Miners handle Stanley in consolation semifinal
BISMARCK -- Less than 24 hours removed from hard-fought defeat to the defending state champions, the Beulah High boys basketball team tasted victory. Building a 13-point lead in the second half during a consolation semifinal against Stanley High,...
BISMARCK - Less than 24 hours removed from hard-fought defeat to the defending state champions, the Beulah High boys basketball team tasted victory.
Building a 13-point lead in the second half during a consolation semifinal against Stanley High, the Miners held on late capturing 57-52 on Friday, March 16 during the 2018 Class B state tournament at the Bismarck Event Center.
Despite falling 55-50 to Hillsboro-Central Valley in the tournament quarterfinals, Beulah bounced back.
“I was happy with the way we came out after obviously a hard loss (Thursday) night. I was pretty pleased with the way we came out,” Miners head coach Jeremy Brandt said. “We played like we wanted to be there, even though we probably didn’t want to be there because we’d rather be playing tonight. I thought our kids did a nice job of bouncing back and having some pride in the fact that we want to win the consolation side now.”
Beulah outscored the Blue Jays in each of the first three quarters. Stanley trimmed a double-digit deficit down to three in the final minute of the fourth period, but could not prevail.
The Miners only committed five turnovers while hoisting 16 more field goal attempts. The Blue Jays attempted 25 free throws to Beulah’s 11.
Stanley senior forward Wyatt Hanson led all scores with 22 points.
Region 7 senior athlete of the year Derek Ferebee led the Miners with 17 points and nine rebounds while fellow senior guard Jacob Weigel contributed 11 points and nine rebounds.
Senior forward Logan Miller added eight points and a team-high 10 rebounds. Despite being undersized, Beulah outrebounded Stanley by a 41-40 margin.
“That was really important because we were outsized,” Brandt said. “With Stanley, I don’t know if they were quite as physical as Hillsboro was last night, but they’re more athletic than Hillsboro. We needed to rebound well against them so that was a huge part of why we won….Our guard did a good job of rebounding and our post kids had to play a little undersized, but it was nice to see them respond and rebound the way they did.”
Beulah 57, Stanley 52
S 8 14 14 16
B 9 15 19 14
S: Wyatt Hanson 22, Matt Patten 16, Kaedyn Hanson 12, Rodrick McIntosh 2.
H: Derek Ferebee 17, Jacob Weigel 11, Logan Miller 8, Mason Dolbec 6, Michael Schmidt 6, Trey Brandt 6, Aaron Vallejo 2, Sean Gierke 1.
3-pointers: S 1 (Patten 1), H 3 (Weigel 2). Free throws: S 15-25, B 8-11. Total fouls: S 15, H 19. Rebounds: S 40 (K. Hanson 12), B 41 (Miller 10). Assists: S 7 (W. Hanson 5), B 8 (Ferebee 3). Steals: S 2 (Patten 1, W. Hanson 1), B 6 (Ferebee 2, Weigel 2). Blocks: S 2 (W. Hanson 2), B 0. Turnovers: S 8, B 5. Records: S 22-4, B 21-5.