Minot and Rugby among Thursday night hoops victors
It was another brisk January night bursting at the seams with high school basketball around North Dakota. The Minot High School Magicians won their third straight game by a final score of 94-52 over Williston. Deonte’ Martinez again led Minot’s attack with 28 points, while Darik Dissette and Eric Wentz scored 16 points each. For Williston, Ethan Moe was the leading scorer with 12 points, and Edens Dumerul scored 10.
“We were able to jump out to an early lead by creating some turnovers and being able to hit some early deep shots,” Minot head coach Dean Winczewski said after the game. “Defensively I thought we competed and were able to build a nice lead at half.”
The Garrison girls beat Glen Ullin-Hebron 41-38, led by Cedar Perkins’ 14 points. Karli Klein also contributed 12 points in the winning effort. On the other side, Kaley Schatz put up 11 points, and Taylor Christensen and MiKayla Schneider each scored 10 for GUH.
Rugby defeated Nedrose by a final score of 55-33. Cole Slaubaugh and Warren Walker scored 16 and 15 points respectively for Rugby, while Marshall Vallie led the Cardinals with 9 points.
The Velva girls prevailed over Nedrose by a 64-30 final score. Olivia Passa led Velva in scoring with 15 points, and Jade Lohnes was right on her tail with 12 points. For the Cardinals, Kaydee Boyce’s 13 points were good for the team-high.
The Ray girls squad beat Burke 53-25. Addyson Johnson scored a team-leading 15 points for the victors, and Suede Daly contributed 14 more. Danae Suave scored 10 points for the Titans, followed by Audrey Kihle’s 8.
Dickinson beat Watford City 85-42. For Dickinson, Alex Pvorak tallied 13 points, and Britton Cranston contributed 12. Jayden Hocker also scored 11. On the other side, Ryan Domerese scored 10 points for WCHS.
No statistics were submitted from Our Redeemer’s Christian School’s contest against South Prairie, but the Knights downed the Royals by a final score of 65-37.