Class B tops Class A to sweep Lions All-Star girls basketball series
FARGO — Class B defeated Class A 78-73 on Tuesday in the Lions All-Star girls basketball game at the Fargo Civic Center.
Class B also won Monday’s game in Bismarck to sweep Class A in the Lions All-Star series for the first time since 2015.
Recent Langdon-Edmore-Munich graduate Jordyn Worley led Class B with 19 points, most of which came in the second half. Worley had the game-winning putback in Monday’s game.
“It was amazing,” Worley said on sweeping Class A. “To come down and win both games and kind of be underdogs … Class B hasn’t won in so long, it was awesome to come out and get two wins.”
Worley will be entering her freshman year at Lake Region State college in Devils Lake, N.D., where she will be continuing her basketball career.
LaMoure-Litchville-Marion graduate Anna Holen added 14 points, while North Star graduate Stephanie Miller scored 11 for Class B.
Holen led Class B in the first half, scoring 12 points and helping her team to a 39-36 halftime lead. Class B was up by eight with about three minutes remaining, but Class A cut it to three by the time the horn sounded.
Fargo Davies graduate Raegan Linster led Class A in the first half with 10 points, while West Fargo Sheyenne graduate Kierra Freih and Fargo North graduate Mary Sem each added five.
Linster will be playing basketball for Southeastern University in Lakeland, Fla., next season. She said it hasn’t quite hit yet that this was her last game at the high school level.
“It’s just crazy,” Linster said. “It’s what I’ve been doing for the past five years of my life. It’s been a huge impact on my life.”
Linster had two Davies teammates in Carly Kottsick, who scored seven points, and Grace Geffre.
“It was so great to have them by my side for one last game,” Linster said.
She picked up where she left off in the first half, scoring Class A’s first four points to start the second half. Worley and Class B began heating up and led 65-46 with 12 minutes remaining.
Class A continued getting points in the paint and cut the lead to nine with a little over four minutes remaining after a Linster 3-pointer.
Bismarck St. Mary’s graduate Tonya Dvorak drew a foul on a 3-point attempt, and, after hitting the free throws, got Class A within seven points.
After a missed free throw by Worley, Linster drew a foul on a made layup and sank the free throw to bring Class A within four. That is as close as Class A would get, as Miller rebounded her own miss at the foul line with 10 seconds left to shut the door on Class A.
Worley was glad she got to leave the floor victorious one last time.
“It was just a great experience,” Worley said.