points. Brock Warren added 13.
The Midgets continue their season by traveling to Turtle Mountain at 4:30 p.m. Thursday.
“We have reason to get back to practice and work at getting better for Belcourt,” Wilson said.
D: Jaden Kudrna 17, Jordan Krieg 16, Levi Jordheim 9, Dylan Skabo 3, Mark Erickson 3, Alex Huschka 3.
CC: Kenny Regan 14, Brock Warren 13, Blanie Wosley 7, Brett Keith 6, Austin Stradley 3, Bo Pesley 2, Bruce Singer 2.
Halftime: D 26-19 (quarter scores were unavailable). 3-pointers: D 3 (Erickson, Kudrna, Huschka), CC 3 (Regan 2, Wosley 1). Free throws: D 8-15, CC 10-22. Total fouls: D 24, CC 18. Fouled out: CC, Singer. Records: D 1-0, CC 0-1.