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No. 7 Titans knock off No. 4 Lions

BISMARCK -- Keyed by a 15-2 run in the fourth quarter, the No. 7-ranked Dickinson Trinity boys basketball team pulled away from No. 4 Linton-HMB on Saturday for a 70-62 victory. It was the first loss of the season for the Lions, who had won their...

BISMARCK - Keyed by a 15-2 run in the fourth quarter, the No. 7-ranked Dickinson Trinity boys basketball team pulled away from No. 4 Linton-HMB on Saturday for a 70-62 victory. It was the first loss of the season for the Lions, who had won their first seven games.

Five players scored in double-figures for the Titans, led by Kendall Jones, who came off the bench to hit 5 of 7 three-pointers on his way to 15 points.

"The first half was a battle. We allowed a lot of dribble penetration and offensive rebounds," Titans head coach Gregg Grinsteinner said. "But in the second half, we did a good job defensively.”

The teams were separated by three points after the first quarter and one point at halftime, but they were tied going into the fourth, where Trinity (10-2) finally broke free, Grinsteinner said, thanks to the team’s defensive pressure.

Noah Sickler added 14 points for Trinity, and Alex Scherr scored 10. Lucas Jones scored 10 points and handed out 10 assists, and Shawn Stoltz scored 13 points with nine rebounds and seven assists. Easton Walby scored eight for Trinity to complete the team’s scoring.

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“We had really good balance again,” Grinsteinner said. “It was a good team win playing against a ranked team that’s so disciplined like that. I think they’re really happy with what we did.”

Dickinson Trinity 70, Linton-HMB 62

DT  13  16  18  23

L  16  12  19  15

DT: Kendall Jones 15, Noah Sickler 14, Shawn Stoltz 13, Alex Scherr 10, Lucas Jones 10, Easton Walby 8.

L: Cole Vander Laan 15, Lance Weiser 15, Cole Baumiller 14, Jared Baumiller 9, Chase Shiele 9.

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