Thursday's Class B boys basketball state tournament results
Four Winds-Minnewaukan escapes quarterfinals in narrow victoryAt 5-foot-10 and 205 pounds, Koltin ThreeIrons is a post player. The Four Winds-Minnewaukan senior put his open-court ability on display at a crucial time Thursday.ThreeIrons' steal an...
Four Winds-Minnewaukan escapes quarterfinals in narrow victory
At 5-foot-10 and 205 pounds, Koltin ThreeIrons is a post player. The Four Winds-Minnewaukan senior put his open-court ability on display at a crucial time Thursday.
ThreeIrons’ steal and layup was the key play as top-seeded Four Winds-Minnewaukan held off Northern Cass 62-58 in the quarterfinals of the Class B boys basketball tournament.
With the Indians clinging to a 58-56 lead, ThreeIrons made a steal near midcourt and went in for a layup and a 60-56 lead with 52 seconds remaining.
Northern Cass got a pair of free throws by Cody Springer with 39 seconds left to cut the deficit back to two, but ThreeIrons and Tronis McKay each hit a free throw in the final 9 seconds to ice the win.
“That (ThreeIrons) layup was pivotal,’’ Northern Cass coach Ryan Lyson said. “It’s our ball, an inbounds play, and we had something drawn up. We had a little miscommunication and they made a great play.”
Four Winds-Minnewaukan will play Dickinson Trinity in the semifinals today at 7:15 p.m. while while Northern Cass will play Kenmare in the consolation semifinals at 1:45 p.m. today.
Shiloh Christian holds off upset-minded Grafton
With 6-foot-8 Jared Walter and 6-5 Bartholomew Ogbu in its starting lineup, Bismarck Shiloh Christian has the size to intimidate opponents.
The Skyhawks had the balance to beat upset-minded Grafton on Thursday in the quarterfinals of the Class B boys basketball tournament. The second-seeded Skyhawks were 7 of 8 on free throws in the final 43 seconds to pull away to a 45-36 win against unseeded Grafton.
Grafton dropped to 18-8 and will play Strasburg-Zeeland (18-5) at noon today in a consolation semifinal. Shiloh Christian (23-2) meets Minot Our Redeemer’s (25-1) in a championship semifinal at 5:30 p.m. tonight.
Our Redeemer’s edges Strasburg-Zeeland in quarterfinals
Minot Our Redeemer’s gave a hard lesson to Brent Kleinsasser.
“I didn’t know they shot so well on threes,’’ Kleinsasser, the Strasburg-Zeeland boys basketball coach, said. “They did. And we didn’t stop them.’’
Our Redeemer’s went long distance to spark a fourth-quarter comeback then hit free throws down the stretch to edge the Clippers 61-58 on Thursday in the quarterfinals of the Class B state tournament.
Strasburg-Zeeland (18-5) plays Grafton in a consolation semifinal game at noon today. Our Redeemer’s (25-1) meets Bismarck Shiloh Christian in a 5:30 p.m. championship semifinal.
Class B state tournament
All games at Minot State Dome
Game 1: Bismarck Shiloh Christian 45, Grafton 36
Game 2: Minot Our Redeemer’s 61, Strasburg-Zeeland 58
Game 3: Four Winds-Minnewaukan 62, Northern Cass 58
Game 4: Dickinson Trinity 61, Kenmare 42
Game 5: Grafton vs. Strasburg-Zeeland, noon
Game 6: Northern Cass vs. Kenmare, 1:45 p.m.
Game 7: Bismarck Shiloh Christian vs. Minot Our Redeemer’s, 5:30 p.m.
Game 8: Four Winds-Minnewaukan vs. Dickinson Trinity, 7:15 p.m.
Game 9: Game 5 loser vs. Game 6 loser, noon
Game 10: Game 5 winner vs. Game 6 winner, 1:45 p.m.
Game 11: Game 7 loser vs. Game 8 loser, 5 p.m.
Game 12: Game 7 winner vs. Game 8 winner, 7 p.m.