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Midgets pick up first win of the season

It was close and came down the final moments, but after four games, the Dickinson High boys basketball team finally entered the win column following an 80-76 victory over Watford City on Tuesday, Dec. 11, from the Dickinson High Gym.

With eight minutes and 54 seconds remaining in the game, the Midgets held a 12-point lead before the Wolves began to chip away due in large part to their efficiency at the free-throw line.

After shooting 9-for-11 from the foul line in the first half, Watford City (1-3, West Region 0-3) went 15-for-18 in the second half. Despite scoring its final field goal with 1:46, Dickinson held off its opponent with help from the charity stripe. While not as sharp, the Midgets were 15-for-23 in the final 18 minutes.

Dickinson had the edge on makes from the field, holding Watford City to 35 percent shooting while converting on 43 percent of its attempts.

Midgets junior center Tallon Klatt had a game high 22 points, sinking 7 of 12 from the field and 8 of 11 from the line. Junior guard Jaiden Wright and Kobe Krenz added 19 and 17 points, respectively.

The Wolves had four players reach double-figures, led by senior guard Brock Haugeberg’s 16 points.

Dickinson High 80, Watford City 76WC 29 47 — 76D 31 49 — 80WC: Brock Haugeberg 16, Elijah Brown 13, Jessen Homiston 12, Reese Johnson 10, Javyn McGorman 8, Riley Headings 7, John Kudawoo 4, LaVores Monroe 4, Ryan Domerese 4.D:Tallon Klatt 22, Kobe Krenz 19, Jaiden Wright 17, Alex Praus 8, Cody Maier 8, Jayden Hocker 6, Isaac Gjerde 1
3-pointers: WC 6 (Brown 2, Haugeberg 2, McGorman 2), D 5 (Wright 2, Krenz 2). Free throws: WC 24-29, D 25-38. Total fouls: WC 29, D 24. Fouled out: 3 (WC, Haugeberg, McGorman. D, Klatt). Rebounds: WC 38 (Haugeberg 6), D 45 (Klatt 7). Assists: WC 4 (Homiston 1, Haugeberg 1, Kudawoo 1, Monroe 1), D 2 (Krenz 2, Wright 2). Steals: WC 13 (Haugeberg 5), D 10 (Krenz 4). Blocks: WC 2 (Homiston 1, McGorman 1), D 4 (Klatt 2). Turnovers: WC 16, D 22. Records: WC 1-3 (WC 0-3), D 1-3 (West Region 1-3).
Patrick Bernadeau

Patrick Bernadeau is a sports reporter for the Dickinson Press. He can be reached at his office number (701) 456-1211 or email him at Joining the Dickinson Press in July 2017, he was previously a freelance sports writer for Treasure Coast Newspapers ( in Stuart, FL as well as carrying bylines from the Associated Press, Miami Herald, Orlando Sentinel, Florida Today and Naples Daily News. Prior to his move to Dickinson, he resided in Port St. Lucie, FL, earning a Bachelor's Degree from Florida Atlantic University. Patrick was born and raised in Brockton, Mass and is an avid Boston sports fan. Born to Haitian parents, Patrick's favorite meal is Griot with Banana Peze, Pikliz (Fried pork with smashed plaintains and a spicy vegetable relish) and a tall glass of Cherry Coke.

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