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Stoltz, Titans take down Our Redeemer’s

BISMARCK -- Shawn Stoltz scored 19 points and three other teammates scored in double-figures to help the No. 3-ranked Dickinson Trinity boys basketball team defeat Minot Our Redeemer's 68-44 on Friday at the Shiloh Invitational.

BISMARCK - Shawn Stoltz scored 19 points and three other teammates scored in double-figures to help the No. 3-ranked Dickinson Trinity boys basketball team defeat Minot Our Redeemer’s 68-44 on Friday at the Shiloh Invitational.

Stoltz shot 7 of 15 from the field for his 19 points, and he added 15 rebounds, five assists and two blocks. Noah Sickler, Lucas Jones and Alex Scherr all scored 14 points, giving the team some separation from the Knights (3-2).

“It was a good team win over a good team,” Trinity head coach Gregg Grinsteinner said. “We played a really smart game. Our basketball IQ was outstanding.”

Jones also added seven assists and four steals to his line.

“He really controlled the flow of the game today, and we need that to happen,” Grinsteinner said.

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Grinsteinner praised his team for coming away with the rebounding advantage 32-28 and for limiting the Knights to 38 percent shooting.

“They had a big-time size difference - a couple inches at every position - but we rebounded really well,” Grinsteinner said. “Noah did a really good job on Tayten Mau in the second half, and Lucas was really dogging their point guard (Noah Abel) all game.”

Trinity (7-1) led by five after the first and second quarters but outscored the Knights 27-6 in the third quarter to really pull away.

“I thought we started really quickly in both halves. … Our kids really started to have fun (in the third),” Grinsteinner said. “We needed to turn the heat up, and guys just got into a rhythm. Our kids really got after it.”

The Titans conclude play in the Shiloh Invitational at 3:30 p.m. CT today against Fargo Oak Grove.

Dickinson Trinity 68, Our Redeemer’s 44

DT  21  9  27  11

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OR  16  9  6  13

DT: Shawn Stoltz 19, Noah Sickler 14, Alex Scherr 14, Lucas Jones 14, Jacob Kubas 2, Isaac Fridrich 2, Kendall Jones 2, Alec Sickler 1.

OR: Tayten Mau 14, Brett Nunziato 10, Dalton Steede 8, Noah Abel 6, Leyton Lang 4, Matt Talley 2.

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