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North Dakota Class B state girls basketball tournament capsules

Thompson vs. Beach, noon Thompson Tommies Head coach: Jason Brend Record: 23-1, Region 2 champions Key players F: Shannon Galegher, 5-10, Sr. (16.8 ppg, 9.7 rpg) F: Emily Overby, 5-9, Soph. (7 ppg, 3.4 apg, 3 rpg) F: Bethany Ivesdal, 5-7, Sr. (7....

Thompson vs. Beach, noon
Thompson Tommies
Head coach: Jason Brend
Record: 23-1, Region 2 champions
Key players
F: Shannon Galegher, 5-10, Sr. (16.8 ppg, 9.7 rpg)
F: Emily Overby, 5-9, Soph. (7 ppg, 3.4 apg, 3 rpg)
F: Bethany Ivesdal, 5-7, Sr. (7.1 ppg, 3.4 rpg)
G: Shaice Marx, 5-8, Soph. (6.9 ppg, 7.3 rpg)
G: Karleigh Weber, 5-4, Sr. (13 ppg, 4.7 rpg)
G: McKenna DeMoe, 5-6, Sr. (4.8 ppg, 3.2 rpg)
F: Samantha Hegg, 5-9, Jr. (5.9 ppg, 3.7 rpg)
Facts and stats
The No. 2-ranked Tommies enter state on a 23-game winning streak. … Thompson’s lone loss this season was a 60-45 setback against top-ranked Minot Ryan on Dec. 13. … Thompson averages 64.7 points per game and allows opponents 40.4 ppg.
Beach Buccaneers
Head coach: Bob Waldal
Record: 22-2, Region 7 champions
Key players
G: Taylor Abraham, 5-7, Jr. (4.3 ppg, 1.8 rpg)
G: Hailee Farstveet, 5-9, Sr. (14.8 ppg, 5.2 rpg)
F: Brooklyn Zachmann, 5-9, Soph. (9.7 ppg, 7.2 rpg)
G: Bailey Waldal, 5-7, Sr. (16.4 ppg, 6.3 rpg)
F: Cydni Stedman, 5-9, Sr. (9.4 ppg, 7.1 rpg)
F: Lateasha Lechler, 5-10, Jr. (1.5 ppg, 1.9 rpg)
F: Baili Nielsen, 5-8, Soph. (2.6 ppg, 1.7 rpg)
Facts and stats
The No. 7-ranked Buccaneers are making their ninth state tournament appearance in program history. … Beach has won three state titles (2010, 1990, 1989). … The Buccaneers average 62.8 points per game. … Beach is 1-1 against teams in the state tournament field defeating Watford City (Jan. 27) and losing to Bismarck Shiloh Christian (Jan. 20).
Shiloh Christian vs.
Kidder County, 1:45 p.m.
Bismarck Shiloh Christian Skyhawks
Head coach: Jim Petrik
Record: 23-1, Region 5 champions
Key players
G: Regan Watson, 5-10, Jr. (8.1 ppg, 3.4 rpg)
G: Krista Ulmer, 5-8, Soph. (8 ppg, 3.6 rpg)
F: Victoria Schindler, 5-9, Jr. (3.2 ppg, 2.9 rpg)
G: Gabby Wilkinson, 5-9, Sr. (14.4 ppg, 6 rpg)
F: Mia Wilkinson, 6-1, Jr. (14.4 ppg, 6.2 rpg)
G: Jaye Two Bears, 5-10, Soph. (11.7 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 3.9 apg)
G: Haley Stevahn, 5-7, Jr. (3.9 ppg, 2.5 rpg)
Facts and stats
The No. 3 Skyhawks roll into state on a 22-game winning streak. … Shiloh Christian’s lone loss this season was a 77-43 setback on Dec. 21 to top-ranked Minot Ryan. … Shiloh Christian averages 64.8 ppg and allows opponents 37.8 ppg.
Kidder County Pirates
Head coach: Dan Welder
Record: 19-5, Region 3 champions
Key players
G: Sadie Rohrich, 5-5, Sr. (13.7 ppg, 2.4 rpg)
G: Morgan Rohrich, 5-5, Sr. (9.4 ppg, 1.4 rpg)
F: Paige Schmidt, 5-8, Soph. (6.6 ppg, 4.5 rpg)
F: Mary Nicholson, 5-4, Sr. (4.7 ppg, 2.5 rpg)
F: Rebecca Schmidt, 5-7, Soph. (3.8 ppg, 7.2 rpg)
G: Mattie Olson, 5-5, Sr. (1.7 ppg, 1.6 rpg)
G: Jenna Nicholson, 5-5, Jr. (1.9 ppg)
Facts and stats
Kidder County is making its third state tournament appearance in program history - all three coming in the last six seasons including a state championship in 2009. … The Pirates earned their trip to state with a 45-44 overtime win over South Border in the Region 3 championship game. … Kidder County averages 48 ppg and allows opponents 36.1 ppg.
Minot Ryan vs.
Lakota-Edmore, 5:30 p.m.
Minot Ryan Lions
Head coach: Julie Stewart
Record: 25-0, Region 6 champions
Key players
F: Hannah Stewart, 6-2, Jr. (23.4 ppg, 11.3 rpg)
G: Anika Rovig, 5-10, Sr. (8.7 ppg, 6.2 apg)
G: Laurin Leidholt, 5-7, Sr. (6.3 ppg, 3.1 rpg)
G: Sheyenne Schmidt, 5-4, Soph. (6.8 ppg, 2.4 rpg)
F: Gabbie Bohl, 6-2, Jr. (18.9 ppg, 6.4 rpg)
G: Maddie Wald, 5-5, Jr. (12.5 ppg, 2.8 apg)
G: Sydney Landsiedel, 5-2, Sr. (5 ppg, 1.8 rpg).
Facts and stats
The Lions spent the entire season ranked No. 1 in Class B and were the unanimous top vote-getters in all 11 polls released by the NDAPSSA. … Minot Ryan owns a 54-game winning streak dating back to 2011-12, which ranks second most in state history (record is 57 games by Larimore in 2002-2004).
Lakota-Edmore Raiders
Head coach: Duane Connell
Record: 18-5, Region 4 champions
Key players
G: Miranda Martinson, 5-7, Jr. (6.6 ppg, 3.0 rpg)
G: Alyssa Turner, 5-8, Sr. (2.3 ppg, 1.5 rpg)
G: Mary Haman, 5-8, Sr. (6.8 ppg, 3.1 rpg)
F: Shaye Ronningen, 6-0, Sr. (11.8 ppg, 7.2 rpg)
F: Fallyn Freije, 6-0, Jr. (19.6 ppg, 10.4 rpg)
F: Montana Halberg, 5-9, Jr. (4.5 ppg, 2.6 rpg)
F: Jaedyn Pesek, 5-9, Jr. (7.6 ppg, 4.7 rpg)
Facts and stats
Lakota-Edmore is making its first state tournament appearance as a co-op. … Lakota qualified for four state tournaments prior to the co-op most recently in 2012. … The No. 6-ranked Raiders average 60.3 points per game.
Central Cass vs.
Watford City, 7:15 p.m.
Central Cass Squirrels
Head coach: Ryan Mears
Record: 22-3, Region 1 champions
Key players
F: Abigail Cramer, 5-8, Sr. (12.3 ppg, 3.8 rpg)
G: Dallas Goettle, 5-5, Sr. (3.6 ppg, 2.7 rpg)
C: Faith Dooley, 6-3, Sr. (21 ppg, 12.3 rpg, 6.1 bpg)
F: Jessie Roesler, 5-9, Jr. (5.2 ppg, 4 rpg)
G: Kirby Camas, 5-3, Sr. (6.4 ppg, 3.1 apg)
F: Macie Romsdal, 5-11, Jr. (6.2 ppg, 6.1 rpg)
G: Alissa Erickson, 5-5 Jr. (2.0 ppg, 1.7 rpg)
Facts and stats
Central Cass averages 56.9 ppg and allows opponents 42.2 ppg. … The No. 8-ranked Squirrels are making their fifth state tournament appearance. … Central Cass has won 13 straight and last lost to Northern Cass on Jan. 30. … The Squirrels have made it to the state title game the last three times they have qualified for state, but have lost all three title games.
Watford City Wolves
Head coach: John Zenz
Record: 20-5, Region 8 champions
Key players
G: April Spruell, 5-4, Jr. (3.9 ppg)
G: Kara Langerud, 5-4 Jr. (4.6 ppg, 4.7 apg)
G: Ricki Lindley, 5-6, Soph. (11.2 ppg, 3.4 rpg)
C: Katie Mogen, 5-9, Soph. (18.5 ppg, 7.5 rpg)
F: Amanda Mogen, 5-7, Sr. (9.7 ppg, 5.9 rpg)
F: Kaytlyn Grimes, 5-9, Soph. (5.9 ppg, 3.1 rpg)
C: Mackenzie Sparby, 5-10, Fr. (3.8 ppg, 2.6 rpg)
Facts and stats
Watford City is making its 13th state tournament appearance - tied for most all-time in Class B. … Watford City averages 59.4 ppg. … The Wolves stamped their ticket to state with a 70-63 overtime win over Parshall in the Region 8 title game.
Compiled by Tom Mix, Forum News Service

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