Archive - Feb 21, 2012
Maple Valley boys advance
The Maple Valley boys basketball team advanced to the second round of the Region 1 tournament with a 50-48 win over Lidgerwood-Wyndmere in Fargo.
The Raiders were behind 13-7 at the end of the first quarter but battled back to tie it 22-22 at halftime. The game went back and forth and was tied 38-38 at the end of the third quarter.
Ethen Preston led the Raiders with 15 points, Jordan Haseleu had 14 and Ty Smith had 10.
The Raiders play Central Cass tonight at 7:30 in the tournament semifinal at the Fargo Civic Center.
District 5 girls bracket set
Things didnât go as well as the Valley City State University mens basketball team would have liked in the final three games of the regular season.
After losing only six of their first 26 games, the Vikings finished the season with three straight losses to Jamestown College, Dickinson State University and Mayville State University.
But with the Association of Independent Institutions conference tournament this weekend, the losses are a thing of the past.
With two crucial games coming up this week, Fridayâs 65-34 win over
Lisbon gave the Valley City High School girls basketball team a nice
break from the rigors of Eastern Dakota Conference play.
âThis gives us a kind of a new start to the season and our momentum
can build from here,â said Valley City coach Jim McDaniel. âWe canât falter anymore.â
So even though the real test will be the teamâs final two games next week
â Tuesday against Fargo Shanley and Thursday against Devils Lake â the
Hi-Liners enjoyed a night against Class B competition.
By Scott Schlaufman
BISMARCK â Brandon Larsonâs 16-0 tech fall win over West
Fargoâs Drew Johnston wasnât the quickest match heâs had all year.
Heck, a week earlier the senior finished Johnson off in the first
But the final time the two squared off this season was for
the 195-pound state championship, so it wasnât about how fast
the win was, it was simply that it got done.
After the referee gave Larson his final three points to clinch
the tech fall in the third round at the Bismarck Civic Center, he