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For the last three seasons, the boys edition of the Barnes County Basketball Tournament has come down to two teams â€” Valley City High School and Maple Valley High School.
But not even Maple Valley coach Jay Kocka would have predicted that Saturday's 47-46 win for the Raiders at W.E. Osmon Fieldhouse would have been that close.
"Give Valley City credit. With their zone they ran, we didn't attack too much but we hung around and gave ourselves a shot," he said.
Maple Valley 65, FSHP 36
LLM 38, Enderlin 32
Milnor 68, BCN 44
Valley City 66, GCC 40
Enderlin 64, FSHP 23
GCC 61, BCN 42
Maple Valley 55, LLM 45
Valley City 60, Milnor 58
FSHP 62, Barnes Co. North 39
LLM 61, Milnor 51
Maple Valley 47, Valley City 46
All tournament team:
Brady Thielges, LLM
Mason Denholm, VC
Coltin Huus, E
Briton Bussman, M
Kris Wathne, GCC
Anthony Olson, LLM
FARGO â€” For all the work the North Dakota State University football did all season to prepare for a shot at their second straight NCAA Division I football championship, the ultimate yes or no seemed to hinge on one play in Friday's 23-20 win over Georgia Southern University at Gate City Bank Field at the Fargodome.
With 3:10 left in the game, the Bison had a fourth down with three yards to go at the GSU 5-yard line.
So the Bison gave it to quarterback Brock Jensen, who gutted it straight up the middle on a quarterback draw, getting five yards and the game-winning touchdown.
An article and headline in Wednesday's edition of the Times-Record incorrectly stated that the Maple Valley boys basketball team is trying to win their third straight Barnes County Tournament title, when the team is trying to win its fourth.
Maple Valley won the tournament twice in 2010, when the boys and girls tournaments switched months, and also won in 2011.
Thursday's BCT Schedule
At W.E. Osmon Fieldhouse
FSHP vs. Enderlin, 3 p.m.
BCN vs. GCC, 4:30
Maple Valley vs. LLM, 6 p.m.
After losing its first game of the year to Wahpeton Friday, the Valley City High School boys basketball team was determined to come out strong in the opening game of the Barnes County Tournament Tuesday at W.E. Osmon Fieldhouse.
The Vikings did just that, beating Griggs County Central 66-40 in the opening game of the tournament.
For the Maple Valley High School boys basketball team, the 2012 Barnes County Tournament isnâ€™t just about winning a title as much. Rather, the Raiders are defending a legacy after winning the championship the last two years.
Tuesday at Osmon Fieldhouse the Raiders had a successful start to the 2012 tournament, beating Finley-Sharon/Hope-Page 65-36 in the tournamentâ€™s opening contest.
â€śWe want to be back in that championship game on Saturday night, and thatâ€™s what we talked about,â€ť Maple Valley coach Jay Kocka said. â€śStep one is complete, step two will be Thursday.â€ť
For the first game of the season, it had the feel and intensity of a playoff game. Wahpeton guard Lachelle Bumgarner shot the lights out with 38 points, but Valley City didn't back down. Four Hi-Liners scored in double digits as Valley City escaped with a 83-78 road win Saturday afternoon in double overtime.
" It would have been a long week to lose tonight, especially a game like this. This is a huge boost," Valley City coach Jim McDaniel said. "(It was) a very exciting game. I wasn't expecting to go a couple of overtimes."
Special to the Times-Record
The No. 19 Valley City State University womens basketball team's defense was on display Friday as the Vikings beat Trinity Bible College 78-45 in their eighth straight win this season.
Trinity Bible shot the ball well in the first half, jumping out to a 6-0 lead on back-to-back 3-pointers to start the game, while shooting 4-6 from the 3-point line in the first half to keep within reach at halftime.
However, the Vikings turned up the defensive pressure in the second half and forced 26 turnovers in the game and out-rebounded the Lions 46-26.
The Valley City High School boys basketball team did plenty of things right in its 49-43 season-opening loss to Wahpeton Friday at the Hi-Liner Activity Center, but at times, the ball just didn't seem to want to go in the hoop.
"They rebounded hard, they played defense hard. I thought we outhustled them and we outworked them, but our shooting percentage, we just couldn't overcome that," VCHS coach Scott Hurlimann said, citing a combined 7-20 performance at the free-throw line and 2-18 from the 3-point line. "We have to shoot better."
It was shooting that often seemed contagious.
Early on in the Valley City High School wrestling team's 40-34 dual loss to Carrington Thurday night, the Hi-Liners seemed like they would simply run away with it.
The Hi-Liners won five of the first six matches, which started at 145 pounds, all by either pinfall or major decision. But as the night continued, the Cardinals showed why they're one of the top Class B teams, getting pins at the lower weight classes, and clinching the win with a decision at 138 pounds.