Class A boys prevail over Class B in battle until the end of Lions All-Star Game 2
The game had everything but a buzzer: fast pace, lots of points, superb individual performances and a close game to the end, with Class A resuming their performance in Game 1 in a 98-89 victory.
“It was a great game,” said Jacksen Moni of West Fargo Sheyenne, who scored 18 points for Class A. “They made points, we made points so it was a pretty close game the whole time. long. They are (Class B) a Good team. “
Unlike Monday, when Class A led by 31 points in the first half before Class B recovered but lost by 13, Tuesday’s game was tied from the start. With the score 27-27 with about five minutes left in the first half, West Fargo’s Carter Birrenkott hit a few buckets and Fargo Davies’ Owen Hektner punched a three and Class A led 37-27 with 3:06 to do. They increased the lead to 48-34 at halftime.
But Class B scratched over and over again in the second half and it wasn’t until Moni scored on a spinning motion in the paint, fouled and returned the foul shot that Class A could breathe easily. , ahead of 97-87 with 46 seconds to go.
“The momentum from the second half of Game 1 continued into this game,” said Jace Crockett of Northern Cass and a Jamestown lead who led Class B with 21 points. “They kind of turned off the lights in the first half last night and we were a bit shocked by the shells. But we made a few adjustments at half time, we played better in the second half and had continued tonight. “
Class A head coach Adam Palzewski was not surprised by the performances of both teams, considering what he has seen over the past two nights.
“Our kids probably played harder, for a full game, than us (Monday),” said Palzewski, who coached his first all-star streak. “We have kids who are winners and grinders and they came out tough.”
Class A 98, Class B 89
Class A 48-50 – 98
Class B 34-55 – 89
Class A: Jacksen Moni 18, Brooks Carroll 6, Owen Hektner 5, Tyler Tollefson 3, Ian Ely 3, Jayce Lowman 8, Gunner Swanson 19, Deonte Martinez 9, Carter Birrenkott 17, Tristan Davis 2, Braden DeKeyser 7.
Class B: Alex Huber 13, Aidan Rebel 16, Jase Crockett 21, Stevan Garza 10, Isaiah Bundy-Smith 5, Walker Wold 6, Gavin Keller 4, Warren Walker 14.
3-pointers: Class A 12 (Tollefson 1, Ely 1, Hektner 1, Lowman 2, DeKeyser 1, Swanson 5, Martinez 1; Class B 13 (Crockett 5, Walked 1, Rebel 4, Bundy-Smith 1, Wold 2) .