Boys Basketball Region 2
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North Border 59, Hatton-Northwood 47:
With the game on the line, the North Border defense dominated.
The Eagles held a narrow 27-24 halftime lead. But they held Hatton-Northwood to just two points in the third quarter and five in the first 12:30 of the second half.
“Offensively, we were a little sloppy,” North Border coach Cooter Symington said. “But our defense played well enough to allow us to stretch our lead. We did a good job of helping out front. (Dustyn) Chale and (Nick) Chaput did a great job of protecting against their high screen and covering their 3-point shooters.”
Tanner Carpenter hit two of his four treys in a second half-opening 9-0 run. And Chale had all nine points in a 9-2 run that opened up a 50-29 Eagles lead in the fourth quarter. Carpenter had 17 points and Chale 13 to pace North Border.
“Tanner's a good shooter, our best outside shooter,” Symington said. “And Dustyn had a nice run there.”
Ben Strand scored 12 and Mark Wallace 10 to lead the Hatton-Northwood offense. “It wasn't good,” Thunder coach Keenan Konschak said of his team's offense. “North Border did a nice job of getting in the passing lanes and we made some poor decisions.”
Hatton-Northwood 14 10 2 21 47
North Border 21 6 12 20 59
Hatton-Northwood - Ben Strand 12, Kyle Funseth 3, Gus Kueber 7, Eli Wold 2, Tony Evenstad 5, Zach Wold 8, Mark Wallace 10
North Border - Michael Mathison 8, Marcus Ramsay 1, Mike Smith 10, Josh Keller 2, Nick Chaput 4, Byron Shablow 1, Dustyn Chale 13, Tanner Carpenter 17, Paul Meyer 3
MAYVILLE-PORTLAND-C-G 65, GRAFTON 50
MIDWAY-MINTO 47, LARIMORE 43
PARK RIVER 66, THOMPSON 57