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Slow first half costs Midgets loss against Patriots

BISMARCK — Despite shooting 77.8 percent from behind the three-point arc, the Dickinson boys basketball team fell 68-54 to Bismarck Century Thursday, Feb. 8 in Bismarck.

Dawson Bechtold led the Midgets with 19 points, sinking 3-of-4 3-pointers. Connor Hoenke scored 10 points and put away both his three-point shots.

While the Patriots only shot 46.2 percent from the three-point line, they sank 12 of their 26 attempts, helping them to victory.

The Patriots only committed eight fouls, giving the Midgets just six free-throw opportunities in which the Midgets made just three. Meanwhile, the Patriots went 10-for-12 from the foul line.

Dickinson High led by three in the early moments of the contest, but Bismarck Century outscored Dickinson 26-17 in the first half. The Midgets went on to net 37 points in the second half, but the Patriots drained 42 points en route to their 12th WDA win.

Bismarck Century 68, Dickinson High 54DHS: Dawson Bechtold 19, Krew Mathern 12, Connor Hoenke 10, Braden Selinger 4, Aidan Levorsen 3, Nathan Personne 3, Tallon Klatt 2, Martin Lopez 1.BC: Treyton Mattern 18, Josh Sipes 17, Kade Lynch 15. Halftime: BC 26, DHS 17. 3-pointers: DHS 7-9 (Hoenke 2-2, Bechtold 3-4), BC 12-26 (Lynch 4-7). Free throws: DHS 3-6, BC 10-12. Total fouls: DHS 12, BC 8. Rebounds: DHS 26 (Mathern 5), BC 32 (Sipes 5). Assists: DHS 6 (Honeke 3), BC 5 (Mattern 3). Steals: DHS 6 (Hoenke 2), BC 9 (Mattern 2). Blocks:  BC 4 (Kade Lynch 1). Turnovers: DHS 17, BC 12. Records: DHS 5-14 (WDA 3-12), BC 15-2 (WDA 12-2).
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